Researching Clinical Practice and Understanding Evidence-Based Practice

By James Drisko
Edited by Jerrold R. Brandell

Developed in collaboration with social workers James Drisko and Jerrold R. Brandell, this course describes and critically examines key research approaches applied to clinical practice.

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  • Self-Paced
  • 1 Credit
  • Timely Material
  • Expert Faculty

About the Course

After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Differentiate among methods of clinical research design.
  • Describe evidence-based practice.
  • Identify the “common factors” and empirically based relationships approaches to clinical treatment.

You will earn 1 credit by completing this course.  

Please note: Accreditation not available in New York, New Jersey, or West Virginia.


James Drisko is a professor at Smith College School for Social Work. He was elected to the National Academies of Practice in Clinical Social Work in 2008 and was named a Fellow of the Society for Social Work and Research in 2014. 

Jerrold R. Brandell is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Wayne State University School of Social Work, where he taught from 1992 -2020, and also served in several administrative roles, including interim dean. A practicing psychotherapist-psychoanalyst, he is (founding) editor-in-chief of Psychoanalytic Social Work. He has published over 50 journal articles and book chapters and 16 books in the discipline.