Quick Clinical Case Notes (Collaborative Documentation Q&A)

Recently I've been getting a lot of questions about a somewhat controversial topic- collaborative documentation.  While I don't think everyone should use this strategy, I definitely think it's worth considering. 

Collaborative documentation (sometimes called concurrent documentation) can actually look very different for different therapists!

In this video I review four ways you can incorporate this strategy in your counseling practice right now:

  • Writing notes with clients in session
  • Writing part of the note with clients during session
  • Sharing notes with clients after they are written
  • Having clients complete intake paperwork before the initial session

I also go through some of the benefits and potential drawbacks of this technique:

  • Less time writing notes (the most obvious benefit!)
  • Increased communication and connection with your clients
  • Reduction of errors in documentation
  • Better engagement of "resistant" clients

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