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Occupational Therapy Goals
  • Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Occupational Therapy Goals

Occupational therapy goals and how to create excellent occupational therapy goals; SMART goals; examples of goals with all of the necessary components; and do’s and don’ts for writing OT goals will be covered in this blog post. You have already conducted a full evaluation on your client. Now it is time to come up with occupational therapy goals for their treatment plan. The next step is to take the data you collected and translate it into meaningful goals to pursue in occupational therapy. If you practice in pediatrics, the goal should be also be important to the parent or caregiver. Information about goals comes from the occupational profile, standardized testing, reason for referral, and your analysis of the evaluation. The data you collected in the evaluation serves as baseline data. This will help you track progress for your client, inform intervention choices, and ultimately give your client a foundation for success. ...


 Occupational Therapy SOAP Note
  • Monday, March 29, 2021

Occupational Therapy SOAP Note

Occupational therapy SOAP notes, an overview of SOAP notes; questions to ask when writing each section; the do’s and don’ts of writing soap notes; the benefits of using SOAP notes in occupational therapy; and an example of an occupational therapy SOAP note will be covered in this post. The SOAP note method of documentation can be an excellent fit for the occupational therapy profession. Why does it work well for OTs? We are always looking at the big picture. SOAP is an acronym that stands for subjective; objective; assessment; plan. These are all important components of occupational therapy intervention and should be appropriately documented. Using a SOAP note format will help ensure that no essential element of therapy is left undocumented. ...


Goals counseling
  • Monday, March 29, 2021

Goals counseling

Goals in counseling and psychotherapy; what makes an effective counseling treatment plan; tips for writing counseling goals and examples of counseling and psychotherapy goals in common treatment areas such as substance abuse, anger management and depression will be covered in this blog. Setting counseling goals is something almost all therapists do with their clients. But why do we do it? Is it because it looks good? Because it structures therapy? To get insurance off our backs? Although there are many different considerations, it is generally understood that making goals is associated with positive treatment outcomes. At least when you do it correctly. ...


OT Teletherapy Ideas
  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021

OT Teletherapy Ideas

OT Teletherapy ideas will be covered in this blog. Occupational therapy can be distinct from other telehealth professions in that it often requires clients to have some sort of materials on their end. Planning ahead of time and communicating with the parent or caregiver is often necessary but takes time for the therapist. Leveraging digital technology, having flexible activities handy, and using very common household items are strategies that can help the therapist and the client get the most out of their sessions (all while reducing therapist prep time!) Here are OT teletherapy ideas that can be easily utilized by occupational therapists....


Podcasts for therapists
  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Podcasts for therapists

Podcasts for therapists in mental space will be reviewed in the blog. Podcasts are an easy and inexpensive way for mental health professionals to spread information about a variety of relevant topics. The best part is that the information is not just for clients. Many of the podcasts for therapists are geared toward other practitioners. Unfortunately, there are almost too many podcasts from which to choose. Although this is far from a complete listing, the following are some of the most helpful podcasts for therapists on several topics. ...


CPT Codes Occupational Therapy
  • Monday, March 15, 2021

CPT Codes Occupational Therapy

CPT codes occupational therapy, including 8-minute rule; 20 common CPT codes for occupational therapy (e.g., CPT code 97100) and resources will be covered in this blog....


Interview with Zencare's founder
  • Thursday, March 11, 2021

Interview with Zencare's founder

Zencare helps therapists and other mental health providers with marketing their private practice and today we interview the founder of Zencare-Yuri Tomikawa....


Counseling Treatment Plan
  • Monday, March 1, 2021

Counseling Treatment Plan

Counseling (mental health) treatment plan; rational, tips and how to document treatment plan to help with insurance audits will be covered in this blog. If you have ever had an ongoing relationship with a client, you likely have created a treatment plan. Counseling treatment plans serve a valuable purpose: they help both clients and practitioners understand the course of treatment. Let’s take a closer look at the features of these important documents. ...


Psychotherapy CPT Codes
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Psychotherapy CPT Codes

Psychotherapy CPT codes (CPT codes for Mental health) commonly used by therapists such as 90837 CPT code, 90834 CPT codes and others will be reviewed in this blog. Any behavioral health practitioner who has ever worked in an institutional setting or dealt with insurance knows about CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) codes. They can be tedious and difficult to learn but mental health clinicians are pretty lucky compared to some providers. Unlike many medical doctors, it is likely you won’t have to use more than a handful in your everyday work. Let’s explore the importance of psychotherapy CPT codes and some tips for getting the best out of them....


Therapy Office
  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Therapy Office

Therapy office can sell or not sell your private practice and it is one of the most important aspects of starting a therapy private practice. There are multiple choices you will need to make that will impact the success of your venture. One of the first—and most important—decisions involve your office space. Here are some considerations when trying to find the therapy office space that best fits the needs of your private practice. ...


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  • Occupational Therapy Goals

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021

    Occupational therapy goals and how to create excellent occupational therapy goals; SMART goals; examples of goals with all of the necessary components; and do’s and don’ts for writing OT goals will be covered in this blog post. You have already conducted a full evaluation on your client. Now it is time to come up with occupational therapy goals for their treatment plan. The next step is to take the data you collected and translate it into meaningful goals to pursue in occupational therapy. If you practice in pediatrics, the goal should be also be important to the parent or caregiver. Information about goals comes from the occupational profile, standardized testing, reason for referral, and your analysis of the evaluation. The data you collected in the evaluation serves as baseline data. This will help you track progress for your client, inform intervention choices, and ultimately give your client a foundation for success.

  • Occupational Therapy SOAP Note

    Monday, March 29, 2021

    Occupational therapy SOAP notes, an overview of SOAP notes; questions to ask when writing each section; the do’s and don’ts of writing soap notes; the benefits of using SOAP notes in occupational therapy; and an example of an occupational therapy SOAP note will be covered in this post. The SOAP note method of documentation can be an excellent fit for the occupational therapy profession. Why does it work well for OTs? We are always looking at the big picture. SOAP is an acronym that stands for subjective; objective; assessment; plan. These are all important components of occupational therapy intervention and should be appropriately documented. Using a SOAP note format will help ensure that no essential element of therapy is left undocumented.

  • Goals counseling

    Monday, March 29, 2021

    Goals in counseling and psychotherapy; what makes an effective counseling treatment plan; tips for writing counseling goals and examples of counseling and psychotherapy goals in common treatment areas such as substance abuse, anger management and depression will be covered in this blog. Setting counseling goals is something almost all therapists do with their clients. But why do we do it? Is it because it looks good? Because it structures therapy? To get insurance off our backs? Although there are many different considerations, it is generally understood that making goals is associated with positive treatment outcomes. At least when you do it correctly.