Live Webinar Course

Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 12:00-1:15pm

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to...

  • 1. Create achievable, objective, and measurable goals that are individualized for the client

  • 2. Evaluate effectiveness and quality control of a treatment plan

Course Outline

  • 1


    • Welcome Message from Dr. Brewer

    • Course Instruction Video

    • Course Description and Objectives

    • Presentation Handout

  • 2

    Optional Resources

    • Course Resources

    • Resources

    • Bern Inventory of Treatment Goals

    • Client Goal List

    • TherapyGoals

    • Completed Treatment Plan Example

    • Completed Treatment Plan_Multi Disciplinary Team_Example

    • Treatment Plan_Example 1

    • Treatment Plan_Example 2

    • Treatment Plan_Example 3

  • 3

    Webinar Course

    • Notice: Recording of Webinars

    • Webinar: Effective Treatment Planning

    • Course References

  • 4


    • Evaluation & Post-Test

Course Description

Successful treatment begins with a clinician's ability to effectively assess a client's situation, symptoms, diagnoses, and treatment needs.  Once a clinician has obtained information about their client through assessment, a functional treatment plan is necessary to then engage the client in the treatment process.  Treatment plans are not one-size-fits-all and do require individualization and variation based on numerous factors.  When implemented in collaboration with our clients, treatment planning improves client engagement, functioning, and treatment adherence.  Additionally, treatment plans provide expectations for client and clinician, guide goal-directed treatment, assist with evidence-based approaches, and measure progress and quality of services. 

Facilitator:  Kathryn Brewer, PhD, LPC, LCPC  

Dr. Brewer is a licensed professional counselor in Missouri and a licensed clinical professional counselor in Kansas.  She has earned a PhD in psychology, a Master's degree in professional mental health counseling, and a Master's certificate in healthcare leadership and management. Dr. Brewer is also a national certified counselor, certified clinical trauma professional, certified first responder counselor, board certified telemental health provider, licensure supervisor for professional counselors in Missouri, and a board approved clinical supervisor for professional counselors in Kansas. 

Learning Level: Basic 

Target Audience: This course is designed for professional counselors, school counselors, social workers, marital and family therapists, psychologists, addiction counselors, case managers, nurses, and other health care professionals. 

Continuing Education: To obtain the certificate of attendance for the 1.25 contact hours associated with this course, the participant will need to attend the webinar course, complete a course evaluation, and submit verification of their attendance by post-test.  The post-test will only consist of entering attendance code words which will be provided at the beginning and end of the webinar course. 

Each course offered designates the number of clock hours.  Be sure to check with your professional board as they will specify how many CE/CEU hours are equal to one clock hour (e.g., 1 CE = 50 minutes, 1 CE = 60 minutes). 

The content of this course may meet requirements for continuing education for most national, state, and local licensing boards and professional organizations.  Many boards and professional organizations will accept continuing education that is relevant to each profession (i.e., for professional counselors content must be primarily related to counseling, for psychologists content must be mostly psychological, and so on) and/or that has been approved by another professional association in the human services field.  Be sure to print the course description and submit with your certificate of attendance to your professional board for consideration.  For rules governing continuing education and to confirm whether this course qualifies for continuing education, participants should contact their respective regulatory boards.  Participants may also contact IPA and we will do our best to answer your questions.  

Registration:  Registration for webinar courses is available on our website.  For manual registration or payment by check, please contact IPA.