Client/Clinical Focus*


Anatomy of An Effective Case Note Using SOAP, DAP, BIRP, and Other Odd Named Formats

(6 CE Hours)

The primary purpose of effective case notes is to improve and enhance the treatment process by helping the counselor track the progress in treatment while staying focused on the treatment plan. Good progress notes also assist other program staff to participate intelligently in the client’s treatment process.  Through the use of case note formats, participants will learn how to write notes that are more effective at tracking client progress against the treatment plan.  Participants will do hands-on training with note writing, review appropriate clinical language to utilize, and establish the use of writing measurable goals for treatment plans.

Suicide:  Counselor Anxiety and Working With Clients

(5 CE Hours)

Suicide is just a word, but many practitioners are fearful of discussing the severity of the issue with clients.  As a result, clients often feel that no one is hearing their cry for help. 


This workshop will look at suicide to gain an understanding of:  

  • How to assess for suicide

  • What instruments are commonly used

  • Steps to take to keep clients safe

  • Documentation in case notes

Utilizing Mobile and Web-Based Apps

With Clients

(3 CE Hours)

Today's wired society is always looking for ways to accomplish things electronically.  As such, counselors are able to provide alternate means to assist client's with their issues.


This workshop will discuss the concept of utilizing computer based apps, as well as providing a list of some commonly used apps to assist clients in functioning outside the counseling session.

Mindfulness CBT for Depression, Stress, and Anxiety

(6 CE Hours)

Mindfulness has been utilized in therapy for more than 25 years.  This workshop will look at the use of mindfulness when working with clients dealing with depression, stress, and anxiety.

This workshop will discuss:

  • What is mindfulness and what does it look like in the therapy

  • Guidelines for tailoring various mindfulness techniques with clients

  • How to deal with the emotions that often come up with this therapeutic process

* All workshops are approved by LPCA of GA, which indicates that the CE workshop content & presenter qualifications meet or exceed the requirements set by the GA Composite Board.