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Treatment Planning

For more information contact the Training department at 755-4301 or email:

  • Date: 11/01/2019 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM  
  • Introduction: Held at Marina Training Center at299 Twelfth St, Marina, CA 93933.
Course Description
This training is geared toward all newly hired Monterey County Behavioral Health and Contract Provider staff members whose scope of practice includes developing treatment objectives to support client progress. While masters level clinicians may take the lead in drafting treatment plans, it is important that all staff who serve clients be able to explore and help clients articulate long term aspirations, barriers and strengths to these aspirations as well as shorter term goals and measurable objectives and specific interventions to support these shorter term goals. This training will describe Monterey County Behavioral Health documentation expectations as noted in the Clinical Documentation Guide and in MCBH Policies and Procedures. This training will use lecture and case examples to help participants begin to be able to develop a concise and comprehensive treatment plans that are strengths based and person centered. Further focus will be given to the “Golden Thread” between psychosocial assessment, treatment planning and service delivery, as well as supporting the need to support medical necessity.

Course Objective(s)
  • STATE The two main components of aClient Centered Approachto treatment (Tx) planning.
  • EXPLAIN “Recovery”and“Resiliency”as they relate to BH treatment
  • DESCRIBEThe five components of the MCBH Tx Plan using bothClient & Clinical Language.
  • TAILORTx Plans to client’s degree ofMotivation For Change.
  • WRITES.M.A.R.T.Tx Objectives

  • Jill Walker,Ph.D.

  • None
  • Target Audience: New County or Contract Provider staff: Social Worker III’s, Psychiatric Social Workers, Psychologists and Medical Mental Health Staff.
  • Note:Focus is on Mental Health, not Substance Use Disorder, treatment.

Related Training Opportunities
  • MCBH – Progress Note Writing
  • MCBH – Universal Psychosocial Assessment

Continuing Education

Hours (Overall class duration)
4 hours

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Special Note(s)
  • This course is offered multiple times a year. Please browse through our calendar if you are looking for another date.
  • Use the contact information shown above if you have any questions.

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