Documenting the attainment of goals refers to the third aspect of treatment planning. It provides the clinician with a tool to substantiate the work being done and confirm the efficacy of one’s work. It includes: showing what goals were set, what interventions were used, what milestones were reached along the way, and whether the goals were ultimately reached. Besides demonstrating that client needs are met, also provides support for third-party payments and safeguards in the case of liability challenges.

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