Evaluating Practice: Guidelines for the Accountable Professional, Volume 1

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Allyn and Bacon, 2006 - Political Science - 721 pages
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"Evaluating Practice" continues to be the most comprehensive practice evaluation text available. Focusing on single-system designs, "Evaluating Practice, 5/e," presents clear guidelines on conceptualizing and measuring problems, using practice-oriented evaluation designs, and understanding and analyzing resulting client data. Ethical guidelines for practice evaluation are infused throughout. "Evaluating Practice" was written for students and practitioners in all of the human services, including social work, psychology, counseling, nursing, and psychiatry.

"Evaluating Practice" comes with a free CD-ROM featuring numerous programs, including the unique and innovative SINGWIN program for analyzing single-system design data (created by Charles Auerbach, David Schnall, and Heidi Heft Laporte of Yeshiva University); the CASS and CAAP programs for managing cases and scoring scales (created by Walter Hudson); and a NEW set of Microsoft Excel Workbooks and interactive exercises.

Highlights of the Fifth Edition Improved and expanded CD-ROM contains the following items: Microsoft Excel Workbooks that illustrate how to graph and analyze single-system design data, score standardized scales, and understand contextualized, response-guided, single-system design practice; an "Intervention Plan" form that can be used to develop a comprehensive intervention and evaluation plan of action that parallels chapters in the text; and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations that correspond to material covered in this new edition. CD-ROM also contains SIGNIFICANT updates to SINGWIN including the incorporation of the latest statistical procedures designed for analyzing single-system design data. Text Website: http: //www.ablongman.com/bloom
This website offers a variety of resources for students and instructors, including web links, technical assistance for the SINGWIN software package, sample syllabi, and lecture presentations.

What reviewers are saying. . .

"The three strengths of this text are its comprehensiveness and depth, lucid writing and practice relevance. It's so good that I cannot even suggest any broad improvements. I love this book."
"Allen Rubin, University of Texas at Austin"

"This is the most accurate, comprehensive text available on single subject evaluation and it is also highly readable and engaging."
"Wanda Spaid, Brigham Young University"

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About the author (2006)

The late Carel B. Germain was professor of Social Work emerita at the University of Connecticut. She is the coauthor of "The Life Model of Social Work Practice: Advances in Theory and Practice, Second Edition" and editor of "Social Work Practice: People and Environments."

Martin Bloom is professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Connecticut and works in the area of primary prevention theory, practice, and research. He is the author of "Primary Prevention Practice" and coauthor of "Evaluating Practice: Guidelines for the Accountable Profession and Successful Aging.

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