Instructors: Beth Rontal, LICSW and Liz Brenner, LICSW
Individual registration is $140.00, $130 early registration for individuals, $125 groups of two or more, $115 early registration for groups. Early registration ends on August 19, 2016. You must pay together by check in the same envelope or with the same credit card or Paypal account to qualify for group registration.
Note new location: First Parish Church 50 Church Street Waltham MA 02452
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. A lack of knowledge and skill can leave therapists and clinics feeling at the mercy of insurance companies as they spend an enormous amount of time justifying treatment, fighting rejected insurance claims, preparing for audits and losing income.
Learn to work with people in a collaborative, empowering ways that helps them define goals and treatment plans for themselves so you can provide and document excellent, effective care while more easily satisfying record keeping needs and advocating for clients with payers when needed. Using questions from solution oriented therapy is a simple way to do this efficiently.
Beth Rontal will help you gain mastery over the documentation process by learning how to: 1. simplify and clarify the documentation process 2. use guidelines to write effective treatment plans and session notes 3. quickly translate your work into the behavioral language used by insurance companies and 4. justify medical necessity
Liz Brenner will teach solution oriented questions geared toward: 1. conducting an interview that therapeutically cultivates clients own goals and objectives 2.inspiring clients to change 3. simplifying translation of the therapeutic process to documentation 4. providing concrete solutions to the stress associated with writing medical records
Comments from people who have taken the Misery or Mastery workshop with Beth
The class is improving my clinical work as well as my documentation skill. -- Barbara Kaplan, LICSW or Mastery workshop with Beth:
Comments about Liz's teaching about using solution oriented questions
I didn't think I was going to be able to use the questions, but I went back and used them with my adolescents students and was really pleased with the way the therapeutic conversation with teenage boys opened up leading organically to goals and action plans getting developed. --Marina Gonzalez-Ang
How to write a Treatment Plan
How to write a Session Note
Learn solution oriented questions that provide a bridge from session to documentation
Watch a demonstration interview that cultivates goals and objectives in behavioral language
Translate practice interview into Treatment Plan and Session Note
Practice interviewing in dyads
Q and A time will be available throughout the day
2. Participants will learn several solution oriented interview questions that help them write in behavioral language necessary to meet best practice documentation standards.
3. Participants will learn the criteria that helps justify medical necessity.
Note: your space is not secured for an event until we receive payment.
Registration form (by mail)