Friday, February 27, 2015
DSM-5 and the Social Work Exam
So, if you're going to be ready soon to take the big test, how to proceed? Should you get the exam over with using DSM-IV-TR, which you may already have a decent handle on from putting it to use in practice? Or should you delay your exam till July, learn DSM-5, and move forward, licensed and versed in the latest manual.
It's a question you'll have to answer for yourself. Seems it would depend upon your particular time pressure, planned study duration, and other personal details. It's not a one-size-fits-all situation. It may help you to browse DSM-5 changes--what really is are the differences?
Here are some good places to begin to get a sense of what's what: