This training examines best practices in clinical documentation training utilizing the Golden Thread approach. The Golden Thread is the coherence in a client/patient’s record that ties it all together from assessment to treatment plan to progress note to discharge summary. This training is hands-on and will provide participants with opportunities to practice the Golden Thread strategy of documentation. (3 CEUs)
The Golden Thread: Clinical Documentation Training
Brian Serna LPCC LADAC
Brian Serna, LPCC, LADAC is the CEO/Founder of Serna Solutions and is a well sought after trainer and consultant in behavioral health issues related to Evidence Based Practices, Cultural Considerations and Ethical Issues. He has a BA in Psychology from New Mexico State University and an MA in Counseling from the University of New Mexico. Mr. Serna has trained and consulted with programs in over twenty different states, five different countries, and sixteen different tribal communities. In addition to his role as the CEO of Serna Solutions he is also the Director of the Addictions, Abuse and Recovery Certificate at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM is the current President of NAADAC New Mexico and has been appointed to serve on Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Council on Racial Justice in the Health Subcommittee.
Luke Higgins LPCC
Luke Higgins, MA, LPCC is a graduate from Southwestern College in Santa Fe. He completed his clinical internship at the Solace Crisis Treatment Center in 2013. From 2014-2018 Mr. Higgins worked as a clinician within the Santa Fe Indian Hospital under a Federal grant focused on co-occurring mental health issues and substance use/abuse. He currently works with individuals who are experiencing concerns related to psychological trauma, depression, disruptive anxiety, and/or substance use/abuse. His approach to treatment is trauma informed and involves the utilization of brain-based therapies such as Brainspotting and Mindfulness Based Emotional Processing, as well as Motivational Interviewing, the Community Reinforcement Approach, Seeking Safety and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy. Sessions are informed by current understandings of the autonomic nervous system, brain states, and the means to track experience while regulating one’s emotional state individually or in concert with others.