The Evidence-Based Social Work Skills Book,First Edition Barry R. Cournoyer, Indiana University The EBSW Skills Bookhelps students develop the skills to plan, implement, and evaluate the quality of their own professional activities and apply EBSW skills to target client groups of their choosing. Dr. Cournoyer emphasizes the importance of applied practice, critical thinking, and self-directed, lifelong learning in this user-friendly, step-by-step skills book. Highlights of the text: Students will learn to search for, discover, critically analyze, and apply evidence of "what works" in service to clients. Clear descriptions and examples show students how to evaluate the effectiveness of their own practice and use best practices that are supported by evidence, informed by practical experience, and consistent with clients' personal and cultural values. Searching skills also help students learn how to use online library catalogs, bibliographic databases, evidence-based collection, government resources, and www resources. Completion of the exercises throughout the book results in a Practice Effectiveness Evidence Report (PEER), a scholarly research paper leading to the identification and description of an evidence-based best practice for service members of a special population affected by a contemporary social problem. What instructors thought of this text: "It The Evidence-Based Social Work Skills Bookcomprehensively covers the process of conducting a search process. I learned a lot myself about different sources to search." -Jacqueline Corcoran, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University "Dr. Cournoyer is very adept at presenting complex material in a thoughtful manner and I am confident that the text will be well received by social work students and professors." -Matthew Howard, Ph.D, Washington University in St. Louis Special Value Pack Option:You can order this text packaged with a FREE Research Navigator( for The Helping Professions guide, which features a free password for access to an array of online sources. This new Pearson Learning product helps students and instructors find credible and reliable material for research assignments and papers. Use the special order code please include value pack code here!when you order this text!Cournoyer, Barry R. is the author of 'Evidence-Based Social Work Skills Book', published 2003 under ISBN 9780205358625 and ISBN 0205358624.