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PRAC – 6650 Practicum Week 3

PRAC – 6650 Practicum Week 3

PRAC – 6650 Practicum Week 3

This week, you will examine the effectiveness of therapeutic approaches for client families with impaired family functioning and you will create genograms.

Learning Resources

Required Readings

Required Media

Governors State University (Producer). (2009). Emotionally focused couples therapy [Video file]. Chicago, IL: Author.

The approximate length of this media piece is 115 minutes.

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

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

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Credit: Provided courtesy of the Laureate International Network of Universities.

Psychotherapy.net. (Producer). (n.d.). Narrative family therapy [Video file].

The approximate length of this media piece is 111 minutes.

Optional Resources

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

Discussion: Clinical Supervision

Clinical supervision is an essential component of your development as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. It provides an opportunity for professional collaboration as you share experiences with and gain insights from colleagues. For this clinical supervision Discussion, consider a client family whom you do not think is adequately progressing according to expected clinical outcomes.

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Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Assess client families presenting for psychotherapy
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of therapeutic approaches for client families receiving psychotherapy
  • Apply narrative family therapy concepts to client families with impaired family functioning

To prepare:

  • Review this week’s media and consider the insights provided on family therapy.
  • Reflect on the client families you are currently counseling at your practicum site.

Note: For this Discussion, you are required to complete your initial post before you will be able to view and respond to your colleagues’ postings. Begin by clicking on the Post to Discussion Question link and then select Create Thread to complete your initial post. Remember, once you click submit, you cannot delete or edit your own posts, and you cannot post anonymously. Please check your post carefully before clicking Submit!

Note about Uploading Media: Refer to the Kaltura Media Uploader instructions document located in the menu bar. This provides guidance on how to upload media for the clinical supervision Discussions.

By Day 3

Post a 3- to 5-minute Kaltura video in which you do the following:

  • Describe a client family you are counseling that you do not think is adequately progressing according to expected clinical outcomes. Note: Do not use the client family members’ actual names.
  • Explain your therapeutic approach with the client family, including the perceived effectiveness of your approach.
  • Identify any additional information about this client family that may potentially impact expected outcomes.

Note: Nurse practitioners must have strong oral communication skills. This Discussion is designed to help you hone these skills. When filming your Kaltura video, be sure to dress and speak in a professional manner. PRAC – 6650 Practicum Week 3

View a selection of your colleagues’ responses.

By Day 6

Respond to at least two of your colleagues by providing feedback on each colleague’s therapeutic approach based on a narrative family therapeutic perspective. Support your feedback with evidence-based literature and/or your own experiences with clients.

Submission and Grading Information

Grading Criteria

To access your rubric:

Week 3 Discussion Rubric

Assignment: Practicum – Assessing Client Families (Due in Week 5)

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Assess client families presenting for psychotherapy
  • Develop genograms for client families presenting for psychotherapy

To prepare:

  • Select a client family that you have observed or counseled at your practicum site.
  • Review pages 137–142 of Wheeler (2014) 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.

Assignment

Part 1: Comprehensive Client Family Assessment

Create a comprehensive client assessment for your selected client family that addresses (without violating HIPAA regulations) the following:

  • 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 and/or trauma
  • Review of systems
  • Physical assessment
  • Mental status exam
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Case formulation
  • Treatment plan

Part 2: Family Genogram

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

No Assignment due this week.

Submit Assignment By Day 7 of Week 5

Making Connections

This week, you examined the effectiveness of therapeutic approaches for client families with impaired family functioning and you created genograms.

Next week, you will:

  • Consider your own practicum experiences involving family therapy sessions

To go to the next week:

Week 4

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