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PRAC-6640-35 Practicum Week 3

PRAC-6640-35 Practicum Week 3

PRAC-6640-35 Practicum Week 3

This week, you assess clients presenting for psychotherapy.

Learning Resources

Required Readings

Wheeler, K. (Ed.). (2014). Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse: A how-to guide for evidence-based practice (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company. PRAC-6640-35 Practicum Week 3

Required Media

Laureate Education (Producer). (2013b). Hernandez family genogram [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 3 minutes.

Accessible player  –Downloads– Download Video w/CC Download Audio Download Transcript

Optional Resources

American Nurses Association. (2014). Psychiatric-mental health nursing: Scope and standards of practice (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Assignment: Practicum – Assessing Clients

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Assess clients presenting for psychotherapy
  • Develop genograms for clients presenting for psychotherapy

To prepare:

  • Select a client whom you have observed or counseled at your practicum site.
  • Review pages 137–142 of the Wheeler text and the Hernandez Family Genogram video in this week’s Learning Resources. Reflect on elements of writing a Comprehensive Client Assessment and creating a genogram for the client you selected. PRAC-6640-35 Practicum Week 3

The Assignment – PRAC-6640-35 Practicum Week 3

Part 1: Comprehensive Client Family Assessment

With this client in mind, address the following in a Comprehensive ClientAssessment (without violating HIPAA regulations):

  • Demographic information
  • Presenting problem
  • History or present illness
  • Past psychiatric history
  • Medical history
  • Substance use history
  • Developmental history
  • Family psychiatric history
  • Psychosocial history
  • History of abuse/trauma
  • Review of systems
  • Physical assessment
  • Mental status exam
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Case formulation
  • Treatment plan

Part 2: Family Genogram

Prepare a genogram for the client you selected. The genogram should extend back by at least three generations (great grandparents, grandparents, and parents).

By Day 7 of Week 3

Submit your Assignment.

Submission and Grading Information

To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:

  • Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK3Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.
  • Click the Week 3 Assignment Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.
  • Click the Week 3 Assignment link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area. PRAC-6640-35 Practicum Week 3
  • Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK3Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open.
  • If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database. PRAC-6640-35 Practicum Week 3
  • Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.

Grading Criteria

To access your rubric:

Week 3 Assignment Rubric

Week in Review

Now that you have:

  • Assessed clients presenting for psychotherapy
  • Developed genograms for clients presenting for psychotherapy

Next week, you will:

  • Develop diagnoses for clients receiving psychotherapy
  • Evaluate the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy for clients
  • Analyze legal and ethical implications of counseling clients with psychiatric disorders

Next Week

To go to the next week:

Week 4

 

Practicum Week 4

This week, you continue your practicum and submit your Practicum Journal.

Learning Resources

Optional Resources

Wheeler, K. (Ed.). (2014). Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse: A how-to guide for evidence-based practice (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

 

Assignment: Practicum – Week 1, 2, & 4 Journal Entry and Journal Submission

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Analyze nursing and counseling theories to guide practice in psychotherapy
  • Develop goals and objectives for personal practicum experiences
  • Create timelines for practicum activities
  • Develop diagnoses for clients receiving psychotherapy
  • Analyze legal and ethical implications of counseling clients with psychiatric disorders. PRAC-6640-35 Practicum Week 3
  • Develop diagnoses for clients receiving psychotherapy
  • Evaluate the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy for clients
  • Analyze legal and ethical implications of counseling clients with psychiatric disorders. PRAC-6640-35 Practicum Week 3

The Learning Objectives are related to the Practicum Journal Assignments presented in Weeks 1, 2, and 4.

Week 4 Journal Entry
Select a client that you observed or counseled this week. Then, address the following in your Practicum Journal:

  • Describe the client (without violating HIPAA regulations) 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 cognitive behavioral therapy would be effective with this client. Include expected outcomes based on this therapeutic approach. Support your approach with evidence-based literature. PRAC-6640-35 Practicum Week 3
  • Explain any legal and/or ethical implications related to counseling this client.

Note: Be sure to use the Practicum Journal Template, located in the Learning Resources.

By Day 7

Submit your Practicum Journal entries for Weeks 1, 2, and 4. Refer to the weekly instructions for additional guidance.

Submission

To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:

  • Please save your Assignments using the following naming convention: “WK4Journal+lastname+firstinitial”
  • Click the Week 4 Assignment link.
  • Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK4Journal+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open. Repeat for each of the Practicum Journal submissions.
  • Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.

Grading Criteria

To access your rubric:

Week 4 Assignment Rubric

Check Your Assignment Draft for Authenticity

To check your Assignment draft for authenticity:

Submit your Week 4 Assignment draft and review the originality report.

 

Submit Your Assignment by Day 7

To submit your Assignment:

Week 4 Assignment

 

Practicum Reminder

Time Logs

You are required to keep a log of the time you spend related to your practicum experience and enter every patient you see each day. You can access your time log from the Welcome Page in your Meditrek account. You will track time individually for each patient you work with. Please make sure to continuously input your hours throughout the term. PRAC-6640-35 Practicum Week 3

 

Week in Review

Now that you have:

  • Developed diagnoses for clients receiving psychotherapy
  • Evaluated the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy for clients
  • Analyzed legal and ethical implications of counseling clients with psychiatric disorders

Next week, you will:

  • Develop diagnoses for clients receiving psychotherapy
  • Evaluate the efficacy of therapeutic approaches for clients
  • Analyze legal and ethical implications of counseling clients with psychiatric disorders

Next Week

To go to the next week:

Week 5

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