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The STEPs™ method for progress notes provides a structured method for taking progress notes. With STEPnotes™, counselors are able to conceptualize their counseling sessions and take their notes in a professional and organized manner. The STEPs outline the different areas of the counseling session that counselors need to document, and there are choices under each of the “STEPs” to help counselors identify the particular subjects, symptoms, and therapeutic techniques unique to each session. There is also a scale that helps counselors evaluate the functioning of their clients, and there are sentence stems to help counselors record the short- and long-term goals for clients. The STEPs format eliminates the guesswork from progress notes; instead, counselors thoughtfully and efficiently document their work with their clients. STEPnotes™ is the way to take progress notes!