Relational Treatment Planning

CE Hours: 1.5

Cost: $18

Treatment planning in ESFT is more than pro forma paperwork separated from the actual on-the-ground treatment.  It is, in fact, an  intervention that can be a major determinant of treatment outcomes.  If done well, the treatment planning process shifts the viewing of problems and their solutions to a more relational perspective, setting the stage for highly focused, meaningful, productive work with motivated family members. This course describes procedures for making this happen.  Basic principles related to relational treatment planning are described.

This is a Beginning Level course. The target audience is all behavioral health professionals working with children and adolescents.

Learning Objectives 

1. Identify the different stakeholders and their uses of treatment planning
2. Conceptualize the treatment planning process as an interventional “process”
3. Identify the cornerstones of effective treatment planning with children and families
4. Explain how to orient families to treatment planning and protect the process
5. Describe the role of highlighting strengths and creating partnerships in successful treatment plans   
6. Describe the elements of a family friendly and clinically relevant treatment plan 

This course uses an online distance-learning self-paced format.  It includes recorded audio, recorded video-based webinars, and selected readings.  There are post-tests to ensure comprehension of the material. Participants can communicate with the instructors via the online moodle interface. Real-time communication with the instructor in our online, self-paced distance learning courses is not possible. However, participants can send an email to the instructor via the online moodle interface within the course and expect to receive a response within 48 hours. All course content, including post-tests, should take approximately one and a half hours to complete.

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