Social Work in Mental Health: An Evidence-based Approach

Author: Thyer, Bruce A.


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  • ISBN: 9780471693048
  • Author: Thyer, Bruce A.
  • Publ Date: 2007-01-12
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 624
  • Imprint: WILEY *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 5945

Table of Contents :

Contributors. Preface. Chapter 1. Evidence-Based Social Work: An Overview. PART I: DISORDERS USUALLY FIRST DIAGNOSED IN INFANCY< CHILDHOOD, OR ADOLESCENECE. 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. PART II: SUBSTANCE-RELATED DISORDERS. Chapter 8. Alcohol Abuse. Chapter 9. Cannabis-Related Disorders. Chapter 10. Cocaine-Related Disorders. Chapter 11. Opioid-Related Disorders. PART III: SCHIZOPHRENIA AND OTHER PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS. Chapter 12. Schizophrenia. PART IV: MOOD DISORDERS. 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. PART VI: SEXUAL DISORDERS. Chapter 18. Sexual Desire and Arousal Disorders. Chapter 19. Orgasmic Disorders. PART VII: EATOMG DOSPRDERS. 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.


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. 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.


"...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)

Author Biography:

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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