BASIC AASSWB Examinations Administered


    

All BASIC AASSWB Examinations Administered THROUGH June 30, 1998

Content Area                                                              Items

I.   Human Development and Behavior                                     19%
        A. Theoretical approaches to understanding individuals, 
        families, and groups
        B. Community and organizational theories
        C. Normal development in the life cycle of individuals, 
        families, and groups
        D. Abnormal and addictive behaviors
        E. Dynamics of abuse and neglect

II.  Effects of Culture, Race Ethnicity, Sexual                          2%
     Orientation, and Gender

III.  Assessment in Social Work Practice                                19%
        A. Social history and collateral data   
        B. Use of assessment instruments
        C. Indicators of abuse and neglect
        D. Problem identification
        E. Assessment of client strengths and weaknesses
        F. Assessment of mental and behavioral disorders
                1. Assessment of client danger to self and others
                2. Signs, symptoms, and indicators of abnormal behavior
                        a. Function of DSM-IV framework
                        b. Effects of common medications
        G. Effects of the environment on client behavior

IV.  Social Work Practice with Individuals, Couples, Families,          29%
       Groups, and Communities                                          
        A. Components of the intervention process
        B. Theoretical approaches and models of practice
        C. Intervention with couples and families
        D. Intervention with groups
        E. Intervention with communities
        F. Methods and techniques used in social work practice
                1. Interviewing techniques
                2. Developing goals and monitoring progress
                3. Treatment techniques
        G. Matching intervention with client needs
        H. Professional use of self
        I.  Use of collaborative relationships in social work practice

V.  Interpersonal Communication                                         3%
        A. Theories and principles of communication
        B. Techniques of communicating

VI.  Professional Social Worker/Client Relationship                     4%
        A. Principles of building and maintaining a relationship
        B.  Use of relationship in social work practice

VII.  Professional Values and Ethics                                    3%
        A. Responsibility to the client
        B. Responsibility to the profession of social work

VIII.  Supervision in Social Work                                       6%
        A. Educational functions of supervision
        B. Administrative functions of supervision

IX.  Practice Evaluation and the Utilization of Research                5%
        A. Research design and data analysis    
        B. Methods of data collection

X.  Policies and Procedures Governing Service Delivery                  3%
        A. Client rights and entitlements
        B.  Implementation of organizational policies and procedures

XI.  Social Work Administration                                         7%
        A. Staffing and personnel management
        B. Social work program management
        C. Social and institutional policies


All BASIC AASSWB Examinations administered AFTER June 30, 1998

Content Area                                                              Items

I.  Human Development and Behavior                                      15%
        A.  Theoretical approaches to understanding individuals,
       families, groups, communities, and organizations
        B.  Human growth and development
        C.  Human behavior  in  the social environment
        D.  Impact of crises and changes
        E.  Abnormal and addictive behaviors
        F.  Dynamics of abuse and neglect

II.  Effects of Diversity                                               7%
        
III.  Assessment in Social Work Practice                                23%
        A.  Social history and collateral data
        B.  Use of assessment instruments
        C.  Problem identification
        D.  Effects of the environment on client behavior
        E.  Assessment of client strengths and weaknesses
        F.  Assessment of mental and behavioral disorders
        G.  Indicators of abuse and neglect
        H.  Indicators of danger  to self and others

IV.  Social Work Practice with Individuals, Couples, Families, 
        Groups, and Communities                                         23%
        A.  Theoretical approaches and models of practice
        B.  The intervention process    
        C.  Components of the intervention process
        D.  Matching intervention with client needs
        E.  Intervention techniques
        F.   Intervention with couples, families, and groups
        G.  Intervention with communities
        H.  Professional use of self
        I.   Use of collaborative relationships in social work practice

V.  Interpersonal Communication                                         7%
        A.  Theories and principles of communication
        B.  Techniques of communicating

VI.  Professional Social Worker/Client Relationship                     4%
        A.  Relationship concepts
        B.  Relationship practice

VII.  Professional Values and Ethics                                    7%
        A.  Responsibility to the client
        B.  Responsibility to the profession
        C.  Confidentiality
        D.  Self-determination

VIII.  Supervision in Social Work                                       3%
        A.  Educational functions of supervision
        B.  Administrative functions of supervision
                                                        
IX.  Practice Evaluation and the Utilization of Research                3%
        A.  Methods of data collection
        B.  Research design and data analysis

X.  Service Delivery                                                    7%
        A.  Client rights and entitlements
        B.  Implementation of organizational policies and procedures

XI.  Social Work Administration                                         3%
        A.  Staffing and human resource management
        B.  Social work program management


All AASSWB Intermediate Examinations administered THROUGH June 30, 1998

Content Area                                                              Items

I.   Human Development and Behavior                                     16%
        A. Theoretical approaches to understanding individuals, 
        families, and groups
        B. Community and organizational theories
        C. Normal development in the life cycle of individuals, 
        families, and groups
        D. Abnormal and addictive behaviors
        E. Dynamics of abuse and neglect

II.  Effects of Culture, Race Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation, and Gender 2%

III.  Assessment and Diagnosis in Social Work Practice                  20%
        A. Social history and collateral data
        B. Use of assessment instruments
        C. Indicators of abuse and neglect
        D. Problem identification
        E. Evaluation of client strengths and weaknesses
        F. Evaluation of mental and behavioral disorders
                1. Assessment of client danger to self and others
                2. Disorders identified in the DSM-IV
        G. Effects of the environment on client behavior

IV.  Social Work Practice with Individuals, Couples, Families,          32%
       Groups, and Communities                                                  
        A. Components of the intervention process
        B. Theoretical approaches and models of practice
        C. Intervention with couples and families
        D. Intervention with groups
        E. Intervention with communities
        F. Methods and techniques used in social work practice
                1. Interviewing techniques
                2. Developing goals and monitoring progress
                3. Treatment techniques
        G. Matching intervention with client needs
        H. Professional use of self
        I.  Use of collaborative relationships in social work practice

V.  Interpersonal Communication                                         3%
        A. Theories and principles of communication
        B. Techniques of communicating

VI.  Professional Social Worker/Client Relationship                     4%
        A. Principles of building and maintaining a relationship
        B. Use of relationship in social work practice

VII.  Professional Values and Ethics                                    4%
        A. Responsibility to the client
        B. Responsibility to the profession of social work

VIII.  Supervision in Social Work                                       6%
        A. Educational functions of supervision
        B. Administrative functions of supervision

IX.  Practice Evaluation and the Utilization of Research                3%
        A. Research design and data analysis                    
        B. Methods of data collection

X.  Policies and Procedures Governing Service Delivery                  3%
        A. Client rights and entitlements
        B. Implementation of organizational policies and procedures

XI.  Social Work Administration                                         7%
        A. Staffing and personnel management
        B. Social work program management
        C. Social and institutional policies


 

All AASSWB Intermediate Examinations administered AFTER June 30, 1998

Content Area                                                              Items

I.  Human Development and Behavior in the Social Environment            15%
        A.  Theories and concepts
        B.  Human growth and development
        C.  Application of knowledge
        D.  Addictions
        E.  Dynamics of abuse and neglect

II.  Issues of Diversity                                                4%
III.  Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning                     15%
        A.  Social history and collateral data
        B.  Assessment methods and techniques
        C.  Assessment indicators, components, and characteristics
        D.  Indicators of abuse and neglect     
        E.  Treatment planning

IV.  Direct Practice                                                    21%
        A.  Intervention theories and methods
        B.  The intervention process
        C.  Intervention techniques
        D.  Intervention with couples and families
        E.  Intervention with groups
        F.  Intervention with communities and larger systems
        G.  Consultation and interdisciplinary collaboration

V.  Communication                                                       10%
        A.  Communication principles
        B.  Communication techniques

VI.  Professional Social Worker/Client Relationship                     11%
        A.  Relationship concepts       
        B.  Social worker and client roles
        C.  Ethical issues within the relationship

VII.  Professional Values and Ethics                                    10%
        A.  Professional values
        B.  Legal and ethical issues
        C.  Confidentiality

VIII.  Supervision and Administration                                   5%
        A.  Supervision and staff development
        B.  Human resource management
        C.  Finance and administration

IX.  Practice Evaluation and the Utilization of Research                3%
        A.  Data collection
        B.  Data analysis
        C.  Utilization of research

X.  Service Delivery                                                    5%
        A.  Service delivery systems
        B.  Obtaining services
        C.  Effects of policies and procedures on service delivery
 

All AASSWB Advanced Examinations administered THROUGH June 30, 1998

Content Area                                                              Items

I.   Human Development and Behavior                                     16%
        A. Theoretical approaches to understanding individuals, 
        families, and groups
        B. Community and organizational theories
        C. Normal development in the life cycle of individuals, 
        families, and groups
        D. Abnormal and addictive behaviors
        E. Dynamics of abuse and neglect

II.  Effects of Culture, Race Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation, and Gender 2%

III.  Assessment and Diagnosis in Social Work Practice                  20%
        A. Social history and collateral data
        B. Use of assessment instruments
        C. Indicators of abuse and neglect
        D. Problem identification
        E. Evaluation of client strengths and weaknesses
        F. Evaluation of mental and behavioral disorders
                1.Assessment of client danger to self and others
                2.Disorders identified in the DSM-IV
        G. Effects of the environment on client behavior

IV.  Social Work Practice with Individuals, Couples, Families,          32%
       Groups, and Communities                          
        A. Components of the intervention process
        B. Theoretical approaches and models of practice
        C. Intervention with couples and families
        D. Intervention with groups
        E. Intervention with communities
        F. Methods and techniques used in social work practice
                1. Interviewing techniques
                2. Developing goals and monitoring progress
                3. Treatment techniques
        G. Matching intervention with client needs
        H. Professional use of self
        I.  Use of collaborative relationships in social work practice

V.  Interpersonal Communication                                         3%
        A. Theories and principles of communication
        B. Techniques of communicating

VI.  Professional Social Worker/Client Relationship                     4%
        A. Principles of building and maintaining a relationship
        B. Use of relationship in social work practice

VII.  Professional Values and Ethics                                    4%
        A. Responsibility to the client
        B. Responsibility to the profession of social work

VIII.  Supervision in Social Work                                       6%
        A. Educational functions of supervision
        B.  Administrative functions of supervision

IX.  Practice Evaluation and the Utilization of Research                3%
        A. Research design and data analysis
        B.  Methods of data collection

X.  Policies and Procedures Governing Service Delivery                  3%
        A.  Client rights and entitlements
        B.  Implementation of organizational policies and procedures

XI.  Social Work Administration                                         7%
        A.  Staffing and personnel management
        B.  Social work program management
        C.  Social and institutional policies


 

All AASSWB Advanced Examinations administered AFTER June 30, 1998

Content Area                                                              Items


I.  Human Development and Behavior                                      10%
        A.  Theories and models
        B.  Human growth and development
        C.  Family functioning

II.  Effects of Culture, Race, Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation, Gender,
       Age, and Disability                                              5%

III.  Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning                     23%
        A.  Social history and collateral data
        B.  Use of assessment instruments
        C.  Problem identification
        D.  Effects of the environment on client behavior
        E.  Impact of change on systems
        F.  Evaluation of client strengths and weaknesses
        G.  Evaluation of mental and behavioral disorders
        H.  Abuse and neglect
        I.  Indicators of danger to self and others
        J.  General assessment issues
        K.  Treatment planning

IV.  Direct Practice                                                    17%
        A.  Theories
        B.  Methods and processes
        C.  Intervention techniques
        D.  Intervention with couples and families
        E.  Intervention with groups
        F.  Intervention with communities

V.  Communication                                                       7%
        A.  Communication principles
        B.  Communication techniques

VI.  Relationship Issues                                                7%
        A.  Concepts and methods
        B.  Effects of social and psychological factors

VII.  Professional Values and Ethics                                    8%
        A.  Values and ethics
        B.  Confidentiality
        C.  Self-determination

VIII.  Supervision                                                      3%
        
IX.  Practice Evaluation and the Utilization of Research                5%
        A.  Data collection
        B.  Data analysis
        C.  Utilization of research

X.  Service Delivery                                                    5%
        A.  Service delivery systems and processes
        B.  Effects of policies, procedures, and legislation

XI.  Administration                                                     5%
        A.  Management
        B.  Human resource management
        C.  Financial management        

XII.  Social Work Interface with Other Systems                          7%
        A.  Interdisciplinary collaboration
        B.  Social planning
 

All AASSWB Clinical Examinations administered THROUGH June 30, 1998

Content Area                                                              Items

I.   Human Development and Behavior                                     15%
        A. Theoretical approaches to understanding individuals, 
        families, and groups
        B. Normal development in the life cycle of individuals, 
        families, and groups
        C. Abnormal and addictive behaviors
        D. Dynamics of abuse and neglect

II.  Effects of Culture, Race Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation, and Gender 2%

III.  Diagnosis and Assessment in Social Work Practice                  20%
        A. Psychosocial history and collateral data
        B. Clinical assessment instruments
        C. Indicators of abuse and neglect
        D. Problem identification
        E. Identification and evaluation of psychosocial and 
        behavioral strengths and weaknesses
        F. Diagnosis of mental and behavioral disorders
                1.Disorders identified in the DSM-IV
                2.Assessment of client danger to self and others
        G. Effects of the environment on client behavior

IV.  Models of psychotherapy and clinical practice                      33%
        (e.g., psychodynamic,  behavioral, cognitive therapies, 
        task-centered, psychosocial, crisis intervention approaches, etc.)
        A. Components of the treatment process
        B. Theoretical approaches and models of practice
        C. Couple and family therapy
        D. Group work and psychotherapy
        E. Advocacy and prevention in clinical practice
        F. Methods and techniques used in social work practice
                1. The clinical interview
                2.  Establishing treatment goals and monitoring progress
                3. Techniques of clinical practice
        G. Differential treatment planning
        H. Uses of self in the therapeutic relationship
        I.  Interdisciplinary consultation and collaboration

V.  Elements of Therapeutic Communication                               3%
        A. Theories and principles of communication
        B. Techniques of communicating

VI.  The Therapeutic Relationship                                       4%
        A. Principles of establishing and maintaining a relationship
        B. Use of relationship in clinical practice

VII.  Professional Values and Ethics                                    3%
        A. Responsibility to the client
        B. Responsibility to the profession of social work

VIII.  Clinical Supervision and Consultation                            6%

IX.  Practice Evaluation and the Utilization of Research                4%
        A. Research design and data analysis    
        B. Methods of data collection

X.  Policies and Procedures Governing Service Delivery                  4%
        A. Client rights and entitlements
        B. Implementation of organizational policies and procedures

XI.  Clinical Practice in the Organization Setting                      6%
        A. Management of clinical staff and other personnel
        B. Management of clinical programs
        C. Social and institutional policies affecting clinical practice
 

All AASSWB Clinical Examinations administered AFTER June 30, 1998

Content Area                                                              Items

I.  Human Development and Behavior                                      17%
        A.  Theories of human development and behavior
        B.  Human development in the life cycle
        C.  Human behavior
        D.  Impact of crises and changes
        E.  Family functioning
        F.  Addictions
        G.  Abuse and neglect

II.  Issues of Diversity                                                5%
        A.  Effects of culture, race, and/or ethnicity
        B.  Effects of sexual orientation and/or gender
        C.  Effects of age and/or disability

III.  Diagnosis and Assessment                                          12%
        A.  Assessment
        B.  Information gathering
        C.  Diagnostic classifications
        D.  Indicators of abuse and neglect
        E.  Indicators of danger to self and others

IV.  Psychotherapy and Clinical Practice                                19%
        A.  Intervention theories and models
        B.  The intervention process
        C.  Treatment planning
        D.  Intervention techniques
        E.  Intervention with couples and families
        F.  Intervention with groups

V.  Communication                                                       9%
        A.  Concepts and theories of communication
        B.  Communication techniques

VI.  The Therapeutic Relationship                                       8%
        A.  Relationship theories
        B.   Relationship practice

VII.  Professional Values and Ethics                                    11%
        A.  Value issues
        B.  Legal and ethical issues
        C.  Confidentiality

VIII.  Clinical Supervision, Consultation, and Staff Development        3%
        A.  Social work supervision
        B.  Consultation and interdisciplinary collaboration
        C.  Staff development

IX.  Practice Evaluation and the Utilization of Research                3%
        A.  Evaluation techniques
        B.  Utilization of research


X.  Service Delivery                                                    9%
        A.  Policies and procedures of service delivery
        B.  Processes of service delivery

XI.  Clinical Practice and Management in the Organizational Setting     5%
        A.  Advocacy
        B.  Finance
        C.  Management and human resource issues




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