PRAC-6640-35 Practicum Week 9

PRAC-6640-35 Practicum Week 9

PRAC-6640-35 Practicum Week 9

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.

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 9 Journal Entry (Due in Week 10)

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 10.

Select a child or adolescent 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 DSM-5, explain and justify your diagnosis for this client.
  • Explain any legal and/or ethical implications related to counseling this client.
  • Support your position with evidence-based literature.

Due By Day 7 of Week 10

No assignment due this week.

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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

Looking Ahead: Week 10 Clinical Supervision Discussion

Week 10 Discussion: In 3- to 5-minute Kaltura video, you will discuss an older adult client 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.

Next Week

To go to the next week:

Week 10

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