Evidence-Based Internship : A Field Manual for Social Work and Criminal Justice

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Pub. Date: 2007-02-15
Publisher(s): Oxford University Press, USA
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The Evidence-Based Internship is a unique teaching and learning tool that combines an internship manual with a text on evidence-based practice. Designed for students entering their field placements in social work and criminal justice-which often overlap-it is built on the premise that students, agencies, and field instructors should be able to provide clients with the best, evidenced-based practice methods currently available. Giving students the confidence to begin their field assignment, it is filled with useful strategies for successfully navigating the internship and honing the skills necessary to become accountable practitioners. Worksheets, checklists, and in-depth case scenarios illustrate legal and ethical issues, interview and assessment skills, techniques for gathering evidence for a variety of problems in mental health and corrections settings, and preparing an employment portfolio. This is one field manual that students will find useful long after they have completed their internship.

Author Biography

Barbara Thomlison, PhD, is Professor of Social Work and Director of the Institute for Families and Children at Risk at Florida International University.

Kevin Corcoran, PhD, JD, Professor of Social Work at Portland State University.

Table of Contents

The Editors and Authorsp. xvii
Defining Evidence-Based Practice for Internships
What Are Evidence-Based Practices and Evidence-Based Internships?p. 3
Case Study: Early Search for Evidencep. 19
Learning the Ropes of the Internship Settingp. 29
Case Study: The Initial Placementp. 53
Ethics, Values, and Legal Issues for Internshipsp. 59
Case Study: Unintended Confidentiality and Mandatory Reportingp. 83
Evidence-Based Practices for Supervisionp. 97
Case Study: The Patient in the Next Deskp. 117
Evidence-Based Practice Skills and Interventions for Internships
Evidence-Based Skills for Interviewingp. 129
Case Study: In the Nick of Timep. 138
Evidence-Based Skills for Assessmentp. 149
Case Study: The Homecomingp. 166
Motivational Interviewing Skillsp. 175
Case Study: Ernie Seeks Treatmentp. 191
Identifying Evidence-Based Practice Interventions for Co-Occurring Conditionsp. 201
Case Study: Assertive Community Treatment for a Person with Severe and Persistent Mental Illnessp. 220
Identifying Evidence-Based Practices for Mental Healthp. 225
Case Study: Ernie - The Younger Yearsp. 240
Evidence-Based Practices for At-Risk Violent and Delinquent Youthp. 251
Case Study: Finding Mitigating Evidencep. 264
Identifying Evidence-Based Practice in Correctionsp. 273
Case Study: A Jail Diversion Internship: Bridging the Classroom and Practicep. 287
Evidence-Based Practices for Risk Assessmentp. 297
Case Study: The Assaultp. 314
Using Evidence in Practice
Gathering Your Own Evidencep. 323
Case Study: It's My Pleasurep. 337
Guidelines for Assessing Competencies: Preventing Good Placements From Going Badp. 347
Case Study: The Rehabilitative Ideal and the Dissimilarities in Criminal Justice and Social Work Practicep. 359
From Internship to Employment: Preparing Your Practice Portfoliop. 369
Case Study: Multisystemic Therapy in Actionp. 378
Resources for Applying Best Professional Practicesp. 385
Case Study: The Multidimensional Client and Familyp. 392
Referencesp. 403
Indexp. 427
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