PRAC 6650 Discussion Practicum Week 10
PRAC 6650 Discussion Practicum Week 10
This week, as you assess and develop diagnoses for clients presenting for child and
adolescent group psychotherapy, you examine the effectiveness of this therapeutic
approach. You also consider legal and ethical implications of counseling children and
adolescent clients with psychiatric disorders.
Document: Group Therapy Progress Note
Microtraining Associates (Producer). (2009). Leading groups with adolescents [Video file].
Alexandria, VA: Author.
The approximate length of this media pice is 140 minutes.
Psychotherapy.net (Producer). (2002). Adlerian parent consultation [Video file]. Mill Valley,
The approximate length of this media pice is 117 minutes.
American Nurses Association. (2014). Psychiatric-mental health nursing: Scope and
standards of practice (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental
disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
Wheeler, K. (Ed.). (2014). Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse: A how-
to guide for evidence-based practice. New York, NY: Springer.
Discussion: Clinical Supervision
In Week 3, 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 children and adolescents in group
settings. Psychotherapy with these clients is often more complex than psychotherapy with
the general adult population. Personal reflection and discussion with colleagues are
essential to your development and success as a psychiatric mental health nurse
For this clinical supervision, consider a child or adolescent client you are
counseling who you do not think is adequately progressing according to expected clinical
Assess clients presenting for child and adolescent group psychotherapy
Evaluate the effectiveness of therapeutic approaches for clients receiving child and
adolescent group psychotherapy
Review this week’s media and consider the insights provided on group therapy with
children and adolescents.
Reflect on a child and adolescent group that you are currently counseling at your
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 you cannot
post anonymously. Please check your post carefully before clicking Submit!
Note about Uploading Media: Refer to the Kaltura Media Uploader instructions document
located in the menu bar. It provides guidance on how to upload media for the Clinical
By Day 3
Post a 3- to 5-minute Kaltura video that addresses the following:
Describe a child and adolescent group you are counseling.
Describe a client from the group who 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 group, including your perceived
effectiveness of your approach with the client you identified.
Identify any additional information about this group and/or 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 providing constructive feedback concerning
their presentations of their client groups and by recommending alternative therapeutic
approaches that may be used with the groups. Support your feedback with evidence-based
literature and/or your own experiences with clients.
Submission and Grading Information
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