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Associate Clinical Social Workers (ASWs) in California need to take the state's Licensed Clinical Social Worker Law and Ethics Exam in their first year of registration. This study guide is designed to efficiently prepare you for the California LCSW Law & Ethics Exam.
The 2023 guide integrates updates to state law, and is current to the most recent NASW Code of Ethics. It features a total of 112 practice questions with rationales, including a full-length (75-question) practice test and a separate 25-question mini-mock exam. Of all the practice questions in this text, 20 are new to this edition.
This guide also includes subscale scoring on the mini-mock and mock exams, so you can see your specific areas of strength and weakness, and focus your continued studying accordingly.
This guide is focused squarely on the information you need to know for the test. It includes test-taking tips and strategies and guidance on anxiety management. And the study guide section addresses each and every one of the 128 areas of knowledge the BBS uses when developing the exam itself. The study guide follows the same structure as the exam plan, so you can see which areas are most emphasized on the exam itself.
By using this book, you can go into your exam confident and well-prepared.
You've got this.
About the test
Before the test
After the test
2023 key changes in California law
Law: Confidentiality, privilege, and consent
Treatment of minors
Law: Limits of confidentiality
Exceptions to confidentiality: Child abuse
Exceptions to confidentiality: Elder and dependent adult abuse
Exceptions to confidentiality: Danger to self or others
Other exceptions to confidentiality
Exceptions to privilege
Law: Standards for professional practice
Scope of practice
Unprofessional conduct laws
Payment for referrals
Ethics: Competence and preventing harm
Scope of competence
Ethics: Therapeutic relationship
Consultation and collaboration
Working with multiple clients
Best interests of the client
Diversity and non-discrimination
Termination and referrals
Ethics: Business practices and policies
Other professional roles
Setting and collecting fees
Services paid for by a third party
Unethical or incompetent colleagues
Mini-mock exam (25 questions)
Answers and rationales
Full-length practice exam
Practice exam (75 questions)
Answers and rationales
Appendix: BBS exam plan with index
Paperback | ISBN 979-8-9864668-0-4