(Episode 38)

Writing Therapy Notes
with Dr. Maelisa Hall

Dr. Maelisa Hall is a licensed psychologist, nail design enthusiast, and serial entrepreneur. Maelisa helps therapists connect meaning to the typically mundane task of clinical paperwork through her business QA Prep. She enjoys creating trainings that are interactive and engaging so that clinicians leave with strategies they feel ready to use immediately. A true ENFP, Maelisa aims to make sure all of her endeavors are meeting a need in the community while also allowing for plenty of laughter and fun.

Continuing Education

This Podcast Episode Provides 1 Hour of CE Credit

Course Description

Many clinicians struggle with documentation. Dr. Maelisa Hall joins me to discuss why clinicians struggle with writing progress notes (and it’s not just time management!). She shares some of her best tips for writing efficient and clinically meaningful therapy notes including one I’ve implemented immediately after our chat. She also gives examples of how to document difficult clinical situations such as when a crime has occurred or when abuse has taken place.

Instructor's bio

Dr. Maelisa Hall is a licensed psychologist, nail design enthusiast, and serial entrepreneur. Maelisa helps therapists connect meaning to the typically mundane task of clinical paperwork through her business QA Prep. She enjoys creating trainings that are interactive and engaging so that clinicians leave with strategies they feel ready to use immediately. A true ENFP, Maelisa aims to make sure all of her endeavors are meeting a need in the community while also allowing for plenty of laughter and fun.
Dr. Tamara Soles' Bio

Learning Objectives

  • Identify 2 reasons why therapists struggle with documentation
  • Identify 3 strategies to improve consistent documentation
  • Understand how to write content that meets the minimum standard of clinical care and ethical and legal considerations
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How to Take the Course

Once you choose a course that interests you, simply click the enroll button to register for the course. You will be prompted to create your login information and then be directed to the course curriculum where you will have access to the episode, the learning objectives, and the post-test. Once you successfully complete the post-test, your CE certificate will appear on screen and can be downloaded. You can listen to the course episode directly on the course website or on your favourite podcast app.

How to Get Your Certificate

After listening to the course episode, you will be prompted to take the multiple choice post-test. To receive your continuing education credit certificate, you need to achieve a score of 70% of more. You may retake the post-test up to three times. Once successfully completed, the certificate will appear in your course area where you can download it.

Commercial Support

There are no commercial supports for this course and no known conflicts of interest. Dr. Hall has an online course for therapists and a paperwork support group.

FAQ

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Course Format

This course is presented in audio format via podcast interview. The course is designed for post-doctoral psychologists and is an introductory level.

Look what my podcast listeners have to say

Dr. Tamara Soles skillfully dives into meaningful conversations about a variety of topics that not only relate to therapy but also translate to many other aspects of life. This podcast is thought-provoking and keeps the listener completely engaged. The exchanges are lighthearted, humorous at times, and purposeful. A worthwhile listen, simply delightful!
 
Aldem
I have enjoyed every single episode of this podcast. Dr. Soles and her guests have done an awesome job talking about meaningful topic and sending important message about mental health while still keeping the discussions entertaining and light. Love it!
Miglena
This inspiring and thought provoking hour has 50 minutes that will elevate your practice and life.
Rachel R.
Dr. Soles is very down to earth and relatable, yet professional. She asks excellent questions and makes important points. She manages to make her guests feel comfortable and elicits a friendly vibe. As a therapist I find myself learning, as well as relating to the speakers. Thank you for this excellent podcast!
 
Anne
Questions?

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Continuing Education Approvals

Dr. Tamara Soles is approved by the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Dr. Tamara Soles maintains responsibility for the program. Verify with your State or Provincial governing body to ensure APA and CPA approved activities are eligible. *Note: Not currently eligible for OPQ CE credit.

 

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