Wednesday, April 16, 2008

What to do FIRST/NEXT

These questions can be miserable to answer. Here's the trick to knowing what to do first or next:

[1] Acknowledge client's feelings
[2] Assess situation
[3] Refer (always to the highest educated person: neurologist over generalist)
[4] Educate
[5] Advocate
[6] Facilitate
[7] Intervene

One, or more, of these choices will be in the answer selections. Know this order, and look for the order within the answer choices. ALWAYS acknowledge a client's feelings or emotions first. Write this order down on the scrap paper the exam proctors will give you.

5 comments:

Marvy b said...

Thank you so much for your blog and this super tip. I passed the LCSW exam in Illinois yesterday on my first try!

Thank you !

Raquele Williams said...

Yes! Practice with taking exams. I recommend the LEAP and ASWB practice exams. I passed the test LCSW on my first try yesterday!

Leslie Lim said...

I read your blog.I thought it was great.. Hope you have a great day. God bless.

Rica
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