Jin: A 16-Year-Old Korean-American Male with Drinking Issues

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


This chapter reviews the EBP practice decision-making process through the case of Jin, who is a 16-year-old Korean-American referred by his parents to an outpatient clinic due to concerns about abusing alcohol. He presents with both strengths and challenges. 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 Jin’s family and their needs and strengths.


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 16-year-old who has alcohol misuse issues 


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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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