Journal of Counseling & Development
Using consensual qualitative research, the authors examined the treatment planning process of experienced counselors (N = 9). The data analysis resulted in 4 domains: assessment steps, clinical impressions, treatment factors, and treatment strategies. These domains describe the process used by experienced counselors in making clinical decisions and offer insight into the nature of clinical expertise and the need for further research on treatment planning.
Gutierrez, Daniel; Fox, Jesse; Jones, Kendra; and Fallon, Elizabeth, The Treatment Planning of Experienced Counselors: A Qualitative Examination (2018). Journal of Counseling & Development, 96(1), 86-96.