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Pressure from third-party payers, accrediting agencies, and other outside parties has increased the need for clinicians to quickly produce effective, high-quality treatment plans. Treatment Planners in the Wiley PracticePlanner series provide all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the needs of most third-party payers and state and federal review agencies.

Using Wiley PracticePlanners
to Create a Treatment Plan

Each Treatment Planner:

  • Saves you hours of time-consuming paperwork.
  • Offers the freedom to develop customized treatment plans.
  • Includes over 1,000 clear statements describing the behavioral manifestations of each relational problem and includes long-term goals, short-term objectives, and clinically tested treatment options.
  • Has an easy-to-use format that helps locate treatment plan components by behavioral problem.
  • Provides evidence-based Objectives and Interventions and many suggested homework assignments integrated into the Interventions.
  • Includes DSM-5 diagnostic suggestions and ICD-10-CM codes for each behaviorally based presenting problem.

Treatment Planners provide a range of treatment plan options, some supported by the evidence-based value of “best available research” (APA, 2006), others reflecting common clinical practices of experienced clinicians, and still others representing emerging approaches so the user can construct what they believe to be the best plan for their particular client. The Planners make creating treatment plans easy and efficient by covering everything from problem selection to diagnostic suggestions.

Treatment Planners simplify the task of developing effective treatment plans through six steps. (Download a Sample Chapter to see how each treatment plan is organized.)

1. Problem Selection

Treatment Planners are alphabetized into a list of presenting issues, allowing you to quickly sort and select those that apply to your client.

An effective treatment plan can only deal with a few selected problems or treatment will lose its direction. Choose the problem within the Planner that most accurately represents your client’s presenting issues.

Example: Anxiety

2. Problem Definition.

Each treatment plan outlines specific Behavioral Definitions to describe how an issue is evidenced in a particular client.

The symptom pattern should be associated with diagnostic criteria and codes such as those found in the DSM-5 or the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10-CM). Treatment Planners offer such behaviorally specific definition statements to choose from or to serve as a model for your own personally crafted statements.


  • Excessive and/or unrealistic worry that is difficult to control occurring more days than not for at least 6 months about a number of events or activities.
  • Motor tension (e.g., restlessness, tiredness, shakiness, muscle tension).
  • Autonomic hyperactivity (e.g., palpitations, shortness of breath, dry mouth, trouble swallowing, nausea, diarrhea).
  • Hypervigilance (e.g., feeling constantly on edge, experiencing concentration difficulties, having trouble falling or staying asleep, exhibiting a general state of irritability).

3. Goal Development.

Treatment Planners simplify the next step of the treatment process: goal setting. The Planners provide several possible goal statements for each problem identified so you can set broad goals for the resolution of the target problem. Note that although each treatment plan supplies multiple statements, only one statement is required.

Example: GOALS

  • Reduce overall frequency, intensity, and duration of the anxiety so that daily functioning is not impaired.
  • Learn and implement coping skills that result in a reduction of anxiety and worry and an improvement in daily functioning.

4. Objective Construction.

Each treatment plan includes Objectives stated in behaviorally measurable language so it is clear to review agencies, health maintenance organizations, and managed care organizations when the client has achieved the established Objectives. The Objectives presented in Treatment Planners are designed to meet this demand for accountability. They are written in behavioral terms and many are measurable as written. Further, numerous alternatives are presented to allow construction of a variety of treatment plan possibilities for the same presenting problem.

5. Intervention Creation.

Interventions are the actions designed for you to help your client complete the Objectives. There is at least one Intervention for every Objective. Treatment Planners contain Interventions from a broad range of therapeutic approaches.

6. Diagnosis Determination.

The determination of an appropriate diagnosis is based on an evaluation of your client’s complete clinical presentation. You must compare the behavioral, cognitive, emotional, and interpersonal symptoms that the client presents with the criteria for diagnosis of a mental illness condition as described in DSM-5. Despite arguments against diagnosing clients in this manner, diagnosis is a reality that exists in the world of mental health care, and it is a necessity for third-party reimbursement. It is your thorough knowledge of DSM-5 criteria and a complete understanding of the client assessment data that contribute to the most reliable, valid diagnosis.

The Wiley PracticePlanners Treatment Planners create comprehensive and individualized treatment plans ready for immediate implementation and presentation within a practice.