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.
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Assignment: Practicum – Week 2 Journal Entry (Due in Week 4)
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.
This assignment is asking you to reflect on a client you observed or counseled during your practicum this week, and develop a diagnosis for them using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders (DSM-5). Additionally, you are asked to analyze any legal and ethical implications related to counseling this client and support your approach with evidence-based literature.
To complete this assignment, it is recommended that you review the DSM-5, as well as the American Psychiatric Association’s Practice Guidelines for the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Practice Parameters for the Psychiatric Assessment of Children and Adolescents.
When describing the client, you should provide a brief overview of their background, including any pertinent history or medical information, as well as any prescribed medications, without violating HIPAA regulations.
When providing a diagnosis, you should use the criteria outlined in the DSM-5, and provide a detailed explanation and justification for your diagnosis.
When discussing legal and ethical implications, you should consider any relevant laws or regulations that may apply to the client’s treatment, as well as any ethical considerations related to the diagnosis and treatment of this client.
Finally, you should support your approach with evidence-based literature, by referencing any relevant research or professional guidelines that support your diagnosis and treatment plan.
Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse is a form of treatment that aims to help individuals with mental health disorders understand and cope with their symptoms and improve their overall well-being. Advanced practice psychiatric nurses are trained to provide a range of psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, group, and family therapy.
The key components of psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse is the establishment of a therapeutic relationship with the client. This involves building trust and rapport, and creating a safe and non-judgmental environment for the client to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
The type of psychotherapy that is used can vary depending on the specific needs of the client and the goals of treatment. Some common forms of psychotherapy include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which aims to help clients change negative patterns of thinking and behavior, and interpersonal therapy (IPT), which focuses on the client’s relationships with others.
Advanced practice psychiatric nurses are also trained to use a range of assessment tools to evaluate the client’s symptoms and determine the most appropriate course of treatment. They may also provide medication management as part of their treatment plan.
The use of evidence-based practice is an important aspect of psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse. This involves using research and clinical guidelines to inform the selection of interventions and to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment.
It is important to note that psychotherapy is not a one-size-fits-all treatment and the choice of therapy must be tailored to the specific needs of the client, the context of the problem, and the goals of therapy.