INTERVIEW WITH LAUREN HOPKINS, APCC | CLINICAL CARE COORDINATOR
Clinical Care Coordinator, Lauren Hopkins, APCC, discusses the structure of clinical team meetings at The Mental Health Collective in Newport Beach, CA. Click into the video to hear Lauren share about the importance of communication amongst all clinical team members.
INTERVIEW: WHAT DOES A CLINICAL TEAM MEETING LOOK LIKE?
Lauren Hopkins: “We meet every Wednesday for a treatment team meeting where the clinicians will come together, along with ourselves the Clinical Care Coordinators, Program Director, Clinical Director, and Medical Director.
We are literally going through each client one-by-one discussing…
CLINICAL TEAM MEETING DISCUSSIONS
- Where are they at?
- What are their needs, clinically, care coordination wise?
- Medically, where are we at?
- Family wise where are we at?
- Do you feel like where they’re at is appropriate?
- Do we feel like they need any adjunct services or additional support?
- And if so, what does that look like, and who is going to offer that support?
Is it myself or Jessica (Clinical Care Coordinator) following through by setting up…
Nutritional therapy, some sort of specialist? Or is it the individual therapist, meeting with them (client) more? Or is it the addition of family therapy to provide coaching?
WE ALL HAVE THE SAME CLIENT, BUT DIFFERENT RELATIONSHIPS.
I might hear something from my client that maybe someone else hasn’t spoken with them about, or maybe they’ve disclosed something to their therapist that is really, really imperative for the rest of the team to know as it would help shape their, you know, actions and decisions.”