Practice tests and reading are terrific,
essential. But sometimes you may want to take a break from
them...without taking a break from studying. That's when to let a
good social work podcast step in. Listening can help deepen your
knowledge and understanding about a wide variety of topics, many of
which are likely to show up on the exam. Here are three
social work podcasts to get friendly with:
Social Work Podcast. Jonathan Singer's venerable
podcast covers lots of material that's great to know for the exam
and for social work practice. A recent episode about
social work ethics is a good example. Be sure to browse
the archives; theory and practice basics were the topics on many of
the early shows.
The University of Buffalo's contribution (formerly Living Proof)
is...well, they can explain it: "The purpose of this series
is to engage practitioners and researchers in lifelong learning and
to promote research to practice and practice to research.
inSocialWork features conversations with prominent social work
professionals, interviews with cutting-edge researchers, and
information on emerging trends and best practices in the field of
Originating at Australia's Griffith University, this podcast may
stray into areas of law and ethics that aren't perfectly aligned
with the NASW Code, on which ASWB test questions are based.
But that still leaves plenty of material that can be helpful to
ASWB test preppers. Get browsing.
If you find episodes of any of the above--or other audio--you'd
recommend to your fellow license-bound social workers, please sound
off in comments.
Happy listening and good luck on the exam!