Saturday, July 2, 2011

Power of Studying together

·        To get support  and motivation join LCSW EXAM STUDY GROUP LCSW Google Study group is an excellent network to connect with fellow Social Workers preparing for LCSW exam.
You can connect with Social Workers preparing for LCSW exam through Linkedin group also Linkedin- LCSW Exam Study Group
LCSW Study Group also connects with Social Workers through Facebook.
You can meet hundreds of Social Workers preparing for LCSW Exam through Face Book LCSW Exam Study Group

·        Join Online LCSW Skype Study Groups. They are really helpful and effective. There are State specific Skype Study Groups ie California LCSW Exam Study Group and National Exam Study Group. Send an email to for more information on Skype LCSW Study Group
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LCSW Skype Study Group helps you to study with motivated fellow Social Workers across the country. You can study with fellow Social Workers without leaving your home or office. You can study with them by being at your home. You will need updated version of skype application, webcam and a headphone. Studying through Skype Group is very much effective and many Social Workers have passed LCSW Exam with help of LCSW Skype study groups. You can add Skype ID: lcswskyestudygroup to your skype contact and request information on LCSW Skype Study Groups. Still you can join Skype Study Group, if you are committed to study two hours with an online group for three days a week.
Most of the Group members prepare for National LCSW Exam, however we always welcome others preparing for LSW/LMSW/LGSW or California LCSW exams.

In order to join LCSW Skype Study Group, you need to have internet connection, a skype account, a headphone(Headphone is very much needed to avoid audio disturbances during Study Group) and commitment to study at-least two hours for three days a week with a Group of Social Workers who are also determined to pass this exam.
Feel the support of a group and enjoy studying with a group sitting in your home. 

Simple Steps to join LCSW Skype Study Group:

1. Create a Skype ID(if you don't have one) and add skype id: lcswskypestudygroup as your contact and send a message.

2. Click the Skype Study Group Schedule link below and add your schedule and your details.

3. Prepare 10 LCSW Study Questions to share with Group, type the questions, and answer with rationale in a separate document/word file. Save the word file in your computer and you need to copy and paste the questions from this document during study group.

4. Check with the group regarding the Study time and Log on to Skype during the Study Group Time. At present this May 2012, Skype Study Group studies from 7.30 PM EST/6.30 PM CST/4.30 PM PST.  Be online by login into your Skype id and answer Skype Group call from LCSWSKYPESTUDYGROUP. If you miss the skype group call, send an instant message to skype id: lcswskypestudygroup to add you to the conference. Keep your head phones connected and configured to Skype audio setting to avoid audio disturbances during Group Study. 

·        Use Resources shared by Skype Study Group members. Skype Study Group has a large pool of resources kept online, and you can request access to Skype Study Group’s online resources.
·        Set a timeline for study and exam before you begin your exam preparation.
·        Always be positive before beginning your exam preparation.
·        Read and Review the LCSW Hand book to get a complete understanding of content areas and exam format.
·        Along with reviewing exam material, keep practicing test questions. LCSW Exam question banks both online and book formats are available from various providers. LCSW Study group members would help you to decided which  would be much appropriate for you. Even you may be able to get used materials through our LCSW Study Group.
·        Always when you get wrong answers, reframe your mind that you are learning new thing from that question.
·        Keep a separate file or folder or note to write down new things you learn during your practice tests. Take Tests on study mode and exam modes.
·        Mix up study methods to help motivate studying. Study with Skype Study Groups at least 3 days a week. Study Group will motivate you. In addition to LCSW Skype Study Group we need to study at-least 3 days a week personal study.
·        Skype Study Group has lot of  mnemonic devices, acronyms and associations. You may effectively use them.
·        Practice writing down Cheat Sheets from memory before practice tests
·        Discuss content areas which you need more attention during the Group sessions. 


  1. I served as Chair of the Examination Committee for the BBS, I applaud your efforts to adequately prepare for the LCSW Exam.

    When I took the Exam in the 1970s, I was embarrassed to discover that the exam consisted of 100 true and false questions which no one ever failed and an unstructured Oral Examine.

    The California Exam is still the most comprehensive in the nation.

  2. Hello
    Our California Skype Study Group has few more space for those prepare for California LCSW exam and looking for group studying.
    If you are preparing for California LCSW Exam and want to study with
    our Skype Study group and enjoy support and benefits of a group of
    committed Social Workers, please do join our California LCSW Skype Study Group.
    You can join California LCSW Skype study group by sending a request through skype to skype id: austinaustinwin
    Connect with Social Workers preparing for LCSW Exam through our
    Linkedin Group

    Skype Study Group is a very effective group study. Good Luck.

  3. This message comes with a great news for you if you are still preparing for LCSW exam and looking for study buddies.
    Almost everyone from our California LCSW Written Exam Skype Study Group has passed and some of them have already become LCSWs. Congratulations. Thanks to the support of our LCSW Skype Study Group members. Its an amazing experience studying with fellow professionals from various cities, by sitting in our own home.
    LCSW Skype Study group is an easy, effective, and very convenient support group if you are serious and sincere about passing LCSW. It’s only for those who are preparing for LCSW Exam.
    Due to requests from many Social Workers who are interested in studying through Skype Study Group again, we are initiating a new California Standard Written Exam Skype Study Group and a National LCSW Exam Skype Study Group.
    • These groups would study three to four days a week using Skype.
    • One Group can have maximum capacity of 10 participants
    • Every participants need to have a skype id, webcam, and head phone.
    • If you would like to study with the group through skype, and dedicate atleast 2 hours per day for four days a week, you are welcome to join.
    • Since maximum capacity of each study group is only 10 participants per group, if you are serious about online studying for LCSW Standard Written Exam, send a message to skype id: lcswskypestudygroup and mention which group you want to join and what are the days you would be available to study.
    • Please spread the word and pass the information about this LCSW Skype Study group to your friends and colleagues who study for the exam.

    Once again skype id: lcswskypestudygroup
    Please do add this Skype ID “lcswskypestudygroup” as your contact and send a message, stating your name, which exam you are preparing, how many days you would be available to study.

    Wishing you all good luck.


    This is regarding LCSW Exam Study Group. If you are preparing for Social Work Licensing Exam, please do read this message.

    Thanks for your response for an online study group and your suggestions.
    As many of you have suggested, we plan our Online Skype Group Study for only three days in a week from 8.00 PM EST to 10.00 PM EST.
    We plan for Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Evening from 8.00 PM Eastern Standard Time to 10.00 PM Eastern Standard Time.
    These week days are tentative and we can modify depends on regular participants' convenience and availability.
    If you want to pass the exam, and really committed to study with Group for three days a week, atleast for 2 hours per day, please do the following.

    1. Add Skype id: " lcswskypestudygroup" as your skypecontact and send a message, "Three days a week National Exam Study Group"
    2. Click the link below and update with your details in google doc. Your name, location, and availability in the spread sheets.

    Please add your availability only if you are available to join Study Group on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 8.00 pm EST to 10.00 pm EST and study for atleast 2 hours per day.
    Lets be responsible and accountable when we commit to participate in group study, and lets inform the group members when we cannot join the group to study on a particular day We will have our Skype Study Group today Tuesday April 24th 2012, at 8.00 PM EST.

    Thanks for your support and wishing you good luck with your LCSW exam preparation.

  5. Austin, this is such a great idea! I am not a social worker but do host a blog, Private Practice from the Inside Out at

    I'm wondering if you might give me permission to post your announcement above on my blog so that my social work readers can be part of your study group, too?

    1. Thanks Tamara, That would be great, plz do post.

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