ASWB Exam Prep: Movie Theater Anxiety

Take five minutes to dive into this question drawn from the anxiety disorders chapter of the DSM.

A woman tells a social worker that she no longer goes to the movies. "Sitting on the aisle isn't enough," she says. "I keep thinking about trying to get out of there through the crowd." When she was younger, the woman used to go to movies and concerts regularly. "It's been years," she reports. "I wouldn't be able do it. Standing on line? Sitting in a crowd inside? I'll binge watch shows at home, thanks very much." What is the MOST likely diagnosis for this client?

Most DSM questions-most ASWB exam questions-involve a process of elimination, and this one's no different. See how you do. Then sign up at SWTP for full-length exams to really get you ready to pass the social work licensing exam. Good luck!

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ASWB Masters Exam Practice

Here's a five-question mini-exam via YouTube which designed to help you get you for the ASWB Masters exam. (Of course, it will be helpful for prep at any exam level.) The questions in the video haven't appeared anywhere on SWTP yet. Maybe we'll take them one at a time here on the blog over time. For now, this is where to get them. Hit play, sit back, get practice, get licensed.

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ASWB Exam Question Walk-Through: The “Little Monster”

Here's a quick walk-through of a question that appeared on the blog once upon a time. A kindergartener is making life miserable for his mother and sister. How best to diagnose?

Watch the video here and be sure to subscribe to SWTP videos on YouTube or like SWTP on Facebook for the premiere (these start as Facebook Live videos).

Remember, the real exam doesn't read itself out loud to you-and it doesn't provide answers. Sign up to get started with full, 170-question ASWB exam practice tests here on SWTP.

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ASWB Exam Practice: Psychosis, Mood, and the DSM

What's the difference between schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and schizophreniform disorder? When do you diagnose MDD with psychotic features? Here's a walk-through of a practice question from the blog that should help clear some of that up. Test your DSM knowledge and get ready to pass the ASWB exam. Enjoy.

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Clinical Exam Prep

Here's another set of five ASWB exam questions on video set to music. How well can you stay focused and answer the questions as they roll by in the time allotted? Like the exam itself, there can be a lot of text containing a lot of information in a single exam outline.

For many who struggle with passing the exam, reading speed and/or comprehension are the real obstacles-not social work savvy. You can know the DSM, Code of Ethics, and every last one of your MSW textbooks inside-out. If you aren't able to read through a paragraph-long vignette, plus four sometimes-overlong answers, and decide on a correct answer in about a minute-and-a-half, the exam can make trouble for you. That's where lots and lots of practice comes in.

The timer on the video is set faster than that. On the social work exam, you'll face 170 questions over four hours (240 minutes). If you do the math (240/170), you get 1.41 minutes per question.

See how you do with the sped-up timer. (You can always hit pause if it's too quick.) If you can get these questions answered in the time given in the video, you're in good shape.

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