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Continuing Professional Development Certificates
PsychOz Publications, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 6 hours CPD.
Beth Rontal, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Brookline, Massachusetts, as well as a documentation consultant (wizard) and private supervisor. Ms. Rontal earned her MFA from Boston University, and her Master’s in Social Work from Simmons College in Boston.
She was clinical supervisor at a mental health clinic for 16 years, where she was instrumental in developing and implementing the clinic’s first electronic documentation system. This implementation significantly reduced documentation time and errors and decreased the paperwork returned by clinicians from 65% to 8%, which in turn allowed for the addition of 3 to 5 clinical hours per week and generated thousands of dollars in savings for the company.
Ms. Rontal continues to be a developer and consultant in the field of clinical documentation. She is a sought-after national lecturer who has taught seminars over the course of many years, in addition to having published numerous articles on the topic.
Financial: Beth Rontal is in private practice. She has intellectual property rights to Documentation Wizard. Ms. Rontal receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Beth Rontal has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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- Explain the importance of proper documentation in informing clinical decision making
- Evaluate the role of the clinical diagnosis in justifying medical necessity and providing more effective services to clients
- Determine how to use the behavioral language required by insurance companies to facilitate delivery of services to clients
- Explain how to document what really happens in a clinical session without violating privacy or confidentiality
- Assess medical necessity by employing the “golden thread” for improved treatment outcomes
Why is Documentation the Topic Clinicians Love to Hate?
- How do you feel about documentation?
- Why is documentation so daunting?
- Why is documentation the topic clinicians love to hate?
- Why document?
How to Write a Treatment Plan
- Definition of Medical Necessity
- What is “The Golden Thread” and how does it relate to medical necessity?
- What is the role of the diagnosis in justifying medical necessity?
How to Write a Session Note
- Definition of a treatment plan
- Everything that’s needed in a treatment plan and why
- How to write a treatment plan that justifies medical necessity using behavioral language and the “golden thread” with examples
- Practice writing a treatment plan
How to Write an Intake Summary
- Definition of a session note and how it relates to the treatment plan
- Everything that’s needed in a session note and why
- How to write a session note that justifies medical necessity using behavioral language and the “golden thread” with examples
- Practice writing a session note
How to Write Case/Collateral Contact Notes
- Definition of an intake summary and how it relates to all other documentation
- Everything that’s needed in an intake summary and why
- How to write an intake summary that lays the ground for medical necessity
How to Write a Discharge Summary
- Definition of a case/collateral contact note and how it relates to the treatment plan
- Everything that’s needed in a case/collateral contact note and why
- How to write a case/collateral Contact Note that justifies medical necessity using behavioral language and the “golden thread” with examples
- Definition of a discharge summary and how it relates to the treatment plan
- Everything that’s needed in a discharge summary and why
- How to write a discharge summary that completes the “golden thread” with examples
- Mental Health Administrators
- Social Workers
- Office Managers
- Mental Health Nurses
- Marriage and Family Therapists
- Other Mental Health Professionals
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