Kimberly White, a mental health counselor at the Counseling Center in Pritchard Hall on the Huntington campus, has been selected to serve in the North American network of subject matter experts who write test questions for the social work licensing examination used in the United States and Canada.
White, who is a licensed Certified Social Worker in West Virginia, will be writing questions designed to be used on the examination administered by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB). She was chosen from applicants across the U.S. and Canada and participated in a writer training session held in Arlington, Va., in June.
The ASWB exams are designed to measure entry-to-practice competency of social workers. A passing score on an ASWB is a requirement for licensure at one or more levels of practice in 49 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia. Two Canadian provinces---Alberta and British Columbia--use the ASWB exams to certify clinical social workers. Approximately 33,000 ASWB exams are given each year.
In addition, White was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the West
Virginia chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
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