Another podcast to add to the
list of possibly helpful exam prep audio: Social Work
Matters from the Columbia University School of Social Work.
The latest episode is
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Social Work. From the
background info on the page, this helpful exam-preppy summary:
What is DBT? The answer to that question requires going into the
history of this form of psychotherapy. The developer, Marsha
Linehan, was interested in helping suicidal youth. She had
originally trained as a behavior therapist, but after noting the
futility of going in and telling patients how to fix their
problems, went back to the drawing board. Unwilling to settle for a
simple acceptance strategy, she decided to develop a treatment that
would strike the balance between patients feeling accepted and
taking steps to change their behavior.
Previous episodes cover social work topics that are not as
likely to show up on the exam (e.g., the Trayvon Martin case), but
still worth a listen if you've got the time.
Good luck on the exam!