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.

 
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