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Written by a past Examination Committee Member and past President and Executive Director of the Association that produces the national licensing examination, the Clinical Manual is chock full of information for the licensure candidate. It is intended for those who are taking the Clinical examination (in most states the MSW plus at least two years experience). Part one, The Inside Scoop gives you a brief history of the exam's development and teaches you how the examination is constructed. You are shown how to study for the examination and are given strategies for answering the questions. Finally, the scoring process is explained. You are introduced to Sally and Stu Social Worker who will give you insight into the thinking of the exam creators and offer special tips to you as you study.
In Part Two you are given the targeted content in Social Work that you will need to pass the test. Also addressed are the tools that the Clinical Social Worker needs to treat these problems. Practice theories and methods are included as are special Social Work Considerations such as Culturally Competent Practice (a greatly increased section on the new outline) and Confidentiality. The newly highlighted areas of Social Work Values and Ethics are addressed.
In Part Three, there is a practice examination, an answer key and an explanation of the key that gives you insight into the test makers. A list of suggested readings is provided.
The appendix includes the most current exam outline as well as a list of the Knowledges, Skills and Abilities , upon which the questions are built. This information is vital as you assess the areas where you need to focus your study.
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