Agenda can be useful in protocol based psychotherapy. As a practitioner of cognitive-behavioural therapy, I use clinical protocols to treat my clients. The two protocols I use most often are the protocol for insomnia and the protocol for chronic pain.
Both protocols consist of 10 sessions. Each session has a list of objectives and tasks to do, as well as specific homework. There is also a need to make client notes, store the text files with client homework and so on.
So, I created a template project for every protocol I use. It contains notes with session summaries, talk check-lists, homework assignments and everything else I need. I store text files and images, that I give to the client, in the cloud, while keeping the links in respective session note. This way I can easily locate the link and either send it to the patient or print the file with my cloud printer and hand it on paper. I also book visit times by assigning a date to specific session.
This approach helps to streamline the therapy process and save the client’s time (which he pays for) by easily locating the files (good bye, rummaging through folders or Evernote notes). Reviewing the cases is going to become easier also, which is a valuable thing for one, who writes a book with clinical cases.
I tried to use Agenda is other approaches I practice (family history reconstruction and hypnotherapy) but so far it wasn’t superior to simple note taking.