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PRAC 6650 Psychotherapy With Groups and Families

PRAC 6650 Psychotherapy With Groups and Families

PRAC 6650 Psychotherapy With Groups and Families

Practicum Week 1

This week, you begin preparing for your practicum experience by verifying your practicum preceptor and site information and beginning your first Practicum Journal.

Learning Resources

Required Readings

Document: Practicum Site Information form (Word document)

Document: Practicum Experience Time Log and Journal Template (Word document)

Document: NP Student Clinical Orientation (PowerPoint file)

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.

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

Assignment 1: Practicum Site Information

Prior to starting the course, you should have applied for a practicum site following the guidelines for PMHNP practice. Now it is time to make it official. For this Assignment, you provide your Clinical Faculty with information about your practicum site, your preceptor, and your clinical calendar.  PRAC – 6650 Psychotherapy With Groups and Families

To prepare:

  • Verify that your practicum application has been approved by logging in to Meditrek.
  • Access the Practicum Site Information Form from the Learning Resources.

Assignment

Complete the designated areas of the Practicum Site Information Form, including your practicum site and contact information, your preceptor and contact information, and a schedule of when you plan to engage in practicum activities onsite.

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By Day 3 of Week 1

Submit your completed Practicum Site Information Form.

Submission and Grading Information

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

  • Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK1Assgn1+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.
  • Click the Week 1 Assignment 1 Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.
  • Click the Week 1 Assignment 1 link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area.
  • Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK1Assgn1+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.
  • Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.

Grading Criteria

To access your rubric:

Week 1 Assignment 1 Rubric

Check Your Assignment Draft for Authenticity

To check your Assignment draft for authenticity:

Submit your Week 1 Assignment 1 draft and review the originality report.

Submit Your Assignment by Day 3 of Week 1

To participte in this Assignment:

Week 1 Assignment 1

Assignment 2: Practicum–Week 1 Journal Entry (Due in Week 4)

As a future advanced practice nurse, it is important that you are able to connect your classroom experience to your practicum experience. By applying the concepts you study in the classroom to clinical settings, you enhance your professional competency. Each week, you complete an Assignment that prompts you to reflect on your practicum experiences and relate them to the material presented in the classroom. This week, you begin documenting your practicum experiences in your Practicum Journal. PRAC – 6650 Psychotherapy With Groups and Families

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

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Analyze nursing and counseling theories to guide practice in psychotherapy*
  • Summarize goals and objectives for personal practicum experiences*
  • Produce timelines for practicum activities*  *The Assignment related to this Learning Objective is introduced this week and submitted in Week 3.
  • In preparation for this course’s practicum experience, address the following in your Practicum Journal:
  • Select one nursing theory and one counseling theory to best guide your practice in psychotherapy.
    Note: For guidance on nursing and counseling theories, refer to this week’s Learning Resources.
  • Explain why you selected these theories. Support your approach with evidence-based literature.
  • Develop at least three goals and at least three objectives for the practicum experience in this course.
  • Create a timeline of practicum activities based on your practicum requirements.

No Assignment due this week.

Submit Assignment By Day 7 of Week 4

Making Connections

This week, you began preparing for your practicum experience by verifying your practicum preceptor and site information and your first Practicum Journal.

Next week, you will begin your second Practicum Journal.

Looking Ahead: Practicum Assignments

Each week, you will complete practicum-related Assignments. It is highly recommended that you review the practicum assignments for Weeks 2–11 before Day 7 of Week 1. This will give you time to meet with your preceptor so that you can fulfill the requirements of each Assignment.

  • Week 2: You will write about two clients from a family you observed or counseled. (Assignment to be submitted by Day 7 of Week 4)
  • Week 3: You will complete a comprehensive client family assessment. (Assignment to be submitted by Day 7 of Week 5)
  • Week 5: You will write about two clients from a family you observed or counseled and explain whether solution-focused or cognitive behavioral therapy would be effective with the family. (Assignment to be submitted by Day 7 of Week 7)
  • Week 7: You will write a progress note and privileged psychotherapy note for the client family you assessed in Week 3 for the comprehensive client family assessment. (Assignment to be submitted by Day 7 of Week 7.)
  • Week 8: You will write about two clients you observed or counseled during a group therapy session and explain whether cognitive behavioral therapy would be effective with the group. (Assignment to be submitted by Day 7 of Week 10)
  • Week 10: You will write about two clients you observed or counseled during a group therapy session for children and adolescents. (Assignment to be submitted by Day 7 of Week 10)
  • Week 10: You will write a client termination summary for a client who is ready to complete group therapy. (Assignment to be submitted by Day 7 of Week 11)

Practicum – Upcoming Deadline

In the Nurse Practitioner programs of study (FNP, AGACNP, AGPCNP, and PMHNP) you are required to take several practicum courses. If you plan on taking a practicum course within the next two terms, you will need to submit your application via Meditrek .

For information on the practicum application process and deadlines, please visit the Field Experience: College of Nursing: Application Process – Graduate web page.

Please take the time to review the Appropriate Preceptors and Field Sites for your courses. PRAC – 6650 Psychotherapy With Groups and Families

Please take the time to review the practicum manuals, FAQs, Webinars and any required forms on the Field Experience: College of Nursing: Student Resources and Manuals web page.

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. PRAC – 6650 Psychotherapy With Groups and Families

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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. PRAC – 6650 Psychotherapy With Groups and Families

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.

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

Post by Day 3 and Respond by Day 6

To participate in this Discussion:

Week 3 Discussion

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: PRAC – 6650 Psychotherapy With Groups and Families

  • 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

Practicum Week 4

This week, you consider your own practicum experiences involving family therapy sessions.

Learning Resources

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.

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

Assignment 1: Practicum – Week 1 Journal Entry (Continued–Submit This Week)

By Day 7

Submit your Assignment. Refer to Week 1 for additional guidance.

Submission and Grading Information

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

  • Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK4Assgn1+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.
  • Click the Week 4 Assignment 1 Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.
  • Click the Week 4 Assignment 1 link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area.
  • Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK4Assgn1+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.
  • Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.

Grading Criteria

To access your rubric:

Week 4 Assignment 1 Rubric

Check Your Assignment Draft for Authenticity

To check your Assignment draft for authenticity:

Submit your Week 4 Assignment 1 draft and review the originality report.

Submit Your Assignment by Day 7

To submit your Assignment:

Week 4 Assignment 1

Assignment 2: Practicum – Week 2 Journal Entry (Continued–Submit This Week)

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By Day 7

Submit your Assignment. Refer to Week 2 for additional guidance. PRAC – 6650 Psychotherapy With Groups and Families

Submission and Grading Information

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

  • Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK4Assgn2+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.
  • Click the Week 4 Assignment 2 Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.
  • Click the Week 4 Assignment 2 link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area.
  • Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK4Assgn2+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.
  • Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.

Grading Criteria

To access your rubric:

Week 4 Assignment 2 Rubric

Check Your Assignment Draft for Authenticity

To check your Assignment draft for authenticity:

Submit your Week 4 Assignment 2 draft and review the originality report. PRAC – 6650 Psychotherapy With Groups and Families

Submit Your Assignment by Day 7

To submit your Assignment:

Week 4 Assignment 2

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.

Making Connections

This week you considered your own practicum experiences involving family therapy sessions

Next week, you will:

  • Develop diagnoses for clients receiving family psychotherapy and consider the legal and ethical implications of counseling these clients

Practicum Week 5

This week, you develop diagnoses for clients receiving psychotherapy and consider legal and ethical implications of counseling these clients.

Learning Resources

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.

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

Assignment 1: Practicum – Week 5 Journal Entry (Due in Week 7)

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Develop effective documentation skills for family therapy sessions *
  • Develop diagnoses for clients receiving family psychotherapy *
  • Evaluate the efficacy of solution-focused therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy for families *
  • 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 7.

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. Do not select the same family you selected for Week 2. PRAC – 6650 Psychotherapy With Groups and Families

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 each 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 each client.
  • Explain whether solution-focused or cognitive behavioral therapy would be more effective with this family. Include expected outcomes based on these therapeutic approaches.
  • Explain any legal and/or ethical implications related to counseling each client.
  • Support your approach with evidence-based literature.

No Assignment due this week.

Submit Assignment 1 By Day 7 of Week 7

Assignment 2: Practicum – Week 3 Assessing Client Families (Continued–Submit This Week)

By Day 7

Submit your Assignment. Refer to Week 3 for additional guidance.

Submission and Grading Information

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

  • Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK5Assgn2+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.
  • Click the Week 5 Assignment 2 Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.
  • Click the Week 5 Assignment 2 link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area.
  • Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK5Assgn2+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.
  • Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.

Grading Criteria

To access your rubric:

Week 5 Assignment 2 Rubric

Check Your Assignment Draft for Authenticity

To check your Assignment draft for authenticity:

Submit your Week 5 Assignment 2 draft and review the originality report.

Submit Your Assignment by Day 7

To submit your Assignment:

Week 5 Assignment 2

Making Connections

This week, you Now that you developed diagnoses for clients receiving family psychotherapy and considered legal and ethical implications of counseling these clients

Next week, you log all of your Practicum hours in the Meditrek system.

Practicum Week 6

This week, you will log all of your Practicum hours in the Meditrek system.

Learning Resources

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.

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

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.

Making Connections

This week, you logged all of your Practicum hours in the Meditrek system.

Next week, you will assess progress for a client family receiving psychotherapy, and develop progress and privileged psychotherapy notes for the family

Practicum Week 7

This week, you will assess progress for a client family receiving psychotherapy and develop progress and privileged psychotherapy notes for the family.

Learning Resources

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.

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

Assignment 1: Practicum – Assessing Client Family Progress (Due in Week 8) PRAC – 6650 Psychotherapy With Groups and Families

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Create progress notes
  • Create privileged notes
  • Justify the inclusion or exclusion of information in progress and privileged notes
  • Evaluate preceptor notes

To prepare:

  • Reflect on the client family you selected for the Week 3 Practicum Assignment.

Assignment

Part 1: Progress Note

Using the client family from your Week 3 Practicum Assignment, address in a progress note (without violating HIPAA regulations) the following:

  • Treatment modality used and efficacy of approach
  • Progress and/or lack of progress toward the mutually agreed-upon client goals (reference the treatment plan for progress toward goals)
  • Modification(s) of the treatment plan that were made based on progress/lack of progress
  • Clinical impressions regarding diagnosis and or symptoms
  • Relevant psychosocial information or changes from original assessment (e.g., marriage, separation/divorce, new relationships, move to a new house/apartment, change of job)
  • Safety issues
  • Clinical emergencies/actions taken
  • Medications used by the patient, even if the nurse psychotherapist was not the one prescribing them
  • Treatment compliance/lack of compliance
  • Clinical consultations
  • Collaboration with other professionals (e.g., phone consultations with physicians, psychiatrists, marriage/family therapists)
  • The therapist’s recommendations, including whether the client agreed to the recommendations
  • Referrals made/reasons for making referrals
  • Termination/issues that are relevant to the termination process (e.g., client informed of loss of insurance or refusal of insurance company to pay for continued sessions)
  • Issues related to consent and/or informed consent for treatment
  • Information concerning child abuse and/or elder or dependent adult abuse, including documentation as to where the abuse was reported
  • Information reflecting the therapist’s exercise of clinical judgment

Note: Be sure to exclude any information that should not be found in a discoverable progress note.

Part 2: Privileged Note

Based on this week’s readings, prepare a privileged psychotherapy note that you would use to document your impressions of therapeutic progress/therapy sessions for your client family from the Week 3 Practicum Assignment.

In your progress note, address the following:

  • Include items that you would not typically include in a note as part of the clinical record.
  • Explain why the items you included in the privileged note would not be included in the client family’s progress note.
  • Explain whether your preceptor uses privileged notes. If so, describe the type of information he or she might include. If not, explain why.

No Assignment due this week.

Submit Assignment By Day 7 of Week 8.

Assignment 2: Practicum – Week 5 Journal Entry (Continued–Submit This Week)

By Day 7

Submit your Assignment. Refer to Week 5 for additional guidance.

Submission and Grading Information

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

  • Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK7Assgn2+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.
  • Click the Week 7 Assignment 2 Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.
  • Click the Week 7 Assignment 2 link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area.
  • Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK7Assgn2+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.
  • Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.

Grading Criteria

To access your rubric:

Week 7 Assignment 2 Rubric

Check Your Assignment Draft for Authenticity

To check your Assignment draft for authenticity:

Submit your Week 7 Assignment 2 draft and review the originality report.

Submit Your Assignment by Day 7

To submit your Assignment:

Week 7 Assignment 2

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.

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Making Connections

  • This week, you assessed progress for a client family receiving psychotherapy and developed progress and privileged psychotherapy notes for the family

Next week, you will:

  • Develop diagnoses for clients receiving group psychotherapy and consider legal and ethical implications of counseling these clients PRAC – 6650 Psychotherapy With Groups and Families

Practicum Week 8

This week, you will develop diagnoses for clients receiving group psychotherapy and consider legal and ethical implications of counseling these clients.

Learning Resources

Required Resources

Document: Group Therapy Progress Note

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.

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

Assignment 1: Practicum – Week 8 Journal Entry (Due in Week 10)

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Develop effective documentation skills for group therapy sessions *
  • Develop diagnoses for clients receiving group psychotherapy *
  • Evaluate the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy for groups *
  • 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 10.

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

Then, in your Practicum Journal, address the following:

  • Using the Group Therapy Progress Note in this week’s Learning Resources, document the group session.
  • Describe each 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 each client.
  • Explain whether cognitive behavioral therapy would be effective with this group. Include expected outcomes based on this therapeutic approach.
  • Explain any legal and/or ethical implications related to counseling each client.
  • Support your approach with evidence-based literature.

No Assignment 1 due this week.

Submit Assignment 1 By Day 7 of Week 10

Assignment 2: Practicum – Assessing Client Family Progress (Continued–Submit This Week)

Submit your Assignment 2. Refer to Week 7 for additional guidance.

Submission and Grading Information

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

  • Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK8Assgn2+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.
  • Click the Week 8 Assignment 2 Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.
  • Click the Week 8 Assignment 2 link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area.
  • Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK8Assgn2+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.
  • Click on the Submit button to complete your submission. PRAC – 6650 Psychotherapy With Groups and Families

Grading Criteria

To access your rubric:

Week 8 Assignment 2 Rubric

Check Your Assignment Draft for Authenticity

To check your Assignment draft for authenticity:

Submit your Week 8 Assignment 2 draft and review the originality report.

Submit Your Assignment by Day 7

To submit your Assignment:

Week 8 Assignment 2

Making Connections

This week, you developed diagnoses for clients receiving group psychotherapy and considered legal and ethical implications of counseling these clients.

Next week, you will log all of your Practicum hours in the Meditrek system.

Practicum Week 9

This week, you log all of your hours in the Meditrek system.

Learning Resources

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.

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

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.

Making Connections

This week, you logged all your hours in the Meditrek system.

Next week, you will:

  • Assess and develop diagnoses for clients presenting for child and adolescent group psychotherapy
  • Consider legal and ethical implications of counseling children and adolescent clients with psychiatric disorders

Looking Ahead: Week 10 Clinical Supervision Discussion

In the Week 10 Clinical Supervision Discussion, you will produce a 3- to 5-minute Kaltura video in which you will discuss a child or adolescent group 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 10 Discussion for additional guidance.

Practicum Week 10

This week, as you assess and develop diagnoses for clients presenting for child and adolescent group psychotherapy, you examine the effectiveness of this therapeutic approach. You also consider legal and ethical implications of counseling children and adolescent clients with psychiatric disorders. PRAC – 6650 Psychotherapy With Groups and Families

Learning Resources

Required Readings

Document: Group Therapy Progress Note

Required Media

Microtraining Associates (Producer). (2009). Leading groups with adolescents [Video file]. Alexandria, VA: Author.

The approximate length of this media pice is 140 minutes.

Psychotherapy.net (Producer). (2002). Adlerian parent consultation [Video file]. Mill Valley, CA: Author.

The approximate length of this media pice is 117 minutes.

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.

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

In Week 3, you collaborated with colleagues as you participated in your first clinical supervision. This week, you have the opportunity to continue your collaboration as you reflect on and discuss your experiences with counseling children and adolescents in group settings. Psychotherapy with these clients is often more complex than psychotherapy with the general adult population. Personal reflection and discussion with colleagues are essential to your development and success as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. For this clinical supervision, consider a child or adolescent client you are counseling who you do not think is adequately progressing according to expected clinical outcomes.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Assess clients presenting for child and adolescent group psychotherapy
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of therapeutic approaches for clients receiving child and adolescent group psychotherapy

To prepare:

  • Review this week’s media and consider the insights provided on group therapy with children and adolescents.
  • Reflect on a child and adolescent group that 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. It provides guidance on how to upload media for the Clinical Supervision Discussions.

By Day 3

Post a 3- to 5-minute Kaltura video that addresses the following:

  • Describe a child and adolescent group you are counseling.
  • Describe a client from the group who you do not think is adequately progressing according to expected clinical outcomes. Note: Do not use the client’s actual name.
  • Explain your therapeutic approach with the group, including your perceived effectiveness of your approach with the client you identified.
  • Identify any additional information about this group and/or client 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.

View a selection of your colleagues’ responses.

By Day 6

Respond to at least two of your colleagues by providing constructive feedback concerning their presentations of their client groups and by recommending alternative therapeutic approaches that may be used with the groups. 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 10 Discussion Rubric

Post by Day 3 and Respond by Day 6

To participate in this Discussion:

Week 10 Discussion

Assignment 1: Practicum – Client Termination Summary (Due in Week 11)

Although termination is an inevitable part of the therapeutic process, it is often difficult for clients. However, by discussing termination throughout therapy, you can better prepare your clients for life without you. Once a client has achieved his or her therapeutic goals, termination sessions should be held and documented in a client termination summary. For this Assignment, you have the opportunity to practice writing a termination summary for a client with whom you have worked during your practicum experience. PRAC – 6650 Psychotherapy With Groups and Families

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Develop client termination summaries

To prepare:

Assignment

With the client you selected in mind, address in a client termination summary (without violating HIPAA regulations) the following:

  • Identifying information of client (e.g., hypothetical name and age)
  • Date the client initially contacted therapist, date therapy began, duration of therapy, and date therapy will end
  • Total number of sessions, including number of missed sessions
  • Whether termination was planned or unplanned
  • Presenting problem
  • Major psychosocial issues
  • Types of services rendered (e.g., individual, couple/family therapy, group therapy)
  • Overview of treatment process
  • Goal status (goals met, partially met, unmet)
  • Treatment limitations (if any)
  • Remaining difficulties and/or concerns
  • Recommendations
  • Follow-up plan (if indicated)
  • Instructions for future contact
  • Signatures

No Assignment 1 due this week. .

Submit Assignment 1 By Day 7 of Week 11

Assignment 2: Practicum – Week 10 Journal Entry

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Develop effective documentation skills to examine group therapy sessions with children and adolescents *
  • Develop diagnoses for child and adolescent clients receiving group psychotherapy *
  • Analyze legal and ethical implications of counseling child and adolescent clients with psychiatric disorders *

Select two clients you observed or counseled this week during a group therapy session for children and adolescents. Note: The two clients you select must have attended the same group session. If you select the same group you selected for the Week 8 or Week 9 Journal Entries, you must select different clients.

Then, address in your Practicum Journal the following:

  • Using the Group Therapy Progress Note in this week’s Learning Resources, document the group session.
  • Describe each 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 each client.
  • Explain any legal and/or ethical implications related to counseling each client.
  • Support your group therapy and treatment approach with evidence-based literature. PRAC – 6650 Psychotherapy With Groups and Families

By Day 7

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 “WK10Assgn2+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.
  • Click the Week 10 Assignment 2 Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.
  • Click the Week 10 Assignment 2 link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area.
  • Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK10Assgn2+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.
  • Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.

Grading Criteria

To access your rubric:

Week 10 Assignment 2 Rubric

Check Your Assignment Draft for Authenticity

To check your Assignment draft for authenticity:

Submit your Week 10 Assignment 2 draft and review the originality report.

Submit Your Assignment by Day 7

To submit your Assignment:

Week 10 Assignment 2

Assignment 3: Practicum – Week 8 Journal Entry (Continued–Submit This Week)

By Day 7

Submit your Assignment. Refer to Week 8 for additional guidance.

Submission and Grading Information

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

  • Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK10Assgn3+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.
  • Click the Week 10 Assignment 3 Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.
  • Click the Week 10 Assignment 3 link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area.
  • Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK10Assgn3+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.
  • Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.

Grading Criteria

To access your rubric:

Week 10 Assignment 3 Rubric

Check Your Assignment Draft for Authenticity

To check your Assignment draft for authenticity:

Submit your Week 10 Assignment 3 draft and review the originality report.

Submit Your Assignment by Day 7

To submit your Assignment:

Week 10 Assignment 3

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 – 6650 Psychotherapy With Groups and Families

Making Connections

This week, you:

  • Assessed and developed diagnoses for clients presenting for child and adolescent group psychotherapy
  • Considered legal and ethical implications of counseling children and adolescent clients with psychiatric disorders

Next week, you will:

  • Explore group therapy with older adults
  • Examine your own group therapy sessions with older adult clients and recommend strategies for improving the effectiveness of therapy

Looking Ahead: Week 11 Discussion

In a standard Discussion thread, you will discuss an older adult group 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 11 Discussion for additional guidance.

Practicum Week 11

This week, as you explore group therapy with older adults, you examine your own group therapy sessions with older adult clients. You also recommend strategies for improving the effectiveness of this therapeutic approach.

Learning Resources

Required Readings

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

Discussion: Group Therapy with Older Adults

As the population continues to age, more and more older adults will require therapy for various mental health issues. While the group setting offers many benefits and makes therapy more accessible to those in need of services, this therapeutic approach may not be effective for all clients. For this Discussion, as you examine your own practicum experiences with older adults in group therapy settings, consider strategies to improve the effectiveness of your sessions. PRAC – 6650 Psychotherapy With Groups and Families

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Analyze group therapy sessions with older adults
  • Recommend strategies for improving the effectiveness of group therapy sessions for older adults

To prepare:

  • Review this week’s Learning Resources, and consider the insights provided on group therapy with older adults.
  • Reflect on your practicum experiences with older adults in group therapy settings.

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!

By Day 3

Post a description of a group therapy session with older adults, including the stage of the group, any resistances or issues that were present, and therapeutic techniques used by the facilitator. Explain any challenges that may occur when working with this group. Support your recommendations with evidence-based literature.

Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses.

By Day 6

Respond to at least two of your colleagues by recommending strategies for improving the effectiveness of their group therapy sessions. Support your recommendations with evidence-based literature and your own experiences with clients.

Submission and Grading Information

Grading Criteria

To access your rubric:

Week 11 Discussion Rubric

Post by Day 3 and Respond by Day 6

To participate in this Discussion:

Week 11 Discussion

Assignment – Client Termination Summary (Continued–Submit This Week)

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Develop client termination summaries

To prepare:

  • For guidance on writing a client termination summary, review pages 693–712 of Wheeler (2014) in this week’s Learning Resources.
  • Identify a client who may be ready to terminate therapy.

Assignment

With the client you selected in mind, address in a client termination summary (without violating HIPAA regulations) the following:

  • Identifying information of client (e.g., hypothetical name and age)
  • Date the client initially contacted therapist, date therapy began, duration of therapy, and date therapy will end
  • Total number of sessions, including number of missed sessions
  • Whether termination was planned or unplanned
  • Presenting problem
  • Major psychosocial issues
  • Types of services rendered (e.g., individual, couple/family therapy, group therapy)
  • Overview of treatment process
  • Goal status (goals met, partially met, unmet)
  • Treatment limitations (if any)
  • Remaining difficulties and/or concerns
  • Recommendations
  • Follow-up plan (if indicated)
  • Instructions for future contact
  • Signatures

By Day 7

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 “WK11Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.
  • Click the Week 11 Assignment Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.
  • Click the Week 11 Assignment link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area.
  • Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK11Assgn+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.
  • Click on the Submit button to complete your submission. PRAC – 6650 Psychotherapy With Groups and Families

Grading Criteria

To access your rubric:

Week 11 Assignment Rubric

Check Your Assignment Draft for Authenticity

To check your Assignment draft for authenticity:

Submit your Week 11 Assignment draft and review the originality report.

Submit Your Assignment by Day 7

To submit your Assignment: PRAC – 6650 Psychotherapy With Groups and Families

Week 11 Assignment

Congratulations! After you have finished all of the assignments for this week, you have completed the course. Please submit your Course Evaluation by Day 7.

 

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