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Pod Save Your ASWB Exam Prep

listening to the social work podcast maybe We used to blognounce every time a new episode of the Social Work Podcast came out. Now, instead of all those posts, you get a once-in-a-while reminder about all the exam-prep-friendly free content that the podcast has in its archives. That's what this is. Reminder: The SWP archives hold hours and hours of material on topics that are at the center of the ASWB exam outlines. Social work essentials that you need to know.

It's an easy, pleasant way to get the material learned and locked in. Some licensing-exam friendly topics are listed below. And here's a complete list of the podcast's past episodes, divided by topic. Tune in, use the knowledge gained on a few practice tests, then go in and pass the exam. Good luck!

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Exam Prep via YouTube

Check out social work exam tutor Phillip Luttrell's YouTube channel. He's been posting a series of half-hour long videos dedicated to helping you learn how to pass the LMSW and LCSW exams. Additional videos dig into strategies for answers DSM-based questions, into Erikson's stages of development, and into PTSD.

Put Luttrell's teachings to work with practice questions. We've got plenty of them (over 900). Create an account to get started.

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The ADAA Anxiety Podcast (and Other Audio Exam Prep)

adaa podcastsIt's been a while since we posted an audio resource. Here's a good-looking one: the Anxiety and Depression Association of America's podcast series. Learn more about anxiety for anxiety questions on the ASWB exam, for working with clients, and maybe for helping yourself some. Find a short list of anxiety-related podcasts, including the ADAA one, here. The audio tag on this blog will lead you to still more test-prep-friendly ear learning.

Happy studying and good luck on the exam!

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Social Work Exam Prep Audio: Mind Changers

mind changers Here's something to add to our/your list of social work exam prep audio: Mind Changers, from BBC Radio 4. The thirty 30-minute shows survey highlights from 20th century psych. Not all of them contain social work exam material, but all will be of interest to (interested) social workers. For the exam, try episodes about Maslow's Hierarchy, Julian Rotter and Locus of Control, Harlow's Monkeys, Mary Ainsworth, Jean Piaget. (Thanks to @vaughnbell for the tweeted tip.)

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Audio Test Prep: Social Work Matters

social work podcast listeners 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!

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