PRAC-6640-35 Practicum Week 4

PRAC-6640-35 Practicum Week 4

PRAC-6640-35 Practicum Week 4

This week, you continue your practicum and submit your Practicum Journal.

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.

Assignment: Practicum – Week 1, 2, & 4 Journal Entry and Journal Submission

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Analyze nursing and counseling theories to guide practice in psychotherapy
  • Develop goals and objectives for personal practicum experiences
  • Create timelines for practicum activities
  • Develop diagnoses for clients receiving psychotherapy
  • Analyze legal and ethical implications of counseling clients with psychiatric disorders
  • Develop diagnoses for clients receiving psychotherapy
  • Evaluate the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy for clients
  • Analyze legal and ethical implications of counseling clients with psychiatric disorders

The Learning Objectives are related to the Practicum Journal Assignments presented in Weeks 1, 2, and 4.

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Week 4 Journal Entry

Select a client that 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 DSM-5, explain and justify your diagnosis for this client.
  • Explain whether cognitive behavioral therapy would be effective with this client. Include expected outcomes based on this therapeutic approach. Support your approach with evidence-based literature.
  • Explain any legal and/or ethical implications related to counseling this client.

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

By Day 7

Submit your Practicum Journal entries for Weeks 1, 2, and 4. Refer to the weekly instructions for additional guidance.

Submission

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

  • Please save your Assignments using the following naming convention: “WK4Journal+lastname+firstinitial”
  • Click the Week 4 Assignment link.
  • Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK4Journal+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open. Repeat for each of the Practicum Journal submissions.
  • Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.

Grading Criteria

To access your rubric:

Week 4 Assignment Rubric

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.

Week in Review

Now that you have:

  • Developed diagnoses for clients receiving psychotherapy
  • Evaluated the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy for clients
  • Analyzed legal and ethical implications of counseling clients with psychiatric disorders

Next week, you will:

  • Develop diagnoses for clients receiving psychotherapy
  • Evaluate the efficacy of therapeutic approaches for clients
  • Analyze legal and ethical implications of counseling clients with psychiatric disorders

Next Week

To go to the next week:

Week 5

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