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Guidelines for Developing Multidisciplinary Treatment Plans
Deborah Galasso
Psychiatric Services 1987; doi:
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San Bernardino Community Hospital Center for Mental Health, 1500 West 17th Street, San Bernardino, California 92411

American Psychiatric Association

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The formulation of a multidisciplinary treatment plan is important not only because it is required by federal and accreditation agencies but because it increases communication, consistency, and direction among members of the treatment team. Input from all disciplines is most effectively obtained through the multidisciplinary treatment planning conference. The author provides guidelines for formulating a plan in each of four major steps: assessment, problem identification, planning (including priorities, long- and short-term goals, and interventions), and evaluation.

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