Social Work Exam Election-Action Savings—Fifty Percent!

statue-of-liberty-statue-libertyThe giant, once-in-a-lifetime November 2020 election is less than a year away. And there are special elections peppered around the country throughout 2020.  Seems like a good time to review this call to action from the NASW Code of Ethics:

6.04 Social and Political Action

(a) Social workers should engage in social and political action that seeks to ensure that all people have equal access to the resources, employment, services, and opportunities they require to meet their basic human needs and to develop fully. Social workers should be aware of the impact of the political arena on practice and should advocate for changes in policy and legislation to improve social conditions in order to meet basic human needs and promote social justice.

(b) Social workers should act to expand choice and opportunity for all people, with special regard for vulnerable, disadvantaged, oppressed, and exploited people and groups.

(c) Social workers should promote conditions that encourage respect for cultural and social diversity within the United States and globally. Social workers should promote policies and practices that demonstrate respect for difference, support the expansion of cultural knowledge and resources, advocate for programs and institutions that demonstrate cultural competence, and promote policies that safeguard the rights of and confirm equity and social justice for all people.

(d) Social workers should act to prevent and eliminate domination of, exploitation of, and discrimination against any person, group, or class on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, political belief, religion, immigration status, or mental or physical ability.

SWTP staff has taken this section of the Code to heart. You can find us on lots of weekends canvassing, phone/text banking, postcarding, etc. How (and in what political direction) you want to take 6.04 is up to you. But we're going to help you decide to step up with this extra little nudge: Send us evidence of your election action (canvassing, phone/text banking, postcarding, etc.)-a picture of you on the case is fine-and we'll send you a personalized coupon that will save you 50% on SWTP exams. You'll never see a steeper discount on the site.

If you're not sure how best to get involved, write us. Regardless of your politics or location, we've got suggestions.

Getting licensed is no joke. Of course you're wildly busy. Take a couple of hours out to make a little extra difference. You'll feel better and you'll save money. Win-win.

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ASWB Exam Practice - Respect Toward Colleagues

A client at an inpatient facility asks to be transferred from a young social worker to a veteran social worker. What should the veteran social worker do? What does the NASW Code of Ethics say?

Walk-through the choices and learn how to get to the correct answer with a combination of social work wisdom, common sense, and a process of elimination in this video.

Get practice, get licensed!

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ASWB Practice Question Walk-Through: Dating Colleages

Here's a question buried in the SWTP blog that we've revived for this video walk-through (a growing series).

Working together at a residential facility, a therapist and case manager develop a strong attraction to each other. Both are social workers and want to be mindful of ethical guidelines as they begin to explore a relationship outside of work. Which of the following BEST describes NASW guidelines for relationships between social work colleagues?

Do you have an answer before seeing the offered answers? Great. But the answer you conjure may not always appear in the answers offered. Hit play. Subscribe to SWTP on Facebook or YouTube to get these as they post.

Happy studying and good luck with the exam!

--Will Baum, LCSW

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ASWB Exam Prep Video: Client Records and Confidentiality

Is it okay to talk to a client's previous therapist? What if the client doesn't want you to? Here's a walk-through of a question from the blog addressing that very scenario.

What this takes: remembering the confidentiality section of the NASW Code of Ethics. Unsure? Don't worry, the video has you covered. Question, Code of Ethics portion, answer, and explanation are all included.

Remember, the real exam doesn't tell you the answer--you have to give it. Get practice answering lots of questions in one sit with SWTP's full-length practice exams. 170 questions each, just like the real thing. Sign up to get started. 

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ASWB Exam Question Walk-Through: Colleague Burnout

What to do when a colleague says she hates her clients? This practice question, pulled from an earlier post, gets you to the answer. (Spoiler: knowing the NASW Code of Ethics is a big help!) Here's the Facebook no-longer-live video.

The sound is muddy. (Seems it came through the camera, not the headphones.) Living and learning. Enjoy!
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