Why you'll love this course

Many of us had initial training in documentation that lacked essential elements. This course offers key knowledge about documenting mental health care without judgment or criticism for however you may have initially learned the process. The course is clear, supportive, and useful, particularly in its discussion of avoiding common mistakes.

Course description

This course provides foundational instruction on documentation in mental health care. Topics include legal and ethical requirements for documentation, common components of client files, and avoiding common documentation mistakes. 

Learning objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least five common components of a clinical file.

  • Identify at least three common components of strong clinical documentation.

  • Identify at least three common mistakes clinicians make in documenting client services.

Instructor

Benjamin Caldwell, PsyD

Benjamin Caldwell, PsyD

Education Director, SimplePractice Learning

Benjamin Caldwell, PsyD is a California-licensed marriage and family therapist (#42723). He currently serves as adjunct faculty for California State University Northridge in Los Angeles and The Wright Institute in Berkeley. He is the author of several books, including Basics of California Law for LMFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs, and Saving Psychotherapy. He has served on the AAMFT Ethics Committee, and for several years as Chair of the Legislative and Advocacy Committee for AAMFT-California.

User reviews

Excellent! I highly recommend for all clinicians

Sara Silvia

A lot of important information was covered concisely and effectively. It was a very effective primer. It is giving me cause to reflect on my current practices. I will use what I learned and implement immediately.

A lot of important information was covered concisely and effectively. It was a very effective primer. It is giving me cause to reflect on my current practices. I will use what I learned and implement immediately.

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Solid content

Debbie Stanley

I found this course more substantive than typical 1-credit CEUs.

I found this course more substantive than typical 1-credit CEUs.

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Awesome Presentation

Andrea Levitan

Enjoyed the content!

Enjoyed the content!

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Excellent and very clear

Katherine Jupp