Audit-Proof Progress Notes:
An In-Depth Look at Documentation and
Record-Keeping in Private Practice
2 Clinical Practice CEUs
Audit-Proof Progress Notes: An In-Depth Look at Documentation and Record- Keeping in Private Practice, Course #3089 is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Leslie S. Tsukroff, MSW, LCSW as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: from 04/14/2020 to 04/14/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 2 Clinical Practice continuing education credits.
Join New Jersey’s premier ethics consultant Leslie S. Tsukroff, MSW, LCSW for an informative and interactive workshop in which participants will leave this workshop being able to:
Outline key components of a mental health progress note in private practice
Identify general documentation and record-keeping guidelines and apply them when writing mental health progress notes in private practice
Identify the differences between progress notes and psychotherapy notes
Understanding the unique and important role that progress notes serve in documenting clinician-client interactions is essential for the private practitioner. While students are shown how to examine clinical sessions through process recordings and employees learn to document clinical services from the organizations that employ them, where do clinicians in private practice get this crucial information?
In this workshop, attendees will learn how to draft a thorough, audit-proof progress note that complies with prevailing ethical guidelines and current laws around documentation and record-keeping.
This workshop is designed for the intermediate clinician in private practice who wishes to gain a better understanding of how to create an audit-proof mental health progress note.
Course Content Level
Program will be 5 hours of actual time.
There will be two, 15 minute breaks mid-morning and mid-afternoon
Lunch will be 60 minutes on your own
How to Register
Register and pay on-line with a credit card
Print registration form and mail
By Phone: 973-879-1678
Register and pay with a credit card or
Request a registration form
Request a registration form
Deadlines, Cancellation/Refund Policies, Complaints, ADA Needs, Questions/Concerns
If participants have any questions or concerns or are dissatisfied with any part of the registration process, facilities, non-receipt of certificates, the presenter or the presentation, or any other complaints, they should contact Leslie S. Tsukroff, MSW, LCSW, the program administrator directly @ 973-879-1678 or @
In order to assist in the ethical and timely resolution of grievances, Leslie S. Tsukroff, Inc.’s Auxiliary Social Work Consultant, Laura Taylor, MSW, LSW will be actively involved in addressing and resolving all disputes.
If the results of the grievance process are unsatisfactory, New Jersey social workers have the option to contact the approving entity, with an option to appeal to their licensing board.
All complaints will be responded to within 7 days from the receipt of the complaint.
Full refunds will be given to registrants up until 1 week (7 days) prior to the event.
Requests for refunds must be made in writing and mailed to Leslie S. Tsukroff, Inc., Business Management Consulting for Mental Health Practitioners, 68 North Bridge Street, Somerville, NJ 08876 or via e-mail to LsTsukroff@aol.com.
Mail and E-mail registration deadline is 3 days prior to the event (Event date TBD).
Leslie S. Tsukroff, Inc. would be happy to accommodate your ADA Needs. Please call (973-879-1678) to discuss at least 2 weeks prior to event.
If you have any questions, please call Leslie S. Tsukroff, MSW, LCSW @ 973-879-1678 or e-mail her @
For those who registered on-line, by phone or via mail, certificates will be handed to social workers who attend the entire session and complete a course evaluation.
For those who register on-site, certificates will be emailed/mailed within 7 days to those social workers who attend the entire session and complete a course evaluation.
Leslie S. Tsukroff, MSW, LCSW began her entrepreneurial career in 1999 when she opened her first private practice location in Somerset County, New Jersey. Since earning her MSW in Clinical Social Work in 1993 from New York University, she gained expert knowledge through an extensive career.
In addition to owning a profitable and successful private practice, in 2000, Ms. Tsukroff developed Business Management Consulting for Mental Health Practitioners, a corporation aimed at assisting behavioral health clinicians achieve their business goals.
Ms. Tsukroff perfected her consulting business out of knowledge she gained through creating and managing her own small business, working as an Outpatient Care Manager for one of New Jersey’s largest Managed Care Companies, and from spearheading start-up programs for former employers.
Ms. Tsukroff’s commitment to core social work values is evidenced by her volunteerism to various professional mental health associations. Since February of 2018, she has been an invaluable member of a 6-person, national task force charged with expanding and revising NASW’S Clinical Social Workers in Private Practice: A Reference Guide. In addition to providing input on the entire document, Ms. Tsukroff lent her professional ethics and private practice expertise by authoring sections on the
subjects of professional wills, retirement and closing a private practice, sliding scales, client–social worker practice agreements, informed consent standards and suggested case record forms.
Ms. Tsukroff has dedicated over 25 years to giving back to the social work community through serving on various Boards of Directors, writing articles, offering pro-bono presentations, and providing low-cost supervision and consultation to social workers throughout the tristate area. In June 2020, Ms. Tsukroff will return to the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Association of Women Therapists, serving as the organization’s 21st President. Ms. Tsukroff currently sits on the Board of Directors for the New Jersey Society of Clinical Social Work. She is the former Chair for The New Jersey Chapter of The National Association of Social Workers Committee on Ethical Review and throughout her career she has served on several additional committees focused on continuing education for social workers, private practitioner concerns, insurance and managed care issues and social work licensure rules and requirements.
Ms. Tsukroff has a passion for the collaborative learning process, providing professional continuing education and drawing on her clinical/ethics–related experience and expertise. She conducts engaging training workshops focusing on traditional business practices, risk management techniques, documentation and record-keeping, private practice development, billing, ethical and legal issues and clinical matters.