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2020 Licensure Exam Institute - Virtual

Be prepared. Learn the content and strategies to pass the Bachelor's, Clinical, or Advanced Generalist exam for social work licensing in Michigan! The National Association of Social Workers - Michigan Chapter is excited to announce the date for our annual Social Work Exam Licensure Institute. This one day workshops will walk limited licensed social workers at both the BSW and MSW levels through the necessary steps to pass the ASWB exam and reduce test anxiety.

7/25/2020
When: Saturday, July 25, 2020
9am - 4pm
Where: Virtual
United States
Presenter: Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW
Contact: Tricia McCarthy
517-487-1548 x16


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*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO A VIRTUAL PLATFORM*

2020 Michigan Social Work Licensure Exam Institute

Presented by NASW-Michigan

 

Be prepared. Learn the content and strategies to pass the Bachelor's, Clinical, or Advanced Generalist exam for social work licensing in Michigan!

The National Association of Social Workers - Michigan Chapter is excited to announce the date for our annual Social Work Exam Licensure Institute. These one day virtual workshops will walk limited licensed social workers at both the BSW and MSW levels through the necessary steps to pass the ASWB exam and reduce test anxiety. Additionally, all attendees will be provided with a comprehensive study guide (with sample exam), access to a study app, and 6 months of access to an exam online learning platform!


Wayne State University and Grand Valley State University Schools of Social Work are partners with this year's trainings. 

  

$175 for NASW Members, $225 for Future Members

**When registering, please make sure to choose which study guide you would like**

Class size is limited to the first 60 attendees

Attendees will be emailed the Zoom link and online learning platform access two weeks prior to the event

 

This seven hour institute includes:

  • Full day comprehensive virtual workshop that covers key exam content areas
  • Comprehensive Study Guide Book - $90 value! (Click the links below to read more about each study book)

BSW Institute Attendees – Social Work ASWB Bachelors Exam Guide (Second Edition): A Comprehensive Study Guide for Success. Springer Publishing.

MSW Institute Attendees – Social Work ASWB Clinical Exam Guide (Second Edition): A Comprehensive Study Guide for Success. Springer Publishing.

or

MSW Institute Attendees – Social Work ASWB Advanced Generalist Exam Guide (Second Edition): A Comprehensive Study Guide for Success. Springer Publishing.

  • Additional online webinars on the Michigan licensure process
  • Access to a statewide supervision registry
  • Opportunities to sign up for regional study groups
  • In-meeting staff available to answer your licensure, supervision and ethics questions

Additionally, registration comes with 6-month access to a robust Social Work Licensure Learning Management System. This includes:

  • A full copy of the electronic exam guide for your exam category from Springer Publishing (Contains material for the ASWB exam blueprint)

  • A wealth of test-taking tips and strategies to foster exam confidence

  • A practice test (with explanations of correct answers) that mirrors the the exam

  • The ability to build a customized study plan

  • Flashcards and other study tools

  • A discussion board with full access to the author and others who are studying for the exam

  • Online learning community where you can connect virtually with other people who are studying for the exam

 

PLUS!...Receive a 50 question pre-test before the course to help the presenter tailor the course to meet your needs and provide you with a report that you can use to help you in the course!


 

     

 

Key features of each study guide:

  • Updated to reflect ASWB’s revised 2018 test blueprint used for test construction.
  • Content available via an app in addition to the print version so test takers can study using multiple mediums.
  • Invaluable tips for how to read the questions, overcome test anxiety, avoid common pitfalls, and
    assess one’s learning style which help foster exam confidence.
  • Provides a thorough content review of the four core areas of the updated 2018 Clinical
    examination: human development, diversity, and behavior in the environment; assessment,
    diagnosis, and treatment planning; psychotherapy, clinical interventions, and case management;
    and professional values and ethics.
  • Begins with a self-assessment to help identify areas of strength and weakness.
  • A full practice test with 170 questions that mirrors the actual ASWB® Clinical Exam in length,
    structure, and content, with detailed explanations of the correct answers.
  • Questions are distinct from those in the author’s Social Work ASWB® Clinical Practice Test.
  • Exam Prep app is available on the web, in the App Store, and on Google Play!

About the Test Prep Manual Author & Instructor:

Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW, has helped thousands of social workers across the country prepare for the examinations associated with all levels of licensure. She has been a trusted licensure resource to many NASW chapters across the country, including New Jersey, New York, Montana and most recently Michigan.

 

Dr. Apgar has completed research on licensure funded by the American Foundation for Research and Consumer Education in Social Work Regulation and is currently chairperson of New Jersey’s social work licensing board. She is a past President of the New Jersey Chapter of NASW and has been on NASW’s National Board of Directors. In 2014, the Chapter presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Apgar has taught in both undergraduate and graduate social work programs and has extensive direct practice, policy, and management experience in the field.

“Dawn gave us the tools we needed to take the exam, and let me tell you – she was on point! Not only did she cover the content areas we needed to focus in on, but she also showed us how to read and interpret the questions on the exam.”

Ammu D. Kowolik, LMSW, McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research

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