Why should I assess client compliance?

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Some clinicians like to measure whether the client is adhering to the changes discussed in therapy, complete homework assignments, or in general make efforts towards improving their mental health. When a patient is non-compliant documenting their lack of effort, discussing it with the patient, and noting any concerns in the progress or process note provides a clear documentation trail for patients who may deteriorate, need referrals to higher levels of care, or transfer to another therapist who may able to develop a better rapport and compliance levels.