“I am really sorry to hear about your struggles with the social work licensure exam. It is so disappointing and frustrating - especially when you've worked so hard to prepare. I'm glad that you are brave enough to try again.
I’ve learned so much over almost 17 years of one-on-one work with over 700 ASWB exam re-takers. I’ve walked with these great social workers through their struggles AND their triumphs.
Why I only work with retakers (like you)?
First: Retakers are some of the best social workers I’ve ever met. You are in good company. Among this group are social work educators, and social work leaders. They are sought out by clients and colleagues. Many have won awards for their work, have PhD’s and are the go-to social worker in their agencies. Some have developed evidence-based programs and started successful agencies.
Second: Retakers are not casual about social work.
You love this profession. I know that is true because of their passion for helping people. I already know you’re a great social worker – because failing an ASWB exam is traumatizing – and yet you go above and beyond to serve people, who experience their own struggles and disappointments
Third: I’m in awe of your persistence and resilience. So many people wonder why I ONLY work with retakers (like YOU) – I understand if you want to, but you do not quit. You persist, even as the profession itself has ignored your calls for help and justice (until recently). I’ve shared the journey with so many amazing social workers already – and watching each one of them rise, despite the trauma of failing and the torture of starting over, rising from the ashes like a phoenix to fly again, reminds me why this work is my true calling.
The work I do with retakers is different – thus you will find this course is not like other courses you’ve tried. I really understand the mistakes social workers make on these exams over and over, because of the retakers that came before you that were willing to allow me to bear witness as they processed questions. After nearly 17 years, I’ve identified common patterns that limit success – and I will share those with you during this class. I’ll share guidance on getting the tools you need to scale this daunting mountain of a test.
I’d love to share more about my strategies with you. This 3-hour course is an introduction to the Mankita Method for ASWB Exam Retakers. It’s only a taste of my longer courses but I’ll pack it full of as much useful information as I can fit into it .”