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Assignment 2: Practicum–Week 1 Journal Entry (Due in Week 4)
As a future advanced practice nurse, it is important that you are able to connect your classroom experience to your practicum experience. By applying the concepts you study in the classroom to clinical settings, you enhance your professional competency. Each week, you complete an Assignment that prompts you to reflect on your practicum experiences and relate them to the material presented in the classroom. This week, you begin documenting your practicum experiences in your Practicum Journal.
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*
In preparation for this course’s practicum experience, address the following in your Practicum Journal:
Review the media
Clinical Interview: Intake, Assessment,& Therapeutic Alliance
in your Learning Resources.
Select one nursing theory and one counseling theory to best guide your practice in psychotherapy. Note:
For guidance on nursing and counseling theories, refer to the Wheeler textbook in this week’s Learning Resources.
Explain why you selected these theories. Support your approach with evidence-based literature.
Develop at least three goals and at least three objectives for the practicum experience in this course.
Create a timeline of practicum activities based on your practicum requirements.
Note: For this Assignment, be sure to use the Practicum Journal Template, located in this week’s Learning Resources.
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*
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.
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.
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.