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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