Ethical Clinical Documentation: What You Didn’t Learn in School About Treatment Planning

Friday, May 8, 2020
8:30 a.m. - Sign-In
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Event Canceled/Postponed

Out of an abundance of caution, Brenau University is following CDC guidelines surrounding events and public gatherings. Effective immediately, faculty, staff and student-only events through the remainder of the semester are canceled. All Gainesville community events scheduled to be held on Brenau Gainesville campuses through April 3 are canceled. Future Gainesville community events will be evaluated on a weekly basis beginning Monday, April 6. Learn more on our Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Updates page.

Workshop description

This workshop, presented by Jessica Hallam Anderson, MS, LPC, CPCS, RPT-S, will focus on treatment planning and writing from start to finish. It will include when and how to start the process of treatment planning, what to consider when developing a treatment plan, how to adequately write a treatment plan, and what needs to be done to follow up on treatment plans. The purpose and value of treatment plans for both clients and professionals will be reviewed. The ethical issues related to treatment planning will be included through the presentation. In addition, sample treatment plans and goals will be provided to attendees.

Workshop Schedule

8:30-9 a.m. Arrival and Check-in
9 -10:30 a.m. Training (1.5 hours)
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m.-12 p.m. Training (1.25 hours)
12-1:30 p.. Lunch on Own
1:30-2:45 p.m. Training (1.25 hours)
2:45-3 p.m. Break
3-4 p.m. Training (1 hour)

Continental breakfast, light snacks and refreshments provided

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe what clinical documentation is needed (diagnostic intake assessment, treatment plan, progress notes) and how they each guide effective treatment
  2. Understand the purpose and benefits to the clinician and client of appropriate clinical documentation
  3. Learn how to complete effective and ethical clinical documentation, including leaving with a treatment plan template to use and intervention ideas and sample progress notes

CE approval

5 ETHICS contact hours of continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA CE Approval #8411-1019M).

Questions? Contact Dr. Tim Bryant at

Jessica Hallam Anderson, MS, LPC, CPCS, RPT-S

Jessica Hallam Anderson, MS, LPC, CPCS, RPT-SJessica Hallam Anderson, MS, LPC, CPCS, RPT-S has been working in the social services field for 20 years and has been a therapist for 12 years. She currently is the Owner and Clinical Director of a medium sized group practice. Jessica has been writing treatment plans for 20 years in a variety of professional environments and has participated in multiple documentation audits in the public and private sector. Jessica continually finds that treatment planning is a mystery to many professionals, both new and seasoned, which is why she began facilitating workshops on the topic of treatment planning. Jessica also provides workshops on other areas of documentation and related areas as well as provides clinical supervision to provisionally licensed therapist and business consultation to licensed professionals seeking to develop or grow private practices

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