NURS 6640 Psychotherapy With Individuals week 1 – 11 discussions and assignments

NURS 6640 Psychotherapy With Individuals week 1 – 11 discussions and assignments
Week 1 Journal Entry
Counseling Theory to Guide my Practice
The cognitive theory developed by Aaron Beck will be used to guide my practice. The focus of this theory is on how an individual’s thinking can influence and change their feelings and behaviors. Therefore, cognitive theory attempts to explain an individual’s behavior by understanding their thought process (Wampold, 2015). For instance, the cognitive theory is used by therapists to teach clients how to identify their maladaptive thought patterns and change such thoughts into constructive ones. NURS 6640 Psychotherapy With Individuals week 1 – 11 discussions and assignments. This theory is focused on problem-solving and the focus is more on the present situation of the client and distorted thinking, rather than focusing on their past (Biesecker et al, 2017). The cognitive theory assumes that thoughts determine an individual’s emotions and behavior due to the information processing process. While using cognitive theory, I will ask clients questions to identify “thoughts” of the client when they are feeling depressed or anxious and then a discussion is facilitated to examine if such thinking is a reality. Secondly, I will listen to the client empathically and with an unconditional acceptance and then ask the client to summarize the key points in order to underpin the learned aspects and have any misunderstanding addressed. Finally, I will ask the client questions that allow them to synthesize and analyze the new and more realistic perspective of their mental disturbance and hence such clients are able to restructure their thought patterns. Accordingly, the client is able to identify the maladaptive thoughts and replace them with more adaptive and positive patterns (Tougas et al, 2017). The rationale of selecting cognitive theory to guide my practice is because this theory is the basis of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and evidence shows that CBT is effective in treating symptoms of many mental health problems (Tougas et al, 2017). NURS 6640 Psychotherapy With Individuals week 1 – 11 discussions and assignments
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Nursing Theory to Guide my Practice
The nursing theory that will be used to guide my practice is Orem’s self-care theory. The rationale for selecting Orem’s self-care theory is because it provides a clinical guideline to plan and implement good self-care principles. Orem hypothesized that people have the capacity to take care of their health; in case the ability to take care of self is distorted, healthcare providers can help such individuals regain the ability by care provision and education (Afrasiabifar et al, 2016). Therefore, during my practice, Orem’s self-care theory will guide me in being the facilitator and change agent for all my clients. This will be achieved through the provision of direct care and educating my clients to improve their self-care ability and positively influence their quality of life (Hasanpour-Dehkordi et al, 2016). In addition, I will always provide information to clients regarding their disease status, treatment regimen and emphasize that their health is their own responsibility; this will promote the clients to make positive lifestyle changes to improve their health (Khatiban et al, 2018).
Goals
I will base my practicum objectives and goals on the seven domains of nursing practice. Accordingly, my goals will be to play a helping role for my clients, educate my clients, perform accurate diagnosis and documentation and ensure effective monitoring and observation of my clients. In addition, I hope to always manage clients in crisis, administer therapy effectively, and effectively coordinate the client’s needs and activities.
Objectives
By the end of the practicum:

I will be in a position to effectively conduct accurate diagnosis for my clients
I will be able to effectively provide different forms of psychotherapies to my clients in accordance with my selected nursing and counseling theories
I will be able to effectively organize and manage all clients’ needs
I will base my practice on the most recent research evidence

 
Timeline of Practicum Activities

During the first week, I will be adequately inducted and familiar with the organization and all my expected roles. Within the first week, I will effectively perform observations in order to learn what is expected of me
During the second and third week, I will have developed a good interpersonal relationship and alliance with my preceptor, mentor, as well as other healthcare practitioners. This means by the third week I will be a good team player and be in a position to collaborate with the multidisciplinary team
For week four and five, I will have learned how to conduct differential diagnosis and come up with an accurate diagnosis for my clients
By week 6, I will have learned how to effectively assess clients and deliver the appropriate psychotherapy
By the end of the practicum, I will be in a position to effectively provide different types of psychotherapies to my clients using the cognitive theory, prioritize client needs, adequately develop care plans, and finally I will be able to educate clients about their mental health and lifestyle changes in accordance with Orem’s self-care theory (Hasanpour-Dehkordi et al, 2016).

 
 
References
Afrasiabifar H, Mehri Z, Sadat S, Reza H & Shirazi G. (2016). The Effect of Orem’s Self-Care Model on Fatigue in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: A Single-Blind Randomized Clinical Trial Study. Iran Red Crescent Med J. 18(8), e31955.
Biesecker B, Austin  & Colleen C. (2017).Theories for Psychotherapeutic Genetic Counseling: Fuzzy-Trace Theory and Cognitive Behavior Theory. J Genet Couns. 26(2), 322–330.
Hasanpour-Dehkordi A, Mohammadi N &Alireza N. (2016). Re-designing Orem’s Self-care Theory for Patients with Chronic Hepatitis. Indian J Palliat Care. 22(4): 395–401.
Khatiban M, Shirani F & Oshvandi K. (2018). Orem’s Self-Care Model With Trauma Patients: A Quasi-Experimental Study. Nursing Science Quarterly. 31(4).
Tougas E, Hayden A, McGrath J, Huguet A & Rozario S (2015). A Systematic Review Exploring the Social Cognitive Theory of Self-Regulation as a Framework for Chronic Health Condition Interventions. PLoS ONE. 10(8): e0134977.
Wampold B. (2015). How important are the common factors in psychotherapy? An update. World Psychiatry. 14(3), 270–277.
 
 
Week 1 Discussion: Foundations of Psychotherapy
Course Schedule – NURS 6640: Psychotherapy With Individuals
This Course Schedule outlines the assignments and due dates for the course. For full assignment details and directions, refer to the corresponding area in the course. Week 1 Discussion: Foundations of Psychotherapy
NURS 6640 Week 1 Foundations of Psychotherapy
Resources Readings
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.
Chapter 1, “The Nurse Psychotherapist and a Framework for Practice” (pp. 3–52)
Fournier, J. C., & Price, R. B. (2014). Psychotherapy and neuroimaging. Psychotherapy: New Evidence and New Approaches, 12(3), 290–298. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4207360/
Holttum, S. (2014). When bad things happen our brains change but psychotherapy and support can help the recovery of our brains and our lives. Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 18(2), 52–58. doi:10.1108/MHSI-02-2014-0006Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases. NURS 6640: Psychotherapy With Individuals.
Petiprin, A. (2016). Psychiatric and mental health nursing. Nursing Theory. Retrieved from http://www.nursingtheory.org/theories-and-models/psychiatric-and-mental-healthnursing.phpORDER A CUSTOM-WRITTEN PAPER NOW
Fisher, M. A. (2016). Introduction. In Confidentiality limits in psychotherapy: Ethics checklists for mental health professionals (pp. 3–12). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi:10.1037/14860-001 © 2017 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 2 of 31 Week 1 Foundations of Psychotherapy. NURS 6640: Psychotherapy With Individuals.
Document: Practicum Journal Template Note: This template is provided by the School of Nursing and is designated to document practicum activity. You are required to use this template for all journal entry submissions.
Document: Midterm Exam Study Guide
Document: Final Exam Study Guide
Document: Nurse Practitioner (NP) Student Clinical Orientation (PowerPoint file)
Document: Practicum Manual (PDF). Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ld.php?content_id=735692Media
Laureate Education (Producer). (2016). Introduction to psychotherapy with individuals [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 4 minutes. NURS 6640: Psychotherapy With Individuals.
Laureate Education (Producer). (2015e). Therapies are helpful: Dodo bird conjecture [Video file]. Baltimore, MD:Author.Provided courtesy of the Laureate International Network of Universities.Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 2 minutes.
Laureate Education (Producer). (2015f). Therapies change and integrate different approaches over time [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.Provided courtesy of the Laureate International Network of Universities.Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 1 minute.
Sommers-Flanagan, J., & Sommers-Flanagan, R. (2012). Clinical interview: Intake, assessment & therapeutic alliance [Video file]. Mill Valley, CA: Psychotherapy.net. NURS 6640: Psychotherapy With Individuals.
Note: You will access this media from the Walden Library databases. The approximate length of this media piece is 124 minutes.© 2017 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 3 of 31Week 1 Foundations of Psychotherapy
Sommers-Flanagan, J., & Sommers-Flanagan, R. (2013). Counseling and psychotherapy theories in context and practice [Video file]. Mill Valley, CA: Psychotherapy.net.
Note: For this week, view the Introduction and Psychoanalytical Approaches only. You will access this media from the Walden Library databases.
Week 1 Discussion: Foundations of Psychotherapy Discussion

Does Psychotherapy Have a Biological Basis? Post on or before Day 3 an explanation of whether psychotherapy has a biological basis.
Explain how culture, religion, and socioeconomics might influence one’s perspective of the value of psychotherapy treatments. Support your rationale with evidence based literature.

Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses.Respond on or before Day 6 to at least two of your colleagues by providing an additional scholarly resource that supports or challenges their position along with a brief explanation of the resource. Week 1 Discussion: Foundations of Psychotherapy
Practicum Week 1 Journal Entry
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. NURS 6640: Psychotherapy With Individuals.
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: Be sure to use the Practicum Journal Template, located in this week’s Learning Resources.
Submit your Assignment by Day 7 of Week 4.

Psychotherapy with Individuals
 
 
Credit & Practicum Hours
Quarter Credit Hours: 5 credits

Didactic – 3 credits
Practicum – 2 credits (144 practicum hours)

Practicum Hours:  This course requires a minimum of 160 practicum hours.   
 
Course Learning Outcomes

Evaluate evidence-based psychotherapeutic counseling theories
Apply psychotherapeutic counseling techniques and tools
Assess clients presenting for psychotherapy
Develop psychiatric diagnoses for clients across the lifespan
Evaluate the use of psychopharmacological agents with clients across the lifespan
Evaluate ethical and legal implications of counseling clients presenting for psychotherapy
Analyze strategies to become a social change agent for psychiatric mental health

 
Practicum Activities
The practicum experience in this course will assist your transition from the role of learner to that of scholar-practitioner. To achieve this transition, you will engage in a relationship with a clinical instructor and preceptor, focusing on roles and role functions and the achievement of individualized learning objectives. The primary objective of your practicum is to provide you with the basic skills necessary to serve as a mid-level provider of primary care to selected populations and prepare you to take the appropriate national certification exam.
The practicum component of the course will be graded as Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory. In order to pass the course, you must earn a grade of Satisfactory on all required practicum activities including journal entries and time logs.
At the end of the course, you must also ensure that your practicum preceptor submits an online evaluation of your performance. You will also complete an online evaluation of your practicum experience at the end of the course. These evaluations will not only provide information about the progress of individual students, but also help program leadership to continuously work on the course review and improvements. You will receive an Incomplete (I) as a grade if any of the above evaluations are not received by the posted deadlines.
All assignments must be completed to pass the course.
Time Logs: Students are required to keep a log of the time spent related to their practicum experience and enter every patient they see each day. Students can access their time log from the Welcome Page in their Meditrek account. Students will track time individually for each patient they work with. Students are required to continuously input their hours throughout the term. Logs are reviewed by instructors in weeks 4, 7 and 10. Please print and keep your completed Meditrek Log at the end of your clinical experiences for future use as a component of your portfolio.
 
NURS 6640 Week 8 Discussion:
In 3- to 5-minute Kaltura video, you will discuss a client 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 Week8 Discussion for additional guidance.
NURS 6640 Week 10 Discussion:
In 3- to 5-minute Kaltura video, you will discuss an older adult client 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 10 Discussion for additional guidance.
Looking Ahead Practicum Assignments
Each week, you will complete practicum-related assignments. It is highly recommended that you review the practicum assignments for Weeks 2–10 before Day 7 of Week 1. This will give you time to connect with your preceptor so that you can fulfill the requirements of each practicum assignment.
NURS 6640 Week 2: Assessment and Diagnosis in Psychotherapy
Resources Readings
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. Chapter 3, “Assessment and Diagnosis” (pp. 95–168) Chapter 4, “The Initial Contact and Maintaining the Frame” (pp. 169–224). NURS 6640: Psychotherapy With Individuals.
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. Note: It is highly recommended that you use this resource as a reference guide throughout the course. You will access this text from the Walden Library databases.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. (1995). Practice parameters for the psychiatric assessment of© 2017 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 5 of 31Week 2 Assessment and Diagnosis in Psychotherapy children and adolescents. Washington, DC: Author. Retrieved from https://www.aacap.org/App_Themes/AACAP/docs/practice_parameters/psychiatric_assessment_practice_parameter.pdf
American Psychiatric Association. (2016). Practice guidelines for the psychiatric evaluation of adults (3rd ed.). Arlington, VA:Author. Retrieved from http://psychiatryonline.org/doi/pdf/10.1176/appi.books.9780890 426760
Walden Library. (2017). NURS 6640 week 2 discussion guide.Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/nurs6640week2discussion. Week 1 Discussion: Foundations of Psychotherapy
Walden University. (n.d.). Tests & measures: Home. Retrieved February 6, 2017, from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/testsmeasuresNote: This database may be helpful in obtaining assessment tool information for this week’s Discussion.
Media
Laureate Education (Producer). (2015a). Counseling competencies—The application of ethical guides and laws to record keeping [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.Provided courtesy of the Laureate International Network of Universities. Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 23minutes.
NURS 6640 Week 2 Discussion: Assessment Tools
Post on or before Day 3 an explanation of the psychometric properties of the assessment tool you were assigned. Explain when it’s appropriate to use this assessment tool with clients, including whether the tool can be used to evaluate the efficacy of psychopharmacologic medications. Support your approach with evidence-based literature.NURS 6640: Psychotherapy With Individuals.
Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses. Respond on or before Day 6 to at least two of your colleagues by comparing your assessment tool to theirs.
 
NURS 6640 Practicum Week 2 Journal Entry
Select a client whom you observed or counseled this week. Then,address the following in your Practicum Journal:

Describe the client (without violating HIPAA regulations) and identify any pertinent history or medical information, including prescribed medications.
Using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5), explain and justify your diagnosis for this client.
Explain any legal and/or ethical implications related to counseling this client.
Support your approach with evidence-based literature.Submit your Assignment by Day 7 of Week 4.

“A sensitively crafted intake assessment can be a powerful therapeutic tool. It can establish rapport between patient and therapist, further the therapeutic alliance, alleviate anxiety, provide reassurance, and facilitate the flow of information necessary for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan.”
—Pamela Bjorklund, clinical psychologist
Whether you are treating patients for physical ailments or clients for mental health issues, the assessment process is an inextricable part of health care. To properly diagnose clients and develop treatment plans, you must have a strong foundation in assessment. This includes a working knowledge of assessments that are available to aid in diagnosis, how to use these assessments, and how to select the most appropriate assessment based on a client’s presentation.
This week, as you explore assessment and diagnosis in psychotherapy, you examine assessment tools, including their psychometric properties and appropriate use. You also develop diagnoses for clients receiving psychotherapy and consider legal and ethical implications of counseling these clients.
Client Description
A 30-year-old Caucasian female S K was referred by her primary care physician to our outpatient clinic with complaints of : extreme worry, stress, difficulty to concentrate, a lot of anxiety and thoughts. She had also been unable to sleep for the past one month. These symptoms were her first and were as a result of a divorce with her husband. She had reportedly not felt as bad before. She denied panic attacks but admitted to experiencing excess worry. The husband left her with three children for another woman and she was worried that her job was well paid to support her with the children. For approximately four months, she has persistently been in court about the divorce and has used a lot of finances to seek support for the children from her divorced husband. SK denied delusions, homicidal and suicidal ideation, audio and visual hallucinations. The client had been undergoing counseling for four months now but the counseling had not proven to be effective. She had also been started on Sertraline 100 mg daily and Xanax 0.25 mg before going to bed but had also not proven to be effective. Due to poor progress in treatment, she was thus referred by her primary care physician for further management.
Pertinent History, Medical Information, and Prescribed Medications
The client’s paternal grandfather suffered from the major depressive disorder. The paternal grandmother abused ETOH. Her senior sister had previously suffered from general anxiety disorder when she lost her job the year 2005 and was managed with Paxil. Both her parents are alive but her father has mild cognitive deficits. Her mother and other four siblings are alive and well. The client was previously diagnosed with moderate anxiety immediately she had been laid off her first job in the year 2017. She consulted a counselor who helped to relieve some of the symptoms but was not prescribed any medications and neither was she hospitalized. Despite the client denying childhood history of abuse and trauma, she reported psychological and verbal abuse and physical trauma by the husband. The client suffered from varicella at 2 years of age, frequently suffers from recurrent tonsillitis, had appendicitis in the year 1999 and underwent an appendectomy the same year. The client denied use of tobacco, ETOH, and illicit drug use. She was taking sertraline 100mg orally QD and Xanax 0.25mg orally at bedtime (Lader, 2015).
Justifying the Diagnosis Based on DSM-V Criteria
According to American Psychiatric Association (2013), a client is diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder when he/she presents with complaints of excessive worry and anxiety over an event or activity that has occurred for more than 6 months, the client has found it difficult to control the worry and anxiety which may be associated with any three of the following symptoms: easy fatigue, irritability, restlessness, muscle tension, difficulty in paying attention and sleep disturbance.  Besides, a patient’s focus on anxiety should not be associated with panic attacks, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, separation anxiety disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder(Er, 2015).
The client’s symptoms, worry, and anxiety experienced by a client should cause significant distress that can clinically be observable. These symptoms should cause impairment to a client’s occupational, educational and social functioning (Cuijpers et al., 2014).  Lastly, the symptoms should not be as a result of the direct physiological effects of a substance, medications or an underlying medical illness and should not occur exclusively during a development, psychotic or mood disorder (Stein & Sareen, 2015).
Similarly, in the context of this client, SK presented with the complaints of extreme worry, stress, difficulty to concentrate, a lot of anxiety and thoughts for more than six months and inability to sleep for approximately one month. SK did not abuse drugs, had no chronic underlying medical illnesses and denied having panic attacks. These symptoms resulted in significant social and occupational impairment on her life to an extent that she only wanted to be alone most of the time. Besides, SK had also started performing poorly at work. These signs and symptoms meet the diagnostic criteria for General Anxiety Disorder.
Legal and Ethical Implications Related To Counseling This Client
One of the ethical implications in counseling this client is confidentiality. This client will greatly benefit from individual, group and family counseling. However, the information shared by the client during individual counseling ought to remain confidential during family counseling with her children. This confidentiality limit can only be violated in case the patient proves to be suicidal or self-harm. However, there is a likelihood that at some point during counseling, some confidential information about the divorce will have to be shared with the children. However, information should only be shared with the client’s consent and understanding (Sori & Hecker, 2015).
Another ethical implication is whether the client will be able to make well-informed decisions regarding her involvement in psychotherapy. This means that some of the decisions made by the client might be influenced by emotions and this would only contribute to failure (Sori & Hecker, 2015). However, the client ought to undergo prior counseling to be informed of the positive and negative implications of her decisions regarding treatment before being given the opportunity to make individual decisions.
 
References
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-5®). American Psychiatric Pub.
Cuijpers, P., Sijbrandij, M., Koole, S., Huibers, M., Berking, M., & Andersson, G. (2014). Psychological treatment of generalized anxiety disorder: a meta-analysis. Clinical psychology review, 34(2), 130-140.
Er, I. (2015). Diagnosis and management of generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder in adults. Am Fam Physician, 91(9), 617-624.
Lader, M. (2015). Generalized anxiety disorder. In Encyclopedia of psychopharmacology (pp. 699-702). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
Stein, M. B., & Sareen, J. (2015). Generalized anxiety disorder. New England Journal of Medicine, 373(21), 2059-2068.
Sori, C. F., & Hecker, L. L. (2015). Ethical and legal considerations when counseling children and families. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 36(4), 450-464.
 
NURS 6640 Week 3: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Resources Readings

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. Chapter 5, “Supportive and Psychotherapy” (pp. 225–238 and pp. 245–258)
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington,DC: Author.Note: You will access this text from the Walden Library databases.
Young, J. M., & Solomon, M. J. (2009). How to critically appraise an article. Nature Clinical Practice. Gastroenterology& Hepatology, 6(2), 82–91.

For the Assignment:
Select one of the following articles on psycho-dynamic therapy to evaluate in your Assignment:
1. Aznar-Martinez, B., Perez-Testor, C., Davins, M., &Aramburu, I. (2016). Couple psychoanalytic psychotherapy© 2017 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 7 of 31 Week 3 Psychodynamic Psychotherapyas the treatment of choice: Indications, challenges, and benefits. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 33(1), 1–20.doi:10.1037/a0038503
2. Karbelnig, A. M. (2016). “The analyst is present”: Viewing thepsychoanalytic process as performance art. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 33(supplement 1), S153–S172.doi:10.1037/a0037332
3. LaMothe, R. (2015). A future project of psychoanalytic psychotherapy: Revisiting the debate between classical/commitment and analytic therapies. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 32(2), 334–351. doi:10.1037/a0035982
4.Migone, P. (2013). Psychoanalysis on the Internet: A discussion of its theoretical implications for both online and offline therapeutic technique. Psychoanalytic Psychology,30(2), 281–299. doi:10.1037/a0031507
5. Tummala-Narra, P. (2013). Psychoanalytic applications in adiverse society. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 30(3), 471–487.doi:10.1037/a0031375
Note: You will access all of these articles from the Walden Library databases.
Media
Laureate Education (Producer). (2015c). The importance of a therapeutic relationship: Mary Boyle [Video file]. Baltimore,MD: Author. Provided courtesy of the Laureate International Network of Universities. Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 2 minutes.
Laureate Education (Producer). (2015b). Foundations of counseling techniques [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author. Provided courtesy of the Laureate International Network of Universities.Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 32minutes.
Laureate Education (Producer). (2013b). Hernandez family genogram [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author. Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 5 minutes.
NURS 6640 Week 3 Assignment Applying Current Literature to Clinical Practice
In a 5- to 10-slide PowerPoint presentation, address the following:

Provide an overview of the article you selected.© 2017 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 8 of 31Week 3 Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
What population is under consideration?o What was the specific intervention that was used? Is this a new intervention or one that was already used?o What were the author’s claims?
Explain the findings/outcomes of the study in the article. Include whether this will translate into practice with your own clients. If so, how? If not, why?
Explain whether the limitations of the study might impact your ability to use the findings/outcomes presented in the article. Support your position with evidence-based literature.

Note: The presentation should be 5–10 slides, not including the title and reference slides. Include presenter notes (no more than ½ page per slide) and use tables and/or diagrams where appropriate. Be sure to support your work with specific citations from the article you selected. Support your approach with evidence-based literature. Submit your Assignment by Day 7 of Week 3.
Practicum Assessing Clients
Part 1: Comprehensive Client Family Assessment
With this client in mind, address the following in a Comprehensive Client Family Assessment (without violating HIPAA regulations):

Demographic information
Presenting problem
History or present illness
Past psychiatric history
Medical history
Substance use history
Developmental history
Family psychiatric history
Psychosocial history
History of abuse/trauma
Review of systems
Physical assessment
Mental status exam
Differential diagnosis
Case formulation
Treatment plan

Part 2: Family Genogram
© 2017 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 9 of 31Week 3 Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Prepare a genogram for the client you selected. The genogram should extend back by at least three generations (great grandparents,grandparents, and parents). Submit your Assignment by Day 7 of Week 4.
NURS 6640 Week 4 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Resources Readings
Wheeler, K. (Ed.). (2014). Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse: A how-to guide for evidence-basedpractice (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company. Chapter 8, “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy” (pp. 313–346)
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington,DC: Author. Note: You will access this text from the Walden Librarydatabases.
Media
Sommers-Flanagan, J., & Sommers-Flanagan, R. (2013). Counseling and psychotherapy theories in context and practice[Video file]. Mill Valley, CA: Psychotherapy.net.
Note: For this week, view Behavior Therapy and CognitiveBehavioralTherapy only. You will access this media from the Walden Library databases.
Beck, A. (1994). Aaron Beck on cognitive therapy [Video file]. Mill Valley, CA: Psychotherapy.net. Note: You will access this media from the Walden Library databases. The approximate length of this media piece is 50minutes.
Eysenck, H. (n.d.). Hans Eysenck on behavior therapy [Videofile]. Mill Valley, CA: Psychotherapy.net. Note: You will access this media from the Walden Library databases. The approximate length of this media piece is 50minutes. © 2017 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 10 of 31
NURS 6640 Week 4 Cognitive Behavioral Assignment
Cognitive Behavioral Theory Versus Rational Emotive Behavioral Theory
In a 1- to 2-page paper, address the following:

Briefly describe how cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT) are similar.
Explain at least three differences between CBT and REBT.Include how these differences might impact y

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