Licensure Examination Preparation Workshop 3 CE Contact Hours
Time & Location Nov 17, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM zoom
NASW Washington Chapter is pleased to offer this popular course to social workers seeking to become licensed at the advanced or clinical levels (LSWAA or LICSW). Our workshop aims to assist social workers in their preparations to take either the clinical or advanced generalist level ASWB exam that is required for social work licensure in the State of Washington and other states.
The workshop has been revised and updated to reflect the changes made by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the administrator of social work licensure exams (clinical and generalist). Beginning January 2, 2018, all exam categories reflect the new content outlines as informed by ASWB’s practice analysis. You can find out more information from ASWB's website (www.aswb.org) about 1) the revised knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to both the clinical or advanced generalist level exam identified in the practice analysis; and 2) information related to ASWB's efforts informed by the release of outcome data and disparities.
The ASWB advanced and clinical level examinations each use 150 scored questions to measure competency across 4 content areas. The Licensure Examination Preparation Course reorganized its content to reflect these 4 content areas and has added new content where needed to reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities identified by ASWB as essential to social work practice in the 21st century.
Our course retains its well-received approach of emphasizing elements as significantly contributing to a passing score on the examination. The course includes materials to help with practicing the techniques of avoiding mistakes in answering questions.
The course’s content includes an overview of the major content areas of the examinations including:
• Human Development, Diversity and Behavior in the Environment
• Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
• Psychotherapy, Clinical Interventions and Case Management
• Professional Values and Ethics and Values (Includes Macro Level Interventions)
More than 15 years of offering this course leads NASW-Washington Chapter to strongly emphasize to you that you take this course when you are between three weeks and three months of taking the exam.
About the Presenter:
Cathy Blanchard, LICSW, C-SWHC is a MSW graduate of University of Washington and also holds BS degrees from Washington State University in Criminal Justice and Psychology. She is currently a Social Work Program Coordinator at VA Puget Sound and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at UW SSW. In her current role she works with various universities to train Social Work Masters students in Field Education and to prepare continuing education opportunities for the Social Work staff at the VA. She has worked in variety of areas including the correctional system, residential substance use treatment facilities, medical social work, with both adults and adolescents, and as a volunteer advocate for Domestic Violence agencies. She has held several positions on the NASW-WA Board of Directors, serves on the advisory committees with Seattle University and University of Washington and as a consultant on the VA Hospital’s Ethics Committee. Believing in the values of her grandmother, who obtained a GED in her senior years, Cathy is a firm advocate of lifelong learning and continued growth, for herself and her peers.