assessmentsthis section contains basic demographic information H u m a n i t i e s
Come up with 3 false/made up treatment plans as if you were in a counseling/therapy session with a client. The diagnosis should be a well known mental illness. Include the following:
1. Client History, Background, and Assessments
This section contains basic demographic information about the client, past and present diagnosis, and when the presenting problems first started to occur. If the client has seen a counselor or other mental health professional in the past, you’ll describe their prior treatment history. The results of any formal assessments should go in this section too.
2. Problem Statements
List in detail what presenting problems led your client to seek care. What questions or symptoms were they experiencing that drove them to seek professional help?
The client strengths section is an essential but sometimes-overlooked element of a counseling treatment plan. Here, you’ll list the client’s self-stated personal strengths and available family supports. When the going gets tough, reviewing this information with the client can help give them encouragement.
4. Treatment Contract
A treatment contract details who’s responsible for what. It lists out actions that both parties are responsible for completing during treatment. The contract summarizes the client’s goals for counseling and the plan for achieving them. While not absolutely necessary, including a treatment contract can help create a sense of ownership for the client.
Treatment goals form the bedrock of any treatment plan. They define success. Goals should be realistic, concrete, and tailored to meet the unique needs of the client.
If a goal is a story, objectives are the individual chapters within that story. Treatment objectives are small, incremental steps that together will result in the achievement of a treatment goal.
Counselors use various techniques, interventions, and other strategies to help their clients meet their treatment goals. The interventions section is where you list the methods you plan to use with the client.
Documenting client progress is one of the most important aspects of a counseling treatment plan. As treatment progresses, being able to look back on past successes is a significant source of inspiration to stay the course. Insurers also require documentation of client progress.