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Social Work Publications

2002

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The Effectiveness Of Feminist Social Work Methods: An Integrative Review, Kevin M. Gorey Jan 2002

The Effectiveness Of Feminist Social Work Methods: An Integrative Review, Kevin M. Gorey

Social Work Publications

This integrative review of the effectiveness of feminist social work methods compared 35 independent studies of feminist interventions with 44 independent studies of social work practice that were based on other theoretical orientations. Feminist interventions were observed to be more effective than those based on other practice models. And among feminist social work interventions, radical methods seemed to be more effective than liberal methods. These findings are consistent with a theory by target system interaction that was suggested by a previous meta-analysis (Gorey, Thyer, & Pawluck, 1998). While personal theoretical orientations such as cognitive-behavioral modes of practice seem more supportive of ...