After 15 years and nine peer-reviewed books, David Biegel, PhD, Henry L. Zucker Professor of Social Work Practice, and Elizabeth M. Tracy, PhD, Grace Longwell Coyle Professor of Social work, both of Case Western Reserve University’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, have completed what may be the most comprehensive collection of evidence-based practices in the field of social work.
“We designed the Evidence-Based Practices series to address major gaps in the published literature” Biegel says. “Most existing books focused on brief overviews of evidence-based practices, usually via edited volumes, detailed how-to treatment manuals or presentations about the concept and utility of evidence-based practice itself.”
By contrast, Biegel and Tracy’s Evidence-Based Practices series, published by Oxford University Press, reviews the theoretical framework behind interventions, critically reviews associated literature and addresses implementation issues, narrowing the bridge between research and clinical practice.
“We want those working with populations in need to have the best information available to them to make smart decisions about interventions,” Tracy says. “This series is a critical step in a direction that supports bringing the best knowledge in the field to the practitioners who can most use it.”
Biegel and Tracy served as editors of the series. Authors of each book were selected from among the most reputable names in their fields.
Titles in the series include:
- Building Cultures and Climates for Effective Human Services by Anthony L. Hemmelgarn and Charles Glisson
- Evidence-Based Treatment with Older Adults by Nancy Kropf and Sherry Cummings
- Family Psychoeducation for Serious Mental Illness by Harriet P. Lefley
- Individual Placement and Support by Robert E. Drake, Gary R. Bond, and Deborah R. Becker
- Mental Health Treatment for Children and Adolescents by Jacqueline Corcoran
- Preventing Child and Adolescent Problem Behavior by Jeffrey M. Jenson and Kimberly A. Bender
- School Social Work by Michael S. Kelly, James C. Raines, Susan Stone, and Andy Frey
- Screening, Assessment, and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders by Lena Lundgren and Ivy Krull
- Supporting Families of Children With Developmental Disabilities by Mian Wang and George H. S. Singer
The Evidence-Based Practices series was sponsored by the Mandel School.