Developing Evidence-Based Generalist Practice Skills

Developing Evidence-Based Generalist Practice Skills

By: Catherine N. Dulmus (author), Bruce A. Thyer (author), Karen Sowers (author)Paperback

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With contributions from the leading scholars in social work, this edited text provides a solid foundation of generalist practice skills for students and social workers. Creating a resource that covers generalist practice skills appropriate for students and practitioners, the authors begin by stressing the importance of evidence-based practice and cover key areas from intake through intervention and termination. Each chapter covers the theoretical basis for each type of practice as well as the practice implications for social work.

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About Author

BRUCE A. THYER, PhD, LCSW, is Professor and former dean of the College of Social Work at Florida State University. He is the founding and current editor of the bimonthly journal Research on Social Work Practice. CATHERINE N. DULMUS, PhD, LCSW, is Professor, Associate Dean for Research, and Director of the Buffalo Center for Social Research in the School of Social Work at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, and Research Director at Hillside Family of Agencies in Rochester, New York. KAREN M. SOWERS, PhD, is Dean and Beaman Professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research interests include juvenile justice, sexuality, social work education, child welfare, evidence-based practice, and international social work practice.


Preface xi About the Editors xv Contributors xvii Chapter 1 Evidence-Informed Practice 1 Eileen Gambrill What Is Evidence-Informed Practice? 2 Three Philosophies of Evidence-Based Practice 7 Different Kinds of Questions 8 Different Styles of Evidence-Based Practice 9 Examples of Evidence-Based Decision Making 10 Hallmarks and Implications of the Philosophy of Evidence-Based Practice and Care 11 Educational Implications 15 Controversies 16 Obstacles 17 Conclusion 18 Key Terms 19 Review Questions for Critical Thinking 19 Online Resources 20 References 20 Chapter 2 Trauma-Informed Practice 25 Nancy J. Smyth and Laura Greyber Overview 25 Defining Trauma 26 Risk Factors 29 Social Work and Trauma 29 Assessment of Trauma 30 Interventions for Trauma 34 Key Terms 45 Review Questions for Critical Thinking 45 Online Resources 45 References 46 Chapter 3 Interviewing Skills 51 Francis J. Turner Introduction 51 Definition 52 Interviewing as an Art 53 Interviewer Challenges 53 The Helping Relationship 54 Techniques or Values 55 An Ethical Issue 56 Interviewing Modalities 57 Other Interviewing Modalities 60 Use of Interpreters 62 The Interview Setting 63 Interviewing Techniques 65 Conclusion 66 Key Terms 66 Review Questions for Critical Thinking 67 Online Resources 67 References 67 Chapter 4 Problem Identification, Contracting, and Case Planning 69 Sophia F. Dziegielewski Introduction 69 Historical Background 70 Importance of Evidence-Based Documentation Skills 71 Using Evidence-Based Principles in Problem Identification and Case Planning 75 Creating the Problem Statement 76 Measuring the Problem Behavior 77 Developing the Service or Case Plan 79 Recordkeeping and the Problem-Oriented Record 85 Conclusion 89 Key Terms 89 Review Questions for Critical Thinking 89 Online Resources 90 References 90 Chapter 5 Case Management 93 Valerie Holton and Joseph Walsh Models of Case Management 94 Historical Background of Case Management 100 Summary of Current Evidence-Based Information on Case Management 105 Implications for Social Work on Micro, Mezzo, and Macro Levels 112 Limitations 114 Conclusion 114 Key Terms 115 Review Questions for Critical Thinking 115 Online Resources 115 References 116 Chapter 6 Advocacy 123 Malabika Misty Das, Cheryl Hiu-Kwan Chui, and Cecilia Lai-Wan Chan Advocacy and Social Work 123 Definitions and Classifications 124 Creating Advocacy Culture 125 Advocacy in Clinical Social Work 128 Advocacy in Macro Social Work 130 Multimodal Strategies and Approaches 134 National and International Advocacy Movements 141 Conclusion 143 Key Terms 143 Review Questions for Critical Thinking 143 Online Resources 143 References 144 Chapter 7 Crisis Intervention 149 Kenneth R. Yeager, Albert R. Roberts, and Wendy Grainger Introduction 149 Trends in Crisis Intervention 150 Prevalence and Impact of Emotional Trauma 150 Historical Background 154 Roberts s Seven-Stage Practice Model for Crisis Intervention 156 Summary of Current Evidence-Based and Informed Information on Crisis Intervention 160 Challenges in Implementing Evidence-Based Practice 165 Conclusion 169 Key Terms 170 Review Questions for Critical Thinking 170 Online Resources 170 References 171 Chapter 8 Practice Evaluation 177 Bruce A. Thyer Brief Background 178 Evidence-Based Information on Practice Evaluation 179 Case Studies 181 The B Design 182 The AB Design 185 The ABA Design 186 The ABAB Design 188 Multiple Baseline Designs 188 Alternating Treatments Design 191 Is There a Hierarchy of Research Evidence? 193 Limitations of This Approach 195 Implications for Social Work on Micro, Mezzo, and Macro Levels 197 Conclusion 198 Key Terms 199 Review Questions for Critical Thinking 199 Online Resources 199 References 200 Chapter 9 Termination, Stabilization, and Continuity of Care 205 Samuel A. MacMaster and Sara Sanders Historical Trends 206 A Broader Perspective on Service Delivery 206 Importance of Termination and Stabilization 209 Stabilization 211 Case Management, Brief Therapy, and Crisis Intervention 212 Conclusion 217 Key Terms 217 Review Questions for Critical Thinking 218 Online Resources 218 References 218 Author Index 223 Subject Index 231

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/02/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781118176962
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 238
  • ID: 9781118176962
  • weight: 488
  • ISBN10: 1118176960

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