Licensure Exam Prep Courses

I just wanted to let you know that after doing the SWES workshop in late August, I took my CT LMSW exam on 9/11/17 and passed with flying colors! Out of 95 required correct answers, I answered 123 correct. I would like to send a big thank you to the instructor for my SWES workshop. I feel if I hadn’t done the workshop, I wouldn’t have done nearly as well. I will say the test taking skills were by far more relevant than knowing the content. I have already recommended SWES to fellow MSW’s who are preparing to take their exams. Thank you!

– Deina P., LMSW

Experienced, highly qualified instructors

SWES works with experienced, highly qualified instructors, who have worked as social work professors at the graduate level, or as practicing clinicians for decades. They routinely receive very high evaluations from our students.

Information-packed sessions

Using our unique test-taking methodology, SWES’ Social Work License Exam Prep Course will help you feel confident and more relaxed about taking the ASWB licensing exam. The Exam Prep course focuses on test preparation AND content review of all major clinical areas and social work content ​

In Partnership with NASW New Hampshire and NASW Connecticut

SWES is widely known for our in-person exam prep courses. Trusted by universities throughout the country, many schools of social work use our methodology and materials for their own courses, and additionally, we have partnered with NASW chapters throughout the country as the official provider of licensure exam prep.

Masters, Clinical and Advanced Generalist Level Exam Prep

Designed to respond to the ASWB social work license exams in all states. The difference between the Masters and Clinical exams is the number of questions in particular areas and the complexity of the questions. And the preparation for both exams is functionally equivalent, thus our books and courses are constructed to be relevant and adequate to both those studying for the LMSW and LCSW exam.

Comprehensive Study Guide included with registration

SWES most recent Three-volume Comprehensive Home Study Guide is included in registration fee, and sent out at the time of Registration so that students have plenty of time to familiarize themselves with our materials.

The course focuses on test prep strategies and content review. All major clinical areas are covered with a special emphasis on test-taking skills using sample multiple-choice questions in the style of those found on found on license exams. The course and review books provide extensive practice with multiple-choice questions.

SWES Exam Prep courses focus on the clinical content of the exam, test-taking skills, and approaches to decoding the exam questions. 

Social Policy

  • Societal Context for Social Welfare
  • Major perspectives and frameworks of social policy
  • Important Supreme Court decisions
  • Trends in current social policy
  • Social Security and other landmark legislation
  • Major Current Social Welfare Policy Provisions including Welfare
  • Policy and Practice
  • The new NASW Code of Ethics

Community Organization and Administration

  • Concepts and frameworks for planning and community organization
  • Major theories and social work roles
  • Rothman’s models of community organization
  • Administrative functions
  • Major management theorists and schools of thought
  • Trends in community organization and planning

Social Work Practice with Individuals

  • Generic, psycho-social, functional, problem-solving approaches
  • Major treatment models
  • Crisis intervention, behavior modification
  • Social Problems
  • Ecological models
  • Casework in special settings
  • Casework roles and treatment perspectives

Clinical Practice

  • Phases of treatment
  • Uses of self
  • Major theories
  • Clinical practice in special settings
  • Values, ethics, confidentiality and malpractice
  • Principal medications and their use

Test Taking Techniques

  • Assumptions of test creators
  • Answering multiple-choice questions
  • Preparing for the exam
  • The scoring system
  • Practice exam and review of question strategies

Research

  • Research design
  • Types of Research
  • Descriptive and Experimental Studies
  • Validity, Reliability, Sampling
  • Formative and summative evaluations
  • Tests of significance
  • Descriptive Statistics

Human Behavior

  • Important theorists and their conceptual orientations
  • Freud, Hartman, Sullivan, Rogers, Erikson, Piaget, Kohlberg, Gilligan, etc
  • Psychopathology: models for understanding mental disorder
  • DSM5
  • Diagnostic process
  • Major classifications of mental disorders

Social Work Practice With Groups

  • History of social group work
  • Phases of working with groups
  • Group process and dynamics
  • Contemporary approaches
  • Group practice with special populations
  • HMOs and Groups

Multicultural Practice and Diversity

  • Origins of Culturally Competent Practice
  • Theoretical Tensions and Dilemmas
  • Approaches to Practice
  • Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes
  • Cultural Competence in Organizations
  • Mental Health issues with Different Cultural and Ethnic Groups
  • Racism and Diversity
  • Test-Taking Skills– participants take a brief test and review questions and strategies for test taking.
  • A Review of Human Behavior and Psychopathology
  • Work with special populations; the elderly, children and families, addictions
  • DSM5
  • Tuition for the two-day course is $350 plus shipping and handling. The cost INCLUDES the Comprehensive Study Guide.
  • Tuition for the one-day course is $210 plus shipping and handling, and includes the Comprehensive Study Guide.
  • A discount for the Online Practice Exams which includes two, timed 170-question exams is provided after the class.

Two Day Class:

1st day: 9:00am – 5:00pm.

2nd day: 9:00am – 3:30pm.

Regular breaks are provided throughout the day.

One Day Class:

9AM – 5PM

The SWES class was a well conducted set of training sessions! Comprehensive, thorough, real-time with all questions & concerns succinctly answered! An excellent program. Thank you!

Maria, CT

Pricing

Two-Day Exam Prep Course

CT, MA, NH
$ 350
  • Intensive in-person course offered throughout the year
  • Includes Comprehensive Study Guide
  • Designed for recent MSW graduates and experienced practitioners taking ASWB Social Work Licensing Examinations.
  • The Exam Prep course focuses on test preparation AND content review of all major clinical areas and social work content
  • Three-volume Comprehensive Home Study Guide included in registration fee, and sent out at the time of Registration.
  • Information-packed sessions focused on passing the licensing exam.
  • Comprehensive reviews of social work practice and theory.
  • Highly qualified faculty: experienced and knowledgeable lecturers.
  • Practice exams provided to sharpen test-taking skills by increasing speed and accuracy in answering multiple-choice test questions.

One-Day Exam Prep Course

CT, MA, NH
$ 210
  • Intensive in-person course offered throughout the year
  • Includes Comprehensive Study Guide
  • Highly qualified faculty: experienced and knowledgeable lecturers.
  • Designed for recent MSW graduates and experienced practitioners taking ASWB Social Work Licensing Examinations.
  • The Exam Prep course focuses on test preparation AND content review of most clinical areas and social work content
  • Three-volume Comprehensive Home Study Guide included in registration fee, and sent out at the time of Registration.
  • Information-packed sessions focused on passing the licensing exam.
  • Comprehensive reviews of social work practice and theory.
  • Practice exams provided to sharpen test-taking skills by increasing speed and accuracy in answering multiple-choice test questions.

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