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Course SummaryReview details about social work practices and knowledge requirements for licensed professionals in the field with this extensive study guide. These engaging lessons address topics you will be expected to know when taking the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Bachelors licensing exam.
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This guide provides you with the opportunity to study material you have to master in order to pursue a career in social work and perform well on the ASWB Bachelors exam. You will find lessons that focus on human, adolescent, child and adult development, as well as addictive behaviors, mental disorders, abuse and neglect, intervention methods and abnormal development. Other lessons cover crisis management, problem-solving approaches, assessment methods, interviewing skills and evidence-based practices for social workers. The course contains self-assessment quizzes that help you reinforce your understanding of the topics you'll likely encounter on the exam. You can access the course online all the time, and our subject-matter experts can answer any questions you have about these social work concepts.
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Syllabus & Course Information
This course closely follows the information that you can expect to find on the ASWB Bachelors exam. When you work through the course, you'll refresh your knowledge of the human growth and development process, as well a variety of concepts that are integral to the social work profession. Upon completion of the course, you should be able to:
- Summarize the process of human growth and development from childhood through adulthood
- Explain how social workers gather information and conduct client assessments
- Outline a variety of social work intervention approaches
- Describe human behavior in social work contexts
- Recognize common behavioral and mental disorders
- Identify the effects of neglect and abuse
- Evaluate social work client education, intervention and advocacy
- Understand how social workers conduct interviews
- Discuss the professional development process of social workers
- Talk about the importance of self-determination and ethics in social work
- Compare evidence-based social work practices
- Identify/solve social work problems
This 19-chapter course can be accessed on any device that has a connection to the Internet. You can work through the course's 134 lessons at your own pace, and we encourage you to take the included practice assessments to get comfortable answering the types of questions you'll be asked on the ASWB Bachelors exam.
ASWB Bachelors Exam Information
The electronic ASWB Bachelors exam is one of four social worker licensing exams utilized throughout the United States as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands and some Canadian provinces.
- Approximate Number of Questions: 170
- Question Types: Multiple-choice
- Time Limit: 4 hours
- Exam Cost: $230
ASWB Bachelors Exam Breakdown
|ASWB Bachelors Exam Concept||Percent of the ASWB Bachelors Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Human development, diversity and behavior in the environment||25%||43||92|
|Interventions with clients/client systems||26%||44||19|
|Professional relationships, values and ethics||20%||34||8|
ASWB Bachelors Exam Preparation & Registration
This extensive course provides an in-depth study of all of the content areas you might encounter when taking the ASWB Bachelors exam. You will study details about the behavioral, cognitive, physical and social development of humans at various stages of life, as well as abnormal development issues such as attention deficit disorder, mood and eating disorders, dementia and emotional disorders. You will go over theories of human behavior, cultural diversity, behavioral assessment methods, treatment options, documentation practices and client advocacy. Some lessons focus on mental illness, addictive behaviors such as alcohol and substance abuse, various types of abuse and neglect, grief counseling, trauma-related disorders and clinical interviewing.
You will also learn about how to build client relationships, collaborative practices, social work research methodologies and case management services. Lessons take only 5-10 minutes to review and you can complete brief self-assessment quizzes to determine your level of understanding and retention of this material.
Prior to applying to take this exam, you must establish eligibility. Once the ASWB determines that you are eligible to take the Bachelors exam, you must register with the ASWB and complete the application process and pay the required fees to take the exam. Registration can be completed via phone, fax, mail or online. After your application is reviewed, and you are authorized by the ASWB, you must then access the Pearson VUE website and arrange a date and location to take the exam.
The ASWB Bachelors Exam is developed by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) and is administered by Pearson Education, Inc., neither of which are affiliated with Study.com.
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