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- Treatment planning Process
- The Counseling Department is the primary agent
(along with applicable staff) involved in the writing, monitoring
evaluating and implementing of a plan of action for each student.
- He is then interviewed by the Treatment Planning
- When a student is inducted into the TC program
he is monitored for a period of time (30days). He (the student)
attends all scheduled activities including receiving an individual
counseling session each week.
- The team then highlights the areas of concern
to the student
- A mutual agreement is reached concerning the
issues identified for help, the process to be implemented to deal
with the identified issues and the desired outcomes having applied
the process of action are ratified by the signing of a document
called “The Treatment Plan” (The student’s signature,
the Counseling Department designee’s signature and a witness.
A copy is given to the student and one is placed in the student’s
- The issues are addressed in order of priority
(these must be agreed on by both student and TC at the beginning).
For example, if a student has 5 issues (identified) the most pressing
issues must be addressed first and agreed upon by both parties.
- The assignments and goals given to the student are
relevant, attainable and consistent to the student’s needs. As
such, a well thought out strategic intervention is formulated by the
team in addressing the students’ issues. (Students are given“bite-size”
goals and concepts so as to ensure small but progressive steps)
Expectations (by Staff) of the students ARE REALISTIC in the light of
the fact that they have lived in dysfunctional situation for all or
most of their lives.
- There is a time limit given to each student for working
on his issues and goals
- These goals are evaluated and re-evaluated by the
- When there is progress by the student, he IS encouraged
- Where there is need for improvement, the student IS
- Where there is failure, the student IS encouraged
- There is consensus among the TEAM in making decisions.
However, in cases that no consensus is reached, the final authority
rests with the counseling department’s view.
- All decisions are treated as team decisions even if
individuals don’t agree.
- If a plan of action is not working, it is evaluated
ASAP and changed.
- The student is informed as to the reasons for changing
his plan of action, so that he is not surprised by any new “course
of action” that was not made known to him by the TPT (Treatment
Planning Team) in his preliminary meeting.