The Social Work and Human Services Treatment Planner / Edition 1

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The Social Work and Human Services Treatment Planner provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payers, and state and federal review agencies.

  • Saves you hours of time-consuming paperwork, yet offers the freedom to develop customized treatment plans to address clients' psychological and environmental problems and issues
  • Organized around 32 main presenting problems, from family violence and juvenile delinquency to homelessness, chemical dependence, physical/cognitive disability, sexual abuse, and more
  • Over 1,000 well-crafted, clear statements describe the behavioral manifestations of each relational problem, long-term goals, short-term objectives, and clinically tested treatment options
  • Easy-to-use reference format helps locate treatment plan components by behavioral problem or DSM-IV(TM) diagnosis
  • Includes a sample treatment plan that conforms to the requirements of most third-party payers and accrediting agencies (including JCAHO and NCQA)
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Helps professionals develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payers, and state and federal review agencies. Defines 32 commonly encountered problems, such as homelessness, truancy, drug abuse, prostitution, and partner abuse, and lists long-term goals, short-term objectives, therapeutic interventions, and DSM diagnostic suggestions. Includes a sample treatment plan that conforms to the requirements of most third-party payers and accrediting agencies (including JCAHO and NCQA). Wodarski is affiliated with the College of Social Work, The University of Tennessee System. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471377412
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/12/2001
  • Series: PracticePlanners Series, #41
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 580,839
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

ARTHUR E. JONGSMA, Jr., PhD, is the series editor for thebestselling PracticePlanners. He is also the founder and Directorof Psychological Consultants, a group private practice in GrandRapids, Michigan.
JOHN S. WODARSKI, PhD, is Director of Research for the College ofSocial Work—The University of Tennessee System. He has coauthoredmore than 400 publications, including 33 books.
LISA A. RAPP-PAGLICCI, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at theUniversity of Nevada at Las Vegas. Her practice experience includeswork with children, adolescents, and families who suffer frommental illness or who are involved with the juvenile justicesystem.
CATHERINE N. DULMUS, PhD, MSW, is an Assistant Professor in theCollege of Social Work at the University of Tennessee. Her researchfocuses on the prevention of mental disorders in children, with hermost recent work relating to violence and childhood trauma.

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  1. Consistent use of alcohol until high, intoxicated, or passed out.
  2. Inability to stop or cut down use of alcohol once started, despite the verbalized desire to do so and the negative consequences continued use brings.
  3. Blood work that reflects the results of a pattern of heavy alcohol use--for example, elevated liver enzymes.
  4. Denial that alcohol use is a problem despite direct feedback from spouse, relatives, friends, and employers that the use of alcohol is negatively affecting them and others.
  5. Occurrence of amnesiac blackouts when abusing alcohol.
  6. Continued alcohol use despite experiencing persistent or recurring physical, legal, vocational, social, or relationship problems that are directly caused by the use of alcohol.
  7. Increased tolerance for alcohol as there is the need to use more to become intoxicated or to attain the desired effect.
  8. Physical symptoms--that is, shaking, seizures, nausea, headaches, sweating, anxiety, insomnia, and/or depression--when withdrawing from alcohol.
  9. Suspension of important social, recreational, or occupational activities because they interfere with consuming alcohol.
  10. Large time investment in activities to obtain alcohol, to use it, or to recover from its effects.
  11. Consumption of alcohol in greater amounts and for longer periods than intended.
  12. Continued use of alcohol after being told by a physician that it is causing health problems.
  13. Expression of worry by loved ones that the client is drinking excessively.
  14. Aggressive, abusive, or violent behavior when drinking alcohol.
  15. Neglect of family obligations due to alcohol abuse.
  16. Neglect of responsibilities at work or at school because of drinking alcohol.
  17. Expression of fear of the client by loved ones when he/she is drinking excessively.
  18. Poor health, low self-esteem, unemployment, broken relationships, and financial stress as a result of chronic alcohol dependence.
  19. Homelessness, depression, and social isolation as a result of chronic alcohol dependence.
  20. ________________________________________________________________
  21. ________________________________________________________________
  22. ________________________________________________________________


  1. Accept chemical dependence and begin to actively participate in a recovery program.
  2. Withdraw from alcohol, stabilize physically and emotionally, and then establish a supportive recovery plan.
  3. Improve quality of life by maintaining an ongoing abstinence from all mood-altering chemicals.
  4. Reduce drinking to a level at which school or work are not negatively impacted.
  5. Reduce drinking to a level at which loved ones are not negatively impacted.
  6. Maintain alcohol consumption at an acceptable level.
  7. ________________________________________________________________
  8. ________________________________________________________________
  9. ________________________________________________________________


  1. Describe the details regarding the nature, extent, and frequency of alcohol consumption. (1)
  2. Participate in medical examination to assess the consequences of alcohol abuse. (2)
  3. Obtain ongoing recommended medical care. (3, 4)
  4. Obtain information regarding negative nutritional consequences of chronic alcohol abuse and current nutritional rehabilitation needs. (5)
  5. Describe the negative consequences of alcohol abuse to self and loved ones. (1, 6, 7)
  6. Verbalize an increased understanding of the physical and psychological effects of alcohol abuse. (8, 9)
  7. Accept referral for further assessment of alcohol abuse. (10)
  8. Participate in alcohol counseling and treatment. (11)
  9. Attend Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on a frequent and consistent basis. (12, 13)
  10. List sources of stress and pressure that provide the impetus for escape into alcohol abuse. (14)
  11. Cooperate with a referral to resources for stress reduction. (15, 16)
  12. Family members verbalize an increased understanding of alcohol abuse and treatment. (9, 17)
  13. Family members accept a referral to support group. (18)
  14. Utilize the services of a shelter for the homeless. (19)
  15. Obtain vocational rehabilitation services as a step toward reemployment. (20)
  16. Demonstrate compliance with the treatment plan. (21, 22, 23)
  17. ________________________________________________________________
  18. ________________________________________________________________
  19. ________________________________________________________________


  1. Convey a warm, nonjudgmental approach when eliciting information from the client regarding his/her history of alcohol abuse.
  2. Refer the client to a physician for examination of the medical consequences of the alcohol abuse.
  3. Obtain written confidentiality release from the client to allow for contract with the evaluating professional to share information regarding the abuse and obtain the results and recommendations of the evaluation.
  4. Facilitate and monitor the client's access to more medical services as recommended by the examining physician.
  5. Refer the client for a nutritional assessment, education as to the effects of alcohol abuse on nutrition, and recommendations regarding nutritional rehabilitation.
  6. Assist the client in listing the negative consequences of alcohol abuse (e. g., vocational, legal, familial, medical, social, and financial).
  7. Confront the client when he/she minimizes his/her alcohol abuse or its negative impact.
  8. Provide the client with specific information on the physical and psychological effects of alcohol abuse.
  9. Refer the client and family to literature that explains the symptoms, consequences, and treatment of alcohol dependence (e. g., I'll Quit Tomorrow [Johnson] or Many Roads, One Journey [Kasl-Davis]).
  10. Refer the client for a psychological evaluation for assessment of alcohol abuse and any related cognitive, emotional, and behavioral disorders.
  11. Coordinate the client's obtaining ongoing treatment for alcohol dependence and psychological problems resulting from alcohol abuse; refer the client to an appropriate counseling provider.
  12. Refer the client to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA); contact an AA member to accompany the client to a first-step meeting, if necessary.
  13. Process the client's experience at AA and reinforce consistent attendance and participation.
  14. Assist the client in identifying the sources of pain or stress that foster escape into alcohol abuse.
  15. Refer the client to classes that teach stress management techniques.
  16. Refer the client to a counseling resource for learning stress-coping and stress-reduction approaches.
  17. Provide family members with education regarding alcohol-abuse symptoms, prognosis, and treatment options.
  18. Link family members to self-help groups in the community (e. g., Alanon, Ala-teen, and Tough Love).
  19. Facilitate the client's admission to a facility or shelter for the homeless.
  20. Refer the client to vocational rehabilitation counseling as a precursor to becoming employed.
  21. Monitor the client's follow-through on linking with service providers.
  22. Reinforce the importance of following through with linkages and treatment.
  23. Monitor compliance by the client and family with the treatment plan.
  24. ________________________________________________________________
  25. ________________________________________________________________
  26. ________________________________________________________________


Axis I:

Axis II:

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Table of Contents

Alcohol Abuse/Dependence.

Assaultive Behavior.

Assault Victim.

Child Physical/Verbal Abuse.

Drug Abuse/Dependence.

Employment Conflicts.

Family Conflict.

Foster Care Maladjustment (Child).


Housing Inadequacies.

Juvenile Delinquency.

Juvenile Runaway.

Legal Involvement.

Murder Victim's Family.

Negative Peer Group (Adolescent).

Neglect of Child.

Nutritional Risk/Food Insecurity.

Older Adult Abuse.

Older Adult Isolation.

Older Adult Residential Adjustment.

Partner Abuse.

Physical/Cognitive Disability.




Rape Victim.

Sexual Abuse Perpetrator.

Sexual Abuse Victim (Child).

Suicide Attempt.

Suicide Victim's Family.

Teen Pregnancy.


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