**in-person & synchronous, online options**
This workshop is an intense, comprehensive, and powerful exam preparation experience designed to assist social workers as they plan and prepare for the National Social Work Examination.
It is taught by Dr. Eli Fresquez. He is nationally recognized for his expertise in Social Work Exam Preparation. Dr. Fresquez has practiced social work for over 35 years, was the first chairperson of the New Mexico Social Work Board of Examiners and chaired the National Social Work Examination Committee responsible for the creation and administration of the National Social Work Examination.
Dr. Fresquez has conducted hundreds of Social Work Examination Preparatory Seminars with excellent results. He has taught in several major universities and writes in the field of Social Work and Corrections and Examination Preparation.
Presently, Dr. Fresquez, is a Social Work Entrepreneur, is co-chair of the New Mexico Social Work Task Force and is working to increase the number of competent social workers practicing social work.
This social work exam prep workshop offers a comprehensive approach to enhance participants' knowledge and understanding, while simultaneously providing them with valuable opportunities for professional growth. By actively engaging in this workshop, social workers can expect to benefit in several ways:
1. Expanded Knowledge Base: The workshop is structured to provide participants with in-depth insights into various aspects of social work practice. It covers essential topics and core areas of knowledge that are crucial for success on the exam. Through lectures, discussions, and interactive activities, participants will gain a more comprehensive understanding of key concepts, theories, and best practices.
2. Enhanced Exam-Taking Skills: The workshop is specifically designed to equip social workers with the necessary skills to effectively manage multiple-choice items. Participants will learn strategies for analyzing and interpreting the information provided within each item. They will also acquire techniques for eliminating incorrect options and selecting the most appropriate responses, ultimately increasing their success rate on the exam.
3. Utilization of Exam Resources: One of the goals of the workshop is to familiarize participants with the structure and format of the social work exam. By exploring exam items, participants will become adept at utilizing the information presented within each item to their advantage. They will learn how to extract relevant details, recognize patterns, and apply critical thinking skills to arrive at the correct answers.
4. Practice and Feedback: The workshop (and study group) incorporates ample opportunities for participants to engage in hands-on practice. Through sample items and a mock exam, social workers can actively apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired, reinforcing their learning and building confidence. Additionally, constructive feedback from the instructor and peers will help participants identify areas for improvement and refine their approach to answering exam items.
5. Networking and Collaboration: Participating in the workshop allows social workers to connect with other professionals in the field. Engaging in group activities, discussions, and collaborative exercises fosters networking opportunities and enables participants to exchange valuable insights and experiences. These connections can lead to new professional relationships, mentorship opportunities, and a broader support network within the social work community.
6. Increased Opportunities: By enhancing their knowledge, improving exam-taking skills, and gaining exposure to exam resources, participants will be better prepared to excel in the social work exam. This can open doors to new career opportunities, such as advancing within their current organization, pursuing specialized roles, or seeking employment in different settings. The workshop equips social workers with the necessary tools and knowledge to increase their chances of success and take advantage of a wider range of professional opportunities.
Overall, this social work exam prep workshop serves as a catalyst for knowledge expansion, skill development, and increased opportunities for social workers. By actively participating in this workshop, professionals in the field can strengthen their foundation of knowledge, master effective exam-taking strategies, and ultimately enhance their prospects for professional growth and success.
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We are now offering study groups!!
Participants that sign up for the licensure prep workshop are eligible for this elite study group, which will begin after the workshop!
This is a free study session that will provide participants with additional opportunities and individualized assistance.
Post-Exam Study Group: Supporting Your Exam Journey
The post-exam study group is an exclusive service tailored for individuals who have actively engaged in our intensive two-day exam preparation workshop. This study group is thoughtfully designed to extend our support beyond the workshop, helping participants navigate any challenges they may encounter during the exam process.
Our primary objective is to create a collaborative and nurturing environment where participants can come together to address specific areas of concern related to the exam. Through this study group, each participant will have the invaluable opportunity to delve deeper into their practice exam taking skills and benefit from the collective wisdom and experiences of their peers.
During the sessions, participants will have dedicated time to reflect on their own exam-taking experience, sharing insights, strategies, and techniques that proved effective or posed challenges. By fostering an open and supportive space, we encourage participants to explore and discuss their individual strengths and areas for improvement, providing invaluable peer-to-peer learning opportunities.
Additionally, our facilitator, Dr. Fresquez will guide the study group discussions, offering expert guidance and advice based on their extensive experience in exam preparation. They will help participants identify common pitfalls, overcome exam-taking obstacles, and refine their approach to maximize their performance in future exams.
The post-exam study group acts as a crucial extension of our comprehensive exam preparation workshop, recognizing that the exam journey extends beyond the workshop itself. By actively participating in this study group, participants can reinforce their learning, gain new perspectives, and strengthen their overall exam readiness.
We understand that each participant's exam experience is unique, and our study group aims to provide tailored support to address their specific needs. By leveraging the collective knowledge and camaraderie of the group, participants will gain valuable insights, boost their confidence, and be better equipped to tackle future exams successfully.
We believe that learning is a continuous process, and the post-exam study group is an integral part of our commitment to your ongoing growth and success. Join us as we come together to foster a supportive community and empower each other on the path to exam excellence.
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