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PRAC6665 Week 8 Dissociative and Somatic Symptom-Related Disorders

PRAC6665 Week 8 Dissociative and Somatic Symptom-Related Disorders

PRAC 6665 Week 8 Dissociative and Somatic Symptom-Related Disorders

What do I have to do? When do I have to do it?
Review your Learning Resources. Days 1–7
Assignment: Clinical Hour and Patient Logs Record your clinical hours and patient encounters
in Meditrek by Day 7.

Introduction

As a reminder, consult the DSM-5, clinical practice guidelines, and your textbooks from previous coursework as needed to support the experiences you are encountering at your site. If you encountered a patient at your practicum site with a dissociative or somatic symptom-related disorder, consider what patient factors and behaviors you think might impact each of these disorders. Also, consider how psychopharmacological and/or psychotherapy interventions may be appropriate for the patient. As you progress in your clinical practicum, you continue to use Meditrek to record your time and patient encounters, thoughtfully considering the skills you are gaining. PRAC6665 Week 8 Dissociative and Somatic Symptom-Related Disorders

PRAC6665 Week 8 Dissociative and Somatic Symptom-Related Disorders Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Describe clinical hours and patient encounters
Learning Resources

Required Readings

Carlat, D. J. (2017). The psychiatric interview (4th ed.). Wolters Kluwer.

  • Chapter 29, “Assessing Eating Disorders and Somatic Symptom Disorder”

Review the section on somatic-symptom disorder only.

Kleinstäuber, M., Witthöft, M., Steffanowski, A., van Marwijk, H., Hiller, W., & Lambert, M. J. (2014). Pharmacological interventions for somatoform disorders in adults. Cochran Database of Systematic Reviews, 11, 1465–1858. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD010628.pub2

Meditrek

https://edu.meditrek.com/Default.html
Note: Use this link to log into Meditrek to report your clinical hours and patient encounters.

Assignment: Clinical Hour and Patient Logs

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Clinical Hour Log
For this course, all practicum activity hours are logged within the Meditrek system. Hours completed must be logged in Meditrek within 48 hours of completion in order to be counted.
You may only log hours with Preceptors that are approved in Meditrek. Students with catalog years before Spring 2018 must complete a minimum of 576 hours of supervised clinical experience (144 hours in each practicum course). Students with catalog years beginning Spring 2018 must complete a minimum of 640 hours of supervised clinical experience (160 hours in each practicum course). PRAC6665 Week 8 Dissociative and Somatic Symptom-Related Disorders

Each log entry must be linked with an individual practicum Learning Objective or a graduate Program Objective. You should track your hours in Meditrek as they are completed.

Your clinical hour log must include the following:

  • Dates
  • Course
  • Clinical Faculty
  • Preceptor
  • Total Time (for the day)
  • Notes/Comments (including the objective to which the log entry is aligned)

Patient Log

Throughout this course, you will also keep a log of patient encounters using Meditrek. You must record at least 80 encounters with patients by the end of this practicum (40 children/adolescents and 40 adult/older adult). PRAC6665 Week 8 Dissociative and Somatic Symptom-Related Disorders

The patient log must include the following:

  • Date
  • Course
  • Clinical Faculty
  • Preceptor
  • Patient Number
  • Client Information
  • Visit Information
  • Practice Management
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment Plan and Notes: You must include a brief summary/synopsis of the patient visit. This does not need to be a SOAP note, however the note needs to be sufficient to remember your patient encounter. PRAC6665 Week 8 Dissociative and Somatic Symptom-Related Disorders

By Day 7 of Week 8

Record your clinical hours and patient encounters in Meditrek.

What’s Coming Up in Week 9?

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Next week, you will select a clinical patient that you examined during the last 3 weeks who has a disorder other than the ones covered in your Week 3 and Week 7 Assignments. With this patient in mind, you will complete a focused SOAP note and case presentation. Additionally, you will track your clinical hours and patient encounters in Meditrek.

Looking Ahead: Final Evaluation

Check that your Preceptor has received an email from Meditrek with instructions for your Final Evaluation. The Final Evaluation is completed in Week 10.

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Next Week

To go to the next week:

Week 9

 

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