PRAC6665 Week 8 Dissociative and Somatic Symptom-Related Disorders


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.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Describe clinical hours and patient encounters


  • 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. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 11, 1465–1858. Meditrek

Note: Use this link to log into Meditrek to report your clinical hours and patient encounters.

Assignment: Clinical Hour And Patient Logs

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).

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 adults).

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.

By Day 7 of Week 8

Record your clinical hours and patient encounters in Meditrek.