PRAC-6640-35 Practicum Week 2

PRAC-6640-35 Practicum Week 2

PRAC-6640-35 Practicum Week 2

This week, as you continue your Practicum, you will develop diagnoses for clients receiving psychotherapy and explore legal and ethical implications of counseling clients with psychiatric disorders.

Learning Resources

Optional Resources

Wheeler, K. (Ed.). (2014). Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse: A how-to guide for evidence-based practice (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

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

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. (1995). Practice parameters for the psychiatric assessment of children and adolescents. Washington, DC: Author. Retrieved from https://www.aacap.org/App_Themes/AACAP/docs/practice_parameters/psychiatric_assessment_practice_parameter.pdf

American Psychiatric Association. (2016). Practice guidelines for the psychiatric evaluation of adults (3rd ed.). Arlington, VA: Author. Retrieved from http://psychiatryonline.org/doi/pdf/10.1176/appi.books.9780890426760

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

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Develop diagnoses for clients receiving 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 4.

Select a client whom you observed or counseled this week. Then, address the following in your Practicum Journal:

  • Describe the client (without violating HIPAA regulations) and identify any pertinent history or medical information, including prescribed medications.
  • Using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5), explain and justify your diagnosis for this client.
  • Explain any legal and/or ethical implications related to counseling this client.
  • Support your approach with evidence-based literature.

Due By Day 7 of Week 4

No assignment due this week.

Week in Review

Now that you have:

  • Developed diagnoses for clients receiving psychotherapy
  • Analyzed legal and ethical implications of counseling clients with psychiatric disorders

Next week, you will:

  • Assess clients presenting for psychotherapy
  • Develop genograms for clients presenting for psychotherapy

Next Week

To go to the next week:

Week 3

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