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Clinical Documentation

Write known facts and descriptions, NOT opinions and assumptions. Write for an audience that includes your client and his/her attorney. Good documentation establishes accountability and evidence of the services provided. The social work record should provide accurate and appropriate information about the client’s situation. … Continue reading

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Fostering successful clinical supervision

 Practicum instructor evaluation of student’s competency and areas for growth_________ has read and carefully thought about all of the research articles I have shared with her and she has shared with me. She asks very thoughtful questions once she has … Continue reading

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Payments and Illusions

I always make my clients and those I supervise pay up front. I just feel if you’re putting your money on the table, you’re more inclined to do the work. Recently, a student handed me his folded bills and said … Continue reading

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Confidentiality Hot Seat

The headline “Insurers In Kansas Asking Mental-Health Providers For Notes ” hit me like a punch in the face. I am not sure why as 1) I strongly believe every therapist should have the confidentiality, payment, and boundary talk with … Continue reading

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Unsolicited Advice and LICSW the requirements

Originally posted on Real Life of an MSW:
 I enjoy the Dear Amy column. I often find her wit and answers in alignment with my own. After reading this column, I thought about how the most unsolicited professional advice for…

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