From Task-Centered Social Work to Evidence-Based and Integrative Practice: Reflections on History and Implementation by Tina L. RzepnickiFrom Task-Centered Social Work to Evidence-Based and Integrative Practice: Reflections on History and Implementation by Tina L. Rzepnicki

From Task-Centered Social Work to Evidence-Based and Integrative Practice: Reflections on History…

EditorTina L. Rzepnicki, Stanley G. Mccracken, Harold E. Briggs

Paperback | June 15, 2012

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The importance of evidence-based practice has been long established, but many organizations still struggle with integrating it into their culture. From Task-Centered Social Work to Evidence-Based and Integrative Practice shows how this can be done through case examples of successfulimplementations. The book is divided into two parts. The first explains the development of evidence-based practice and its application across areas of social work theory. The second section consists of illustrative case examples. This book will inspire readers to contribute to and disseminateresearch and improve their social work practice.The authors value evidence as a resource for clinical decision-making and encourage the acquisition of practice-based evidence to complement and support published research. Lead editor Tina Rzepnicki says, "Sometimes the best available evidence is from one's own practice, as long as it issystematically gathered in a manner that ensures its validity. Not all evidence is equal; nor is all evidence of high quality. At the same time, high-quality evidence is not the exclusive domain of academics; there is a need for practice-based evidence." But practitioners should not stop withgathering and using their own evidence. If their new practice innovations work, they must disseminate and assist with adoption of their new techniques. This book will help readers overcome barriers to dissemination, including organizational factors and learning how to collaborate with clients andtheir family members, community representatives, staff, administrators, and academics.
Tina L. Rzepnicki (AM, PhD, University of Chicago) is the David and Mary Winton Green Professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. She has taught and conducted research in support of EBP and on child welfare practice for more than thirty years. She has published numerous books and articles based on he...
Title:From Task-Centered Social Work to Evidence-Based and Integrative Practice: Reflections on History…Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:June 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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