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Field Work: Evidence-Based Social Work: An Evidence-Based Approach

Adapted from a guide by Stacy Collins at Simmons University. Thank you, Ms. Collins, for permission to use your guide

What is Evidence-Based Practice?

In this guide you'll find tutorials and resources to help you with the process of finding the literature you need for identifying evidence to support evidence-based practice. Some resources appear in multiple places, and those resources tend to be versatile and very helpful

Environment + organizational context. EBP. "Evidence-based Social Work Practice."  2012.  Accessed September 14, 2016.

Why EBP?

EBP is...

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a process in which the practitioner combines well-researched interventions with clinical experience and ethics, and client preferences and culture to guide and inform the delivery of treatments and services. The practitioner, researcher and client must work together in order to identify what works, for whom and under what conditions. This approach ensures that the treatments and services, when used as intended, will have the most effective outcomes as demonstrated by the research. 

~Social Work Policy Institute


Start with these, or browse our collection of books on
evidence-based social work.