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A Social Work Research Guide

Social work research guide

Brown School Reference Librarian

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Lori Siegel
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Lori Siegel
Reference Librarian
Brown Hall, Room 301A
lsiegel@wustl.edu
(314) 935-4064


Brown School Library
Brown Hall, Room 300
brownlibrary@wustl.edu
(314) 935-6633
Subjects: Social Work

Licensure Test Preparation for Alumni Subpage

Finding Test Preparation Books in a Library
When using a library catalog, try searching for the following Library of Congress subject headings:
Social workers -- Certification -- United States.
Social service -- United States -- Examinations -- Study guides.
Social service -- United States -- Examinations, questions, etc.

When browsing the library shelves, try looking in the sections for Library of Congress call numbers:
     HV 11.5
     HV 40.52

When keyword searching, consider the following keywords:
     ASWB
     "exam prep"
     "examination preparation"
     "examination questions"
     "practice exam"
     "practice examination"
     "practice exams"
     "practice questions"
     "practice test"
     "practice tests"       
     "questions and answers"
     "review questions"
     "study guide"
     "test prep"
     "test preparation" 
     "test questions"
     "test review"
Note: Many public libraries subscribe to online test preparation resources.  Contact your local public library for the details.


Brown School Career Services Office
Has great information about licensure and test preparation.
careerservices@brownschool.wustl.edu
https://brownschool.wustl.edu/Life-at-Brown/Careers-with-Impact/Pages/Career-Services-for-Students.aspx

Local Workshops for Licensure Preparation
1. Professional Development Department at the Brown School
https://brownschool.wustl.edu/Resources-and-Initiatives/Professional-Development/Pages/default.aspx    
     The Professional Development department offers a review workshop in preparation for the Masters/Advanced/Clinical Level Exams in social work practice.  Please contact the department for workshop prices and days/times. 

2. National Association of Social Workers - Missouri Chapter
    https://naswmo.socialworkers.org/
     The Missouri Chapter offers workshops for LBSW, LMSW, LAMSW, and LCSW.  Their Events Calendar lists the workshops.  Please contact the chapter for pricing, location, and additional information.

Organizations Related to Licensure
1. Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) 
     https://www.aswb.org/
     The Licensees tab has a section, "Find a Licensing Board," which has links to all of the state boards.  The Exam Candidates tab has great information in the free PDF titled "Candidate Handbook."

2. Missouri Division of Professional Registration 
     https://pr.mo.gov/socialworkers.asp
     Provides an abundance of information related to licensure in Missouri.

Websites with Some Free Test Questions
1. Mometrix ASWB Practice Questions
     https://www.mometrix.com/academy/counseling-and-social-work/
     Free practice questions (approximately 20 questions per test).

2. Social Work Examination Services
     https://swes.net/resources/sample-questions/
     20 free practice questions.

3. Practice Quiz.com 
     https://practicequiz.com/Social-Work-Clinical-Board-Exam-Prep
     20 free practice questions for the Social Work Clinical Board.

4. AATBS - Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences
     https://aatbs.com/sample-content/sample-exam
     Need to register in order to do the free test. 
     National Social Work Exam (ASWB) (advanced/generalist, clinical, masters)

Missouri License Abbreviations
1. LBSW - Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker
2. LMSW - Licensed Master Social Worker
3. LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker
4. LAMSW - Licensed Advanced Macro Social Worker

Missouri State Licensure Statutes
Revised Statutes of Missouri (RSMo), sections 337.600 – 337.689
https://revisor.mo.gov/main/OneChapter.aspx?chapter=337  
Missouri Code of State Regulations (related to social work)
20 CSR 2263-1.010 – 20 CSR 2263-3.140
https://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/current/20csr/20csr.asp#20-2263     
Missouri Division of Professional Registration, Committee for Social Workers
https://pr.mo.gov/socialworkers.asp

Test Preparation Books Available Through the Brown School Library
https://spokane.wustl.edu/search/X?SEARCH=(aswb)&SORT=D