Foundations Of Evidence-based Social Work Practice

Paperback | February 15, 2006

EditorAlbert R. Roberts, Kenneth R. Yeager

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This concise introduction to evidence-based social work is a student-friendly overview of the issues and methods most frequently encountered while preparing for evidence-based social work practice.Part I defines terms and critical issues, introducing students to the language and importance of evidence-based practice and critical thinking. Chapters will explain how to search for and evaluate evidence, how to ask the right questions, how to develop standards, and how to make use of the bestresearch. Part II illustrates practical applications, including such topics as cognitive-behavioral approaches to suicide risks, manualized treatment with children, treating juvenile delinquents, and interventions for OCD, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, PTSD, depression, and recovery.This much-needed overview familiarizes students with the process and practice of evidence-based social work, teaching them to be critical thinkers and judicious decision-makers. The guidelines it distills are equally valuable to seasoned practitioners seeking to better serve their clients, makingthis an excellent foundation for the study and practice of evidence-based social work.

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This concise introduction to evidence-based social work is a student-friendly overview of the issues and methods most frequently encountered while preparing for evidence-based social work practice.Part I defines terms and critical issues, introducing students to the language and importance of evidence-based practice and critical thinki...

Albert R. Roberts, Ph.D., is Professor of Social Work and Criminal Justice at Rutgers University. His most recent books include Crisis Intervention Handbook, Third Edition (2005), Juvenile Justice Sourcebook (2004), and Social Workers' Desk Reference (2002). Kenneth R. Yeager, Ph.D., is Director of Quality and Operational Improveme...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 5.98 × 9.21 × 0.79 inPublished:February 15, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ContentsI. Overview, Definitions, Practice, Guidelines, and Critical Issues1. Albert R. Roberts, Ph.D. and Kenneth Yeager, Ph.D.: Designing, Searching For, Finding, and Implementing Practice-Based Research and Evidence-Based Studies2. Edward J. Mullen, D.S.W., and David L. Streiner, Ph.D.: The Evidence For and Against Evidence-Based Practice3. Bruce A. Thyer, Ph.D.: What is Evidence-Based Practice?4. Kenneth R. Yeager, Ph.D. and Albert R. Roberts, Ph.D.: A Practical Approach to Formulating Evidence-Based Questions in Social Work5. Kevin Corcoran, Ph.D., J.D. and Vikki L. Vandiver, M.S.W., D.P.H.: Implementing Best Practice and Expert Consensus Procedures6. Richard N.Rosenthal, M.D.: Overview of Evidence-Based Practices7. Edward J. Mullen, D.S.W. and William Bacon, Ph.D.: Implementaion of Practice Guidelines and Evidence-Based Treatment: A Survey of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Social Workers8. Enola K. Proctor, Ph.D., Aaron Rosen: Concise Standards for Developing Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines9. Aron Shlonsky, Ph.D., Leonard Gibbs, Ph.D.: Will the Real Evidence-Based Practice Please Stand Up? Teaching the Process of Evidence-Based Practice to Helping Professions10. Sophia F. Dziegielewski, Ph.D., Albert R. Roberts, Ph.D.: Health Care Evidence-Based Practice: A Product of Political and Cultural Times11. Gregory Teague, Ph.D., Thomas Trabin, Ph.D. and Charles Ray, M.Ed.: Building a Common Language in Mental Health Care Delivery12. Edward J. Mullen, D.S.W.: Facilitating Practitioner Use of Evidence-Based Practice13. Barbara Thomlinson, Ph.D. and Robin J. Jacobs, M.S.W.: Developing a Systematic Evidence-Based Search Plan for a Client with Co-Occurring Conditions14. Marjorie E. Weishaar, Ph.D.: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Suicide Risk Reduction in Crisis Intervention15. William Reid, D.S.W. and Anne E. Fortune, Ph.D.: Task-Centered Practice: An Exemplar of Evidence-Based Practice16. Craig Winston LeCroy, Ph.D. and Scott Okamoto, Ph.D.: Evidence-Based Practice and Manualized Treatment with Children17. Carlton Munson, Ph.D.: Evidence-Based Treatment for Traumatized and Abused Children18. David W. Springer, Ph.D.: Treating Juvenile Delinquents with Conduct Disorder, ADHD, and Oppositional Defiance Disorder19. Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Ph.D. and Stephanie A. Schwartz, Ph.D.: Evidence-Based Treatments for Obssessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Deciding What Treatment Method Works for Whom?20. Bernard L. Bloom, Ph.D., Kenneth R. Yeager, Ph.D., and Albert R. Roberts, Ph.D.: The Implications of Controlled Outcome Studies on Planned Short-Term Psychotherapy with Depressive Disorders21. Bernard Bloom, Ph.D., Kenneth R. Yeager, Ph.D., and Albert R. Roberts, Ph.D.: Evidence-Based Practice with Anxiety Disorders: Guidelines Based on 59 Outcome Studies22. Ellen P. Lukens, Ph.D. and William R. McFarlane, M.D.: Psychoeducation as Evidence-Based Practice: Considerations for Practice, Research, and Policy23. Kenneth R. Yeager, Ph.D. and Albert R. Roberts, Ph.D.: Mental Illness, Substance Dependence, and Suicidality24. M. Elizabeth Vonk, Ph.D., Patrick Bordnick, Ph.D., and Ken Graap, M.S.W.: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy of Persons with PTSD: An Evidence-Based Approach25. Phyllis Solomon, Ph.D. and Victoria Stanhope, M.S.W.: Recovery: Expanding the Vision of Evidence-Based Practice

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"This book provides some excellent articles that represent the most science-based, carefully reasoned approuch to EBP."--Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare