Writing mental health progress notes can be a challenging process as there are many aspects to consider when creating a record of psychological treatment. DAP notes provide mental health professionals with a guide for organizing pertinent information from psychotherapy sessions, and are part of the public record.
This DAP note template includes all three sections:
Data: To document what clients reported and what you observed in session
Assessment: To document your clinical interpretations
Plan: To document your plan for the next session
Technology that helps with DAP notes and other therapy notes includes TheraPlatform (practice management, EMR and telehealth in-one software). It allows clinicians to document with its library of note templates, to build any template from scratch and to request signatures from clients. In addition, it offers scheduling, client portal, billing, claims, e-fax and more!