Assignment: Practicum – Weeks 9 & 10 Journal Entries and Journal Submission PRAC 6640-35
Assignment: Practicum – Weeks 9 & 10 Journal Entries and Journal Submission
Develop diagnoses for clients receiving psychotherapy
Analyze legal and ethical implications of counseling clients with psychiatric
Analyze how nursing and counseling theories guided personal practice in
The Learning Objectives are related to the Practicum Journal Assignments presented
in Weeks 9 and 10.
Week 10 Journal Entry
Reflect on your overall practicum experience in this course. Then, address the following in
your Practicum Journal:
Explain whether your therapeutic theory has changed as a result of your practicum
experiences. Recall the theories you selected in Week 1.
Explain how you integrated the therapeutic approaches from this course in your
clinical practice. Include how this helped you achieve the goals and objectives you
developed in Week 1.
Explain how you might impact social change through your work with clients who
have mental health issues.
Support your approach with evidence-based literature.
Note: Be sure to use the Practicum Journal Template, located in the Learning Resources.
By Day 7
Submit your Practicum Journal entries for Weeks 9 and 10. Refer to the weekly
instructions for additional guidance.
To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:
Please save your Assignments using the following naming convention:
Click the Week 10 Assignment link.
Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the
document you saved as “WK10Journal+last name+first initial.(extension)” and
click Open. Repeat for each of the Practicum Journal submissions.
Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.
To access your rubric:
Week 10 Assignment Rubric
Check Your Assignment Draft for Authenticity
To check your Assignment draft for authenticity:
Submit your Week 10 Assignment draft and review the originality report.
Submit Your Assignment by Day 7
To submit your Assignment:
Week 10 Assignment
You are required to keep a log of the time you spend related to your practicum
experience and enter every patient you see each day. You can access your time log from the
Welcome Page in your Meditrek account. You will track time individually for each patient
you work with. Please make sure to continuously input your hours throughout the term.
Week in Review
Now that you have:
Assessed clients presenting for psychotherapy
Evaluated the effectiveness of therapeutic approaches for clients receiving
Next week, you will ensure that your preceptor has signed off on your clinical hour log in
Meditrek. You also log in to Meditrek and print out your Patient Log for this quarter.
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.
McGuire, J. (2009). Ethical considerations when working with older adults in psychology.
Ethics & Behavior, 19(2), 112–128. doi:10.1080/10508420902772702
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