As social workers, we take on a variety of roles when working with our clients. As case managers, we help our clients access resources and make their appointments. As clinicians, we provide therapy and emotional support. And as outreach workers, we liaise with our client’s loved ones and support systems to help them get what they need.
After obtaining their license, many social workers go on to practice therapy of related clinical work for clients, either in agencies or in private practice. While this is the traditional professional route for social workers, your social work license is extremely versatile and getting your license doesn’t limit you to working in a traditional therapeutic capacity.
If you’ve received or are considering getting your social work license and want to work in a field other than therapy, you have additional options.
- Each person learns information differently. As you prepare for your exam, it is helpful to identify how you learn and retain information. There are three major learning styles which include auditory, visual, and tactile. This post will explore everything you need to know about the 3 learning styles.
- Like many professions, social workers must obtain a license in order to practice their craft. In most states, social workers planning to become licensed take one of the ASWB exams. Many promising new social workers wonder what they will need to pay to take the ASWB exam after finishing their education. We’re here to let you know what the exam itself costs, as well as other costs that arise.