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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.
Chapter Five: Alternative Explanations
Even if there were not a massive body of research strongly suggesting that clinicians actually have limited capacity to manage complex information and often stumble over a few variables, it should be clear that the obstacles facing the clinician who hopes to integrate all of the data are not merely difficult hurdles, but impossible ones…. Perhaps it would not be entirely unfair to say that a large percentage of clinicians do in fact evidence a shared myth about their own judgment capacities. As far as we can tell, there seems to be no plausible way one can legitimately support these beliefs on the basis of scientific evidence.
The scientist tends to look upon [his or her] assumptions as tentative ...