Essential Skills of Social Work Practice: Assessment, Intervention, and Evaluation by Thomas O'HareEssential Skills of Social Work Practice: Assessment, Intervention, and Evaluation by Thomas O'Hare

Essential Skills of Social Work Practice: Assessment, Intervention, and Evaluation

byThomas O'Hare

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Essential Skills of Social Work Practice presents the basics of effective social work practice and helps students develop competence in assessment, intervention, and evaluation. Its broad coverage explores the counseling, case management, and research skills necessary to implementevidence-based practice in contemporary social work. A stand-out feature of this book is the innovative use of its appendices-particularly the comprehensive service plan that is incorporated throughout the text. The book incorporates a number of extensive case example with a step-by-step treatmentplan illustrating the application of knowledge and skills discussed within the case situation.Professor O'Hare has been a leader in the field of evidence-based practice and uses his experience to craft this second edition of Essential Skills. The book is DSM-5 ready, and illustrates the importance of using research to inform practice, while also using practice experiences to contribute tothe development of evidence-based resources. This is the book that will serve as a foundational practice text for students that also functions as a bridge to learning advanced social work practices.

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Thomas O'Hare (MSW, PhD, Rutgers University) is associate professor of social work at Boston College. He has been a clinical social worker in both the public and private sectors and has worked as a quality assurance and research/evaluation consultant for several mental health agencies. He has published widely on co-occurring mental hea...
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Title:Essential Skills of Social Work Practice: Assessment, Intervention, and EvaluationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.9 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:July 23, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190656700

ISBN - 13:9780190656706

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"Essential Skills of Social Work Practice is a well-written, vital, and clinically relevant resource for social work students and practitioners alike. It occupies an important place in infusing evidence-based practice throughout the helping process and across a variety of social work roles andsettings." --Best Practices in Mental Health