KEY FEATURES: Required 2016 CACREP standards for CMH Counseling programs are covered. Chapter authors are leading counseling writers, and many are practicing CMH counselors. Chapter topics apply theory to real-world issues of practice, such as paperwork and medications. Case studies and discussion questions afford students opportunities to apply what they read to practical situations. Evidence-based treatments, neuroscience, and other cutting-edge topics reflect the currency of the text.Bolded key concepts help students to focus their reading and learning.

Treatment Planning

Chapter 7 treatment planning
Daniel M. Paredes Maria A. Brunelli Paredes

Learning Goals

Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to do the following:

  • Define treatment planning as part of the counseling process
  • Understand the relationship between assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning
  • Develop goals and objectives in treatment planning
  • Describe how counselor cultural identity, theoretical orientation, and other personal characteristics impact appropriate treatment plan development

Treatment planning, whereby the goals and objectives of counseling are agreed on by the client and counselor, and the intentionality that follows from the initial assessment phase are important components of what makes counseling a professional activity. Often, the process of counseling is derisively boiled down to “just listening to people.” However, one could argue that ...

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