The web is overflowing with the very stuff that pricy exam prep CDs and books are filled with. The side bar of this blog has a short list of links to some essentials--the NASW Code of Ethics, the DSM, etc. Throw in some basics about human development and various theories and--given enough exposure to practice questions (like those at SWTP)--you can consider yourself ready to go get licensed.
That is to say, your LCSW exam prep doesn't have to wear your down emotionally or financially. Passing the exam is a big part of your career. Getting there isn't necessarily going to be half the fun, but it doesn't have to be joy-free either. This goes for future LMSWs, LICSWs, LSWs, and all the rest too!
Here are some additional sweet spots on the web worth checking out as you head toward the licensing exam--ethics, study tips, flash cards.
- Eye on Ethics at Social Work Today
- NASW Ethical Dilemma of the Month (change the number in the URL to crawl through the series)
- Study Tips at Social Work Test Prep
- LCSW Flash Cards at Cram.com