Treatment planning is the process of identifying and prioritizing problems needing resolution. The counselor and the client work together during treatment planning. In addition, they agree upon immediate and long-term goals, and make decisions in regards to treatment process and the resources to be used.
- Explain assessment results to the client in an understandable manner.
- Identify and prioritize problems based on client’s needs.
- Formulate immediate and long-term goals using behavioral terms (book recommendation: Martin, Garry. “Behavior Modification: What it is and how to do it.” 9th ed.)
- Identify the treatment methods and resources to be used as appropriate for each client.
Miller, Geri. “Learning the Language of Addiction Counseling.” 2nd ed.