Why are treatment plans important, and neccessary? To learn more about why an action plan for therapy is essential to the process, please click the link to read my treatment planning guide. You will be a part of the planning process. I will ask you what problems you are currently facing, what you want to work on in therapy, and what your goals are. I will ask you whether an integrated approach like mine is the direction you want to go in, or whether one approach may work better for you than other approaches.
Together in sessions, we will create therapy action plans based on your unique experiences and circumstances. These are also referred to as “treatment plans.” We will work together cooperatively to define your long-term goals. These goals will be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time bound to a “complete by” date. We will determine the short term objectives and interventions we can use to help you achieve the goals you have created for yourself. I will provide you with scientifically supported, evidence based interventions to be used in conjunction with “best practice” gold standard approaches to therapy. The treatment planning guide I created is a step by step process, with an outline that is easy to read and follow. And it is important to note: you don’t have to do everything in the plan, and you don’t have to do it all as quickly as you can.
I assign lessons, activities, and practice in between the sessions. You may be asked to listen to audio recordings, watch videos, and read articles and books. You may wonder, why do I need to do “homework” and follow a therapy action plan? Research has shown that therapy outcomes improve when clients practice the new behaviors they learn from therapy, and apply them in the real world. We will go into further detail on the treatment planning page.
TREATMENT PLANNING GUIDE