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The Family Therapy Progress Notes Planner, 2nd Edition



The Family Therapy Progress Notes Planner, 2nd Edition

David J. Berghuis, Arthur E. Jongsma Jr.

ISBN: 978-0-470-63839-2 July 2010 360 Pages


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

PracticePlanners® Series Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction 1

Activity/Family Imbalance 3

Adolescent/Parent Conflicts 12

Adoption Issues 22

Alcohol Abuse 31

Anger Management 46

Anxiety 55

Blame 66

Blended Family Problems 74

Child/Parent Conflicts 84

Communication 92

Compulsive Behaviors 99

Death of a Child 109

Death of a Parent 115

Dependency Issues 121

Depression in Family Members 130

Disengagement/Loss of Family Cohesion 140

Eating Disorders 149

Extrafamilial Sexual Abuse 160

Family Activity Disputes 170

Family Business Conflicts 176

Family Member Separation 182

Family-of-Origin Interference 188

Financial Changes 194

Geographic Relocation 200

Incest Survivor 207

Infidelity 219

Inheritance Disputes between Siblings 224

Interfamilial Disputes over Wills and Inheritance 230

Interracial Family Problems 236

Intolerance/Defensiveness 243

Jealousy/Insecurity 253

Life-Threatening/Chronic Illness 263

Multiple Birth Dilemmas 272

Physical/Verbal/Psychological Abuse 277

Religious/Spiritual Conflicts 290

Reuniting Estranged Family Members 297

Separation/Divorce 304

Sexual Orientation Conflicts 316

Traumatic Life Events 327

Unwanted/Unplanned Pregnancy 336 Practice Planners Site