Evidence-Based Practice in Clinical Social Work

"This volume is a superb and user-friendly resource for clinical social workers interested in incorporating the EBP approach into their practice. It provides the intellectual and practical tools that practitioners need to use EBP wisely as well as to appreciate its limitations, with many case i...

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Main Author: Drisko, James W.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Grady, Melissa D.
Format: Electronic
Language: English
Published: Boston, MA : Springer US, 2012.
Series: Essential Clinical Social Work Series
Online Access: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3470-2
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Table of Contents:
  • I. What is Evidence Based Practice and How It Influences Clinical Practice?- Introduction and Overview
  • Three Perspectives on Evidence Based Practice
  • The Steps of EBP in Clinical Social Work: An Overview
  • Assessment in Clinical Social Work and Identifying
  • Practice Information Needs
  • Locating Practice Research
  • Evaluating Research: Research Designs in EBM/EBP
  • Evaluating Research: Other Issues of Research Methodology in EBM/EBP
  • Meta-analysis and Systematic Reviews: Aggregating
  • Research Results
  • Shared Decision Making with the Client
  • Finalizing the Treatment Plan and Practice Evaluation
  • II. Case Examples of Evidence Based Practice
  • Sam: An Older, Gay Man who appears Depressed
  • Ray: A Man Fearful of Panic Attacks
  • Sally: A 12 year old who has Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Newman and Loretta: Parents of Arthur, a Man who has Schizophrenia
  • Jin: 16 year old Korean-American Male with Drinking Issues
  • Jennifer: A Young Homeless Woman who has Borderline Personality Disorder
  • III. EBP in Clinical Social Work Education and Ongoing Issues
  • Evidence Based Practice: Teaching and Supervision
  • Continuing Issues Regarding EBP in Practice
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Glossary
  • Appendix A: An Outline for a Biopsychosocial Assessment and Intervention Plan
  • Appendix B: A Bullet Point Summary of the Merits and the Limitations of EBP.