Assignment: Practicum – Week 2 Journal Entry PRAC 665

Assignment: Practicum – Week 2 Journal Entry PRAC 665 

Assignment: Practicum – Week 2 Journal Entry PRAC 665 

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Assignment: Practicum – Week 2 Journal Entry (Due in Week 4)

Learning Objectives

Students will:

 Apply documentation skills to examine family therapy sessions *

 Develop diagnoses for clients receiving family 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 3.


Select two clients you observed or counseled this week during a family therapy

session. Note: The two clients you select must have attended the same family session.

Then, address in your Practicum Journal the following:

 Using the Group Therapy Progress Note in this week’s Learning Resources,

document the family session.

 Describe (without violating HIPAA regulations) each client, and identify any

pertinent history or medical information, including prescribed medications.

 Using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders, Fifth

Edition (DSM-5), explain and justify your diagnosis for each client.

 Explain any legal and/or ethical implications related to counseling each client.

 Support your approach with evidence-based literature.

No Assignment is due this week.

Submit Assignment By Day 7 of Week 4


Making Connections

This week you began your second Practicum Journal.

Next week, you will:

 Examine the effectiveness of therapeutic approaches for client families with

impaired family functioning


Looking Ahead: Week 3 Clinical Supervision Discussion

In the Week 3 Clinical Supervision Discussion, you will produce a 3- to 5-minute Kaltura

video in which you will discuss a client family you have observed and/or counseled during

your practicum experience. Be sure to make arrangements with your preceptor so you can

fulfill the requirements of the Discussion. Refer to the Week 3 Discussion for additional


Next week, you will need to view several videos prior to completing your Discussions and

Assignments. These videos are more than 3 hours in length. Please plan ahead to ensure

you have time to view these videos and complete your Discussions and Assignments on



To go to the next week:


Week 3


Learning Resources

Required Resources


Document: Group Therapy Progress Note


Optional Resources


American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental

disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.


Nichols, M., & Davis, S. D. (2020). The essentials of family therapy (7th ed.). Boston, MA:



Wheeler, K. (Ed.). (2014). Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse: A how-

to guide for evidence-based practice. New York, NY: Springer.

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