Clinical documentation is an important and integral aspect of professional clinical work. As a practitioner you are required to ensure that you maintain professional, timely and accurate clinical documentation
Clinical documentation is an important and integral aspect of professional clinical work
CBT for Psychological Disorders
Clinical documentation is an important and integral aspect of professional clinical work. As a practitioner you are to ensure that you maintain professional, timely and accurate clinical documentation and other related legal documentation to capture client contact and clinical sessional content. Clinical supervisors will monitor case notes and other clinical documentation over the course of the placement and will assess the overall quality and accuracy of entries, which must be completed on the day of the contact, be structured and organized and provide a detailed account of the sessional process.
Following the assessment interview you are required to complete a case note entry, a letter to a referrer (GP), an assessment form and the cognitive therapy rating scale (CTS-R).
depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems.
How CBT works
CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and also feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle.
CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts.
You’re show how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel.
Unlike some other talking treatments, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past.
It looks for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis.
Uses for CBT
CBT has been show to be an effective way of treating a number of different mental health conditions.
In addition to depression or anxiety disorders, CBT can also help people with:
- bipolar disorder
- borderline personality disorder
- eating disorders – such as anorexia and bulimia
- obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- panic disorder
- post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- sleep problems – such as insomnia
- problems related to alcohol misuse
CBT is also sometimes use to treat people with long-term health conditions, such as:
Firstly, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Secondly, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
Although CBT cannot cure the physical symptoms of these conditions, it can help people cope better with their symptoms.