chapter  22
Validate and Move
Use Validation as a Transitional Tool in the Unwieldy Interview
WithScott A. Simpson, Anna K. McDowell
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Many clinicians are hesitant to interrupt patients for fear of being rude or invalidating. However, caring for the patient effectively sometimes requires helpful redirection. Validating statements can be used to facilitate this transition. Clinicians’ hesitancies in guiding the interview are explored, and a technique for facilitating transitions in the clinical interview is introduced.