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. 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.
While this webinar may not be able to teach you to write a treatment plan in five minutes, it will give you the tools to help you write a brief treatment plan that fulfills the expectations of insurance and other oversight agencies. Topics include:
- How treatment plans are different than progress notes
- The bare essentials of a treatment plan
- 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:
- Downloadable sample treatment plans for anxiety and depression
- A blank treatment plan template
- A list of sample interventions
- A list of goals and objectives for children and teens
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.
BONUS FOR CALIFORNIA THERAPISTS: 2 CE credits are available for California MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs — COUNTS TOWARD LEGAL AND ETHICAL CE HOURS! Other professionals should check with their licensing boards to see if this can count for CE credit. If you want CEs and are not from California, choose the California CE ticket option. See complete CE info below.
EASY TO VIEW: The webinar takes no technological know-how to watch — after purchase you will immediately be sent a link. With one easy click you can watch it on your computer or smartphone at your convenience. You can stop and restart, as needed.
PRICE: ONLY $39.98 FOR WEBINAR; ADD $15 FOR 2 CE HOURS for California MFTs/LCSWs/LPCCs/LEPs
CE INFO: You must purchase the ticket option that includes CEs. After purchase you will be sent 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 should attend? This recording is designed for all types of mental health professionals nationwide, including pre-licensed therapists, whether they work with insurance or not.
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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 here.
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DISTANCE-LEARNING CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM POLICIES: Barbara Griswold, LMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (#023504) to sponsor continuing education for California MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. To receive your CE certificate: Pay the fee above and complete a brief evaluation that will be sent to you in a link, and return the required Attestation and Evaluation to the address, e-mail, or fax on the test. YOUR CERTIFICATE WILL BE SENT VIA E-MAIL ATTACHMENT WITHIN 14 DAYS. Barbara Griswold, LMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Contact her at www.theinsurancemaze.com, 408.985.0846, 4010 Moorpark Avenue #118, San Jose, CA 95117, or email@example.com. Grievance Policy: If a participant files a grievance regarding the course level or content, program administration, or non-receipt of certificates, the individual will be asked to put his/her comments in writing. All complaints will be responded to in an ethical and timely manner within 7 days. Questions and concerns should be addressed to Barbara Griswold at the address, email, and phone number above. Refund Policy: Full refunds for CE test payment will be granted when request is submitted in writing and a post-test has not been submitted and graded. Refunds will be issued within 7 days of request. Accommodations for the Disabled: Arrangements can be made for those with disabilities or special needs; please contact Barbara Griswold, LMFT at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408-985-0846 or the address above.