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The importance of effective documentation in practice!

One of the most important pieces of clinical documentation is not just what you say, but how you say it. Mental health professionals are often tasked with documenting their findings in order to provide patients with appropriate treatment as well as contribute towards research on best practices. The concept of documentation is often overlooked when working with clients.

Documentation may seem like a daunting task at first, but once you get into the habit of doing it properly it becomes second nature. It's also worth noting that not all mental health professionals document their work equally; some do so more than others. However, it is an important part of the process and can make treatment more effective. The benefits are numerous: it makes sure you're following up on things discussed in session, helps with tracking progress over time, provides clear guidelines, assists in supervision progress, and much more.

If you would like a guide on how to most effectively document for yourself and your clients you can find a supervision module outlining all the important aspects of documentation here

Until next time. Stay Motivated!

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