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Readings in Evidence-Based Social Work

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

Edited by:
  • Michael G. Vaughn - Saint Louis University, USA
  • Matthew Howard - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
  • Bruce A. Thyer - Florida State University, USA, North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus, Republic of South Africa

November 2008 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.

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

Michael G. Vaughn

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. More About Author

Matthew O. Howard

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... More About Author

Bruce A. Thyer, Ph.D.

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... More About Author

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