Readings in Evidence-Based Social Work: Syntheses of the Intervention Knowledge Base

Readings in Evidence-Based Social Work: Syntheses of the Intervention Knowledge Base

By: Bruce A. Thyer (editor), Michael G. Vaughn (editor), Alicia Lankton (editor), Matthew Owen Howard (editor)Paperback

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The editor of RSWP, Bruce Thyer, noted that there is a great need within schools of social work to incorporate the latest research on evidence based practice within the curriculum. In fact, courses that are specifically focused on evidence based practice are also being offered. This reader synthesizes the current knowledge, add editorial commentary and questions, and present state-of-the-art material in a cost-effective and collective way. The reader is intended to help faculty supplement their existing textbooks with a volume that can help students better understand which interventions work and why.

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Michael Vaughn, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Saint Louis University. He is the author of over 50 articles and book chapters. Currently, he has three funded projects. Two of which involve developing databases of empirical studies for quantitative synthesis on adolescent substance abuse treatment and adolescent antisocial behavior. In addition, he is writing numerous articles on the topic of serious juvenile offending, transitions to adulthood for foster youth and applications of a biosocial dynamic framework to antisocial behavior and substance abuse. Matthew Howard, Ph.D. is the Frank Daniels Distinguished Professor of Social Work at the University of North Carolina. Nationally acknowledged as an expert in psychiatric comorbidity of substance use disorders and evidence-based practice, he has published more than 100 articles in these areas and has served as PI or co-PI on several federally-funded grants. His recent research has examined predictors of major depression and anxiety disorders in adolescent inhalant and ecstasy users, racial and gender differences in the prevalence and predictors of substance-induced psychiatric disorders, self-medication of psychiatric disorders with alcohol and illicit drugs, and long-term health outcomes of polydrug dependent adults with comorbid mental health disorders. 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.


Preface Introduction PART I: CHILDREN AND FAMILIES Ch 1. Preventing Child Abuse: A Meta-Analysis of Parent Training Programs - Brad W. Lundahl, Janelle Nimer, and Bruce Parsons Ch 2. Parent Involvement in Treatment for ADHD: A Meta-Analysis of the Published Studies - Jacqueline Corcoran and Patrick Dattalo Ch 3. Effective Family-Based Interventions for Adolescents With Substance Use Problems: A Systematic Review - Ashley M. Austin, Mark J. Macgowan and Eric F. Wagner Ch 4. Therapeutic Interventions for Foster Children: A Systematic Research Synthesis - Patricia Ann Craven and Robert E. Lee PART II: AT-RISK YOUTH Ch 5. Are Mainstream Programs for Juvenile Delinquency Less Effective With Minority Youth Than Majority Youth? A Meta-Analysis of Outcomes Research - Sandra Jo Wilson, Mark W. Lipsey, and Haluk Soydan Ch 6. Psychosocial Treatment of Youth Suicide: A Systematic Review of the Research - Mark J. Macgowan Ch 7. Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment: A Synthesis of Controlled Evaluations - Michael G. Vaughn and Matthew O. Howard Ch 8. Participation in Victim-Offender Mediation and the Prevalence of Subsequent Delinquent Behavior: A Meta-Analysis - William R. Nugent, Mona Williams, and Mark S. Umbreit PART III: MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING Ch 9. Meta-Analysis of Interventions With Co-Occurring Disorders of Severe Mental Illness and Substance Abuse: Implications for Social Work Practice - Marian L. Dumaine Ch 10. Treating Depression During Pregnancy and the Postpartum: A Preliminary Meta-Analysis - Sarah E. Bledsoe and Nancy K. Grote Ch 11. A Systematic Review of Depression Treatments in Primary Care for Latino Adults - Leopoldo J. Cabassa and Marissa C. Hansen Ch 12. Changing Heterosexuals' Attitudes Toward Homosexuals: A Systematic Review of the Empirical Literature - Edmon W. Tucker and Miriam Potocky-Tripodi Ch 13. A Systematic Review of the Literature on Intercessory Prayer - David R. Hodge Conclusion: The Way Forward:Translating Research Findings Into Practice Settings - Bruce A. Thyer, Michael G. Vaughn, and Matthew O. Howard Index About the Editors List of Contributors

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  • publication date: 30/11/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412963244
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 344
  • ID: 9781412963244
  • weight: 590
  • ISBN10: 1412963249

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