Evaluation and Social Work Practice offers a comprehensive treatment of the central issues confronting evaluation in social work that links theory and method to practical applications. Evaluation is an integral part of social work and social care provision, for both practice and service delivery. Evaluation can improve effectiveness and increase accountability and help develop new models of practice and service delivery. The authors argue that evaluation should not just be applied to practice but should be a direct dimension of practice. Appealing to the student, researcher and practitioner, Evaluation and Social Work Practice will become the standard reference source on evalua

Behavioural and Cognitive Interventions

Behavioural and Cognitive Interventions

Behavioural and cognitive interventions

In recent years in the United Kingdom, Canada and many states in the USA, the cognitive-behavioural model has been at the forefront of evidence-based practice with people who persistently offend (Ross and Ross, 1995; Underdown, 1998; Vennard et al., 1997). It is a form of intervention that utilizes a collection of methods drawn from behavioural and cognitive psychology, such as social skills training, self-reinforcement and systematic desensitization (McGuire, 1995). What follows is a critical analysis of the implementation and evaluation of this approach in North America and the United Kingdom and its impact on the shape and structure of both policy and practice. This will be overlaid with an account of the prominent discourses associated with the approach ...

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