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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.

Analyses of Clinical Data
Analyses of clinical data

Chance favors the prepared mind.

— Pasteur (cited in Kilham, 1988, p. 112)

We believe the purpose of evaluation is to inform or “enlighten” deliberations about the value, worth, improvement, and/or future form of services, rather than providing new knowledge, proving cause-and-effect relationships, or producing conclusive facts.

— Speer and Newman (1996, p. 107)

Somewhere along the line in the teaching of statistics in the social sciences, the importance of good judgment got lost amidst the minutiae of null hypothesis testing. It is all right, indeed essential, to argue flexibly and in detail for a particular case when you use statistics. Data analysis should … make an interesting claim; it should tell a story that an informed audience will care about, and ...

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