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Mastering Competencies In Family Therapy, 2nd edition: Treatment Planning and Progress Notes

About the Course:

This course reviews chapters 15 and 17 of the book Mastering Competencies in Family Therapy, Second Edition. The topics covered in this course include recommendations for developing appropriate individualized treatment plans to meet specific client needs and detailed recommendations for making HIPAA-compliant progress notes in order to keep a professional, official record of treatment sessions.

Publication Date:

2nd Edition 2013

Course Material Author

Diane Gehart, Ph.D., LMFT

Diane Gehart, Ph.D., LMFT is a Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at California State University, Northridge, and she has a private practice in Thousand Oaks, California.

Course Creator

Anna Hollis

Anna Hollis, Ph.D., NCSP, is a nationally certified School Psychologist, currently practicing in Detroit, Michigan. She is licensed as a psychologist and certified as a school psychologist to practice in 2 states (Michigan and South Carolina). She is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP); the Michigan Association of School Psychologists (MASP); and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS). Dr. Hollis obtained her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Carolina. Her professional interests include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Positive Psychology; Trauma-Informed Practice; and Urban School Psychology.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for all behavioral/mental health professionals who are seeking additional knowledge about individualized treatment planning and documentation of therapy sessions using HIPAA-compliant progress notes. This course is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the recommendations for developing an appropriate individualized treatment plan to meet specific client needs.

  2. Discuss how to write useful and appropriate therapeutic tasks, goals, and interventions.

  3. Describe the reasons for writing progress notes, as well as how to effectively write progress notes that are HIPAA-compliant.

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American Psychological Association (APA)

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Our Provider Number: 107243

This course has been approved by CE Learning Systems, service provider of, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #107243, CE Learning Systems is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

NASP accepts 30 CPD credits of sequenced self-study per each three year renewal.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

Our Provider Number: 17-1460

CE Learning Systems dba has been approved to offer Continuing Education credit for Certified Addiction Specialists (CAS) in accordance with the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders. Approval No. 17-1460.

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Chapter 17

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Course Number 102686
1.25 credit hour
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Exam Fee: $8.71No exam fee with a Plus or Unlimited membership package!
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