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Bethany: A Woman Recalling Her Traumatic History

  • 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 Employee Assistance Program work with a Bethany, 32-year-old, biracial woman who has come to a sudden awareness of her early trauma history. 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 Bethany’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 woman newly recalling her childhood trauma history 

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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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