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The Couples Psychotherapy Progress Notes Planner, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-93691-7
384 pages
May 2011
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The Couples Psychotherapy Progress Notes Planner, Second Edition contains complete prewritten session and patient presentation descriptions for each behavioral problem in The Couples Psychotherapy 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 35 behaviorally based presenting problems, including loss of love and affection, depression due to relationship problems, jealousy, job stress, financial conflict, sexual dysfunction, blame, and intimate partner violence

  • 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-TR™ diagnostic categories in The Couples Psychotherapy 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.



Alcohol Abuse.




Blended-Family Problems.



Depression Due to Relationship Problems.

Depression Independent of Relationship Problems.

Disillusionment with Relationship.

Eating Disorders.

Financial Conflict.


Internet Sexual Use.

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)—Intimate Terrorism.

Intimate Partner Violence-Situational (Bi-directional) Couple Violence.



Job Stress.

Life-Changing Events.

Loss of Love/Affection.

Midlife Transition Problems.

Only One Partner Willing to Attend Therapy.

Parenting Conflicts—Adolescents.

Parenting Conflicts—Children.

Personality Differences.

Psychological Abuse.

Recreational Activities Dispute.

Religious/Spirituality Differences.


Separation and Divorce.

Sexual Abuse.

Sexual Dysfunction.

Transition to Parenthood Strains.

Work/Home Role Strain.

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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 twenty-five 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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