On-Site Training – Documenting Medical Necessity
Therapy Training Boston Presents:
Documenting Medical Necessity Using Behavioral Language and Solution Focused Questions
Date: Sunday, May 4, 2014
Location: 51 Kondazian Street, Watertown, MA 02472
Details & Registration: www.therapytrainingboston.com
Early registration rates for individuals and groups available until 4/4/2014.
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Good clinical documentation is an important part of psychotherapy practice. It is often the most disliked part of clinicians’ work with 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.
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.
Paradoxically, the more the practice of psychotherapy becomes scrutinized, the more important good record keeping becomes.
Beth Rontal, LICSW will teach you how to:
1. simplify and clarify the documentation process
2. write effective treatment plans and session notes
3. quickly translate your work into the behavioral language used by insurance companies
4. justify medical necessity
5. conduct an interview that therapeutically cultivates goals and objectives for documentation
Liz Brenner, LICSW will teach several solution oriented questions that facilitate effective therapy, inspire clients to change and simplify the translation of session content to documentation.
Beth Rontal, LICSW, a clinical supervisor at Community Services Institute, has spent 100’s of hours supervising psychotherapists and teaching them how to write effective documentation. In her private practice in W. Roxbury, MA, Beth works with adults who struggle with emotional eating. She also provides supervision and consultation. An engaging speaker, Beth presents at national conferences on both emotional eating and clinical documentation.
Liz Brenner, LICSW, is the Director of Therapy Training Boston. She is the primary instructor of the Intensive Certificate Program in Family Systems Therapy at TTB. She also provides individual and group supervision, agency consultation and training. Her clinical work with individuals, couples and families and teaching integrates family systems, mindfulness, and trauma and recovery orientations.