Higher Education

Real World Treatment Planning, 1st Edition

  • Daniel W. Johnson
  • Stephanie J. Johnson
  • ISBN-10: 0534596797  |  ISBN-13: 9780534596798
  • 240 Pages
  • © 2003 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $118.50



This workbook is designed to help students learn and apply the skills necessary to construct good care plans in order to survive in today's managed care environments. The workbook focuses on showing students how to plan and properly document their essential activities.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.
2. Real World Scenarios.
3. The Advantages of a Treatment Plan.
4. The DSM IV.
5. The Diagnosis.
6. Assessments.
7. Problems.
8. Short and Long Terms Goals.
9. Interventions.
10. Documentation and Updates.
11. Discharge Planning.
12. Acuity and Patient Severity Scales.
13. Outcomes.
14. Forms.
15. Treatment Planning Practicum.
16. Initial Treatment Plans.
Appendix: HCFA Standards and Attestation Statements.
Chapter Quiz Answers.

Efficacy and Outcomes


"This book fills an important void for counselors who want to work in hospitals or be in private practice...it covers very important information on diagnosis and treatment that all counselors need."

— Michael Altekruse, University of North Texas

"...very readable and concrete introduction to treatment planning for clients experiencing mental health problems...It does a good job of laying out the components of treatment plans and provides nice examples of forms that students can adapt for their own use."

— Gordon MacNeil, University of Alabama

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Daniel W. Johnson

Daniel W. Johnson is Chairman and CEO of Behavioral Health Management Services of New Orleans, Louisiana. He holds a BA in sociology from Louisiana Tech University and has pursued graduate studies in counseling psychology at Louisiana Tech. He has served in senior management positions for various major mental health companies for the last twenty seven years, and currently serves as an independent consultant and manages psychiatric units in freestanding and medical surgical behavioral health units.

Stephanie J. Johnson

Stephanie Jurisich Johnson is a Director for Baptist Memorial Hospital / TENET of Louisiana. She is a Clinical Nurse Specialist and holds a BSN and a Masters Degree in Nursing from Louisiana State University. Her Masters degree has an emphasis on community/mental health nursing. She is a voracious reader.