Licensing Exam Prep Course

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Instructors

Susan Robbins, Ph.D., LCSW & Patricia Taylor, Ph.D., LCSW

Course Description

In this revised format learn the skills necessary to take the licensing exam. Intensively review major topics with a section devoted solely to four major categories of the DSM-IV-TR. Handouts and practice tests for both the LMSW, LMSW-AP and LCSW exams are included. Develop the necessary confidence to take the exam.

Dates and Times

The Licensing Exam Prep Course is offered three times a year through the Continuing Education Office at the Graduate College of Social Work. Please check the Continuing Education Course Schedule for upcoming dates and times.

Course Cost

Sign-up for both sections for $150.00 or each individual section is $90.00

Course Objectives

Part I: Participants will be able to 1) list the values and standard areas in the NASW code of ethics; 2) list the primary concepts for at least three different theories of psychosocial development; and 3) list at least three theoretical frameworks for direct social work practice with individuals, families and groups.

Part II: Participants will be able to 1) identify the diagnostic criteria for five different types of schizophrenia; 2) identify the diagnostic criteria for Bipolar I and Bipolar II mood disorders;and 3) identify the diagnostic criteria for three different types of personality disorders.

About the Instructors

Susan P. Robbins is a Professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She holds licenses as an advanced clinical social worker and licensed chemical dependency counselor (LCDC) in Texas and a Diplomate in forensic Social Work from the American Board of Forensic Social Workers. She also holds a Diplomate in Clinical Social Work from the National Association of Social Workers and from the American Board of Examiners in clinical Social Work. She has presented numerous workshops and invited papers at professional meetings as well as for the Texas Protective Services Training Institute and the State of New Mexico Permanency Planning Project . She also serves on several editorial boards and is a consulting editor for Social Work and the Journal of Social Work Education.

Patricia Taylor, (Trish), is a licensed clinical social worker and approved Texas LCSW supervisor. An experienced practitioner, she currently is the Curriculum Coordinator for the Child Welfare Education Project and instructor at the Graduate College of Social, University of Houston . She has presented numerous workshops for the Protective Services Training Institute and invited papers at professional meetings