Course Overview

This course was created and provided by the Virtual Center of Excellence (VCE), a former project of the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN). Content and format will be updated in the near future to address current accessibility standards. If you are unable to access the content in this section, please contact the imp support team for assistance.

Presented by David Mee-Lee, M.D., this course addresses how to develop treatment plans that make sense to clients: using the plan to improve documentation within the treatment plan and progress notes. We ask that you start this course by opening the Training Document and consider the best answers for the questions. Then we'll dive into common treatment planning issues. 

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (4.0) MCBAP-S (0.0) Mi-CEC (0.0) Nursing (0.0)
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This course is unavailable for direct enrollment, please contact the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan.

Topics Covered

This course includes a broad look at the many dimensions of treatment planning with a client. It covers a wide range, from engaging the client as a participant, to writing their treatment plan and the process to accomplish a plan.

Resources that are used in this course are from the American Society of Addiction Medicine Patient Criteria for the Treatment of Substance-Related Disorders, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and The Great Psychotherapy Debate.


Additional Considerations

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is an addiction medicine professional society representing over 6,000 physicians, clinicians and associated professionals with a focus on addiction and its treatment.

Course Objectives

  • Involving the client in writing their treatment plan by considering what drives the client to seek recovery.
  • Choosing statements that are specific, individualized, and understood by the client.
  • Writing treatment plans that are appropriate to the level of care needed.

What People Are Saying

It was easy to use. I liked the fact that I could listen to the narrator instead of reading all the information myself.

- Mike S.