A Guide to Evidence-Based Group Work

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Oxford University Press, USA, Feb 12, 2008 - Social Science - 256 pages
This is the first textbook that illustrates, step by step, how to practice evidence-based group work. As group workers are increasingly being held accountable to evaluate, monitor, and improve their practice, there are scant resources available that apply specifically to their practice. General books on evidence-based practice lack the rich material on group work organized for the first time in this one volume. Designed specifically as a supplement for undergraduate and graduate group work courses, the text is organized around the process and philosophy of evidence-based practice: formulating appropriate practice questions; searching for evidence; critically reviewing available evidence; applying the evidence with judgment, skill, and concern for the group members; and evaluating the outcomes achieved. The evidence-based group work framework teaches students how to skillfully apply best practices through practical learning activities, case examples, research designs, step-by-step guidelines and checklists, assessment tips, and detailed instructions for formulating questions and evaluating answers. It will be equally valuable as a handy reference for professionals eager to hone their practice skills.

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Contents

Introduction to EvidenceBased Group Work
3
Formulate an Answerable Practice Question
21
Search for Best Available Evidence
31
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Mark Macgowan is an Associate Professor in Florida International University's School of Social Work in Miami, and is affiliated with the University's Community-Based Intervention Research Group.

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