Treatment Planning for Person-Centered Care

2nd Edition

Shared Decision Making for Whole Health

Authors: Neal Adams Diane Grieder
Print ISBN: 9780123944481
eBook ISBN: 9780123947970
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 12th November 2013
Page Count: 290
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Requirements for treatment planning in the mental health and addictions fields are long standing and embedded in the treatment system. However, most clinicians find it a challenge to develop an effective, person-centered treatment plan. Such a plan is required for reimbursement, regulatory, accreditation and managed care purposes. Without a thoughtful assessment and well-written plan, programs and private clinicians are subject to financial penalties, poor licensing/accreditation reviews, less than stellar audits, etc. In addition, research is beginning to demonstrate that a well-developed person-centered care plan can lead to better outcomes for persons served.


Mental health, addictions and developmental disabilities clinicians; Social workers; Psychologists; Psychiatrists; Students (pre-degree and post-degree); Psychiatric Nurses; Family therapists; Occupational/recreational and other rehabilitation therapists; Utilization review specialists.

Table of Contents




SECTION I - Land of Opportunity

1 The Healthcare Landscape

SECTION II - Getting Started

2 Assessment

3 Understanding Needs: The Integrated Summary

SECTION III - On the Road

4 Setting Goals

5 Focusing on Change: Identifying Barriers and Specifying Objectives

6 Interventions

SECTION IV - Journey's End: The Destination

7 Evaluating the Process


Diana's Assessment

JR's Assessment

Keisha's Assessment

Roberto's Assessment



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About the Author

Neal Adams

Affiliations and Expertise

Deputy Director, California Institute for Mental Health; Past President, American College of Mental Health Administration, Soquel, California, U.S.A.

Diane Grieder

Diane Grieder is the owner of AliPar, Inc., a behavioral health consulting firm committed to improving organizational performance, and co-author of Treatment Planning for Person-Centered Care: The Road to Mental Health and Addiction Recovery, a textbook with Elsevier/Academic Press with Neal Adams MD, published in late 2004. She is also a co-author with Dr Adams of a chapter in the Handbook of Community Psychiatry, “Collaborative Person-Centered Planning”, published by Springer in 2012. Diane is also a consultant with the National Council of Behavioral Healthcare and with NASMHPD. AliPar, Inc. was awarded a SAMHSA small business grant to create four person and family centered training guides to be disseminated by SAMHSA. Her work with SAMHSA also includes planning and presenting at SAMHSA’s Consensus Conference on Person and Family Centered Planning. AliPar provides training and technical assistance across the country to whole state systems, psychiatric hospitals, and community behavioral health programs. Diane is also a regular presenter at national conferences such as USPRA, NCCBH, CARF, NYAPRS, and NASMHPD. In May 2012 she presented with Dr Adams at the 5th Geneva Conference on Person-Centered Medicine in Switzerland. Diane has an extensive background working as a QI Director and Clinical Director/Program Manager in the behavioral health field at local outpatient and residential community settings (both private for profit and non-profit) in New Jersey and Virginia She was an accreditation surveyor with CARF for more than 17 years, and has conducted at least 100 accreditation surveys, served on several CARF National Advisory Committees to develop and revise standards, and provided training at four CARF International Conferences on Behavioral Health. From January 1999 to May 2000, she was selected by CARF to assume the role of project director for the CSAT Methadone/LAAM Accreditation Demonstration Project. Areas of Expertise: performs clinical audits and

Affiliations and Expertise

President, AliPar, Inc., Suffolk, Virginia, U.S.A.