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Treatment planning can often be a hassle for busy clinicians. Yet if treatment is to be effective patients need to know where they are headed and how they are going to get there. This webinar will offer some practical tips to improve the treatment planning process, helping counselors to avoid that “I’m entering the vortex of evil” feeling when it’s time to develop the plan.
The webinar will focus on the development of individualized versus “program driven” plans with the goal of writing plans that are measurable, attainable, time-limited, realistic, and specific. The webinar will discuss how to formulate problem statements based on the assessment, goals based on problem statements, objectives based on goals, and interventions based on objectives, transforming required paperwork into clinically useful information.
Jim Aiello, MA, MEd joined the staff of IRETA in August 2008. For the previous 12 years he served as Executive Vice President of Treatment Programs for Gateway Rehabilitation Center, one of the oldest and largest providers of drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in western Pennsylvania. In this capacity, he had responsibility for the administration, planning and coordination of Gateway’s services, delivered at 19 locations in Pennsylvania. He was with Gateway for over 25 years in various supervisory capacities.
Prior to this he was Director of Clinical Services for Turtle Creek Valley MH/MR’s Regional Chemical Abuse Program, and Unit Director for the South Hills Health System’s Regional Alcoholism Program. Mr. Aiello has been an instructor in Penn State’s Chemical Dependency Counselor Training Program, has a Masters degree in Theology from St. John’s University in New York City, and a Masters degree in Counseling from the University of Georgia. He currently serves on the advisory board of Penn State Beaver’s Psychology Department and the Board of Directors of Turtle Creek Valley MH/MR Inc.