One of the most common concerns I hear from therapists is that they are having trouble staying on top of their notes.
This is a big concern and the problem can get out of hand very quickly.
That's why my approach to helping counselors catch up on progress notes consists of two things:
1. Create a sustainable strategy for staying on top of current notes.
2. Create a realistic plan for catching up on older notes.
Once these two things are mastered, you're good to go! The hard part is getting there...
That's why I recorded the following videos with steps on each strategy.
One caveat: It is tempting to jump to the catch up plan because that may be the immediate need that is causing stress. Don't do this!
It is sooooo important to create a sustainable schedule for yourself first so that we break the cycle of falling behind. So, make sure you watch Part 1 and really focus on trying out this strategy for a week or two before you jump to Part 2.
How To Catch Up On Notes (Part 1)
Create a sustainable schedule for ongoing notes
How To Catch Up On Notes (Part 2)
Create your catch up plan