Foundations of Evidence-Based Social Work Practice

Foundations of Evidence-Based Social Work Practice

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This concise introduction to evidence-based social work practice culls the most salient chapters from the interdisciplinary "Evidence-Based Practice Manual" to form a student-friendly overview of the issues and interventions they will encounter throughout their BSW or MSW program. 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 evidence, how to evaluate what evidence really is, how to ask the right questions, how to develop standards, and how practitioners make use of research. Part II consists of practical applications, with each chapter focusing on a particular intervention or population. Topics include cognitive-behavioural approaches to suicide risks, manualized treatment with children, treating juvenile delinquents, and interventions for OCD, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, PTSD, depression, and recovery. Several chapters from the special edition of "Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention" on evidence-based practice, as well as two original chapters round out this much-needed introduction to evidence-based social work more

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  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 162.6 x 236.2 x 25.4mm | 657.72g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 3 line illus.
  • 0195305949
  • 9780195305944

Table of contents

OVERVIEW, DEFINITIONS, PRACTICE GUIDELINES, AND CRITICAL ISSUES; 1. Designing, Searching For, Finding, and Implementing Practice-Based Research and Evidence-Based Studies; 2. The Evidence For and Against Evidence-Based Practice; 3. What is Evidence-Based Practice?; 4. A Practical Approach to Formulating Evidence-Based Questions in Social Work; 5. Implementing Best Practice and Expert Consensus Procedures; 6. Overview of Evidence-Based Practices; 7. Implementation of Practice Guidelines and Evidence-Based Treatment: A Survey of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Social Workers; 8. Concise Standards for Developing Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines; 9. Will the Real Evidence-Based Practice Please Stand Up? Teaching the Process of Evidence-Based Practice to the Helping Professions; 10. Health Care Evidence-Based Practice: A Product of Political and Cultural Times; 11. Building a Common Language in Mental Health Care Delivery; 12. Facilitating Practitioner Use of Evidence-Based Practice; 13. Developing a Systematic Evidence-Based Search Plan for a Client with Co-Occurring Conditions; 14. A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Suicide Risk Reduction in Crisis Intervention; 15. Task-Centered Practice: An Exemplar to Evidence-Based Practice; 16. Evidence-Based Practice and Manualized Treatment with Children; 17. Evidence-Based Treatment for Traumatized and Abused Children; 18. Treating Juvenile Delinquents with Conduct Disorder, ADHD, and Oppositional Defiance Disorder; 19. Evidence-Based Treatments for Obssessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Deciding What Treatment Method Works for Whom?; 20. The Implications of Controlled Outcome Studies on Planned Short-Term Psychotherapy with Depressive Disorders; 21. Evidence-Based Practice with Anxiety Disorders: Guidelines Based on 59 Outcome Studies; 22. Psychoeducation as Evidence-Based Practice: Considerations for Practice, Research, and Policy; 23. Mental Illness, Substance Dependence, and Suicidality; 24. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy of Persons with PTSD: An Evidence-Based Approachshow more

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