This book provides step-by-step guidelines, tips, and instruction on how to create and write psychotherapy treatment notes. Information and guidance are provided on how to write a treatment intake report, treatment progress notes, and termination summary. A number of sample notes, reports and templates are provided. The book also includes hundreds of representative statements for therapists to use in the design of their own psychotherapy progress notes. A valuable resource for experienced mental health professionals and trainees alike, from the creator of Note Designer therapy note-writing software. "A time-saving reference to capture the essence and the methods of professional note writing for psychotherapists. Easy to apply and great to keep close-by when writing reports and progress notes." --Alexandre Smith-Peter, Psy.D. candidate
About the Author:
Patricia C. Baldwin, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in Montreal, Canada. She has been in private practice for over 20 years and is involved in the supervision, training and teaching of psychotherapists and psychology interns. She has published in the areas of psychotherapy research, psychoanalysis and the body, self-reflective processes and identity, and the impact of childhood sexual abuse. She is the co-creator of Note Designer psychotherapy note writing software.