PRAC-6640-35 Practicum Week 1
PRAC-6640-35 Practicum Week 1
This week, you begin preparing for your practicum experience by verifying your practicum preceptor and site information and beginning your first Practicum Journal.
Required Media – Library Resource
Sommers-Flanagan, J., & Sommers-Flanagan, R. (2012). Clinical interview: Intake, assessment, & therapeutic alliance [Video file]. Mill Valley, CA: Psychotherapy.net.
Petiprin, A. (2016). Psychiatric and mental health nursing. Nursing Theory. Retrieved from http://www.nursing-theory.org/theories-and-models/psychiatric-and-mental-health-nursing.php
Document: Practicum Site Information form (Word Document)
Document: Practicum Journal Template (Word document)
Note: This template is provided by the College of Nursing and is designated to document practicum activity. You are required to use this template for all journal entry submissions.
Document: NP Student Clinical Orientation (PowerPoint file)
Document: Practicum Manual (PDF). Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ld.php?content_id=7356923
American Nurses Association. (2014). Psychiatric-mental health nursing: Scope and standards of practice (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
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Assignment 1: Practicum Site Information
Prior to starting the course, you should have applied for a practicum site following the guidelines for PMHNP practice. Now it is time to make it official. For this Assignment, you provide your Clinical Faculty with information about your practicum site, your preceptor, and your clinical calendar.
Verify that your practicum application has been approved by logging in to Meditrek.
Access the Practicum Site Information Form from the Learning Resources.
Complete the designated areas of the Practicum Site Information Form, including your practicum site and contact information, your preceptor and contact information, and a schedule of when you plan to engage in practicum activities onsite.
By Day 3 of Week 1
Submit your completed Practicum Site Information Form.
Submission and Grading Information
To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following: PRAC-6640-35 Practicum Week 1
Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK1Assgn1+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.
Click the Week 1 Assignment 1 Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.
Click the Week 1 Assignment 1 link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area.
Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK1Assgn1+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open.
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Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.
To access your rubric:
Week 1 Assignment 1 Rubric
Assignment 2: Practicum–Week 1 Journal Entry (Due in Week 4)
As a future advanced practice nurse, it is important that you are able to connect your classroom experience to your practicum experience. By applying the concepts you study in the classroom to clinical settings, you enhance your professional competency. Each week, you complete an Assignment that prompts you to reflect on your practicum experiences and relate them to the material presented in the classroom. This week, you begin documenting your practicum experiences in your Practicum Journal.
Analyze nursing and counseling theories to guide practice in psychotherapy*
Develop goals and objectives for personal practicum experiences*
Create timelines for practicum activities*
* The Assignment related to this Learning Objective is introduced this week and submitted in Week 4.
In preparation for this course’s practicum experience, address the following in your Practicum Journal:
Review the media Clinical Interview: Intake, Assessment,& Therapeutic Alliance in your Learning Resources.
Select one nursing theory and one counseling theory to best guide your practice in psychotherapy. Note: For guidance on nursing and counseling theories, refer to the Wheeler textbook in this week’s Learning Resources.
Explain why you selected these theories. Support your approach with evidence-based literature.
Develop at least three goals and at least three objectives for the practicum experience in this course.
Create a timeline of practicum activities based on your practicum requirements.
Note: For this Assignment, be sure to use the Practicum Journal Template, located in this week’s Learning Resources.
Due By Day 7 of Week 4
No assignment due this week.
Week in Review
This week, you have:
Analyzed nursing and counseling theories to guide practice in psychotherapy
Developed goals and objectives for personal practicum experiences
Created timelines for practicum activities
Next week, you will:
Develop diagnoses for clients receiving psychotherapy
Analyze legal and ethical implications of counseling clients with psychiatric disorders
Looking Ahead: Practicum Assignments
Review this outline of your practicum assignments and their due dates. This will give you time to connect with your preceptor so that you can fulfill the requirements of each practicum assignment.
Practicum Journal Entry: You will select one nursing theory and one counseling theory to best guide your practice in psychotherapy. You will explain why you selected these theories and support your approach with evidence-based literature. You also will develop at least three goals and at least three objectives for the practicum experience in this course. Submit by Day 7 of Week 4.
Practicum Journal Entry: You will write about a client you observed or counseled.
Submit by Day 7 of Week 4.
Assignment: Practicum – Assessing Clients: You will assess a client and develop a genogram for a client presenting for psychotherapy. Submit by Day 7 of Week 3.
Practicum Journal Entry: You will write about a client you observed or counseled and explain whether cognitive behavioral therapy would be effective with this client. You also will submit your Practicum Journal Entries from Weeks 1,2 and 4. Submit your Week Week 1, 2, and 4 Practicum Journal Entries by Day 7 of Week 4.
Practicum Journal Entry: You will write about a client you observed or counseled that suffers from a disorder related to trauma.Submit by Day 7 of Week 7.
Practicum Journal Entry: You will write about a client you observed or counseled and explain whether motivational interviewing would be effective with this client. Submit by Day 7 of Week 7. PRAC-6640-35 Practicum Week 1
Assignment: Practicum – Assessing Clients: You will write a progress note and privileged psychotherapy note for the client you assessed in Week 3 for the Comprehensive Client Assessment. Submit by Day 7 of Week 7
You also will submit your Weeks 5 and 6 Practicum Journal Entries. Submit by Day 7 of Week 7.
Discussion: Clinical Supervision: You will, consider a client whom you do not think is adequately progressing according to expected clinical outcomes. By Day 3, you will post a Kaltura video for this discussion assignment and respond to a colleague’s post by Day 6.
Practicum Journal Entry: You will write about a child or adolescent client you observed or counseled. Submit by Day 7 of Week 10.
Discussion: Clinical Supervision: You will consider an older client you are counseling whom you do not think is adequately progressing according to expected clinical outcomes. By Day 3, you will post a Kaltura video for this discussion assignment and respond to a colleague’s post by Day 6.
Practicum Journal Entry: You will reflect on your overall practicum experience. You will submit both the Week 9 and Week 10 Practicum Journal Entries. Submit both by Day 7 of Week 10.
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