Assignment: Practicum – Week 2 Journal Entry PRAC 6650

Assignment: Practicum – Week 2 Journal Entry PRAC 6650

Assignment: Practicum – Week 2 Journal Entry PRAC 6650

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

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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.