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PRAC – 6650 Practicum Week 2

PRAC – 6650 Practicum Week 2

PRAC – 6650 Practicum Week 2

This week, you will begin your second Practicum Journal.

Learning Resources

Required Resources

Document: Group Therapy Progress Note    

Optional Resources

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

Nichols, M., & Davis, S. D. (2020). The essentials of family therapy (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

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


Assignment: Practicum – Week 2 Journal Entry (Due in Week 4)

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Apply documentation skills to examine family therapy sessions *
  • Develop diagnoses for clients receiving family psychotherapy *
  • Analyze legal and ethical implications of counseling clients with psychiatric disorders *

* The Assignment related to this Learning Objective is introduced this week and submitted in Week 3.

Select two clients you observed or counseled this week during a family therapy session. Note: The two clients you select must have attended the same family session.

Then, address in your Practicum Journal the following:

  • Using the Group Therapy Progress Note in this week’s Learning Resources, document the family session.
  • Describe (without violating HIPAA regulations) each client, and identify any pertinent history or medical information, including prescribed medications.
  • Using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), explain and justify your diagnosis for each client.
  • Explain any legal and/or ethical implications related to counseling each client.
  • Support your approach with evidence-based literature.

No Assignment is due this week.

Submit Assignment By Day 7 of Week 4

Making Connections

This week you began your second Practicum Journal.

Next week, you will:

  • Examine the effectiveness of therapeutic approaches for client families with impaired family functioning

Looking Ahead: Week 3 Clinical Supervision Discussion

In the Week 3 Clinical Supervision Discussion, you will produce a 3- to 5-minute Kaltura video in which you will discuss a client family you have observed and/or counseled during your practicum experience. Be sure to make arrangements with your preceptor so you can fulfill the requirements of the Discussion. Refer to the Week 3 Discussion for additional guidance.

Next week, you will need to view several videos prior to completing your Discussions and Assignments. These videos are more than 3 hours in length. Please plan ahead to ensure you have time to view these videos and complete your Discussions and Assignments on time.

To go to the next week:

Week 3

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