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The Family Therapy Progress Notes Planner, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-44884-7
360 pages
July 2010
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The Bestselling treatment planning system for mental health professionals

The Family Therapy Progress Notes Planner, Second Edition contains complete prewritten session and patient presentation descriptions for each behavioral problem in The Family Therapy Treatment Planner, Second Edition. The prewritten progress notes can be easily and quickly adapted to fit a particular client need or treatment situation.

  • Saves you hours of time-consuming paperwork, yet offers the freedom to develop customized progress notes

  • Organized around 40 behaviorally based presenting problems, including family-of-origin interference, depression in family members, divorce, financial conflict, adolescent and parent hostility, friction within blended families, traumatic life events, and dependency issues

  • Features over 1,000 prewritten progress notes (summarizing patient presentation, themes of session, and treatment delivered)

  • Provides an array of treatment approaches that correspond with the behavioral problems and DSM-IV-TRTM diagnostic categories in The Family Therapy Treatment Planner, Second Edition

  • Offers sample progress notes that conform to the requirements of most third-party payors and accrediting agencies, including CARF, The Joint Commission (TJC), COA, and the NCQA

  • Presents new and updated information on the role of evidence-based practice in progress notes writing and the special status of progress notes under HIPAA

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Table of Contents

PracticePlanners® Series Preface.



Activity/Family Imbalance.

Adolescent/Parent Conflicts.

Adoption Issues.

Alcohol Abuse.

Anger Management.



Blended Family Problems.

Child/Parent Conflicts.


Compulsive Behaviors.

Death of a Child.

Death of a Parent.

Dependency Issues.

Depression in Family Members.

Disengagement/Loss of Family Cohesion.

Eating Disorders.

Extrafamilial Sexual Abuse.

Family Activity Disputes.

Family Business Conflicts.

Family Member Separation.

Family-of-Origin Interference.

Financial Changes.

Geographic Relocation.

Incest Survivor.


Inheritance Disputes between Siblings.

Interfamilial Disputes over Wills and Inheritance.

Interracial Family Problems.



Life-Threatening/Chronic Illness.

Multiple Birth Dilemmas.

Physical/Verbal/Psychological Abuse.

Religious/Spiritual Conflicts.

Reuniting Estranged Family Members.


Sexual Orientation Conflicts.

Traumatic Life Events.

Unwanted/Unplanned Pregnancy.

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Author Information

ARTHUR E. JONGSMA, Jr., PhD, is the Series Editor for the bestselling PracticePlanners®. Since 1971, he has provided professional mental health services to both inpatient and outpatient clients. He was the founder and Director of Psychological Consultants, a group private practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for 25 years. He is the author or coauthor of over forty books and conducts training workshops for mental health professionals around the world.

DAVID J. BERGHUIS, MA, LLP, is in private practice and has worked in community mental health for more than a decade. He is also coauthor of numerous titles in the PracticePlanners® series.

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