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Evidence-Based Practices for Social Workers

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Third Edition

Thomas O'Hare

Publication Date - March 2020

ISBN: 9780190059378

912 pages
Paperback
7 x 10 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $94.99

Within the context of the growing demands for ethical, legal, and fiscal accountability in psychosocial practices, Evidence-Based Practice for Social Workers: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Third Edition provides a coherent, comprehensive and useful resource for social workers and other human service professionals.

Description

Within the context of the growing demands for ethical, legal, and fiscal accountability in psychosocial practices, Evidence-Based Practice for Social Workers: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Third Edition provides a coherent, comprehensive and useful resource for social workers and other human service professionals. This fully updated text teaches readers to 1) conduct clinical assessments informed by current human behaviour science; 2) implement interventions supported by current outcome research; and 3) engage in evaluation as part of daily practice to ensure effective implementation of evidence-based practices.

Sample assessment/evaluation instruments (contributed by leading experts) allow practitioners and students to better understand their use as both assessment and evaluation tools. Case studies and sample treatment plans help the reader bridge the gap between clinical research and everyday practice. Overall, Evidence-Based Practice for Social Workers provides practitioners and students with a thoroughly researched yet practice-oriented resource for learning and implementing effective assessment, intervention and evaluation methods for a wide array of psychosocial disorders and problems-in-living in adults, children and families.

New to this Edition

  • Hundreds of new citations keep readers up to date on latest developments in evidence-based practice
  • Updated research on culturally competent practice help readers translate evidence-based practices to other cultural contexts
  • Updated findings on assessment and other measurement tools often used in research and practice

Features

  • Encourages critical thinking and flexibility guided by best evidence in order to tailor evidence-based practices to individual client needs
  • Treatment Planning and Evaluation Case Studies allow developing practitioners to apply current research in everyday practice
  • Chapter Summaries and 8 appendices facilitate student learning
  • Defines and summarizes epidemiology of major disorders and problems
  • Guidelines for conducting multidimensional assessments of complex cases provide an organized conceptual model for conducting routine assessments across many mental health disorders
  • Assessment is based on current human behavior theory-driven research and practices are grounded in current intervention outcome research.

About the Author(s)

Thomas O'Hare, PhD, MSW, is Associate Professor at Boston College Graduate School of Social Work

Reviews

"This book clearly offers benefits to social work students and practitioners who need a collection of research evidences for assessment, intervention, and strategies to monitor and evaluate progress with each client." -- Hyunsung Oh, School of Social Work, Watts College of Public Service and Community Solution, Arizona State Univerity, Phoenix, AZ, USA, Research on Social Work Practice

"This new edition improves on what has been an ambitious and essential resource for the field of social work. The book carefully addresses both critical clinical issues and rigorous research on interventions for the most common adult, child and family clinical problems addressed by social workers. Thomas O'Hare has a gift for integrating complex clinical and research knowledge in an accessible, yet nuanced way." -- Jennifer L. Bellamy, PhD MSSW, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver

Table of Contents

    Preface

    Part I: Defining Evidence-Based Practice for Social Workers
    Chapter 1: Definition, Processes, and Principles
    Chapter 2: Qualitative and Quantitative Assessment
    Chapter 3: Selecting and Implementing Interventions
    Chapter 4: Testing Interventions and Evaluating Programs

    Part II: Adult Disorders
    Chapter 5: Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
    Chapter 6: Depressive and Bipolar Disorders
    Chapter 7: Substance Use Disorders
    Chapter 8: Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    Chapter 9: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    Chapter 10: Antisocial and Borderline Personality Disorders

    Part III: Problems and Disorders of Couples, Children, and Families
    Chapter 11: Distressed Couples
    Chapter 12: Anxiety and Depression in Children and Adolescents
    Chapter 13: Conduct Disorder and ADHD in Children and Adolescents
    Chapter 14: Child Abuse and Neglect
    Chapter 15: Eating Disorders
    Chapter 16: Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Problems in Adolescents and Young Adults

    Afterword: The Future of Evidence-Based Practice for Social Workers
    Appendixes
    A Psychosocial Well-Being Scale (PSWS)
    B Shortform Assessment for Children (SAC)
    C Practice Skills Inventory (PSI)
    D Substance Abuse Treatment Self-Efficacy Scale (SATSES)
    E Addiction Severity Index
    F Score Form, Borderline Personality Disorder Severity Index, Version IV
    G Scoring Worksheet for PTSD Index, Child Version
    H About the Instruments
    References
    Index