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Evidence-based practice:

In conversation with Debbie Plath

Evidence-based practice (EBP) has been part of social work practice for at least a decade. Debates and controversies about EBP and its role in social work practice features in the academic literature. Debbie Plath defines EBP, discusses its relevance and outlines the process in this podcast.

Throughout her career as a social work practitioner, educator and researcher, Debbie Plath (BA, BSW(hons), MSW, PhD) has had a long-standing interest in drawing closer connections between research and practice in social work. After 20 years as a social work academic at the University of Newcastle she left her position as Associate Professor in 2012 to start a research consultancy business. This has provided opportunities to work directly with human service organisations on research projects that build evidence and facilitate the use of research to support effective practice. Debbie has researched and published on a range of social work related topics, including evidence-based practice (EBP). Find a selection of her EBP publications and useful resources below under references. Debbie can be contacted on: [email protected]

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Fronek, P. (Host). (2013, January 27). Evidence-based practice: In conversation with Debbie Plath [Episode 41]. Podsocs. Podcast retrieved Month Day, Year, from http://www.podsocs.com/podcast/evidence-based-practice/.

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References

Plath, D. (2013). Evidence-based practice (chapter 19). In M. Gray & S. Webb (eds) Social work theories and methods, 2nd Edition. London: Sage.

Gray, M., Joy, E., Plath, D. & Webb, S. (2012). Implementing evidence-based practice: A review of the empirical research literature. Research on social work practice. Accepted for publication October, 2012.

Gray, M., Joy, E., Plath, D. & Webb, S. (2012). Opinions about evidence: A study of social workers’ attitudes towards evidence-based practice. Journal of Social Work. Accepted for publication December, 2012.

Plath, D. (2012). Implementing evidence-based practice: An organisational perspective. British Journal of Social Work. Accepted for publication on 29 August, 2012. Published online 30 October 2012. doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcs169.

Plath, D. (2012). Support for evidence-based practice in a human service organisation. Administration in Social Work. Accepted for publication October, 2011. Published online 09 March, 2012. doi:10.1080/03643107.2011.638731.

Plath, D. (2012). Organisational processes supporting evidence-based practice. Administration in Social Work. Accepted for publication 02 March, 2012. Published online 27 April, 2012. doi:10.1080/03643107.2012.672946.

Gray, M., Plath, D. & Webb, S. (2009). Evidence-based social work: A critical stance. London, Routledge.

Plath, D. (2006). Evidence based practice: Current issues and future directions. Australian Social Work. 59(1): 56-72.