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Practitioner's Guide to Using Research for Evidence-Based Practice

by Allen Rubin

Written by a top scholar in the field, Practitioner's Guide to Using Research for Evidence-Based Practice gives essential and practical guidance on how to integrate research appraisal into evidence-based practice endeavors to ensure the best client care. This reader-friendly book presents you with the knowledge you need about various research designs and methods so that when engaging in the evidence-based practice (EBP) process, you can determine which interventions, programs, policies, and assessment tools are supported by the best evidence.

Programs and Interventions for Maltreated Children and Families at Risk

by Allen Rubin

Evidence-based interventions are increasingly being required by third-party payers and an evidence-based orientation has come to define ethical practice. This compendium of short, how-to chapters focuses on the programs and interventions to prevent child maltreatment that have the best scientific evidence supporting their effectiveness. Interventions and programs discussed include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Multisystemic Therapy, Coping Cat, and many more. Busy practitioners will appreciate this book's implementation of evidence-based practices by providing the practical and "what now" rather than using the typical academic approach.

Psychosocial Treatment of Schizophrenia

by Allen Rubin David W. Springer Kathi Trawver

Praise for the Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice Series"A major stumbling block to the adoption of evidence-based practice in the real world of clinical practice has been the absence of clinician-friendly guides suitable for learning specific empirically supported treatments. Such guides need to be understandable, free of technical research jargon, infused with clinical expertise, and rich with real-life examples. Rubin and Springer have hit a home run with the Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice Series, which has all of these characteristics and more."-Edward J. Mullen, Willma and Albert Musher Chair Professor, Columbia UniversityState-of-the-art, empirical support for psychosocial treatment of schizophrenia Part of the Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice Series, Psychosocial Treatment of Schizophrenia provides busy mental health practitioners with detailed, step-by-step guidance for implementing clinical interventions that are supported by the latest scientific evidence. This thorough, yet practical, reference draws on a roster of experts and researchers in the field who have assembled state-of-the-art knowledge into this well-rounded guide. Each chapter serves as a practitioner-focused how-to reference and covers interventions that have the best empirical support for the psychosocial treatment of schizophrenia, including:Cognitive behavioral therapyAssertive community treatmentCritical time interventionMotivational interviewing for medication adherencePsychoeducational family groupsIllness management and recoveryEasy-to-use and accessible in tone, Psychosocial Treatment of Schizophrenia is an indispensable resource for practitioners who would like to implement evidence-based, compassionate, effective interventions in the care of people with schizophrenia.

Research Methods for Social Work (6th edition)

by Allen Rubin Earl R. Babbie

Rubin (social work, U. of Texas at Austin) and Babbie (Chapman U.) have increased their coverage of evidence-based practice and reorganized materials to more closely reflect current typical procedures in this practical guide to gathering and analyzing data. They approach social work research as a science but also thoroughly describe the human side, including the ethics and politics of social work research and culturally competent research. Step by step they show such processes as formulating problems, determining measurements, choosing designs for evaluating programs and practice, collecting large sources of data, using qualitative research methods, analyzing quantitative data, and writing research proposals and reports. They include very helpful appendices on using the library, statistically estimating sampling error, and using SPSS 11.0 for Windows.

Substance Abuse Treatment for Youth and Adults

by Allen Rubin David W. Springer

State-of-the-art, empirical support for the treatmentof substance abusePart of the Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice Series, Substance Abuse Treatment for Youth and Adults provides busy mental health practitioners with detailed, step-by-step guidance for implementing clinical interventions that are supported by the latest scientific evidence.Edited by renowned educators David W. Springer and Allen Rubin, this thorough yet practical reference draws on a roster of experts and researchers in the field who have assembled state-of-the-art knowledge into this well-rounded guide. Each chapter serves as a practitioner-focused how-to guide and covers interventions that have the best empirical support for treating substance abuse problems, including:Family behavior therapy for substance abuse and associated problemsMotivational interviewingProblem solving and social skills trainingAdolescent community reinforcement approach (A-CRA)Cognitive behavioral coping skills therapy for adultsSeeking Safety treatment for clients with PTSD and substance abuseEasy-to-use and accessible in tone, Substance Abuse Treatment for Youth and Adults is an indispensable resource for practitioners who would like to implement evidence-based, compassionate, effective interventions in their care of substance-abusing clients.

Treatment of Depression in Adolescents and Adults

by Allen Rubin David W. Springer Christopher G. Beevers

Praise for Treatment of Depression in Adolescents and Adults "This outstanding book, written for clinicians, provides a fascinating examination of leading depression treatments supported by cutting-edge scientific evidence. The editors have assembled an impressive list of authors who expertly describe each intervention at a level of detail rarely seen in other books. Clinicians looking for guidance on how to implement evidence-based treatments for depression will find this book indispensable. " -Aaron T. Beck, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania President Emeritus, Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research "This is a much-needed book that can increase accessibility of empirically based treatments to practicing clinicians. The chapters are informative, readable, and peppered with clinical examples that bring the treatments to life. This book is an essential bridge to enhance dissemination of some of our most potent treatments for depression to those on the front lines of treatment delivery. " -Adele M. Hayes, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Delaware Evidence-based interventions for treating depression in adolescents and adults Part of the Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice Series, Treatment of Depression in Adolescents and Adults provides busy mental health practitioners with detailed, step-by-step guidance for implementing clinical interventions that are supported by the latest scientific evidence. This thorough, yet practical volume draws on a roster of experts and researchers in the field who have assembled state-of-the-art knowledge into this well-rounded guide. Each chapter serves as a practitioner-focused how-to reference and covers interventions that have the best empirical support for the treatment of depression, including: Cognitive Behavior Therapy Behavioral Activation Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy for Chronic Depression Easy to use and accessible in tone, Treatment of Depression in Adolescents and Adults is indispensable for practitioners who would like to implement evidence-based, culturally competent, effective interventions in their care of clients struggling with depression.

Treatment of Traumatized Adults and Children

by Allen Rubin David W. Springer

Praise for Treatment of Traumatized Adults and Children"A major stumbling block to adoption of evidence-based practice in the real world of clinical practice has been the absence of clinician-friendly guides. Such guides need to be understandable, free of technical research jargon, infused with clinical expertise, and rich with real-life examples. Rubin and Springer have hit a home run with this series, which has all of these characteristics and more."--Edward J. Mullen, Willma & Albert Musher Chair and Professor, Columbia University"Rubin and Springer have assembled the wisdom of leading practitioners of evidence-based practice interventions, enhancing the likelihood that these practices will be adopted by helping professionals. Written in the language of practitioners, this book represents an exemplar for dissemination of evidence-based practice information."--Joanne Yaffe, Associate Professor, University of Utah College of Social WorkEvidence-based interventions for treating traumatized adults and childrenPart of the Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice Series, Treatment of Traumatized Adults and Children provides busy mental health practitioners with detailed, step-by-step guidance for implementing clinical interventions that are supported by the latest scientific evidence.Edited by renowned educators Allen Rubin and David W. Springer, this thoroughly useful reference draws on a roster of experts and researchers in the field who have assembled state-of-the-art knowledge into this well-rounded guide, and covers the following interventions that have the best empirical support for treating posttraumatic stress disorder:Prolonged exposure therapyTrauma-focused cognitive behavior therapyEye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)Easy-to-use and accessible in tone, this indispensable resource is for practitioners who would like to implement evidence-based, compassionate, and effective interventions in their care of traumatized clients.Also in the Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice SeriesSubstance Abuse Treatment for Youth and Adults

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