PRAC 6640-35 Practicum Week 10

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PRAC 6640-35 Practicum Week 10

PRAC 6640-35 Practicum Week 10

This week,  you assess clients and consider the appropriateness of various therapeutic
approaches.

Learning Resources
Optional Resources
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.

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

Discussion: Clinical Supervision
Personal reflection and discussion with colleagues is essential to your development as a
psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. In Week 8, you collaborated with colleagues
as you participated in your first Clinical Supervision. This week, you have the opportunity
to continue your collaboration as you reflect on and discuss your experiences with
counseling older adults. Keep in mind that although there may be challenges to counseling
this population, these clients offer unique learning opportunities. For this Clinical
Supervision, consider an older client you are counseling whom you do not think is
adequately progressing according to expected clinical outcomes.
Learning Objectives
Students will:
 Assess clients presenting for psychotherapy
 Evaluate effectiveness of therapeutic approaches for clients receiving psychotherapy
To prepare:

 Reflect on the clients you are currently counseling at your practicum site.
Note: For this Discussion, you are required to complete your initial post before you will be
able to view and respond to your colleagues’ postings. Begin by clicking on the "Post to
Discussion Question" link and then select "Create Thread" to complete your initial post.
Remember, once you click Submit, you cannot delete or edit your own posts, and cannot post
anonymously. Please check your post carefully before clicking Submit!

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By Day 3
Post a 3- to 5-minute Kaltura video that addresses the following:
 Describe an older client you are counseling whom you do not think is adequately
progressing according to expected clinical outcomes.
Note: Do not use the client’s actual name.
 Explain your therapeutic approach with the client, including the perceived
effectiveness of your approach.
 Identify any additional information about this client that may potentially impact
expected outcomes.
Note: Nurse practitioners must have strong oral communication skills. This Discussion is
designed to help you hone these skills. When filming your Kaltura video, be sure to dress and
speak in a professional manner.
View a selection of your colleagues' responses.
By Day 6
Respond to at least two of your colleagues by sharing additional insights or alternative
perspectives. Support your feedback with evidence-based literature and/or your own
experiences with clients.
Note about uploading media: Refer to the Kaltura Media Uploader instructions document,
which provides guidance on how to upload media for the Clinical Supervision Discussions.
The Kaltura instructions are found on the Course navigation menu.
Submission and Grading Information
Grading Criteria
To access your rubric:
Week 10 Discussion Rubric
Post by Day 3 and Respond by Day 6

To participate in this Discussion:

Week 10 Discussion

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