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SLWK 313: Person in Society

Finding Interventions

When you start searching the literature, keep these questions in mind:

  • What types of interventions have been implemented among populations with this problem? Examples include psychotherapy, client education, or skills development...
  • What were the desired outcomes - what was the social worker/ clinician working with this population hoping to change?
  • What were the actual outcomes? Did the intervention and/or specific aspects of the intervention work? What did the authors conclude about the efficacy of the intervention? 
  • How does one type of intervention with this population differ from another intervention? Does one seem more suitable, culturally competent, or effective?

Search terms like these will help you answer these questions:

  • therapy or counseling or treatment or intervention
  • If necessary, add United States to the search to eliminate irrelevant information


For more targeted results. try searching in the Abstract.

Searching Social Work Abstracts

Attachment disorder

Search library databases for intervention articles on your topic.