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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. Coverage ranges from disorders seen in early infancy and childhood through the adolescent and adult years. Disorders covered include: Autism, ADHD, Substance abuse, Schizophrenia, Mood disorders, Anxiety disorders, Eating disorders, Sexual disorders, Personality disorders, Mental Retardation.

Written and organized in an accessible style, Social Work in Mental Health: An Evidence-Based Approach provides helping professionals with an engaging and easy-to-follow guide to learning how to deliver the most up-to-date mental health care. Examples of evidence-based interventions guide the reader through the process and provide insight into the philosophy as well as the scientific basis underlying each technique and intervention presented. Chapters begin with learning objectives that alert you to the main ideas covered and conclude with provocative study questions that are designed to test your understanding while providing an opportunity for review and reinforcement of the key concepts covered. Ideal for all helping professionals-from those just starting out to the most seasoned clinician-this guide is a vital reference for anyone looking to stay abreast of contemporary techniques in the delivery of mental health services.

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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)

Table of Contents

Contributors     xxiii
Preface     xxvii
Evidence-Based Social Work: An Overview   Bruce A. Thyer     1
Overview of the Problem     1
First Principles     7
There Is an Objective Reality     7
Psychosocial Phenomena Are a Part of That Reality     8
Knowledge of Psychosocial Phenomena Can Be Arrived At     10
Scientific Inquiry Is the Most Reliable Way to Arrive at Valid Knowledge     12
There Are Some Good Methods to Measure Psychosocial Phenomena     15
There Are Some Empirically Supported Interventions     17
We Have a Professional Obligation to Apply This Knowledge     18
We Have a Professional Obligation to Empirically Evaluate the Outcomes of Our Interventions     19
We Have a Professional Obligation to Promote Evidence-Based Practice     22
Summary     23
Study Questions     24
References     25
Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence     29
Mental Retardation   John Gerdtz   Susan Gerdtz     31
Overview of the Problem     31
Operational Definitions of the Problem     32
Future Terminology     36
General Characteristics of Persons with Mental Retardation     36
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment     38
Self-Report Methods     38
Behavioral Assessment     41
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention     42
Individual Therapies     42
Family Interventions     45
Community Interventions     47
Summary     48
Study Questions     48
References     49
Autistic Disorder   Claire J. Calohan   Colin M. Peeler     53
Overview of the Problem     53
Operational Definitions of the Problem     55
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment     57
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention     60
Individual Therapies     60
Marital, Couple, and Family Therapies     65
Summary     68
Study Questions     68
References     69
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder   David R. Dupper   Joy B. Musick     75
Overview of the Problem     75
Operational Definitions of the Problem     78
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment     79
Structured Teacher and Student Interviews     80
Rating Scales     80
Direct Observations     82
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention     82
Behavioral Parent Training     84
Classroom Applications of Contingency Management Techniques     85
Summary     88
Study Questions     90
Appendix     90
Internet Resources     90
Model Programs     91
Suggested Readings for Professionals     92
Suggested Readings for Parents and Other Caregivers     93
References     94
Conduct Disorder   Carolyn Hilarski     97
Overview of the Problem     97
Operational Definition of the Problem     98
Additional Specifiers     98
Comorbidity     99
Prevalence     100
Cost     100
Implications for Social Work     101
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment     102
Person Interviews or Self-Reports     102
Collaterals     103
Family Assessment     103
School Functioning     103
Physiological Evaluation     103
Diagnostic Formulation      104
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention     104
Individual Therapy     104
Child- and Parent-Focused and School-Based Interventions     105
Child-Focused and School-Based     105
Group Therapies     106
Family Therapy     107
Multisystemic Therapy     108
Community Interventions     108
Summary     110
Study Questions     110
References     111
Oppositional Defiant Disorder   Lisa A. Rapp-Paglicci     117
Overview of the Problem     117
Operational Definitions of the Problem     119
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment     119
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention     122
Individual Interventions     122
Group Interventions     123
Family Interventions     123
Community and Multifaceted Programs     126
Summary     127
Study Questions     128
References     129
Pica   Irma A. Molina   Matthew T. Theriot   Catherine N. Dulmus     133
Operational Definitions of the Problem     133
Overview of the Problem      134
Prevalence and Characteristics among Children     134
Prevalence and Characteristics among Women     135
Prevalence and Characteristics among the Developmentally and Intellectually Disabled     138
Social and Financial Costs     139
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment     139
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention     140
Overcorrection Procedure     140
Negative Practice (Mild Punishment)     141
Brief Physical Restraint     142
Noncontingent Reinforcement     143
Differential Reinforcement of Incompatible Behavior     144
Discrimination Training with Punishment Component     145
A Combination of Noncontingent Reinforcement and Differential Reinforcement of Alternative Behavior     145
Simplified Habit Reversal     146
Use of Social Interactions without Aversive Stimuli     146
Use of a Comprehensive Treatment Package     147
Iron Therapy and Vitamin Supplement     148
Summary     148
Study Questions     150
References     150
Substance-Related Disorders     155
Alcohol Abuse   Nancy J. Smyth   Charles D. Syms     157
Operational Definitions of the Problem     157
Moderate and Risky or Heavy Drinking     157
Alcohol-Related Disorders     158
People with Alcohol Problems     159
Prevalence, Incidence, and Social and Financial Costs     159
Relevance of Social Work's Involvement     160
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment     161
Structured Clinical Interviews     161
Computerized Assessment Methods     162
Self-Report Methods     162
Screening and Diagnostic Measures     163
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention     166
Individual Therapies     168
Group Therapies     169
Marital and Family Therapies     171
Community Interventions     174
Summary     175
Study Questions     175
References     176
Cannabis-Related Disorders   Melissa Radey   Laura Hopson     183
Overview of the Problem     183
Prevalence and Incidence     183
Social and Financial Costs     184
Social Work Involvement     185
Operational Definitions of the Problem     186
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment     187
The Culture Surrounding Marijuana Use     187
Marijuana Use and Adolescence     188
Overview of Assessment Instruments     188
Diagnostic Interviews     189
Assessment Specific to Cannabis     190
Biological Assessment Measures     191
Computerized Assessment Methods     192
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention     192
Individual Therapies     193
Pharmacological Interventions     193
Group Therapies     194
Family Therapies     194
Community Interventions     195
Summary     196
Study Questions     196
References     197
Cocaine-Related Disorders   Patrick S. Bordnick   Hilary L. Copp   Bruce A. Thyer     201
Overview of the Problem     201
Operational Definitions of the Problem     203
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment     204
Self-Report Methods     204
Behavioral Assessment     206
Physiological Measures     207
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention     208
Individual Therapies     209
Group Therapies     218
Community Interventions     219
Summary     220
Study Questions     222
References     222
Opioid-Related Disorders   Laura Hopson   Melissa Radey     229
Overview of the Problem     229
Prevalence and Incidence     229
Social and Financial Costs     230
Social Work Involvement     230
Operational Definitions of the Problem     231
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment     232
Structured Clinical Interviews     233
Screening Questionnaires     234
Assessment Specific to Opioids     236
Physiological Measures     237
Computerized Assessment Methods     238
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention     238
Individual Therapies     239
Pharmacological Interventions     240
Group Therapies     241
Couples and Family Therapies     241
Community Interventions     242
Summary     243
Study Questions     243
References     244
Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders     249
Schizophrenia   Kia J. Bentley   Joseph Walsh    A. Suzanne Boyd   Melissa Floyd Taylor     251
Overview of the Problem     251
Operational Definitions of the Problem     252
Prevalence, Incidence, Social and Economic Costs     254
Relevance of Social Work Involvement     255
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment     256
Instruments Used in Research Studies     256
Symptom Measures for Use in Clinical Settings     257
Scales Measuring Quality of Life     259
Social Functioning Scales     260
Assessing the Adverse Effects of Medication     261
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention     263
Individual Interventions     264
Family Approaches and Group Therapies     267
Community Interventions     269
Summary     278
Study Questions     279
References     280
Mood Disorders     287
Major Depressive Disorder   Michael J. Holosko   Nansy Jean-Baptiste   Trang Le   Allison Eaton   Lisa Power     289
Overview of the Problem     289
Gender Differences     290
Ethnic Minority Issues     291
Operational Definitions of the Problem     292
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment     293
Self-Report Methods and Other Administered Interview Guides     293
Self-Report Interviews and Self-Administered Methods     294
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention     295
Biological and Biochemical Interventions     295
Combination Therapies     296
Individual Therapies     296
Group Therapies     298
Marital, Couple, and Family Therapies     300
Community Interventions     301
Summary     302
Study Questions     302
References     303
Dysthymic Disorder   Michael J. Holosko   Trang Le   Nansy Jean-Baptiste   Lisa Power   Allison Eaton     307
Overview of the Problem     307
Prevalence     308
Social Impairment     309
Lost Productivity and Economic Costs     310
Treatment Costs     310
Operational Definitions of the Problem     311
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment     313
Self-Report Instruments     314
Observer-Rating Scales     314
Semistructured Interviews      315
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention     316
Individual Interventions     316
Couples Therapy     321
Group Interventions     322
Community Interventions     322
Summary     323
Study Questions     323
References     324
Anxiety Disorders     329
Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia   Joseph A. Himle   Daniel J. Fischer   Laura M. Lokers     331
Overview of the Problem     331
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment     333
Clinical Interview     333
Clinician-Rated and Self-Report Measures     334
Behavioral Avoidance Test     335
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention     335
Real-Life Exposure to External Cues     335
Exposure to Internal Cues (Interoceptive Exposure)     336
Cognitive Therapy     338
Anxiety Management Techniques     340
Summary     344
Study Questions     346
References     346
Agoraphobia without History of Panic Disorder   Bruce M. Hyman     351
Overview of the Problem     352
Operational Definitions of the Problem      352
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment     356
Semistructured Diagnostic Interviews     356
Unstructured Clinical Interviews     357
Self-Report Measures     358
Behavioral Avoidance Tests     358
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention     358
In Vivo Exposure: Overcoming Fear of External Situations     359
Interoceptive Exposure: Overcoming Fear of Internal Sensations     361
Typical Problems     362
Cognitive Strategies     363
Self-Regulation Strategies Reconceptualized     366
Spouse or Significant Other Involvement in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy     367
Summary     368
Study Questions     371
References     372
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder   Barbara Van Noppen   Joseph A. Himle   Gail Steketee     377
Overview of the Problem     377
Prevalence     377
Financial and Social Costs     378
Operational Definitions of the Problem     380
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment     382
Structured Clinical Interviews     383
Self-Report Measures     385
Observational Measures      386
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention     386
Individual Behavioral Treatment     386
Cognitive Interventions     388
Biological Interventions     390
Group Interventions     391
Family Interventions     391
Summary     392
Study Questions     393
References     393
Sexual Disorders     401
Sexual Desire and Arousal Disorders   Sophia F. Dziegielewski   Barbara F. Turnage   Gary Dick   Cheryl Resnick-Cortes     403
Operational Definitions of the Problem     403
Sexual Desire Disorders     405
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment     407
Assessment Scales and Methods     411
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention     414
Sexual Desire Disorders     415
Sexual Arousal Disorders     417
Combination Approaches     420
Sexual Dysfunction among Gay Men     421
Summary     422
Study Questions     423
References     423
Orgasmic Disorders   Sophia P. Dziegielewski   George Jacinto   Gary Dick   Cheryl Resnick-Cortes      427
Overview of the Problem     427
Operational Definitions of the Problem     428
Sexual Development     428
Defining Sexual Dysfunctions     430
Prevalence Estimates of Sexual Dysfunction     430
Prevalence Estimates of Male Orgasmic Disorders     431
Prevalence Estimates of Female Orgasmic Disorders     432
Categories of Orgasmic Disorders     432
Anorgasmia     433
Premature Ejaculation     434
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment     435
Assessment Scales     437
Special Considerations in Assessment     440
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention     441
Anorgasmic Disorders     442
Premature Ejaculation     447
Summary     450
Study Questions     452
References     452
Eating Disorders     457
Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder   Laura L. Myers     459
Overview of the Problem     459
Operational Definitions of the Problem     460
Bulimia Nervosa     460
Anorexia Nervosa     461
Atypical Eating Disorder      462
Binge Eating Disorder     463
Prevalence     463
Prognosis     464
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment     465
Structured Clinical Interviews     465
Self-Report Questionnaires     466
Computerized Assessment Methods     467
Observational Methods     468
Evidence-Based Approaches to Treating Bulimia Nervosa     468
Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment     468
Advanced Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Research     469
Interpersonal Psychotherapy     470
Nutrition Therapy     470
Pharmacological Treatment     471
Evidence-Based Approaches to Treating Anorexia Nervosa     472
Behavior Therapy     472
Behavioral Family Therapy     473
Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment     473
Pharmacological Treatment     474
Evidence-Based Approaches to Treating Binge Eating Disorders     474
Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment     474
Interpersonal Psychotherapy     475
Behavioral Weight Loss Treatment     475
Pharmacological Treatment     476
Evidence-Based Approaches to Treating Atypical Eating Disorders     476
Summary      476
Study Questions     477
References     477
Personality Disorders     483
Antisocial Personality Disorder   Carolyn Hilarski     485
Overview of the Problem     485
Operational Definitions of the Problem     487
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV Criteria     487
Prevalence     488
Cost     488
Implications for Social Work     488
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment     489
Self-Report Methods     489
Semistructured Assessment     490
Multidimensional Structured Interview     491
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention     491
Treatment Prognosis     491
Pharmacological Treatments     492
Individual Therapies     493
Group Therapies     493
Community Prevention and Intervention Models     494
Family Therapies     494
Summary     496
Study Questions     496
References     497
Borderline Personality Disorder   Andre Ivanoff   Jennifer Manuel   Henry Schmidt III     503
Overview of the Problem      503
Operational Definitions of the Problem     504
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment     506
Self-Report Methods     506
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention     509
Psychopharmacological Treatments     509
Individual Therapies     510
Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic Therapies     515
Cognitive Therapy     516
Dialectical Behavior Therapy     516
Marital/Couple/Family Therapies     517
Summary     518
Study Questions     518
References     519
Conclusions     525
The Role for Social Workers in the Managed Health Care System: A Model for Evidence-Based Practice   Kimberly J. Long   Lindsay Homesley   John S. Wodarski     527
Overview of the Problem     527
Managed Health Care     528
Psychosocial Treatment Configuration     529
Worker and Client Characteristics     530
Professionals versus Paraprofessionals     531
Worker Characteristics     531
Treatment Components     532
Length of Therapy     532
Behavior Acquisition     533
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention     533
Evidence-Based Approaches to Treatment     535
Implementation of Change Strategy: Level of Intervention     536
Macrolevel Intervention     537
Relapse Prevention     538
Analysis of Social Work Practice: Economic Perspective     539
Cost Analysis     539
Cost Benefits     539
Cost Effectiveness     540
Evaluation Summary     540
Profiling the Clinical Social Worker     541
Study Questions     541
References     542
Author Index     545
Subject Index     577
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