How to construct a Plan that will help the patient

1 module


Dr William Davies



In this module, we talk about how to create a motivating vision for the patient to work towards, and the steps they will take to achieve it. 'Planning' is surely one of the most misunderstood concepts in therapy: patient may say they 'plan to give up drinking' or 'plan to conquer their depression' both of which may be relevant, but they are not plans, the are simply hopes or aspirations. Planning is a frequently-enjoyable and frequently-rewarding activity tailored to achieve such hopes and aspirations, and it is this we address in this module.

This module is part of the exciting Higher Order Therapy series of one hour modules. Each consists of an audio lasting 15-30 minutes, plus an exercise and resources for you to you use and practice with afterwards. The series is so named because it features all the 'higher order' factors that make therapy successful. If you examine the leading therapies they overlap to a fascinating degree, so by studying all the overlapping elements and then 'picking off' the elements that are unique to each particular therapy you achieve an extraordinary power and breadth in your ability to help others. And this is what the Higher Order Therapy series enables you to do. 

If you are an experienced therapist looking at the Higher Order Therapy modules you will quickly be able to see the ones you are proficient at and the ones you maybe need to brush up on, and that's exactly what you can do here. 

Every module in the Higher Order Therapy series is designed to be accessible, relevant and engaging, so encouraging both novice and expert therapists alike to develop exactly those elements they want to.

Finally, don't be misled by the price; you may feel that the low price suggests these are not serious modules whereas in fact they very much are. The APT's purpose is to make the best, most relevant and engaging training accessible to as many mental health professionals as possible.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate 1 hour CPD

Learning Credits

Constructing a Plan to Help the Patient
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