Skip to main content

2-Day Licensing Exam Prep Course

Continuing Education logo


Patricia Taylor, Ph.D., LCSW-S

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-5-TR. Handouts and practice tests for 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


Course Objectives

Day 1: 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.

Day 2: 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 Instructor

Patricia Taylor, Ph.D., LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and approved Texas LCSW supervisor who has practiced in the Houston area and taught clinical courses at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work for the last 25 years. She is currently Curriculum Coordinator for the Child Welfare Education Project and adjunct faculty member at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has presented numerous workshops for the Protective Services Training Institute of Texas and presented research by invitation at professional meetings. Dr. Taylor is also highly experienced in teaching Intermediate/Clinical Level Exam Prep and was awarded a NASW Houston Branch Lifetime Achievement Award.