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Ray: A Man Fearful of Panic Attacks

  • James W. Drisko
  • Melissa D. Grady
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Part of the Essential Clinical Social Work Series book series (ECSWS)

Abstract

This chapter illustrates how the EBP practice decision-making process is undertaken in work with Ray, a 27-year-old white man who has had panic attacks and fears that they will continue and intensify. Ray is self-referred and has no history of mental health concerns, making his panic attacks novel and frightening. Issues of assessment are addressed, and the six steps of the EBP process are each explored in detail. How EBP is done in practice is examined fully as it applies to the specifics of Ray’s needs and strengths.

Keywords

Evidence-based practice The steps of evidence-based practice Doing EBP in clinical social work practice Case example of doing the EBP process with a man having panic attacks 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • James W. Drisko
    • 1
  • Melissa D. Grady
    • 2
  1. 1.School for Social WorkSmith CollegeNorthamptonUSA
  2. 2.School of Social ServiceCatholic University of AmericaWashington, DCUSA

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