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.
Not all areas of the EPPP are weighted the same. You can expect to see a much greater emphasis on ethics compared to statistics, for example. As a result, you want to take this into consideration when preparing for the exam.
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.
Joining or creating a study group is a great way to connect with fellow exam preppers and to build support and confidence for your exam!