ABSTRACT

Psychotherapists typically use process notes—written descriptions of a session produced shortly afterwards from memory—to record their work. These process notes aim to capture, in as much detail as possible, both the external action of the session (what the patient and therapist said and did) and the internal action from the therapistʼs perspective (what the therapist thought and felt). Through this, process notes should provide insight into what happened in a session and into the therapistʼs internal thought processes and emotional reactions during the session.