Clinical Documentation Regulations and Best Practices
Continuing Education Hours: 2.5
Through presentation, examples, and review of materials this training is designed to develop and strengthen clinical documentation skills and a better understanding of requirements and best practices regarding clinical documentation for those providing behavioral health services.
- Participants will be able to identify and become familiar with sources of clinical documentation regulations.
- Participants will gain knowledge regarding ethical considerations related to clinical documentation.
- Participants will gain knowledge regarding the impact of technology on clinical documentation.
- Participants will improve clinical documentation skills as it relates to ethical best practices.
- Participants will gain knowledge regarding the impact of concurrent and collaborative documentation.
Patricia Dobratz, JD, LMFT, BC-TMH
Patricia’s education and professional background spans the fields of law, behavioral health, and academia. She has practiced as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in various settings including schools, private practice, outpatient clinics, and integrated healthcare facilities. In addition, she has held Clinical Supervisor, Director, and Vice President positions providing support and leadership to behavioral health teams of interns, associates, independently licensed professionals, and supervisors.
Patricia is passionate about supporting others and upholding the integrity of the behavioral health field. She has provided clinical supervision, facilitated trainings, and taught at several universities for over ten years, in an effort to help others translate best practices from textbook to practice. She has served on Arizona Division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. In addition, she has served on the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as a Professional Member and most recently as Chairperson.
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