Publications

NEW PUBLICATION! Clinical Social Work Source Book

Ventajas Publications is proud to announce the availability of the 2015 edition of the Clinical Social Work Source Book. This expanded book has been written to reflect the new ASWB exam which will incorporate DSM-5 content beginning in July. The DSM section of the book outlines all of the changes you need to understand in terms of structure. The diagnoses are explained. In addition we have included study suggestions for understanding differential diagnostic indicators for ten of the categories most likely to appear on the exam. Each section has practice items (questions) to help you assess your understanding of the differences between diagnoses. The answer key has full explanations.

The Source Book has a whole new updated section on medications. In addition to a listing of the medications, focus is put on side effects. Social Workers are often the ones to spot side effects first and need to know when to refer to the prescribing physician. There are scenarios included to help you understand the best medications for each patient.

The third section of this book deals with theoretical frameworks and you are given a chance to apply each one to a mythical client. One student exclaimed when she studied this section, “I have been doing all these things, and now I know where they come from. It is very exciting!”

The Clinical Social Work Source Book not only brings a depth of understanding for the exam, but it is a valuable resource for the practicing clinician.

NEW!!! The Art of Taking a Multiple Choice Exam

Written by folks who helped to design the licensure exams, this book answers all the questions you have about solving the puzzle of a multiple choice exam. You learn where the question writers are coming from and how you can “meet them where they are”! In addition you are given hundreds of questions both at the Masters and Clinical level on which to practice your new skills. The understanding encapsulated in this book will give you an inside track as you face this high stakes professional exam.

Why the Snowman Melts

Author: Diane Harvey
Designed and Illustrated by Amy Paulson

Why the Snowman Melts is a book to help children cope with feelings about change and loss; for reading and writing enrichment; and as a fun reading activity!

 

The Recovery Medicine Wheel

Author: Kip Coggins, MSW, Ph.D.

An Alternative Pathway to Healing & Wellness. This exquisitely written text is a unique blend of Native-American wisdom and tried and true recovery theory. Originally created as an alternative for the recovery of adult children of alcoholics and persons with chemical dependency issues, the Recovery Medicine Wheel is an invaluable tool for professionals who wish to know more about issues involving adult children of alcoholics and persons in recovery from the perspective of the Medicine Wheel.

Social Work Memory Bites

Authors: Eli Fresquez, Ph.D., LISW and Frances Goddard, MSW, LCSW

A compilation of hundreds of facts, concepts and definitions all Social Workers need to know!

  • Increase Your Social Work Knowledge
  • Help You Succeed on the National Social Work Examination
  • Remember Your Course Work
  • Review What You Already Know

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