JOIN US AT OUR LIVE ZOOM WEBINAR
“How to Write 5-Minute Treatment Plans”
Saturday, April 3, 2021
11 am – 1 pm Pacific / 12 pm – 2 pm Mountain / 1 pm – 3 pm Central / 2 pm – 4 pm Eastern
CAN’T MAKE IT LIVE? THE WEBINAR WILL BE RECORDED! All registrants will get the link to the recording, to watch at your convenience
If you avoid writing treatment plans, you aren’t alone. In my survey of 500 psychotherapists, 63% reported they did not write treatment plans on all clients.
Yet treatment plans are required by insurance plans, ethics codes, and even many state laws. In fact, if you don’t write treatment plans, you (or your client) may be asked to pay money back to a health plan due to lack of necessary documentation for billing. Or you could be cited by a licensing board for lack of a treatment plan, if audited. Plus, a treatment plan can protect both you and your clients, ensuring all parties have a clear understanding of the goals and progress being made.
This webinar will teach you how to write a 5-minute treatment plan that fulfills the expectations of insurance and other oversight agencies. Time permitting, we will address:
- The bare essentials of a treatment plan
- Shortcuts to make plans quick — but not “cookie cutter”
- How to choose goals — and which goals to avoid
- How objectives differ from goals
- “SMART goals” and “the Golden Thread”
- How to choose and describe interventions
- How to update plans — and how often you should
- How the Medical Necessity Criteria of health plans affect your goals
- Lots of sample treatment plans!
FREE DOWNLOADS: Best of all, all participants will be given several downloadable sample treatment plans, including a blank plan template you can use in your practice immediately. You will also get a list of sample interventions.
2 CE credits are available for CALIFORNIA LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs or LEPs; COUNTS FOR LEGAL AND ETHICAL HOURS! Other licensees should check with their licensing board for credit.
$39.99 for licensed therapists who do not want CE credits
$49.99 for California BBS Licensees who want 2 CE credits
$29.99 for pre-licensed therapists and trainees
After registering, you will be sent an EventBrite ticket invoice. You will receive email reminders one week, one day, and one hour before the event with the webinar link. This link is unique to you — Please do not share it.
All registrants will get the link to the recording within 24 hours after the webinar, to watch at your convenience. The link will not expire.
TO PURCHASE TICKETS: CLICK HERE
PRESENTER: Barbara Griswold, LMFT is author of Navigating the Insurance Maze: The Therapist’s Complete Guide to Working with Insurance – And Whether You Should, now in its 8th edition. In addition to her private practice in San Jose, CA, she provides consultations and trainings about insurance, progress notes, and practice building to therapists nationwide. She invites you to contact her at www.theinsurancemaze.com/contact.
Who should attend?
This event is designed for all types of mental health professionals nationwide, whether they work with insurance or not.
How do I get CEs for this event?
You must purchase the ticket option that includes CEs. After the course you will be emailed a link to the post-test and evaluation. Course completion certificates will be awarded after the course after completing the evaluation and passing the post-test with a minimum 70% score. Your CE certificate will be emailed within 7 business days of test completion. Barbara Griswold LMFT (CAMFT CE provider #023504) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor education for California LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Others should check with their licensing boards for possible credit. Barbara Griswold maintains responsibility for this course and its content. For complete CE policies, click here
Who can I contact with questions?
For any questions, concerns, or grievances related to programming, please contact Barbara Griswold, LMFT via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any person with disabilities who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events is asked to please contact us at least 3 days in advance.
What’s the refund policy?
All fees paid are non-refundable, except in cases of duplicate registration or errors in registration.
Disclaimer: While the webinar will discuss treatment planning in general, you will need to check with your agency/employer or the insurance plan you are working with to research their specific treatment plan requirements. The webinar may not specifically cover Medicare/Medicaid treatment plan requirements.