Foundations of evidence-based social work practice by Kenneth Yeager

By Kenneth Yeager

This concise advent to evidence-based social paintings perform culls the main salient chapters from the interdisciplinary Evidence-Based perform handbook to shape a student-friendly assessment of the problems and interventions they are going to stumble upon all through their BSW or MSW application. half I defines phrases and important concerns, introducing scholars to the language and value of evidence-based perform and important pondering. Chapters will clarify the way to look for proof, easy methods to overview what facts rather is, find out how to ask the suitable questions, tips on how to advance criteria, and the way practitioners utilize study. half II contains sensible purposes, with each one bankruptcy concentrating on a selected intervention or inhabitants. subject matters comprise cognitive-behavioral ways to suicide dangers, manualized therapy with kids, treating juvenile delinquents, and interventions for OCD, anxiousness problems, substance abuse, PTSD, melancholy, and restoration. a number of chapterss from the distinct version of short therapy & obstacle Intervention on evidence-based perform in addition to unique chapters around out this much-needed advent to evidence-based social paintings perform.

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Controlled and randomized studies are preferable; provides sufficient detail and clarity to permit replication or at minimum the opportunity to build systematically on previous study findings; is published in peer-reviewed journals or approved by panels of independent experts through a process of rigorous and objective scientific review. What then is the basis for variance present within the understanding and operational definitions of evidence-based practice? • First, there are differences both within and between disciplines when address- ing various approaches to similar problems with evidence-based care.

Evidence-based practitioners do think that their actions probably will affect outcomes. However, EBP excludes neither complex decision making nor values, preferences, inclinations, and commonsense considerations. Rather, the process is expansive, requiring careful reasoning on the part of the practitioner. And while it may be true that commonsense approaches prevail in the average practitioner’s decision making, professional educational programs have as a goal preparing professional practitioners with knowledge and skills that go beyond common sense.

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