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Thyer, Bruce A.

Works: 58 works in 313 publications in 1 language and 10,774 library holdings
Genres: Reference works  Trivia and miscellanea  Handbooks and manuals  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Bruce A Thyer
Cultural diversity and social work practice by Dianne F Harrison( )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 1,797 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 about African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals, women, the aged, the developmentally disabled, and those with adult-onset physical disabilities. Additional topics include the hearing-impaired, visually-impaired, and social work practice with refugees. A significant updating of many of the chapters from the previous two editions is included, enhancing the knowledge concerning social work practice. An excellent resource for increased knowledge and sensitivity, the book is designed for both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as for practitioners who desire to perfect their skills in working with culturally diverse clients.--Publisher website
The handbook of social work research methods by Bruce Thyer( Book )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 878 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
Science and pseudoscience in social work practice by Bruce A Thyer( )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 848 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
Preparing research articles by Bruce A Thyer( )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 757 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
Finding solutions to social problems : behavioral strategies for change by M. A Mattaini( Book )

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

The approach taken in this volume suggests that the science of behavior (often called behavior analysis and sometimes behaviorology) has much more to offer for reducing human problems than is widely recognized. In this volume, the editors and authors hope to show that the science of behavior has much to offer to contemporary society, beyond its usefulness in narrow niches like special education and developmental disabilities. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Handbook of Empirical Social Work Practice by Bruce A Thyer( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 567 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
Developing Evidence-Based Generalist Practice Skills by Bruce A Thyer( )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 530 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
Successful publishing in scholarly journals by Bruce A Thyer( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 438 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 )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 418 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( )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Controversial issues in social work practice( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 245 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 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quasi-experimental research designs by Bruce A Thyer( Book )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 220 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
The philosophical legacy of behaviorism by Bruce A Thyer( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Philosophical Legacy of Behaviorism represents the first book to describe the unique contributions of a behavioral perspective on the major issues of philosophy. Leading behavioral philosophers and psychologists have authored individual chapters separately dealing with the topics of the origins of behaviorism as a philosophy of science; the basic principles of behaviorism; ontology; epistemology; values and ethics; free will, determinism and self-control; and language and verbal behavior. A concluding chapter provides an overview of some scholarly criticisms of behavioral philosophy."
Evidence-based practice in the field of substance abuse : a book of readings( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 214 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 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program evaluation : an introduction by David Daniel Royse( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors present and simplify all the essentials needed for a critical appreciation of evaluation issues and methodology. The text's student-friendly writing style and clear presentation of concepts, as well as its hands-on and applied focus, will guide students on how to gather evidence and demonstrate that their interventions and programs are effective in improving clients' lives
Human behavior in the social environment( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Preparing research articles
The handbook of social work research methodsPreparing research articlesFinding 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 workControversial issues in social work practice
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Thyer, Bruce 1953-

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