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DAP Note Templates and Examples

I have always found having access to an example or template of what I am trying to create incredibly helpful. For me, it takes away the initial phase of writing a report where I struggle to wrap my head around the entire document and means I can read one section and use it to create a comprehensive and concise document.
Here are some of the templates:

Template Lab - This site has 28 different templates that provide you with examples of several DAP notes ranging from 300 to 2000 words and the option to download a blank template (for those like myself who struggle with structure in word). I would highly recommend reading some of these if you are new to the DAP note methodology to get a good idea of the tone and length you think is most appropriate for your setting.

Sample Templates - Like Template Lab, Sample Templates will provide you with several templates, with and without exemplar content. They also have links to exemplars of SOAP notes and other forms of progress notes so that you can compare and contrast these layouts and find what is best for your practice.
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What is a DAP Note?

DAP notes are a documentation methodology used frequently by mental health practitioners to track client progress and store as part of a client's official health record. DAP is an acronym for Data, Assessment, Plan. It's designed to assist practitioners in standardizing their documentation methods.
What is a DAP Note?
How to write DAP Notes?

How to write DAP Notes?

A DAP note helps practitioners ensure they have considered all the subjective and objective information available to make the best assessment and treatment decisions for your client. DAP is a standardized note method that includes the following segments.

Subjective observation: Information is from the client's verbal report collected by asking questions and gathering data regarding how your client feels about their condition.

Objective observation: This requires the practitioner to observe and comment on the client's condition, including the client's appearance and mood.

Assessment: This section of the DAP note forms a working hypothesis by understanding your client's current state, including screening or assessment results. 

Plan: This section includes any medication, treatment, or therapy. Goals are a valuable part of the DAP format for both the client and other practitioners within the client's care team. 

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How to write a DAP note
How to write a DAP note
Let's learn how to write DAP notes. As a mental health professional, writing client notes can feel like a never-ending task, and realistically it is. Ensuring we are compliant and following safety regulations means meticulously documenting everything that happens within and outside our sessions.
Although many clinicians (including myself) will tell you, it's their least favorite part of their role. Still, we know we need to continue doing it for the safety of our clients and our practice. Therefore, the motivation to ensure we engage in best practices is two-fold. DAP notes have provided me with a guide to organize and streamline the information I incorporate into my notes. I want to share some information to help you do the same.
What Is A SOAP Note & How To Write Them (+ Examples)
Ultimate Guide to SOAP Notes
SOAP notes are one of the most widely used clinical documentation formats, that allows clinicians and healthcare professionals to capture medically rich information from patients. With SOAP notes, fellow healthcare practitioners can easily interpret notes and documents, and use the information to generate valuable insights to improve clinical outcomes and treatments. We acknowledge that it can feel overwhelming to learn and abide by good progress note practices, and so we’re here to help!
How to write a good progress note
How to write a good progress note
When writing a mental health progress note, you will find your end product far more informative and concise should you choose to utilize a format. As usual, within the health sector, there is no shortage of acronyms to choose from. I would tend to recommend the SOAP format. I find it is helpful because it is the most commonly used method for writing mental health progress notes. It is a simple and easy-to-use framework whereby you can create a therapy note that captures the most critical information in the most concise fashion.