Developing Evidence-Based Generalist Practice Skills

ISBN-10: 1118176960
ISBN-13: 9781118176962
Edition: 2013
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Description: Gathering together the top scholars in social work practice, Dulmus and Sowers have created a resource that covers generalist practice skills appropriate for students and practitioners. The book begins by stressing the importance of evidence-based  More...

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List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 1/9/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 238
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Gathering together the top scholars in social work practice, Dulmus and Sowers have created a resource that covers generalist practice skills appropriate for students and practitioners. The book begins by stressing the importance of evidence-based practice and covers 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. The generalist practice skills covered are:Evidence-informed practiceTrauma-informed careInterviewingProblem identification, contracting, and case planningCase managementAdvocacyCrisis interventionPractice evaluationTermination, stabilization, and continuity of care 

Bruce Thyer is currently a Professor and former Dean with the College of Social Work at Florida State University.nbsp; Dr. Thyer spent the years 1987 - 2002 with the University of Georgia, where he earned the rank of Distinguished Research Professor.nbsp; He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.nbsp; 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.nbsp; His research interests involve the promotion of evidence-based practice, evaluation research, applied behavior analysis, and social work theory.

Evidence-Informed Practice
What is Evidence-Informed Practice?
Three Philosophies of Evidence-Based Practice
Different Kinds of Questions
Different Styles of Evidence-Based Practice
Examples of Evidence-Based Decision Making
Hallmarks and Implications of the Philosophy of Evidence-Based Practice and Care
Educational Implications
Controversies
Obstacles
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Trauma-Informed Practice
Overview
Defining Trauma
Risk Factors
Social Work and Trauma
Assessment of Trauma
Interventions for Trauma
Key Words
Review Question for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Interviewing Skills
Introduction
Definition
Interviewing as an Art
Interviewer challenges
The Helping Relationship
Techniques or Values
An Ethical Issue
Interviewing Modalities
Other modalities
Use of Interpreters
The setting
The Interview Settings
Technique
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Problem Identification, Contracting, and Case Planning
Introduction
Historical Background
Importance of Evidence-Based Documentation Skills
Using Evidence-Based Principles in Problem Identification and Case Planning
Creating the Problem Statement
Measuring the Problem Behavior
Developing the Service or Case Plan
Record Keeping and the Problem-Oriented Record
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Case Management
Models of Case Management
Historical Background of Case Management
Summary of Current Evidence-based Information on Case Management
Implications for Social Work on Micro, Mezzo, and Macro Levels
Limitations
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Advocacy
Advocacy and Social Work
Definitions and Classifications
Creating Advocacy Culture
Advocacy in Clinical Social Work
Advocacy in Macro Social Work
Multi-modal Strategies and Approaches
National and International Advocacy Movements
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Crisis Intervention
Introduction
Trends in Crisis Intervention
Prevalence and Impact of Emotional Trauma
Historical Background
Roberts' Seven-Stage Practice Model for Crisis Intervention
Summary of Current Evidence-Based and Informed Information on Crisis Intervention
Challenges in Implementing Evidence-Based Practice
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Practice Evaluation
Brief Background
Evidence-Based Information on Practice Evaluation
Case Studies
The B Design
The AB Design
The ABA Design
The ABAB Design
Multiple Baseline Designs
Alternating Treatment Design
Is There a Hierarchy of Research Evidence?
Limitations of this Approach
Implications for Social Work on Micro-, Mezzo-, and Macrolevels
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
References
Termination, Stabilization, and Continuity of Care
Historical Trends
A Broader Perspective on Service Delivery
Importance of Termination and Stabilization
Stabilization
Case Management, Brief Therapy, and Crisis Intervention
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References

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