Monday, February 25, 2013

Getting familiar with the Mental Status Exam

If you've done intakes in a social work setting, great--it's as if you've been studying for the exam while you worked. Lots of ASWB exam items cover the very questions that social workers face at first contact with clients. Where best to refer?  How best to treat?   And, of course, what's going on with this person?  That is, what emerges when you do a Mental Status Exam?

A working knowledge of the Mental Status Exam, and the terms it contains, gives you a leg up come exam day.  Here are a few links that'll walk you through the basics:

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