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Assignment 1: Practicum – Week 8 Journal Entry

Assignment 1: Practicum – Week 8 Journal Entry

Assignment 1: Practicum – Week 8 Journal Entry

This week, you complete a two-part journal entry.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Develop diagnoses for clients receiving psychotherapy*
  • Evaluate efficacy of existential-humanistic therapy for clients*
  • Analyze legal and ethical implications of counselling clients with psychiatric disorders*
  • Analyze clinical supervision experiences*

* The Assignment related to this Learning Objective is introduced this week and submitted in Week 10.

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For Part 1, select a client whom you observed or counseled this week (other than the client used for this week’s Discussion). Then, address the following in your Practicum Journal:

  • Describe the client and identify any pertinent history or medical information, including prescribed medications.
  • Using the DSM-5, explain and justify your diagnosis for this client.
  • Explain whether existential-humanistic therapy would be beneficial with this client. Include expected outcomes based on this therapeutic approach.
  • Explain any legal and/or ethical implications related to counseling this client.
  • Support your approach with evidence-based literature.

For Part 2, reflect on your clinical supervision experiences. Then, address the following in your Practicum Journal:

  • How often are you receiving clinical supervision from your preceptor?
  • What are the sessions like?
  • What is the preceptor bringing to your attention?
  • How are you translating these sessions to your clinical practice?

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Practicum Experience Time Log and Journal Template

Student Name:

E-mail Address:

Practicum Placement Agency’s Name:

Preceptor’s Name:

Preceptor’s Telephone:

Preceptor’s E-mail Address:

 

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Time Log

 

List the objective(s) met and briefly describe the activities you completed during each time period. If you are not on-site for a specific week, enter “Not on-site” for that week in the Total Hours for This Time Frame column. Journal entries are due in Weeks 4, 8, and 11; include your Time Log with all hours logged (for current and previous weeks) each time you submit a journal entry.

 

You are encouraged to complete your practicum hours on a regular schedule, so you will complete the required hours by the END of WEEK 11.

 

Time Log
Week

 

Dates Times

 

Total Hours for This
Time Frame
Activities/Comments Learning Objective(s) Addressed

 

Total Hours Completed:

 

 

Journal Entries

 

  • Include references immediately following the content.
  • Use APA style for your journal entry and references.

 

Sample Introduction:

Assignment Part A: Practicum – Week 8 Journal Entry

Client’s Pertinent History

The client is a 33 years old female who was brought in by the police due to aggression and agitation. She was taken from NPC after receiving Haldol, Ativan and Benadryl injections. It was reported that she is not compliant with her medication. The police reported that she claimed to be followed by several men who were trying to attack prompting her aggressiveness toward herself and others.  The patient reported she was very tired but refused to answer any other questions and left. From her medical record, she has a history of violence. The record indicated that she had no history of drug abuse but she was homeless. The patient was withdrawn, irritable and depressed mood. She was paranoid and did not answer about suicidal ideation. The patient currently is on olanzapine, fluphenazine and benztropine oral.

Diagnosis:

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