Presentation on theme: "CLINICAL ASSESSMENTS The Process. Purpose of the Clinical Assessment To present a clear and realistic picture of the client and their environment To provide."— Presentation transcript:
CLINICAL ASSESSMENTS The Process
Purpose of the Clinical Assessment To present a clear and realistic picture of the client and their environment To provide a context for the client’s current functioning To highlight client strengths To present treatment recommendations/directions ( addressing where client is struggling)
THE FORMULATION An opportunity to “massage” empathy and understanding of the client through recognition of and focus on the underlying issues behind client functioning/behavior
SERVICE PLAN To highlight current goals To advocate for particular services
PROGNOSIS To focus treatment in a positive direction To add hopefulness and optimism to treament within a realistic context
CONTRACTS To clarify treatment directions for all parties To base treatment plan in reality through a clear and concise description of roles and responsibilities To spell out accountability
Thanks This presentation was prepared and has been shared by Nancy Brown Brunton, Professor, CYW Program.