Misery or Mastery

Documenting Medical Necessity
for Psychotherapists

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Praise for Documentation Wizard

Therapists from Boston to Kaua'i have participated in live or online workshops and use Documentation Wizard Master Forms in their practices. They have a few words to say ...

  • Emily Leadholm, LICSW
  • In her lucid, straightforward way, Beth helps participants translate what they do into the language of medical necessity, treatment models, goals and progress and shows how to document it all; a very worthwhile experience.
    Spencer Nineberg, LICSW
  • I just went through a 2nd phone review with UBH. It sure made a difference feeling well versed in what they are looking for.  We met criteria and got approved to continue with weekly sessions.  Thank you for a wonderful group experience.
    Diane Cohen, LICSW
  • Just a quick thank you for the workshop. I am a convert to your system. I just completed an assessment aka Rontal style and am using your session notes.
    Greta Averbach, LICSW
  • I want to thank you for a Sunday workshop that I was dreading. I thought it was going to be dry and boring with me feeling like I would want to leave asap. Instead, your presentation and warmth made the experience enjoyable. Hard to believe but true! I will highly recommend the workshop.
    Caryn Mushlin, LICSW
  • The training was fantastic and I found it at a time when I started to understand that narrative case notes were inadequate to current health insurance standards.  Beth helped us all relax and then walked us through a thorough case based record system that is easy to use after the training and is fully HPPA-compliant.  The record docs are now at my fingertips through the encrypted cloud and I have every confidence that they will protect me from any audit in ways that make my previous session narratives look practically foolish.  Thanks you again,  Beth!
    Terry Hunt, EdD.
  • Medicare completed my audit and found no errors — no fine, no claw back. I take this as a reflection on the excellent documentation forms you offer. Apparently your session template, and the one for writing a treatment plan—both of which I have been using for a couple of years since you taught me how to complete them, impressed the auditors favorably. I hope you take this audit result as the feather in your cap that it truly is!
    K.J., Ph.D.Psychologist

Meet Beth Rontal, LICSW

Beth Rontal, MSW, LICSW, is a nationally recognized and engaging speaker on mental health documentation for private practice clinicians and those in agency settings. She mastered her teaching skills with thousands of hours supervising and training clinicians at an agency for 11 years.  Her Misery & Mastery TM trainings and documentation forms have been used world-wide. Beth works with both emerging and seasoned mental health professionals, agencies, clinics, and group practices. Beth writes blogs on clinical documentation, co-chairs the NASW Private Practice Shared Interest Group, and has a private practice in Brookline, MA specializing in working with people who struggle with emotional eating.

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