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I had failed this test three times...

ASWB PASS REPORT Message from Gina:

Your program is awesome! I had failed this test three times in 2006-2007 and became discouraged and entered another field. I was determined this year to try again and primarily used Social Work Test Prep to prepare me. It worked! The test questions, explanations, and the reading resources were extremely helpful. I will be informing others of this program!

Amazing. Congratulations, Gina!!! And thanks!!!

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“It’s finally over!…I will be referring many to SWTP!”

aswb exam - it's finally over"I wanted to let you guys know that I finally passed my clinical exam. This last time around I used only your exams to study. I appreciate that you guys continuously extended my use of your site until I passed. I will be referring many to SWTP!!!!!!"

Congratulations and thanks, Latora!

(Btw, she wasn't getting special favors. Extensions are free. We're with you till you pass.)

Good luck, all!

Free ASWB Exam Practice: A 15-year-old boy is court-ordered into therapy...

crime scene Here's a free practice question to help you get ready for the social work licensing exam:

A 15-year-old boy is court-ordered into therapy after several brushes with the law, including charges for breaking and entering, assaulting a classmate, and driving a stolen vehicle. Although the boy witnessed all these incidents, he appears unconcerned and denies he was involved in any of them. The MOST appropriate diagnosis is:

A. Conduct disorder

B. Schizophrenia

C. Antisocial personality disorder

D. Substance abuse

What do you think?

Here are the steps to getting the question answered. First, ask yourself what type of question is this? That's easy. It's a DSM question. DSM questions usually involve either just knowing the answer out of the gate or using process of elimination to get to the correct answer. Let's do that.

Schizophrenia involves a break with reality, usually evident in the form of hallucinations or delusions. This client shows no symptoms of psychosis. Strike answer B.

There is no indication that the client has a substance-abuse problem. Strike answer D.

Now you're left with two plausible-seeming answers. This happens all the time as you're taking the ASWB exam. Choosing between the last two answers standing calls for you to dig deep into your social work info in these cases.

So, what do you know about conduct disorder and antisocial personality disorder?

Even if you don't recall much about either, there's a way to get this answered. Personality disorders are lifelong, correct? How old is this client? Just 15. Can you even diagnose a personality disorder at 15? You don't need to know the answer to that last question to have just enough gut feeling to push you toward one answer over the other.

(Yes, most personality disorders can be diagnosed in teens. They rarely are. Antisocial personality disorder is usually reserved for people over 18.)

So, with some narrowing down and a little bit of common-sense guesswork you have your answer: A, Conduct disorder. Conduct disorder is the preferred diagnosis when a child acts out in ways that are incompatible with the rules and laws of society.

And now you're that much more prepared to go pass the ASWB exam. Want to get lots more preparation? Sign up for SWTP complete practice test!

Happy studying and good luck on the exam!

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“I PASSSED THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!”

cj passed the masters exam"I have to say this and I will tell everybody this! there was a question on the test and I will never forget, it said something about an Asian client that believes [an unusual physical symptom is occurring to him] and I remember learning about culture bound syndrome while taking one of the SWTP exams and it was the exact type of question. So I would of never known about that syndrome if it wasn't for your test and I will always tell everybody this is the best source to help you hone your skills. You may learn something from the boot camps but now test what you learned with these tests!!!"

CONGRATULATIONS, CJ!

Since you're not supposed to share details of the test, we took out the specifics of the question CJ's talking about. But the point sticks: SWTP practice gets you ready for the real thing. Sometimes it's more general content and question process understanding. Sometimes it's a 1:1 match. Think of the time you save on the timed exam and the confidence boost you encounter when that happens.

In short: practice, practice, practice. You'll be glad you did.

Helen Passed the LMSW Exam! “Social Work Test Prep was a great resource for me.”

helen passed the ny masters examI passed the LMSW exam on my second attempt. Social Work Test Prep was a great resource for me. I felt confident and capable after taking the practice tests. Thank you for your help!

Congratulations, Helen!

If you're feeling ready to finally get licensed, we're ready to help. The road to PASS goes through lots and lots of practice questions. And we've got just that.

Start with just one 170-question full exam or save by getting several at once. Best deal: get all five complete exams plus our two boosters (DSM & Ethics).

More congratulations to Helen and all recently licensed social workers. And to you, congratulations in advance!