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Social Work (UMB): Evidence-Based Practice

This guide supports the courses taught at the Universities at Shady Grove in the Masters of Social Work (MSW) Program of the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

What is Evidence-Based Social Work?

Initially used in relation to medicine, but adopted to other fields; 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

What is Evidence-Based?

the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values