James Drisko, M.S.W., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of the Research Sequence
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B.A., Amherst College
M.S.W., Smith College School for Social Work
Ph.D., Boston College Graduate School of Social Work
James Drisko’s recent work focuses on evidence-based practice, the common factors model, clinical work with children and families including reactive attachment disorder and its treatment, psychotherapy evaluation and qualitative research methods.
Drisko received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Amherst College, his M.S.W. from Smith College School for Social Work and his Ph.D. from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work.
Drisko was elected to the National Academies of Practice in Clinical Social Work in 2008 and was named an as inaugural Fellow of the Society for Social Work and Research in 2014.
Selected Publications - Books
Drisko, J, & Grady, M. (2016). Content Analysis. New York: Oxford University Press.
Drisko, J, & Grady, M. (2012). Evidence Based Practice in Clinical Social Work. New York: Springer.
Articles and Chapters
Drisko, J. (in press). Teaching Qualitative Research: Key Content, Course Structures and Recommendations. Qualitative Social Work.
Drisko, J., & Grady, M. (2015). Evidence-Based Practice in Social Work: A Contemporary Perspective. Clinical Social Work Journal, 43(3), 274–282.
Berzoff, J. & Drisko, J. (2015). What Clinical Social Workers Need to Know for 21st Century Practice. Clinical Social Work Journal, 43(3), 263–273.
Drisko, J. (2015). Holistic Competence and Its Assessment. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 85(2), 110-127.
Drisko, J., Hunnicutt, C., & Berenson, L. (2015). A National Content Analysis of Ph.D. Program Objectives, Structures and Curricula: Do Programs Address the Full Range of Social Work's Needs? Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 35(1-2), 14-28.
Drisko, J. (2014). Competencies and Their Assessment. Journal of Social Work Education, 54(3), 1-14.
Drisko, J. (2014). Split or Synthesis: The Odd Relationship between Clinical Practice and Research in Social Work and in Social Work Education. Clinical Social Work, 42(2), 182-192.
Grady, M., & Drisko, J. (2014). Thorough Clinical Assessment: The Hidden Foundation of Evidence-based Practice. Families in Society, 95(1), 5-14.
Drisko, J. (2013). The Common Factors Model: Its Place in Clinical Practice and Research. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 84, 1-16.
Drisko, J., & Simmons, B. (2012). The Evidence Base for Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 82(4), 374-400.
Drisko, J. (2012). Standards for Qualitative Studies and Reports. In R. Fortune, W. Reid, & R. Miller (Eds). Qualitative Research in Social Work (2nd ed.). New York: Columbia University Press.
Drisko, J. (2012). Qualitative Data Analysis Software: An Overview and New Possibilities. In R. Fortune, W. Reid, & R. Miller (Eds). Qualitative Research in Social Work (2nd ed). New York: Columbia University Press.
Drisko, J. (2011). Researching Clinical Practice. In J. Brandell (Ed.). Theory and Practice in Clinical Social Work (2nd ed., pp 717-738). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Drisko, J. (2011). A Clinician-Researcher's Understanding of "The Effectiveness of Long-term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.” Clinical Social Work, 39, 334-339.
Drisko, J. & Zilberstein, K. (2008). What Works in Treating Reactive Attachment Disorder? Parent’s Perspectives. Families in Society, 89(3), 476-486.
Drisko, J. (2008). How is Qualitative Research Taught at the Master’s Level? Journal of Social Work Education. 48, 85-101.