A Guide to Evidence-Based Group Work

Paperback | February 18, 2008

byMark J. Macgowan

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This is the first textbook that illustrates, step by step, how to practice evidence-based group work. As group workers are increasingly being held accountable to evaluate, monitor, and improve their practice, there are scant resources available that apply specifically to their practice.General books on evidence-based practie lack the rich material on group work organized for the first time in this one volume. Designed specifically as a supplement for undergraduate and graduate group work courses, the text is organized around the process and philosophy of evidence-based practice:formulating appropriate practice questions; searching for evidence; critically reviewing available evidence; applying the evidence with judgment, skill, and concern for the group members; and evaluating the outcomes achieved. The evidence-based group work framework teaches students how toskillfully apply best practices through practical learning activities, case examples, reserach designs, step-by-step guidelines and checklists, assessement tips, and detailed instructions for formulating questions and evaluating answers. It will be equally valuable as a handy reference forprofessionals eager to hne their practice skills.

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This is the first textbook that illustrates, step by step, how to practice evidence-based group work. As group workers are increasingly being held accountable to evaluate, monitor, and improve their practice, there are scant resources available that apply specifically to their practice.General books on evidence-based practie lack the ...

Mark Macgowan is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Work at Florida International University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 0.7 inPublished:February 18, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195183452

ISBN - 13:9780195183450

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Foundation1. Introduction to Evidence-based Group WorkPart 2: Stages of Evidence-based Group Work2. Formulate and Answerable Practice Question3. Search for Best New Evidence4. Undertake a Critical Review of the Group-Based Evidence: Evaluate the Evidence's Rigor, Impact, and Applicability5. Apply the Evidence and Evaluate if Desired Outcomes are AchievedPart 3: Dissemination of Evidence-Based Group Work6. Advancing EBGW in Research, Clinical Practice, and Education