Bridging Case Conceptualization, Assessment, and Intervention presents a new approach to the integration of science and practice in clinical work. Author Scott T. Meier systematically connects case conceptualization, assessment, and analysis of intervention effects. This integrative approach differs from traditional methods of teaching counseling in its emphasis on the inclusion of assessment data in the intervention process. With its emphasis on concepts and procedure, Bridging Case Conceptualization, Assessment, and Intervention is intended as a manual for students in psychology, psychiatry, social work, or counseling and practicing psychotherapists, psychiatrists, or counselors.
Chapter Three: Clinical Assessment
The interest is to help people to learn how to … advocate articulately what they deeply believe in, yet simultaneously encourage inquiry, especially about whatever they are advocating.
Science is not a collection of facts, any more than opera is a collection of notes. It's a process, a way of thinking, based on a single insight—that the degree to which an idea seems true has nothing to do with whether it is true, and that the way to distinguish factual ideas from false ones is to test them.
Although “intervention cannot be effective without some form of assessment” (Cone, 1989, p. 1241), clinical observation and judgment can be implicit and unsystematic (see Garb, 1998). Nierenberg and ...