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*

Assignment: Practicum – Week 5 Journal Entry (Due Week 7)

Learning Objectives
Students 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*

* The Assignment related to this Learning Objective is introduced this week and submitted in Week 7.

Select a client whom you observed or counseled that suffers from a disorder related to trauma. 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 any of the therapeutic approaches in this week’s Learning Resources would be effective with this client. Include expected outcomes based on these therapeutic approaches. Support your approach with evidence-based literature.
  • Explain any legal and/or ethical implications related to counseling this client.

    Time Log

    Week Dates Times Total

    Hours for

    This

    Time

    Frame

    Activities/Comments Learning Objective(s)

    Addressed

    1 2/25

    2/26

    2/27

    0830-

    1700

    25.5

    hours

    I observed

    psychotherapy sessions,

    and intake assessments

    with clients of all ages.

    I also engaged in play

    therapy with several

    clients. I observed

    different psychotherapy

    techniques such as

    cognitive behavioral

    therapy, when working

    with patients diagnosed

    with anxiety.

    Assess clients presenting for

    psychotherapy. Compare

    assessment tools used in

    psychotherapy. Evaluate

    biological basis of

    psychotherapy treatments.

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    2 3/3

    3/4

    3/6

    0830-

    1700

    0830-

    1500

    0830-

    1700

    23.5

    hours

    I collaborated with the

    therapist during

    individual

    psychotherapy sessions

    and intake assessments

    with clients of all ages.

    The therapist educated

    me on different

    psychotherapy

    techniques such as CBT,

    acceptance and

    commitment therapy,

    exposure therapy, and

    motivational

    interviewing.

    Develop psychiatric diagnosis

    for clients across the lifespan.

    Analyze psychometric

    properties of assessment tools.

    Time Log

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    3 3/12 0830-

    1700

    8.5 hours I collaborated with the

    therapist during

    individual

    psychotherapy sessions

    and intake assessments

    with clients of all ages.

    We utilized CBT for

    patients diagnosed with

    depression and anxiety.

    Assess clients presenting for

    psychotherapy. Develop

    genograms for clients

    presenting for psychotherapy.

    Time Log

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    4 3/16

    3/17

    3/18

    0830-

    1700

    25.5

    hours

    I collaborated with the

    therapist during

    individual

    psychotherapy sessions.

    I learned how to assist a

    patient with current

    suicidal ideations,

    create a safety treatment

    plan, and provide them

    with resources and

    support. I learned about

    grief therapy, Kubler-

    Ross’s model of grief,

    and how to access CBT

    focused activities

    through therapyaid. I

    worked with multiple

    bipolar patients,

    assessed their manic/

    depressed states, and

    educated them on ways

    to better stabilize their

    Develop diagnosis for clients

    receiving psychotherapy.

    Analyze legal and ethical

    implications of counseling

    clients with psychiatric

    disorders. Integratively assess,

    diagnose, plan, implement,

    and evaluate cost-effective

    healthcare strategies that

    reduce health disparities by

    patient/population advocacy

    for access to specialist nursing

    care.

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