What are clinical notes, why do we make them and how?

The Aspiring Psychologist Podcast

Jan 16 2023 • 21 mins

Show Notes for The Aspiring Psychologist Podcast Episode: 58: How to write

clinical notes

Thank you for listening to the Aspiring Psychologist Podcast. Clinical notes have to be kept in clinical practice but what are they and why do they matter? How do we write and record them? Let me explain!

Hope you find it a useful listen.

I’d love any feedback you might have!

The Highlights:

  • (00:28): Welcome
  • (01:35): What are clinical notes?
  • (02:37): Timeliness
  • (03:45): Finding the best way for you to do it
  • (05:43): Redacting fun!
  • (06:27): Clinical Responsibility
  • (07:31): Supervisor and employer requirements
  • (08:36): Details required by services and teams
  • (09:40): Show your workings!
  • (11:03): What to include
  • (13:05): Risk
  • (13:56): Modern ways to note take!
  • (14:47): The Remarkable 2 device & $40 off if you fancy it!
  • (18:38): Developing your own style
  • (19:45): The Aspiring Psychologist Membership
  • 21:00: Thanks, and Close


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