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Will You Survive the Workforce After Passing the ASWB Exam?
It’s likely you have what it takes to pass the Social Work exam. Though passing the licensed clinical social work exam gets you licensed, there is a learning curve when it comes to actual practice.

How the Body Influences the Mind
What does it mean to “feel?” By what process do we gauge our emotions? In other words, how is it that we know we are angry, sad, hungry, fearful, tired, excited, etc.? A brief examination of what is referred to by Drs. Craig, Critchley, Garfinkel, and others as “interoception” may provide some helpful insights into these questions.

Code of Ethics for Social Workers
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics serves to guide social workers with the general standard of the well-being of humankind – specifically the “vulnerable, oppressed, and impoverished.”

Sleep and Self-Care
People enter the caring professions for a variety of reasons, but usually at the top of the list is the desire to help others. However, in our desire to help others it’s sometimes easy to forget that the quality of the care we can offer, and even our ability to continue offering that care, depends on remaining healthy ourselves.

Will a Therapy Pet Help Your Client?
Therapy pets have received much praise and media attention. It’s easy to assume, given their positive reputation, that therapy pets are helpful. Though most published studies report a “feel-good” effect on patients, there is little evidence or research on the long-term effects of our therapy animals.

Leaving the Emotional Stress of Social Work at the Office
Does your career in social work affect your home life? Given the sensitive nature of this line of work, it’s important to know how to separate work stress from home life. Be the best in your social work career by learning how to separate work stress and home life.