For this assignment, you want to reread the client case study presented on the Course Project Introduction page located in Module 01.
This week for your course project, you will submit case notes from at least three “appointments” with Denise Norris. Since this is a hypothetical case study, you may take the liberty of creating the details of these appointments. Refer back to the needs assessment you completed in your intake and the treatment plan/goals you created. The case notes should be aligned with the content of those sections and be a minimum of one page per appointment.
As you are formulating your case notes, consider asking yourself the following questions as a way to plan:
What details would need to be discussed at the first follow-up appointment after completing the intake? What areas were agreed upon with Denise Norris in terms of each child as well as herself?
The second and future appointments should logically follow-up on what was discussed at the previous one. What has been completed and what still needs attention? Are there any new issues or complications that might influence progress?
As the appointments continue, the professional will build a helping relationship with Denise Norris that should be objectively documented in the case notes.
Each appointment should include recommendations for future progress and planned meeting times.
Remember the content of the case notes and direction of Denise Norris’s case management is up to you and can be fabricated as you see fit. Keep in mind the logical progression of the client and the reality of the needs being addressed.
Please note that Human Services organizations typically have their own forms related to how case notes should be organized. For the purpose of this project, the format is not as significant as the information contained in the case notes.