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GSSWGraduate School of Social Work

Licensure Preparation Study Sessions

About study sessions

GSSW's Licensure Preparation Study Sessions are an invaluable resource to individuals preparing for the social work licensing exam.

The course begins with a focus on thinking skills, strategies for test-taking and how to approach the exam questions. We'll spend time reviewing each of the four main knowledge/content areas:

  • human development, diversity and behavior in the environment
  • assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning
  • psychotherapy, clinical interventions and case management
  • professional ethics and values

After the content review for each section, the class will discuss the correct answer and rationale for each of 10-20 practice questions. This format will allow you to identify your strengths and weaknesses in answering questions. On Saturday afternoon, you'll have an opportunity to practice with questions from the Association of Social Work Boards group practice exam.

Schedule and location

Each session takes place on a single weekend: Friday night (5:30 - 8:30 p.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.). All Denver study sessions are held at Craig Hall, where signs will direct students to the appropriate room.

Friday night dinner and Saturday snacks will be provided. Please come comfortably dressed and ready to work hard!


2017 Licensure Preparation Study Session Dates:

November 17-18

2018 Licensure Preparation Study Session Dates: 

January 19-20

February 23-24 

April 13-14

May 11-12


July 13-14

August 10-11

September 21-22

October 19-20 

November 2-3 

Licensure preparation faculty

Haley Figueroa, MSW, LCSW

Nico Baker, LSW

Melinda Marasch, LCSW

Cost and registration

The fee for each Licensure Preparation Study Session is $275.  With this registration fee, you may attend as many sessions as you wish within one year of the first session, at no additional charge.  If you are interested in repeating the session, please contact Carly Einstein ([email protected]) or Marie Hebert ([email protected]) at least three days prior to the session to inquire about available space and request a reservation.

Refunds are available within one month of payment, provided that you have not yet attended any sessions.

We shall make every effort to provide services for individuals with a disability.  Any requests should be made at least two weeks in advance to ensure adequate arrangements. Requests can be made to Carly Einstein ([email protected]) or Marie Hebert ([email protected]). 

Additional information

For more information about the process for obtaining your social work license in Colorado, visit the NASW Colorado Chapter's Licensure Webpage and click on "Licensure Flow Chart."  If you are working on licensure for another state, please check with your local agency.