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Thyer, Bruce A.

Works: 60 works in 336 publications in 1 language and 11,920 library holdings
Genres: Reference works  Trivia and miscellanea  Handbooks and manuals  Bibliography  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HV11, 361.32
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bruce A Thyer
Cultural diversity and social work practice by Dianne F Harrison( )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 2,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The profession of social work has a long and admirable history of attending to issues related to diversity and oppression. This new edition continues to examine the disciplinary attention regarding the provision of services to clientele who were most often marginalized by mainstream society. By understanding certain aspects of the culture experienced by a client, a social worker is better equipped to be of service, to assess, to plan, to cooperate, and to intervene. The goal of this book is to bridge the gaps and to present to readers, in one source, a wealth of practice-relevant information a
Science and pseudoscience in social work practice by Bruce A Thyer( )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although many psychosocial interventions used in social work practice have strong research evidence supporting their efficacy, a surprising number do not, potentially resulting in harmful outcomes. In this book, the authors cast a critical eye on the reality on commonly used scientific and pseudoscientific practices in social work today. Stressing the need for separating research-based practices from those not supported by adequate levels of evidence, they examine the scientific and pseudoscientific bases for popular social work interventions used in a variety of treatment settings. The text examines the misuse of legitimate research and describes how social work education training can and should discourage pseudoscience. The concluding chapter describes pathways through which social work practice can become more firmly grounded in contemporary scientific research. This engaging book is intended for courses in critical thinking and evidence-based practice and is a valuable resource for all social work students and practitioners. -- from back cover
The handbook of social work research methods by Bruce A Thyer( Book )

35 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the field of social work, qualitative research is starting to gain more prominence as are mixed methods and various issues regarding race, ethnicity and gender. These changes in the field are reflected and updated in "The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods, Second Edition". This text contains meta analysis, designs to evaluate treatment and provides the support to help students harness the power of the Internet. This handbook brings together leading scholars in research methods in social work."--Jacket
Preparing research articles by Bruce A Thyer( )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on nearly 20 years of experience editing a social work research journal, Bruce A. Thyer has crafted a candid companion to the journal publishing process, unraveling the mysteries that students - as well as many established researchers - might otherwise stumble over, and as a result their prospects for future success improve. Thyer's frank advice on selecting an appropriate journal, handling rejections and revisions, understanding confusing concepts like impact factors and electronic publishing, and avoiding common methodological and formatting pitfalls, constitute a gold mine for the fledgling researcher-writer."--Jacket
Human behavior in the social environment : theories for social work practice by Bruce A Thyer( )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Human Behavior in the Social Environment (HBSE) is a critical course for social work students because it introduces them to the very specific person-in-environment, biopsychosocial perspective that sets social work apart from other helping professions. Authored by the foremost scholars in the field, this book takes a theoretical approach to human behavior in the social environment and covers all the major theories--from cognitive behavioral to family systems to psychosocial. Aligned with social work accreditation standards (EPAS), this book provides social work students with thorough coverage of human behavior at every level of interaction"--
Developing Evidence-Based Generalist Practice Skills by Bruce A Thyer( )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With contributions from the leading scholars in social work, this edited text provides a solid foundation of generalist practice skills for students and social workers. Creating a resource that covers generalist practice skills appropriate for students and practitioners, the authors begin by stressing the importance of evidence-based practice and cover key areas from intake through intervention and termination. Each chapter covers the theoretical basis for each type of practice as well as the practice implications for social work
Finding solutions to social problems : behavioral strategies for change by Mark A Mattaini( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work applies the powerful tool of behaviour analysis to some of the most pressing and intractable of contemporary social problems - like teen pregnancy, youth violence, racism and drug abuse. It aims to provide the reader with a theoretical underpinning of behaviour analysis
Handbook of Empirical Social Work Practice by Bruce A Thyer( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last two decades in social work have seen tremendous strides in field research, from the development of improved research designs to more accurate methods of problem measurement and outcome analysis. Drawing upon these significant advances, this two-volume handbook brings together empirically validated interventions for many of the psychosocial problems most frequently encountered by social workers in their daily practice
Successful publishing in scholarly journals by Bruce A Thyer( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art and science of publishing in professional journals is an area virtually ignored in academic training programs. This volume presents an insider's view of how to develop a personal program to productive publishing and how to increase the chances that your articles will be accepted for publication. Written in a witty, conversational style, the book covers the informal and formal mechanisms involved in submitting articles to scholarly journals, revising articles, and dealing with rejected manuscripts. New and established academics from all disciplines will benefit from this pragmatic and engaging work
Social work in mental health : an evidence-based approach by Bruce A Thyer( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering a wide spectrum of mental health disorders, this text provides the most current, empirically supported techniques in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders as classified by the DSM-IV-TR
Progress in behavioral social work by Bruce A Thyer( )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quasi-experimental research designs by Bruce A Thyer( )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is usually the case that ethical and pragmatic considerations preclude the use of randomly assigning social work clients to experimental and comparative treatment conditions. In such instances, the practicality of employing a quasi-experimental method becomes an excellent alternative. Quasi-experimental research designs allow researchers to compare groups, and the use of increasingly sophisticated programs provides greater statistical control for what has become the most widely employed research approach used to evaluate the outcomes of social work programs and policies. This pocket guide describes the logic, design, and conduct of the range of such designs, encompassing pre-experiments, quasi-experiments making use of a control or comparison group, and time-series designs. An introductory chapter describes the valuable role these types of studies have played in social work, from the 1930s to the present. Subsequent chapters delve into each design type's major features, the kinds of questions it is capable of answering, and its strengths and limitations. By linking the theoretical discussion of quasi-experimental designs with actual applications in social work literature, the usefulness and vitality of these research methods comes alive for readers. While this book can be utilized as a manual, it will also have great value for practitioners seeking a greater conceptual understanding of quasi-experimental studies in social work literature. Human service professionals planning to undertake a program evaluation of their agency's services will find this book helpful in understanding the steps and actions needed to adopt a quasi-experimental strategy
Controversial issues in social work practice( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treating anxiety disorders : a guide for human service professionals by Bruce A Thyer( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getting your MSW : how to survive and thrive in a social work program by Karen M Sowers( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophical legacy of behaviorism by Bruce A Thyer( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work will make an excellent text for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students in the fields of philosophy and psychology, as well as be of interest to established scholars in those disciplines."--Jacket
Evidence-based practice in the field of substance abuse : a book of readings( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This one-of-a-kind anthology presents state-of-the-art material to help researchers better understand which interventions work and why, and it includes editorial commentary and critical thinking questions for each selection. The editors have organized this volume according to the process of evidence-based practice - introduction to evidence-based practice, assessment, gender-based and culturally sensitive interventions, treatment issues and innovations, and policy considerations. Connecting science and clinical research to the practical needs of persons with substance and mental health disorders, this volume is a groundbreaking resource for those who need empirically based material on treatment innovations."--Jacket
Professional social work credentialing and legal regulation : a review of critical issues and an annotated bibliography by Bruce A Thyer( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developmental disabilities : a handbook for interdisciplinary practice( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings in evidence-based social work : syntheses of the intervention knowledge base by Michael G Vaughn( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Readings in Evidence-Based Social Work is appropriate for a wide variety of courses within the social work curriculum, including generalist social work practice; foundations of social work practice; social work practice with children and families; models of intervention; direct practice in social work and social work research; interpersonal practice with individuals, families, and small groups; human behavior in the social environment; and many others."--Jacket
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Preparing research articles
The handbook of social work research methodsPreparing research articlesHuman behavior in the social environment : theories for social work practiceFinding solutions to social problems : behavioral strategies for changeHandbook of Empirical Social Work PracticeSuccessful publishing in scholarly journalsSocial work in mental health : an evidence-based approachProgress in behavioral social work
Alternative Names
Thyer, Bruce 1953-

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