About the Course
This course consists of:
- To recognize that case documentation serves as a "gatekeeper" to approve/deny service to a client.
- To define the essential components of good case documentation.
- To facilitate understanding of how progress notes are connected to other documents found in the client chart.
- To recognize a significant event in the life of a client and understand the importance of including documentation about these events in a client's progress notes.
- To provide recommendations to ensure that case records reflect unbiased data collection and information management (i.e. separating fact from fiction "as evidenced by...").
- To introduce a variety of progress note formats that meet the diverse documentation needs of clinicians.
- To provide an overview of legal implications related to the accuracy and use of case documentation (i.e., the legacy of documentation).
- To understand the quality management perspective of reviewing case documentation.
About the Author
Kathryn Brohl, LMFT
Kathryn Brohl, LMFT, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, has worked in for-profit and non-profit social services for over thirty-five years. Author of six books that include two best sellers, and the first book in the U.S. for parents of molested children, Ms. Brohl has lectured and key-noted on trauma-informed care and other work-related topics throughout the US, Canada, and Australia. She has been an administrator, consultant, trainer, private practitioner, and front-line worker, and has been interviewed in national periodicals such as USA Today, Parents' Magazine, Children's Voice, as well as The Washington Post, Miami Herald, and Florida Times-Union. Ms. Brohl has written and implemented several start-up programs during her career, that include a large child welfare system, intensive outpatient, and mental health programs, to name a few.