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iPad Pro; How to write cursive in the Psychotherapy Notes section?

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  • Ruth

    Hi Dr. Deutsch, if you're using your iPencil to write in your Progress Notes, or Psychotherapy Notes, your writing will automatically be converted to typed text. There's no way to have your cursive handwriting remain in tact, but you can add a PDF attachment of your handwritten notes to your Progress Note. However, this PDF document will be part of the general Progress Note, which means it will be part of your client's official medical record. Differently from Progress Notes, Psychotherapy Notes aren't part of the client's official medical record and don't have to be disclosed unless you're court ordered to do so. 

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  • Bob Deutsch PhD

    Many thanks Ruth!

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  • Danielle Koby

    Thanks for this thread! Just confirming that it is in fact possible to use the Apple Pencil on iPad to write directly into a progress note? -Rather than writing in another app such as notes and then having to paste it afterwards. Seems like this is a relatively new function? Thanks!

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  • Ruth

    Hi Danielle, that's right! If you've updated your operating system in your iPad's System Preferences, or Settings, then you should be able to use the Apple Pencil to write directly in the SimplePractice text boxes. This was a relatively new Apple operating system update, it came out this year. 

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  • Danielle Koby

    Thanks Ruth, much appreciated!

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  • John Weiss

    Ruth-

     

    Is there a training or video that I can learn how to implement an IPad and Apple pencil to take notes on SP?

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  • Lisa Baker

    I am wondering the same thing. I have everything updated on my ipad and my apple pencil is charged and working, and I cannot get it to write directly onto my ipad through the app or through the site from safari. Very frustrating. If there is a video or a step-by-step direction tutorial, that would be very helpful.

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  • Rachel Shockley

    I am also not able to use the Simple Practice App to write notes with my iPencil. I was hoping there were instructions. 

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  • Rachel Shockley

    I am also not able to use the Simple Practice App to write notes with my iPencil. I was hoping there were instructions. 

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