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Social Work License Preparation Review Course (Registration Deadline 02/08/2024 at 12pm CT)

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Sophia F. Dziegielewski, Ph.D., LCSW
12 Hours (9am - 4pm Each Day)
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Registration Deadline: February 8 at 12pm CT

This comprehensive course covers test-taking strategies and relevant clinical content in order to prepare for the social worker or clinical social worker exams.

Course materials and content will cover topics such as: social work values and ethics (three hours to satisfy the ethics requirement for social workers); human growth and development issues; assessment, diagnosis, and intervention strategies utilizing the DSM-5™; models and methods of social work practice; and clinical supervision. Early registration is encouraged.

Tuition includes review course manual with sample test questions and related materials, as well as the opportunity to contact the instructor with questions following the course.

Your course manual will be shipped to the address you indicate at checkout. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Overview of test construction and test-taking strategies, Identify how to break down questions and identify key words, Practice how to take social work practice information and address it in a standardized format)
  • Social work values and ethics, Recite and synthesize the dynamics of abuse and neglect, Review and interpret the NASW Code of Ethics
  • Human growth and development issues, Summarize major theoretical approaches to understanding human development with individuals, groups, and families
  • Sketch the theories and stages of normal psychosocial, cognitive, moral, and behavioral development in the life cycle of individuals, families and groups
  • Assessment, diagnosis, and intervention strategies, Identify and interpret psychosocial history and collateral data, and how it relates in the social work practice setting
  • Assess client problems along with behavioral/psychosocial strengths and weaknesses
  • Identify diagnosis, assessment and practice intervention utilizing the DSM-5, Define the components of intervention strategies with individuals, groups, families and communities
  • Identify factors in the therapeutic relationship that facilitate building and retaining relationships, Models and methods of social work practice
  • Recognize the major theoretical approaches, models and methods of practice in the social work profession
  • Cite the different types of research designs utilized in social work practice, Translate the most common policies and procedures that govern service delivery
  • Clinical supervision, Restate the roles and functions related to professional supervision and educational expectations



This workshop satisfies 3 hours toward the State of Illinois Ethics requirement for social workers and clinical psychologists.

Continuing Education Credit for Social Workers

This program satisfies the requirements to receive 12 hours of Continuing Education credit for social workers.

The Professional Development Program is a licensed State of Illinois provider of Continuing Education for social workers, clinical psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors. License #s 159.000140, 168.000115, and 268.000004.

Most states have reciprocity with Illinois. It is recommended that professionals outside of Illinois review rules for their licensing board prior to participating to ensure that the content meets their renewal, and/or reciprocity, requirements.


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Sophia Dziegielewski ( jingle-les-key ) has a gift for teaching that receives continuous praise from her students and associates. Her deep knowledge and broad experience in social work comes across beautifully in the concrete examples, songs and stories she uses to communicate in her teaching techniques.


Dr. Dziegielewski has a real talent in her ability to make complicated topics easy to comprehend and enjoyable to learn. Her methods of instruction are enormously effective for retention and understanding. Dr. Dziegielewski is also an affluent and prolific writer with over 135 publications that include numerous articles, books and book chapters.


Dr. Dziegielewski's book titled "The Changing Face of Health Care Social Work: Opportunities and Challenges for Professional Practice", now in it's Third Edition (Springer) has been praised as a cutting edge source book and references to this book and her other numerous publications are widespread. Her other books address social work practice, human growth and development, and psychopharmacology in social work practice. [Other Publications]

The latest edition of her book titled "DSM-5 In Action – 3rd Ed." is a glowing example of her exceptional writing talents as this book continues to be a MULTIDISCIPLINARY - BEST SELLER -- crossing over into several fields of application.


Dr. Dziegielewski is a very popular and highly regarded public speaker. Since 1992, she has given over 800 dynamic presentations on many timely and controversial lecture topics. Many professional groups and organizations around the country have brought her back repeatedly to present her numerous workshops.