Social Work in Mental Health: An Evidence-Based Approach / Edition 1

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An essential desk reference for all helping professionals Social Work in Mental Health: An Evidence-Based Approach is a comprehensive and contemporary guide to the delivery of evidence-based care. Covering a wide spectrum of mental health disorders, editors Thyer and Wodarski have brought together noted experts to provide the most current, empirically supported techniques in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders as classified by the DSM-IV-TR.

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 "…the editors are very fair in their discussion of what empirical research is. They also nicely sum up the strengths of both quantitative and qualitative research methods in an even-handed manner. This section of the book can, and should be a primer for every social work research student." (PsycCRITIQUES; 9/12/07)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471693048
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/2/2007
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 7.15 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.49 (d)

Meet the Author

BRUCE A. THYER, PHD, is a Professor of Social Work at Florida State University. His research has focused on evidence-based practice, evaluation research, behavior analysis, social work theory, and clinical social work. He has cowritten or coauthored over twenty books, including, most recently, A Social Worker's Guide to Evaluating Practice Outcomes, Program Evaluation: An Introduction, Fourth Edition, and International Perspectives on Evidence-based Practice in Social Work.

JOHN S. WODARSKI, PHD,is Director of Research and Professor of Social Work at the University of Tennessee. He has coedited or coauthored over twenty books, including the Handbook of Violence, Essentials of Child Welfare, and The Social Work and Human Services Treatment Planner, all published by Wiley.

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Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Evidence-Based Social Work: An Overview.


Chapter 2. Mental Retardation.

Chapter 3. Autistic Disorder.

Chapter 4. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

Chapter 5. Conduct Disorder.

Chapter 6. Oppositional Defiant Disorder.

Chapter 7. Pica.


Chapter 8. Alcohol Abuse.

Chapter 9. Cannabis-Related Disorders.

Chapter 10. Cocaine-Related Disorders.

Chapter 11. Opioid-Related Disorders.


Chapter 12. Schizophrenia.


Chapter 13. Major Depressive Disorder.

Chapter 14. Dysthymic Disorder.

PART V: Anxiety Disorders.

Chapter 15. Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia.

Chapter 16. Agoraphobia without History of Panic Disorder.

Chapter 17. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.


Chapter 18. Sexual Desire and Arousal Disorders.

Chapter 19. Orgasmic Disorders.


Chapter 20. Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder.

PART VIII: Personality Disorders.

Chapter 21. Antisocial Personality Disorder.

Chapter 22. Borderline Personality Disorder.

PART IX: Conclusions.

Chapter 23. The Role for Social Worker sin the Managed Health Care System: A Model for Evidence-Based Practice.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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