Assignment 1: Practicum – Week 8 Journal Entry

Assignment 1: Practicum – Week 8 Journal Entry
This week, you complete a two-part journal entry.

Learning Objectives
Students will:
Develop diagnoses for clients receiving psychotherapy*
Evaluate efficacy of existential-humanistic therapy for clients*
Analyze legal and ethical implications of counseling clients with psychiatric disorders*
Analyze clinical supervision experiences*

  • The Assignment related to this Learning Objective is introduced this week and submitted in Week 10.

For Part 1, select a client whom you observed or counseled this week (other than the client used for this week’s Discussion). Then, address the following in your Practicum Journal:

Describe the client 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 existential-humanistic therapy would be beneficial with this client. Include expected outcomes based on this therapeutic approach. Assignment 1: Practicum – Week 8 Journal Entry
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Explain any legal and/or ethical implications related to counseling this client.
Support your approach with evidence-based literature.
For Part 2, reflect on your clinical supervision experiences. Then, address the following in your Practicum Journal:

How often are you receiving clinical supervision from your preceptor?
What are the sessions like?
What is the preceptor bringing to your attention?
How are you translating these sessions to your clinical practice?
Learning Resources
Required Readings
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.

Chapter 10, “Humanistic-Existential and Solution-Focused Approaches to Psychotherapy” (Review pp. 369–406)
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Note: You will access this text from the Walden Library databases.

Nagy, T. F. (2011). Ethics in psychotherapy. In Essential ethics for psychologists: A primer for understanding and mastering core issues (pp. 185–198). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi:10.1037/12345-010

Note: You will access this text from the Walden Library databases.

Required Media
Sommers-Flanagan, J., & Sommers-Flanagan, R. (2013). Counseling and psychotherapy theories in context and practice [Video file]. Mill Valley, CA: Psychotherapy.net.
Note: For this week, view Existential Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Gestalt Therapy only. You will access this media from the Walden Library databases

Laureate Education (Producer). (2012b). Clinical supervision follow-up [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Note: This is a follow-up to the Thompson family media piece in Week 5. The approximate length of this media piece is 9 minutes. Assignment 1: Practicum – Week 8 Journal Entry

Accessible player
Laureate Education (Producer). (2015d). On a hamster wheel [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 2 minutes.
Accessible player
Bugental, J. (n.d.). Existential-humanistic psychotherapy [Video file]. Mill Valley, CA: Psychotherapy.net.
Note: You will access this media from the Walden Library databases. The approximate length of this media piece is 108 minutes.

Optional Resources
May, R. (n.d.). Rollo May on existential psychotherapy [Video file]. Mill Valley, CA: Psychotherapy.net.

Note: You will access this media from the Walden Library databases. The approximate length of this media piece is 61 minutes.

Steinert , T. (2016, October 3). Ethics of coercive treatment and misuse of psychiatry. Psychiatric Services. doi:10.1176/appi.ps.201600066. Retrieved from http://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/appi.ps.201600066
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