Misery or Mastery: Documenting Medical Necessity Using Behavioral Language and Solution Oriented Questions
Friday, Sept 30th, 2016 – 9:00 AM to 4:45 PM
186 Alewife Brook Parkway
Conference room at the Public Conversations Project
Space is limited – secure your spot by registering now: click here
Good clinical documentation is an important part of psychotherapy practice. It is often the most disliked part of clinicians’ work. Many people feeling there is not enough guidance about what to write and how to write it. Paperwork can seem disconnected from being helpful to clients.
Some clincians feel that they are in an ethical dilemma of providing good care or meeting the demands of payers. On the flip side, some of us can be ruled by documentation requirements in a way that gets in the way of quality care.
Effective documentation requires good interviewing skills and organizes clinical thinking so that writing notes and treatment plans can be done quickly and efficiently, authorizations are easy and audits aren’t threatening. It can be a reflection of and contribution to high quality clinical work rather than a detour. Find out how in this training.
Participants MUST attend 100% of the program to earn the 6 CEUs approved for this program. CEU certificates will be given at the end of the event after you are fully paid and have completed the evaluation form.
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Beth Rontal, MSW, LICSW, has spent thousands of hours teaching psychotherapists how to document medical necessity, get authorizations and pass audits by linking effective documentation with good clinical practice.
An engaging speaker, Beth has presented Misery or Mastery; Documenting Medical Necessity to individuals, groups and clinics and at national conferences. She also serves on the Advisory Board of PIMSY Mental Health EHR. For more information, see Documentation Wizard.
Liz Brenner, LICSW is the Director of Therapy Training Boston and its primary instructor of the Intensive Certificate Program in Family Systems Therapy. In her role as a teaching associate for Harvard Medical School, Liz supervises in the Couple and Family Therapy Program at Cambridge Health Alliance.
She is the co-chair of the Mindfulness and Family Therapy Interest Group for the American Family Therapy Academy – and also provides individual and group supervision, agency consultation and training. Liz holds specialized training as a Level 2 EMDR, Level 2 LifeForce Yoga and a Level 2 IFS practitioner.