Assignment: Practicum – Week 6 Journal Entry PRAC 6640-35
Assignment: Practicum – Week 6 Journal Entry (Due Week 7)
Develop diagnoses for clients receiving psychotherapy*
Evaluate the efficacy of motivational interviewing techniques for clients*
Analyze legal and ethical implications of counseling clients with psychiatric
* The Assignment related to this Learning Objective is introduced this week and submitted
in Week 7.
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 DSM-5, explain and justify your diagnosis for this client.
Explain whether motivational interviewing 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.
Due By Day 7 of Week 7
No Assignment due this week.
Week in Review
Now that you have:
Developed diagnoses for clients receiving psychotherapy
Evaluated the efficacy of motivational interviewing techniques for clients
Analyzed legal and ethical implications of counseling clients with psychiatric
Next week, you will:
Assess progress for clients receiving psychotherapy
Differentiate progress notes from privileged notes
Analyze preceptor’s use of privileged notes
To go to the next week:
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
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental
disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
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