chapter  5
Rapid Assessment and Case Conceptualization
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The tasks involved in selecting a treatment issue-assessment, problem conceptualization, focus identification, and goal negoti­ ation-are highly interrelated. It is virtually impossible to do any one of these in isolation: much of assessment addresses the emerging focus; problem conceptualization affects what is selected as a focus; and assessment information is relied on to create a problem concep­ tualization. This should be kept in mind as each part is treated (somewhat artificially, for ease of discussion) individually in this and subsequent chapters.