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Evidence-Based Practice With Women

Evidence-Based Practice With Women
Toward Effective Social Work Practice With Low-Income Women

December 2010 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The first book to focus on evidence-based social work practice with low-income women

This one-of-a-kind book presents evidence-based coverage of the assessment and treatment of the most common mental health disorders among women, particularly low-income women. For each disorder— depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and trauma (including sexual abuse), generalized anxiety disorder, substance use disorder, and borderline personality disorder—the authors include assessment instruments and detailed case examples that illustrate the assessment and treatment recommendations.


1. Introduction
2. Women, Trauma, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
3. Women and Depression
4. Women and Generalized Anxiety Disorder
5. Income and Substance Use Among Women
6. Borderline Personality Disorder and Women: Comorbidity With Mood, Anxiety, and Substance Use Disorders
7. Toward Effective Practice With Low-Income Women
About the Authors
Key features

Key Features

  • Cross-cultural and cross-generational information is infused into each chapter.
  • Environmental factors that affect the scope and prevalence of mental health disorders among low-income women are reviewed.
  • Key information on each disorder is provided in Chapters 2–6, including data on the disorder's prevalence and etiology, screening and rapid assessment approaches that can be used in identifying the disorder, and the clinical practices that have been proven to work.
  • Recommended, empirically validated assessment instruments are provided for each disorder/treatment issue.
  • Discussion questions, case vignettes, and illustrative readings in every chapter engage readers in assessment and treatment issues.
  • A framework for moving toward more effective treatments for low-income women is advanced in the final chapter.

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