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Evidence-Based Practice in the Field of Substance Abuse: A Book of Readings

Evidence-Based Practice in the Field of Substance Abuse: A Book of Readings

By: Bruce A. Thyer (author), Alicia Lankton (author), Katherine S. Van Wormer (author)Paperback

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Evidence Based Practice in Substance Abuse Treatment is a reader on evidence based practices in substance abuse treatment. The book is built around a core of treatment interventions that were published in several well-known journals on substance abuse treatment and research in social work practice. The purpose of the reader is to collect and comment on various forms of treatment that have proven effectiveness and to demonstrate how they have been applied in practice. In addition, the editors will provide a bridge analysis across chapters and sections connecting key themes across chapters, and they will provide a discussion in each chapter that describes why the intervention was chosen, it's significance and why it is believed to be noteworthy. In addition, each chapter will contain critical thinking questions and the book will contain a glossary of key terms.

About Author

Katherine S. van Wormer, MSSW, PhD, is professor of social work at the University of Northern Iowa. Her PhD is in sociology from the University of Georgia. Uniquely in the 1960s, van Wormer participated in two civil rights movements-one in North Carolina and one in Northern Ireland, where she taught English for several years. In the late 1980s, she moved to Norway for two years to practice alcoholism counseling. Dr. van Wormer has authored or co-authored over 20 books and 60 articles. Among the recent books she has authored or co-authored are Death by Domestic Violence: Preventing the Murders and the Murder-Suicides (2009, Praeger); Working with Female Offenders: A Gender-Sensitive Approach, (2010, Wiley & Sons); two volumes of Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Micro and Macro Levels, Second Edition (2011, Oxford University Press); and Addiction Treatment: A Strengths Perspective, Third Edition (2012, Cengage). Her most recent books are Restorative Justice Today (2012, SAGE) and Women and the Criminal Justice System, Fourth Edition (2014, Pearson). Dr. van Wormer and her co-author have done numerous speaking engagements related to their 2012 book, The Maid Narratives: African American Domestic Workers and their Employers in the Jim Crow South (LSU Press). Bruce Thyer is currently a Professor and former Dean with the College of Social Work at Florida State University. Dr. Thyer spent the years 1987 - 2002 with the University of Georgia, where he earned the rank of Distinguished Research Professor. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. In 2012 he was elected to the Social Work Academy of the National Academies of Practice. Dr. Thyer is the founder and current editor of one of social work's premier journals, RESEARCH ON SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE, and is the author of over 250 articles, 80 chapters and he had authored or edited over 25 professional books. His research interests involve the promotion of evidence-based practice, evaluation research, applied behavior analysis, and social work theory.


PrefacePART I: INTRODUCTION TO EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICECh 1. Evidence-Based Practice in the Area of Substance Abuse - Bruce A. Thyer, Katherine van WormerCh 2. Evidence-Based Practice and Policy: Choices Ahead - Eileen GambrillPART II. ASSESSMENT OF SUBSTANCE ABUSECh 3. Assessment of Youthful Problem Drinkers: Validating the Drinking Context Scale (DCS-9) With Freshman First Offenders - Thomas O'Hare, Margaret V. SherrerCh 4. Validating the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test With Persons Who Have a Serious Metal Illness - Thomas O'Hare, Margaret V. Sherrer, Annamaria LaButti, Kelly EmrickPART III: GENDER- AND CULTURALLY BASED INTERVENTIONSCh 5. The Effects of PTSD on Treatment Adherence, Drug Relapse, and Criminal Recidivism in a Sample of Incarcerated Men and Women - Sheryl Pimlott KubiakCh 6. A Gender-Specific Pathway to Serious, Violent, and Chronic Offending? Exploring Howell's Risk Factors for Serious Delinquency - Pernilla Johansson, Kimberly Kempf-Leonard Ch 7. Parent-Centered Intervention: A Practical Approach for Preventing Drug Abuse in Hispanic Adolescents - Maria I. Tapia, Seth J. Schwartz, Guillermo Prado, Barbara Lopez, Hilda PantinCh 8. Women and Alcohol-Use Disorders: A Review of Important Knowledge and Its Implications for Social Work Practitioners - Brad R. KarollCh 9. Effects of Coordinated Services for Drug-Abusing Women Who Are Victims of Intimate Partner Violence - Larry Bennett, Patricia O'BrienPART IV: TREATMENT ISSUES AND INNOVATIONSCh 10. The Life Course Perspective on Drug Use: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Drug Use Trajectories - Yih-Ing Hser, Douglas Longshore, M. Douglas AnglinCh 11. Motivational Interviewing and Social Work Practice - Stephanie WahabCh 12. Motivational Interviewing to Affect Behavioral Change in Older Adults - Sherry M. Cummings, R. Lyle Cooper, and Kim McClure CassieCh 13. Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction - National Institute on Drug AbuseCh 14. Methamphetamine Abuse in the United States: Contextual, Psychological, and Sociological Considerations - Michael T. Shrem, Perry N. HalkitisPART V: POLICY CONSIDERATIONSCh 15. Housing First Services for People Who Are Homeless With Co-Occurring Serious Mental Illness and Substance Abuse - Deborah K. Padgett, Leyla Gulcur, and Sam TsemberisCh 16. Harm Reduction: A Model for Social Work Practice With Adolescents - Katherine van WormerCh 17. Secondary Prevention Services for Clients Who Are Low Risk in Drug Court: A Conceptual Model - David S. DeMatteo, Douglas B. Marlowe, and David S. FestingerConclusion. The Way Forward: From Research to Practice - Bruce A. Thyer and Katherine van WormerAbout the Editors

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  • ISBN13: 9781412975773
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 312
  • ID: 9781412975773
  • ISBN10: 1412975778

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