After 15 years and nine peer-reviewed books, David Biegel, the Henry L. Zucker Professor of Social Work Practice, and Elizabeth M. Tracy, the Grace Longwell Coyle Professor of Social Work, have completed a 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 said. “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 said. “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.

The series is composed of the following titles:

  • 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 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 Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

More information can be found on the Mandel School website.