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Description - A Guide to Evidence-Based Group Work by Mark J. Macgowan

This is the first textbook that illustrates, step by step, how to practice evidence-based group work. As group workers are increasingly being held accountable to evaluate, monitor, and improve their practice, there are scant resources available that apply specifically to their practice. General books on evidence-based practie lack the rich material on group work organized for the first time in this one volume. Designed specifically as a supplement for undergraduate and graduate group work courses, the text is organized around the process and philosophy of evidence-based practice: formulating appropriate practice questions; searching for evidence; critically reviewing available evidence; applying the evidence with judgment, skill, and concern for the group members; and evaluating the outcomes achieved. The evidence-based group work framework teaches students how to skillfully apply best practices through practical learning activities, case examples, reserach designs, step-by-step guidelines and checklists, assessement tips, and detailed instructions for formulating questions and evaluating answers. It will be equally valuable as a handy reference for professionals eager to hne their practice skills.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195183450
ISBN-10: 0195183452
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mark J. Macgowan

Mark Macgowan is an Associate Professor in Florida International University's School of Social Work in Miami, and is affiliated with the University's Community-Based Intervention Research Group.

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