Clinical Documentation: The Importance of the Golden Thread: From the Initial Assessment to the Treatment Plan, Case Notes and Discharge

Documentation is an important piece of the social services field. From the initial assessment, to treatment planning, to session notes, to intermittent assessments, and discharge planning. All of the information written into the client’s case file are needed documentation to be paid by third parties. Third parties have the right, and so state, when one is credentialed, to have the provider pay back monies if they determine the documentation does not fit their standards. This course will work with the participant to write the best assessments, treatment plans, document intermittent assessments, by using “The Golden Thread” technique. The participant will learn this technique from meeting the client to the graduation.

Educational Objectives

Objectives:

After completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of gathering and reviewing documentation from the initial intake to client discharge.  
  • Understand the medical necessity and establishing the need for treatment.
  • Learn and implement “The Golden Thread”.
  • Describe 2 essential elements of effective Treatment Plans • Goals • Objectives • Interventions ‣
  • Illustrate 3 best practices using examples.

6 CE’s for:

    • CHES (Certified Heath Education Specialist)
    • CPH-Certified Public Health
    • DMH- Addiction Therapist
    • DMH – Licensed Administrator 
    • DMH-Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Therapist
    • DMH-Mental Health Therapist
    • MAAP-Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals
    • NBCC-National Board for Certified Counselors
    • SW-Social Work

Presenter

Talya Straughter, DPC, LPC, BC-TMH

Location

Virtual

Date

Mar. 9, 2021

Time

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Presenter

Talya Straughter, DPC, LPC, BC-TMH

Location

Virtual