Build effective, well documented treatment plans with Wiley PracticePlanners®. Access the treatment plans, progress notes, and homework assignments that are already seamlessly integrated into your EHR system. Wiley PracticePlanners® offer comprehensive treatment approaches that can be customized for individual needs.
Pressure from third-party payors, accrediting agencies, and other outside parties has increased the need for clinicians to quickly produce effective, high-quality treatment plans. Treatment Planners in the Wiley PracticePlanners® series provide all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the needs of most third-party payors and state and federal review agencies.
Each Treatment Planner:
Treatment Planners provide a range of treatment plan options, some supported by the evidence-based value of “best available research” (APA, 2006), others reflecting common clinical practices of experienced clinicians, and still others representing emerging approaches so the user can construct what they believe to be the best plan for their particular client. The Planners make creating treatment plans easy and efficient by covering everything from problem selection to diagnostic suggestions.
In the fields of psychiatry and psychology, the call for evidence and accountability is being increasingly sounded. It is a call answered by the use of evidence-based practice (EBP).
EBP is defined by the American Psychological Association (APA) as “the integration of the best available research with clinical expertise in the context of patient characteristics, culture, and preferences” and is swiftly becoming the standard of care in mental healthcare (APA Presidential Task Force on Evidence-Based Practice, 2006). In fact, EBP is becoming mandated in some practice settings.
EBP is endorsed by many professional organizations, including the APA, National Association of Social Workers, and the American Psychiatric Association, as well as consumer organizations such as the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI).
To further the implementation of EBP, the Treatment Planners clearly identify EBPs with this symbol (code in EBP icon triangle). These EBPs are psychological treatments that have the best available supporting evidence, outlines, Objectives, and Interventions. While different sources use their own criteria for judging levels of empirical support for any given treatment, PracticePlanners favor those that use more rigorous criteria, typically requiring demonstration of efficacy through randomized controlled trials or clinical replication series, good experimental design, and independent replication. This approach was to evaluate these various sources and include those treatments supported by the highest level of evidence and for which there was consensus in conclusions and recommendations.
Further, as most practitioners know, research has shown that the individual psychologist (e.g., Wampold, 2001), the treatment relationship (e.g., Norcross, 2002), and the patient (e.g., Bohart & Tallman, 1999) are also vital contributors to the success of psychotherapy. As noted by the APA, “Comprehensive evidence-based practice will consider all of these determinants and their optimal combinations.” (APA, 2006, p. 275).
The PracticePlanners’ approach does just that. Drawing upon years of clinical experience and the best available research, the PracticePlanners series, consisting of Treatment Planners, Progress Notes Planners, and Homework Planners, promotes effective, creative treatment planning through its variety of treatment choices.
Each Treatment Planner includes more than 1,000 clear statements describing the behavioral manifestations of each relational problem, long-term goals, short-term objectives, and clinically tested treatment options. These can be combined in thousands of permutations to develop detailed treatment plans, and relying on their own good judgment, clinicians can easily select the statements that are appropriate for the individuals whom they are treating—a process that will ultimately benefit the client, clinician, and mental health community.
Debate does exist among practitioners skeptical about changing their practice on the basis of research evidence, and their reluctance is fueled by the methodological challenges and problems inherent in psychotherapy research. The PracticePlanners series accommodates those practitioners by providing a range of treatment plan options. Some treatment options are supported by the evidence-based value of “best available research” (APA, 2006), others reflect the common clinical practices of experienced clinicians, and still others represent emerging approaches. In this way, PracticePlanners allows every clinician to construct what he or she believes to be the best treatment plan for their client’s particular needs.