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Bruce Thyer, Social Work
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Bruce Thyer



  • Ph.D., 1982, University of Michigan; Social Work & Psychology
  • M.A., 1979, University of Michigan; Psychology
  • M.S.W., 1978, University of Georgia: Social Work
  • B.Sc., 1976, University of Maryland; Psychology

Research Interests

Evidence-Based Practice, Mental Health, Mental Health & Substance Abuse, Program Evaluation, Research Methods, Social Work Practice, Substance Use & Abuse

Selected Peer Review Articles and Publications

Richards, K. V., & Thyer, B. A. (2011). Does Individual Development Account participation help the poor: A review. Research on Social Work Practice, 21, 348-362.

Thyer, B. A. (2011). Social learning theory and social work. In F. J. Turner (Ed.). Social work treatment: Interlocking theoretical approaches (437-466). New York: Oxford University Press.

Thyer, B. A., & Myers, L. L. (2011). The quest for evidence-based practice: A view from the United States. Journal of Social Work, 11, 8-25.

Thyer, B. A., Myers, L. L., & Nugent, W. R. (2011). Do regular social work faculty earn better student course evaluations than do adjunct faculty or doctoral students. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 31, 1-13.

Pignotti, M., & Thyer, B. A. (2009). The use of novel unsupported and empirically supported therapies by Licensed Clinical Social Workers: An exploratory study. Social Work Research, 33, 5-17.

Books Published

Thyer, B. A. (2011). Quasi-experimental designs. New York: Oxford University Press.

Holosko, M. J., & Thyer, B. A. (2011). Pocket glossary for commonly used research terms. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Royse, D., Thyer, B. A., & Padgett, D. (2010). Program evaluation: An introduction (5th edition). Belmont, CA: Cengage.

Thyer, B. A. (2010) (Ed.). Handbook of social work Research Methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

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