Amber Kluever, Whitney Cormier, Shanda Lee, Sophia McDaniel
August 09, 2015
Creating a treatment/service plan for a client consists of many factors; before a professional can begin a service plan he or she must first conduct a client assessment. The assessment should identify the nature of the problem or issues as well as the history of the client. Once the assessment is complete, the professional can begin creating a plan to address and meet the needs of the client. The treatment plan should contain goals that correspond with the issues and problems the client is having; for instance, if the client is depressed, then one of the goals should be tailored to address his/her mental health. This paper details the components of Randy’s individualized treatment plan.
A Description of the Treatment Plan
This is a treatment plan for our client Randy Doe. This treatment plan is focused on helping Randy cope with and fix the problems that he is faced with today. First we will make sure that Randy is getting the proper treatment with his mental disability. We will make sure that he is seeing the correct doctors and that he is on the right medication and also receiving the counseling that he needs. Next we will focus on Randy’s depression that he is now faced with. Randy seems to be depressed due to the fact that he has no job and has to depend on his brother and sister-in-law for housing among other things. Randy has not been getting along with his brother and sister-in-law lately somewhat due to the fact that they are always leaving him home alone cooped up in the house and having no social life. This treatment plan is designed to help Randy get outside and make new friends and learn how to get along with his family and properly accept the help they are providing for him.
Three Motivational Strategies
Three motivational strategies to get the client to follow the treatment plan would be to get the client to see how his life will benefit from change, how his life will remain the same and ultimately his depression will get worse and the last one is to remind him that even with his disabilities he has and will be able to overcome obstacles that stand in his way to build his confidence.
The first portion of motivating the client would include letting him know that if he were able to follow the treatment plan he could build lasting friendships with people outside of his family, live on his own and have a healthy relationship with his family. The second form of motivation would be to remind him of his current situation, how he is not eating, being depressed and not being able to have an active life. Reminding the client of the negatives can help them understand that they want and deserve better for themselves and the life they are living. The last form of motivation for the client would be to remind him that even though he has disabilities, the treatment plan and resources that are available to him can change his life for the better. Getting him in contact with community resources for housing and employment can impact his life in a positive manner. Reminding the client that even with disabilities and some hard work he can rid himself of the depression and be an active member of society.
An Implementation Strategy for the Treatment Plan
Care plan implementation involves an array of care management activities through which the care plan is put into effect. These activities may include providing information about available services, as well as educating clients and family members about how to access services or perform specific care activities themselves. It may also entail “service coordination,” which we define as the active involvement of a person or persons, such as clients, family members, or case managers, in arranging for or maintaining specific services. Geron & Chassler (1994) state that care plan implementation should be timely and