Topic: clinical management
Many clinicians work in busy programs with lots of staff and most of the time still feel like they’re alone, almost a solo practitioner, but with a lot less control over their activities
I’ve noticed that managers who had success in other industries have a tendency to view treatment as a form of manufacturing.
Sexual relations between therapist and patient can seriously damage the public’s trust in the safety of their loved ones.
The best way we’ve found to teach clarity in documentation (and that’s really the goal) is to use real-life examples and ask the group for feedback on the quality of each student’s progress note.
You’re probably not thinking about the stuff you wrote about today’s middling-good group session as something that could be important when an insurance company reviews the case.
Busy professionals, though, may rely on “taking notes,” and doing the more formal documentation “later, when there’s time.”
Few clinicians believed that street crack addicts could succeed as outpatients, but the demand for residential care was never fully met because of, you know, budget considerations.
I take great care in finding the right practitioner. He or she will likely be more important than the technique itself.
Even in remission, the client is still an addict. The challenge is to sustain the remission, going forward.