Psychotherapy with Individuals Assignments

Psychotherapy with Individuals Assignments

  • Syllabus, including the Course Schedule, located below as a linked PDF
  • Term Calendar
  • Student Support

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Credit Hours

  • 5 quarter hours in 11 weeks

Walden University assigns credit hours based on the number and type of assignments that enable students to achieve the course learning objectives. In general, each semester credit equals about 42 hours of total student work and each quarter credit equals about 28 hours of total student work. This time requirement represents an approximate average for undergraduate work and the minimum expectations for graduate work. The number and kind of activities estimated to fulfill time requirements will vary by degree level and student learning style and by student familiarity with the delivery method and course content. NURS 6640 – Psychotherapy with Individuals – Syllabus.

Course Description

Psychotherapy involves giving more than “good advice.” In order for the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) to be effective, deliberate approaches to therapy must be consistent with evidence-based practices. Learners in this course examine a variety of therapeutic techniques that can be used during psychotherapy sessions with individuals across the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based applications of various therapeutic approaches for a wide range of psychiatric issues. Practicum experiences focus on psychotherapeutic approaches with individuals. NURS 6640 – Psychotherapy with Individuals – Syllabus.

Note: This course requires a minimum 144 practicum hours

Course Prerequisites

  • NURS 6630 Psychopharmacological Approaches for Treatment of Psychopathology

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will:

  • 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

Click on the following link to view the Outcomes/Alignment map for NURS 6640:

Document: NURS 6640 SON Alignment of Learner Outcomes (PDF)

Course Materials

Please visit the university bookstore via your Walden student portal to ensure you are obtaining the correct version of any course texts and/or materials noted in the following section. When you receive your materials, make sure that all required items are included. NURS 6640 – Psychotherapy with Individuals – Syllabus.

Course Text

Wheeler, K. (Ed.). (2014). Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse: A how-to guide for evidence-based practice. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Note: The course text will be used in additional courses in the program; therefore keep it for addition reference.

Other readings (journal articles, websites, book excerpts, etc.) are assigned throughout the course and may be found within each week. NURS 6640 – Psychotherapy with Individuals – Syllabus.

Course Readings List

The Course Readings List contains all of the required Walden Library resources for this course. Please click on the following link to access the list:

NURS 6640 Course Readings List

Media

Assigned course media elements are found within the weekly Learning Resources pages and are available via a streaming media player or a hyperlink to the individual item.

Dedicated Support for Course Media

You may use the following e-mail address and toll-free number for any questions or concerns you have about media in the course. NURS 6640 – Psychotherapy with Individuals – Syllabus

clients@reliablepapers.com

Course Assignments

Online Discussion and Clinical Supervision

The exchange of ideas between colleagues engaged in scholarly inquiry is a key aspect of graduate-level learning and is a requisite activity in this course.

Requirements: You are expected to participate at least two separate days a week in the weekly Discussion area. Discussion topics/questions are provided in the Discussion area. In addition, you are expected to respond to your fellow students’ postings. To count as participation, responses need to be thoughtful; that is, they must refer to the week’s readings, relevant issues in the news, information obtained from other sources, and/or ideas expressed in other class members’ postings. Where appropriate, you should use references to support your position. Most weeks have at least one Discussion question. The Discussion questions require a response to one other student’s posting; it should be no more than two paragraphs long. NURS 6640 – Psychotherapy with Individuals – Syllabus

All Discussion postings need to be made in each week’s Discussion area of the course, unless otherwise stated. Please do not e-mail postings to the Instructor or other students. Refer to the Discussion area for specific instructions.

Discussions will be graded according to the Discussion Rubric found in the Course Information area.

Assignments and Projects

An Assignment or Project often is a writing assignment submitted to the Instructor for evaluation. Complete Assignment or Project directions are in the Assignments or Projectsla areas, including how and where to submit the Assignment or Project and the due date. Please note that you should keep copies of your Assignments and Projects on your computer in case of any technical difficulties. NURS 6640 – Psychotherapy with Individuals – Syllabus

Information on scholarly writing may be found in the APA manual and at the Walden Writing Center website.

Please refer to the APA Guide or visit the Walden University Online Writing Center at

http://writingcenter.waldenu.edu/

Walden University expects you to act with integrity and honesty in your academic courses. Refer to the Guidelines and Policies and Academic Integrity areas for more details.

Check the Course Information area for any rubrics relating to the Assignments and Projects.

All assignments must be completed to pass the course.

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. NURS 6640 – Psychotherapy with Individuals – Syllabus

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. NURS 6640 – Psychotherapy with Individuals – Syllabus

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.

Grading Criteria and Total Components of a Grade

Course grades will be based on participation (postings) and completion of assignments listed below.

Note: All assignments must be completed to pass the course.

Grading Scale

Letter grades will be assigned as follows:

90%–100% = A

80%–89% = B

70%–79% = C

70% or below = F

Please see below for the policy on Incomplete (I) grades.

Important Note: This course contains weighted grading. Assignments are weighted differently depending on their type. The total points achieved for each assignment will be weighted based on the percentage values noted in the Weighted Total (%)column of the table that follows.

Assignment Total Points Percentage
DiscussionsParticipation in Discussions*

  • 5 @ 100 points each
500 20%
AssignmentsWeeks 3, 4, 6, 7

  • 4 @ 100 points each
400 26%
Exams

  • Week 6 Midterm Exam (75 points)
  • Week 11 Final Exam (75 points)
150 44%
Board Vitals

  • 10 @ 20 points each
200 10%
Clinical SupervisionParticipation in Clinical Supervisions*

  • Submitted in Weeks 8 and 10
S/U
Practicum Time Logs

  • Submitted in Weeks 4, 7, 10
S/U
Practicum Journal Entries

  • Submitted in Weeks 4, 7, 10
S/U
Practicum Assignments

  • Submitted in Weeks 3, 7, 10
S/U
Total 1,250 100%

*Note: Each Discussion requires that you make one initial posting and at least two response postings to colleagues. See the Formative Evaluative Criteria for Discussion Board Assignments for posting details.

Note: All assignments must be completed in order to receive a grade for the course. NURS 6640 – Psychotherapy with Individuals – Syllabus

Feedback Schedule

  • The Instructor will log into the course at least 3–4 times during the week to monitor the weekly Discussion area. Feedback will be provided via the Discussion area and/or the Announcements page. Requests for more specific feedback may be made in the Discussion area or in the Contact the Instructor thread.
  • The Instructor will respond to at least one main post each week but will usually not respond to all posts.
  • Timely Review and Return of Student Work. As a guideline, faculty members are expected to review and return graded student work for all coursework within 10 calendar days.
  • Each Instructor has a unique way of providing feedback. If you think that you are not getting enough feedback, you are strongly encouraged to contact your Instructor and ask for more. Contact information for your Instructor can be found under the Contact the Instructor area. For more information on Instructor feedback, go to the Faculty Accessibility section of Faculty and Student Guidelines for Online Courses, located in the Guidelines and Policiesarea.

Preferred Methods for Delivering Assignments

Submitting Course Postings to the Weekly Discussion Areas

Be sure that you post to the correct Discussion area each week. Do not e-mail postings to the Instructor. For all initial Discussion postings, make sure that the first sentence of your posting reads Main Question Post. For your responses to others’ postings, make sure that the first sentence of your response reads Response. These actions will ensure easily identifiable subject lines for your postings and responses.

Submitting Assignments and Projects

Assignments and Projects are submitted according to the instructions in the Assignments or Projects areas and are named according to the week in which the Assignment or Project is submitted. Directions for naming each Assignment or Project are included in each week’s Assignment or Project area. NURS 6640 – Psychotherapy with Individuals – Syllabus.

E-mailing Your Instructor

When e-mailing the Instructor, please use the following heading for your e-mail subject line: last name + your first initial + course number (e.g., RideSNURS6640) so that your Instructor will recognize and read your e-mail.

Policies on Late Assignments

Discussion and Assignment Postings

No credit will be given for Discussion and Assignment postings made after the week in which they are due unless prior arrangements are made with the Instructor. Exceptions will be made only for those rare situations that legitimately prevent a student from posting on time. Points will be deducted from late postings. NURS 6640 – Psychotherapy with Individuals – Syllabus.

Assignments

Assignments are due by Day 7 of the week in which they are assigned unless otherwise noted. Failure to meet the deadline without prior approval will result in at least a 3-point deduction per day. Any Assignment submitted after Day 4of the week following that in which it is assigned will receive zero points.

Keeping Your Coursework

You will have access to the course and your coursework from the course start date until 60 days after the course ends. After this time, you will no longer be able to access the course or related materials. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you retain copies of your completed assignments and any documents you wish to keep. The University is not responsible for lost or missing coursework.

Instructor Feedback Schedule

The Instructor will log in to the course during the week to monitor the weekly Discussion area. Feedback will be provided via the comments in the My Grades area, the Discussion area, and/or the Announcements page.

You can expect your weekly assignment grades to be posted within 10 calendar days of a due date. Instructor feedback and explanation are provided whenever full credit is not achieved. Depending on the nature of the feedback, Instructor responses may be posted to the Discussion area or included in the My Grades area. The goal of your Instructor is to act as a discussion and learning facilitator rather than a lecturer. The Instructor will not respond to every posting by every individual, so please feel free to ask your Instructor if you would like some personal feedback on a particular assignment posting or any time you have any questions regarding your assignments or your grade. NURS 6640 – Psychotherapy with Individuals – Syllabus.

Students With Disabilities

Students in this course who have a disability that might prevent them from fully demonstrating their abilities should contact the director of disability services at disability@waldenu.edu or at 1-800-925-3368, ext. 312-1205 and +1-612-925-3368 or http://www.waldenu.edu/contact for international toll-free numbers as soon as possible to initiate disability verification and discuss accommodations that may be necessary to ensure full participation in the successful completion of course requirements. NURS 6640 – Psychotherapy with Individuals – Syllabus.

Classroom Participation

In accordance with US Department of Education guidance regarding class participation, Walden University requires that all students submit their required Week 1 assignments within each course(s) during the first 7 calendar days of class. The first calendar day of class is the official start date of the course as posted on your myWalden academic page.

Assignments submitted prior to the official start date will not count toward your participation.

Financial Aid cannot be released without class participation as defined above.

Students who have already taken, and successfully completed, at least one or more class(es) with Walden will be dropped ONLY from any class(es) in which they are not participating if they do not complete their assignments by the end of the 7th day. NURS 6640 – Psychotherapy with Individuals – Syllabus.

Students who are taking their first class with Walden, and do not complete their assignments by the end of the 7thday, will be administratively withdrawn from the university.

If you have any questions about your assignments, or you are unable to complete your assignments, please contact your faculty member.


Checklist

The weekly course checklist below outlines the assignments due for the course.

All assignments are due by 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time (MT) on the day assigned (which is 1:59 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) the next day). The time stamp in the classroom will reflect Eastern Time (ET), regardless of your time zone. As long as your submission time stamp is no later than 1:59 a.m. Eastern Time (ET), you have submitted on time. NURS 6640 – Psychotherapy with Individuals – Syllabus.

To View the Calendar

To view the Course Calendar:

Course Calendar

To View a Printable Course Schedule

For full assignment details and directions, refer to each week of the course.

Click on the NURS 6640 Course Schedule (PDF) link to access the Course Schedule.

Document: NURS 6640: Course Schedule (PDF)

NURS 6640 Psychotherapy with Individuals Checklist

Week Assignment Title
Week 1 Foundations of Psychotherapy
Learning Resources Required Readings
Required Media
Discussion Does Psychotherapy Have a Biological Basis?
Practicum Week 1 Journal Entry
Looking Ahead – Practicum Assignments
– Didactic Assignments
Week 2 Assessment and Diagnosis in Psychotherapy
Learning Resources Required Readings
Required Media
Discussion Assessment Tools
Practicum Week 2 Journal Entry
Board Vitals Board Vitals
Week 3 Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Learning Resources Required Readings
Required Media
Optional Readings
Assignment Applying Current Literature to Clinical Practice
Practicum Assessing Clients
Practicum Reminder
Board Vitals Board Vitals
Week 4 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Learning Resources Required Readings
Required Media
Optional Readings
AssignmentNURS 6640 – Psychotherapy with Individuals – Syllabus Cognitive Behavioral Theory versus Rational Emotive Behavioral Theory
Practicum Week 1 Journal Entry
Week 2 Journal Entry
Week 4 Journal Entry
Board Vitals Board Vitals
Week 5 Psychotherapy with Trauma
Learning Resources Required Readings
Required Media
Optional Readings
Discussion Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Practicum Week 5 Journal Entry
Board Vitals Board Vitals
Week 6 Psychotherapy for Addictive Disorders
Learning Resources Required Readings
Required Media
Optional Readings
Assignment Assessing Clients with Addictive Disorders
Exam Midterm Exam
Practicum Week 6 Journal Entry
Board Vitals Board Vitals
Week 7 Supportive and Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Learning Resources Required Readings
Required Media
Assignment Supportive Psychotherapy versus Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Practicum – Assessing Client Progress
– Week 5 Journal Entry
– Week 6 Journal Entry
– Practicum Reminder
Board Vitals Board Vitals
Looking Ahead Week 8 Clinical Supervision Discussion
Week 8 Existential–Humanistic Therapy
Learning Resources Required Readings
Required Media
Optional Readings
Discussion Clinical Supervision
Practicum Week 8 Journal Entry
Board Vitals Board Vitals
Week 9 Existential–Humanistic Therapy
Learning Resources. NURS 6640 – Psychotherapy with Individuals – Syllabus Required Readings
Required Media
Optional Readings
Discussion Counseling Adolescents
Practicum Week 9 Journal Entry
Board Vitals Board Vitals
Looking Ahead Week 10 Clinical Supervision Discussion
Week 10 Psychotherapy with Older Adults
Learning Resources Required Readings
Discussion Clinical Supervision
Practicum – Client Termination Summary
– Week 8 Journal Entry
– Week 9 Journal Entry
– Week 10 Journal Entry
Board Vitals Board Vitals
Week 11 Psychotherapy with Personality Disorders
Learning Resources Required Readings
Required Media
Optional Readings
Discussion Therapy for Clients with Personality Disorders
Board Vitals Board Vitals
Exam Final Exam
Course Evaluation

Bibliography

The bibliography contains the references for all learning materials in the course. For your convenience, a link has been provided to download and save the bibliography. NURS 6640 – Psychotherapy with Individuals – Syllabus.

NURS 6640 Psychotherapy With Individuals

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.

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.

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.

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.

Looking Ahead Didactic Assignments© 2017 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 4 of 31Week 1 Foundations of Psychotherapy

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

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.

© 2017 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 6 of 31 Week 2 Assessment and Diagnosis in Psychotherapy

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.

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 your practice as a mental health counselor.
  • Explain which version of cognitive behavioral therapy you might use with clients and why. Support your approach evidence-based literature. Note: The School of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction, summary, and references. The Sample Paper provided at the Walden Writing Center provides an example of those required elements (available athttp://writingcenter.waldenu.edu/57.htm). All papers submitted must use this formatting.Submit your Assignment by Day 7 of Week 4.

Practicum Week 1 Journal Entry

Students will:

Analyze nursing and counseling theories to guide practice in psychotherapy

  • Develop goals and objectives for personal practicum experiences*
  • Create timelines for practicum activities**

The Learning Objectives are related to the Assignment presented in Week 1. Submit your Assignment by Day 7 of Week 4. Refer to Week 1 for additional guidance.

Practicum Week 2 Journal Entry

Students will:

  • Develop diagnoses for clients receiving psychotherapy
  • Analyze legal and ethical implications of counseling clients with psychiatric disorders*© 2017 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 11 of 31

NURS 6640 Week 4 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

The Learning Objectives are related to the Assignment presented in Week 2.Submit your Assignment by Day 7 of Week 4. Refer to Week 2 for additional guidance.

Practicum Week 4 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 DSM-5, explain and justify your diagnosis for this client.
  • Explain whether cognitive behavioral therapy would be effective with this client. Include expected outcomes based on this therapeutic approach. Support your approach with evidence-based literature.
  • Explain any legal and/or ethical implications related to counseling this client.Submit your Assignment by Day 7 of Week 4.

Practicum Reminder Time Logs

You are required to keep a log of the time you spend related to your practicum experience and enter every patient you see each day. You can access your time log from the Welcome Page in your Meditrek account. You will track time individually for each patient you work with. Please make sure to continuously input your hours throughout the term.

NURS 6640 Week 5 Psychotherapy With Trauma

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. © 2017 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 12 of 31Week 5 Psychotherapy With Trauma Chapter 13, “Stabilization for Trauma and Dissociation” (pp.469–508)

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.

Media

Laureate Education (Producer). (2012a). Academic year in residence: Thompson family case study [Multimedia file].Baltimore, MD: Author.

Ochberg, F. (2012). Psychotherapy for chronic PTSD [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 84minutes.

NURS 6640 Discussion Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Post on or before Day 3 an explanation of your observations of the client William in Thompson Family Case Study, including behaviors that align to the PTSD criteria in DSM-5. Then, explain therapeutic approaches you might use with this client, including psychotropic medications if appropriate. Finally, explain expected outcomes for the client based on these therapeutic approaches. Support your approach 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 one alternative therapeutic approach. Explain why you suggest this alternative and support your suggestion with literature and/or your own experiences with clients.

Practicum Week 5 Journal Entry

Select a client whom you observed or counseled that suffers from adisorder related to trauma. Then, address the following in your Practicum Journal: © 2017 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 13 of 31

NURS 6640 Week 5 Psychotherapy With Trauma

  • Describe the client (without violating HIPAA regulations) and identify any pertinent history or medical information, including prescribed medications.
  • Using the DSM-5, explain and justify your diagnosis for this client.
  • Explain whether any of the therapeutic approaches in this week’s Learning Resources would be effective with this client. Include expected outcomes based on these therapeutic approaches. Support your approach with evidence-based literature.
  • Explain any legal and/or ethical implications related to counseling this client. Submit your Assignment by Day 7 of Week 7.

NURS 6640 Week 6 Psychotherapy for Addictive Disorders

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 7, “Motivational Interviewing” (pp. 299–312) Chapter 16, “Psychotherapeutic Approaches for Addictions and Related Disorders” (pp. 565–596)

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.

Albrecht, U., Kirschner, N. E., & Grusser, S. M. (2007). Diagnostic instruments for behavioral addiction: An overview.German Medical Science Psycho-Social-Medicine, 4, 1–11.Retrieved fromhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2736529/

Fisher, M. A. (2016). The ethical ABCs of conditional confidentiality. In Confidentiality limits in psychotherapy: Ethics checklists for mental health professionals (pp. 13–25). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.doi:10.1037/14860-002© 2017 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 14 of 31

NURS 6640 Week 6 Psychotherapy for Addictive Disorders

 Walden University. (2016). ASC success strategies: Studyingfor and taking a test. Retrieved fromhttp://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ASCsuccess/ASCtesting

Media

Laureate Education (Producer). (2013c). Levy family: Episodes1–5 [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author. Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 25minutes.

Laureate Education (Producer). (2012c). In their own words[Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author. Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 25minutes.

Assignment Assessing Clients With Addictive Disorders

In a 2- to 3-page paper, address the following:

  • After watching Episode 1, describe:o What is Mr. Levy’s perception of the problem?o What is Mrs. Levy’s perception of the problem?o What can be some of the implications of the problem onthe family as a whole?
  • After watching Episode 2, describe:o What did you think of Mr. Levy’s social worker’s ideas?o What were your thoughts of her supervisor’s questions about her suggested therapies and his advice to Mr.Levy’s supervisor?
  • After watching Episode 3, discuss the following:o What were your thoughts about the way Mr. Physiotherapist responded to what Mr. Levy had to say?o What were your impressions of how the therapist worked with Mr. Levy? What did you think about the therapy session as a whole?o Informed by your knowledge of pathophysiology,explain the physiology of deep breathing (a common technique that we use in helping clients to manage© 2017 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 15 of 31

NURS 6640 Week 6 Psychotherapy for Addictive Disorders anxiety).

  • Explain how changing breathing mechanics can alter blood chemistry.o Describe the therapeutic approach his therapist selected. Would you use exposure therapy with Mr.Levy? Why or why not? What evidence exists to support the use of exposure therapy (or the therapeutic approach you would consider if you disagree with exposure therapy)?
  • In Episode 4, Mr. Levy tells a very difficult story about Kurt, his platoon officer.o Discuss how you would have responded to this revelation.o Describe how this information would inform your therapeutic approach. What would you say/do next?
  • In Episode 5, Mr. Levy’s therapist is having issues with his story.o Imagine that you were providing supervision to this therapist, how would you respond to her concerns?
  • Support your approach with evidence-based literature.

Note: The School of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction, summary, and references. The Sample Paper provided at the Walden Writing Center provides an example of those required elements (available athttp://writingcenter.waldenu.edu/57.htm). All papers submitted must use this formatting.Submit your Assignment by Day 7 of Week 6.

NURS 6640 Exam Midterm Exam

Students will:

  • Assess knowledge of concepts and principles related to the psychotherapy of individuals. This exam will cover the following topics, which relate to psychotherapy with individuals in the Wheeler textbook and the Fisher textbook excerpts:
  • The Nurse Psychotherapist and a Framework for Practice
  • Confidentiality Limits in Psychotherapy: Ethics Checklists forMental Health Professionals© 2017 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 16 of 31Week 6 Psychotherapy for Addictive Disorders
  • Assessment and Diagnosis
  • The Initial Contact and Maintaining the Frame
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Supportive and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Stabilization for Trauma and Dissociation Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychotherapeutic Approaches for Addictions and Related Disorders

Complete the Midterm Exam by Day 7 of Week 6. Prior to starting the exam, you should review all of your materials. There is a 2-hour time limit to complete this 75-question exam. You may only attempt this exam once.

NURS 6640 Practicum Week 6 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 DSM-5, explain and justify your diagnosis for this client.
  • Explain whether motivational interviewing would be effective with this client. Include expected outcomes based on this therapeutic approach. Support your approach with literature.
  • Explain any legal and/or ethical implications related to counseling this client.Submit your Assignment by Day 7 of Week 7.

NURS 6640 Week 7 Supportive and Interpersonal 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.o Chapter 5, “Supportive and Psychotherapy” (pp. 238–242)o Chapter 9, “Interpersonal Psychotherapy” (pp. 347–368)© 2017 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 17 of 31Week 7 Supportive and Interpersonal Psychotherapy

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.

Abeles, N., & Koocher, G. P. (2011). Ethics in psychotherapy.In J. C. Norcross, G. R. VandenBos, D. K. Freedheim, J. C.Norcross, G. R. VandenBos, & D. K. Freedheim (Eds.), History of psychotherapy: Continuity and change (pp. 723–740).Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.doi:10.1037/12353-048Note: You will access this resource from the Walden Librarydatabases.

Cameron, S., & Turtle-Song, I. (2002). Learning to write case notes using the SOAP format. Journal of Counseling and Development, 80(3), 286–292. Retrieved from the Academic Search Complete database. (Accession No. 7164780)Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Nicholson, R. (2002). The dilemma of psychotherapy note sand HIPAA. Journal of AHIMA, 73(2), 38–39. Retrieved fromhttp://library.ahima.org/doc?oid=58162#.V5J0__krLZ4http://library.ahima.org/doc?oid=58162#.V5J0__krLZ4 U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. (n.d.). Privacy rule and sharing information related to mental health.Retrieved from http://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/forprofessionals/special-topics/mental-health/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 Reality Therapy, Feminist Therapy,and Solution-Focused Therapy only. You will access this media from the Walden Library databases.© 2017 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 18 of 31 Week 7 Supportive and Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Stuart, S. (2010). Interpersonal psychotherapy: A case of postpartum depression [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 110minutes.

Assignment Supportive Psychotherapy Versus Interpersonal Psychotherapy

In a 1- to 2-page paper, address the following:

  • Briefly describe how supportive and interpersonal psychotherapies are similar.
  • Explain at least three differences between these therapies. Include how these differences might impact your practice as a mental health counselor.
  • Explain which therapeutic approach you might use with clients and why. Support your approach with evidence-based literature.Note: The School of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction, summary, and references. The Sample Paper provided at the Walden Writing Center provides an example of those required elements (available athttp://writingcenter.waldenu.edu/57.htm). All papers submitted must use this formatting.Submit your Assignment by Day 7 of Week 7.

Practicum Assessing Client Progress

Part 1: Progress Note

Using the client from your Week 3 Assignment, address the following in a progress note (without violating HIPAA regulations):

  • Treatment modality used and efficacy of approach
  • Progress and/or lack of progress toward the mutually agreed upon client goals (reference the Treatment plan—progress towards goals)
  • Modification(s) of the treatment plan that were made based on progress/lack of progress
  • Clinical impressions regarding diagnosis and/or symptoms
  • Relevant psychosocial information or changes from original assessment (i.e., marriage, separation/divorce, new© 2017 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 19 of 31Week 7 Supportive and Interpersonal Psychotherapy relationships, move to a new house/apartment, change of job,etc.)
  • Safety issues
  • Clinical emergencies/actions taken
  • Medications used by the patient (even if the nursepsychotherapist was not the one prescribing them)
  • Treatment compliance/lack of compliance
  • Clinical consultations
  • Collaboration with other professionals (i.e., phoneconsultations with physicians, psychiatrists, marriage/familytherapists, etc.)
  • Therapist’s recommendations, including whether the client agreed to the recommendations Referrals made/reasons for making referrals
  • Termination/issues that are relevant to the termination process(i.e., client informed of loss of insurance or refusal of insurance company to pay for continued sessions)
  • Issues related to consent and/or informed consent fortreatment
  • Information concerning child abuse, and/or elder or dependent adult abuse, including documentation as to where the abuse was reported
  • Information reflecting the therapist’s exercise of clinical judgment

Note: Be sure to exclude any information that should not be found in a discoverable progress note.

Part 2: Privileged Note

Based on this week’s readings, prepare a privileged psychotherapy note that you would use to document your impressions of therapeutic progress/therapy sessions for your client from the Week 3 Practicum Assignment.

  • The privileged note should include items that you would not typically include in a note as part of the clinical record.
  • Explain why the items you included in the privileged note would not be included in the client’s progress note. Explain whether your preceptor uses privileged notes, and if so, describe the type of information he or she might include. If not, explain why.© 2017 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 20 of 31Week 7 Supportive and Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Submit your Assignment by Day 7 of Week 7.

Practicum Week 5 Journal Entry

Students will:

  • Develop diagnoses for clients receiving psychotherapy*
  • Evaluate the efficacy of therapeutic approaches for clients*
  • Analyze legal and ethical implications of counseling clients with psychiatric disorders

**These Learning Objectives are related to the Assignment from Week5. Submit your Assignment by Day 7 of Week 7. Refer to Week 5 for additional guidance.

NURS 6640 Practicum Week 6 Journal Entry

Students will:

  • Develop diagnoses for clients receiving psychotherapy*
  • Evaluate the efficacy of motivational interviewing techniques for clients*
  • Analyze legal and ethical implications of counseling clients with psychiatric disorders

**These Learning Objectives are related to the Assignment from Week6. Submit your Assignment by Day 7 of Week 7. Refer to Week 6 for additional guidance.

Practicum Reminder Time Logs

You are required to keep a log of the time you spend related to your practicum experience and enter every patient you see each day. You can access your time log from the Welcome Page in your Meditrekaccount. You will track time individually for each patient you work with. Please make sure to continuously input your hours throughout the term.

Looking Ahead Week 8 Clinical Supervision Discussion Week 8

Discussion: In 3- to 5-minute Kaltura video, you will discuss client you have observed and/or counseled during your practicum experience. Be sure to make arrangements with your preceptor so© 2017 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 21 of 31 Week 7 Supportive and Interpersonal Psychotherapy you can fulfill the requirements of the Discussion. Refer to the Week 8 Discussion for additional guidance. NURS 6640: Psychotherapy With Individuals.

NURS 6640 Week 8 Existential-Humanistic 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 10, “Humanistic-Existential and Solution-Focused Approaches to Psychotherapy” (Review pp.369–406)

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.

Nagy, T. F. (2011). Ethics in psychotherapy. In Essential ethics for psychologists: A primer for understanding and masteringcore issues (pp. 185–198). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi:10.1037/12345-010 Note: You will access this resource 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 Existential Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, and Gestalt Therapy only. You will access this media from the Walden Library databases

Laureate Education (Producer). (2012b). Clinical supervision follow-up [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.Note: This is a follow-up to the Thompson family media piece in Week 5. The approximate length of this media piece is 9minutes.© 2017 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 22 of 31Week 8 Existential-Humanistic Therapy

Laureate Education (Producer). (2015d). On a hamster wheel[Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 2 minutes.

Bugental, J. (n.d.). Existential-humanistic psychotherapy[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 108minutes.

NURS 6640 Discussion Clinical Supervision

Post on or before Day 3 a 3- to 5-minute Kaltura video that addresses the following:

  • Describe a 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 professional manner.

View a selection of your colleagues’ responses.Respond on or before Day 6 to at least two of your colleagues by providing feedback based on an existential-humanistic therapeutic perspective. 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.

NURS 6640 Week 8 Practicum Week 8 Journal Entry

This week, you complete a two-part journal entry. For Part 1, select a client whom you observed or counseled this week(other than the client used for this week’s Discussion). Then, address the following in your Practicum Journal:

  • Describe the client and identify any pertinent history or medical information, including prescribed medications.
  • Using the DSM-5, explain and justify your diagnosis for this client. NURS 6640: Psychotherapy With Individuals.
  • Explain whether existential-humanistic therapy would be beneficial with this client. Include expected outcomes based on this therapeutic approach.
  • Explain any legal and/or ethical implications related to counseling this client.

Support your approach with evidence-based literature.For Part 2, reflect on your clinical supervision experiences. Then,address the following in your Practicum Journal:

  • How often are you receiving clinical supervision from your preceptor?
  • What are the sessions like?
  • What is the preceptor bringing to your attention?
  • How are you translating these sessions to your clinical practice?

Submit your Assignment by Day 7 of Week 10.

NURS 6640 Week 9 Psychotherapy With Children and Adolescents

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.o Chapter 17, “Psychotherapy With Children” (pp. 597–624)

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.© 2017 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 24 of 31Week 9 Psychotherapy With Children and Adolescents

Bass, C., van Nevel, J., & Swart, J. (2014). A comparison between dialectical behavior therapy, mode deactivationtherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy in the treatment of adolescents.International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy,9(2), 4–8. doi:10.1037/h0100991Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Koocher, G. P. (2003). Ethical issues in psychotherapy with adolescents. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 59(11), 1247–1256. PMID:14566959

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

McLeod, B. D., Jensen-Doss, A., Tully, C. B., Southam-Gerow,M. A., Weisz, J. R., & Kendall, P. C. (2016). The role of setting versus treatment type in alliance within youth therapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 84(5), 453–464.doi:10.1037/ccp0000081 Note: You will access this article from the Walden Librarydatabases.

Zilberstein, K. (2014). The use and limitations of attachment theory in child psychotherapy. Psychotherapy, 51(1), 93–103.doi:10.1037/a0030930Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Media

Laureate Education (Producer). (2013a). Disruptive behaviors[Multimedia file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Walker, R. (n.d.). Making child therapy work [Video file]. MillValley, CA: Psychotherapy.net.Note: You will access this media from the Walden Library databases. The approximate length of this media piece is 95minutes.© 2017 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 25 of 31 Week 9 Psychotherapy With Children and Adolescents

NURS 6640 Week 9 Discussion Counseling Adolescents

Post on or before Day 3 an explanation of your observations of the client in the case study you selected, including behaviors that align to the criteria in DSM-5. Then, explain therapeutic approaches you might use with this client, including psychotropic medications if appropriate. Finally, explain expected outcomes for the client base on these therapeutic approaches. Support your approach 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 one alternative therapeutic approach. Explain why you suggest this alternative and support your suggestion with evidence based literature and/or your own experiences with clients.

NURS 6640 Practicum Week 9 Journal Entry

Select a child or adolescent 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 DSM-5, explain and justify your diagnosis for this client.
  • Explain any legal and/or ethical implications related to counseling this client.
  • Support your position with evidence-based literature.Submit your Assignment by Day 7 of Week 10.

Looking Ahead Week 10 Clinical Supervision Discussion: 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.© 2017 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 26 of 31

NURS 6640 Week 10 Psychotherapy With Older Adults

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 18, “Psychotherapy With Older Adults” (pp. 625–660) Chapter 20, “Termination and Outcome Evaluation” (pp.693–712)

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.

McGuire, J. (2009). Ethical considerations when working with older adults in psychology. Ethics & Behavior, 19(2), 112–128.doi:10.1080/10508420902772702 Note: You will access this article from the Walden Librarydatabases.

Swift, J. K., & Greenberg, R. P. (2015). What is premature termination, and why does it occur? In Premature termination in psychotherapy: Strategies for engaging clients and improving outcomes (pp. 11–31). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi:10.1037/14469-002. Note: You will access this resource from the Walden Library databases.

NURS 6640 Discussion Clinical Supervision

Post on or before Day 3 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.© 2017 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 27 of 31Week 10 Psychotherapy With Older Adults

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.Respond on or before Day 6 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 uploadmedia for the Clinical Supervision Discussions.

Practicum Client Termination Summary

With the client you selected in mind, address the following in a client termination summary (without violating HIPAA regulations):

  • Identifying information of client (i.e., hypothetical name, age,etc.)
  • Date initially contacted therapist, date therapy began, duration of therapy, and date therapy will end
  • Total number of sessions, including number of missed sessions
  • Termination planned or unplanned
  • Presenting problem
  • Major psychosocial issues
  • Types of services rendered (i.e., individual, couple/familytherapy, group therapy, etc.)
  • Overview of treatment process
  • Goal status (goals met, partially met, unmet)
  • Treatment limitations (if any)
  • Remaining difficulties and/or concerns
  • Recommendations
  • Follow-up plan (if indicated)
  • Instructions for future contact
  • Signatures

Submit your Assignment by Day 7 of Week 10.© 2017 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 28 of 31

Week 10 Psychotherapy With Older Adults

Practicum Week 8 Journal Entry

Students will:

  • Develop diagnoses for clients receiving psychotherapy*
  • Evaluate the efficacy of existential-humanistic therapy for clients*
  • Analyze legal and ethical implications of counseling clients with psychiatric disorders*
  • Analyze clinical supervision experiences

**These Learning Objectives are related to the Assignment from Week8. Submit your Assignment by Day 7 of Week 10. Refer to Week 8 for additional guidance.

Practicum Week 9 Journal Entry

Students will:

  • Develop diagnoses for clients receiving psychotherapy
  • Analyze legal and ethical implications of counseling clients with psychiatric disorders

**These Learning Objectives are related to the Assignment from Week9. Submit your Assignment by Day 7 of Week 10. Refer to Week 9 for additional guidance.

NURS 6640 Practicum Week 10 Journal Entry

Reflect on your overall practicum experience in this course. Then,address the following in your Practicum Journal:

  • Explain whether your therapeutic theory has changed as result of your practicum experiences. Recall the theories you selected in Week 1.
  • Explain how you integrated the therapeutic approaches from this course in your clinical practice. Include how this helped you achieve the goals and objectives you developed in Week1.
  • Explain how you might impact social change through your work with clients who have mental health issues.© 2017 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 29 of 31Week 10 Psychotherapy With Older Adults
  • Support your approach with evidence-based literature.Submit your Assignment by Day 7 of Week 10.

Practicum Logs  REMINDER

You are required to keep a log of the time you spend related to yourpracticum experience and enter every patient you see each day. Youcan access your time log from the Welcome Page in your Meditrekaccount. You will track time individually for each patient you workwith. Please make sure to continuously input your hours throughoutthe term.

NURS 6640 Week 11 Psychotherapy With Personality Disorders

Resources Readings

Wheeler, K. (Ed.). (2014). Psychotherapy for the advancedpractice psychiatric nurse: A how-to guide for evidence-basedpractice (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer PublishingCompany.o Chapter 20, “Termination and Outcome Evaluation”(Review pp. 693–712)

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.

Dixon-Gordon, K. L., Turner, B. J., & Chapman, A. L. (2011).Psychotherapy for personality disorders. International Reviewof Psychiatry, 23(3), 282–302.doi:10.3109/09540261.2011.586992Note: You will access this article from the Walden Librarydatabases.

Lorentzen, S., Ruud, T., Fjeldstad, A., & Høglend, P. A.(2015). Personality disorder moderates outcome in short- andlong-term group analytic psychotherapy: A randomized clinical trial. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 54(2), 129–146.doi:10.1111/bjc.12065Note: You will access this article from the Walden Librarydatabases.© 2017 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 30 of 31Week 11 Psychotherapy With Personality Disorders

Paris, J. (2004). Personality disorders over time: Implications for psychotherapy. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 58(4),420–429. PMID: 15807086 Note: You will access this article from the Walden Librarydatabases.

Swift, J. K., & Greenberg, R. P. (2015). What is prematuretermination, and why does it occur? In Premature terminationin psychotherapy: Strategies for engaging clients andimproving outcomes (pp. 11–31). Washington, DC: AmericanPsychological Association. doi:10.1037/14469-002Note: You will access this resource from the Walden Librarydatabases.

Discussion Therapy for Clients With Personality Disorders

Post on or before Day 3 a description of the personality disorder youselected.

  • Explain a therapeutic approach (including psychotropicmedications if appropriate) you might use to treat a client presentingwith this disorder, including how you would share your diagnosis ofthis disorder to the client in order to avoid damaging the therapeutic relationship.
  • Support your approach with evidence-based literature.Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses.
  • Respond on or before Day 6 to at least two of your colleagues byproviding one alternative therapeutic approach.
  • Explain why yousuggest this alternative and support your suggestion with evidencebasedliterature and/or your own experiences with clients.

Exam Final Exam

Students will:

  • Assess knowledge of concepts, principles, and theories relatedto the psychotherapy of individuals

This exam will cover the following topics from the Wheeler textbook,which relate to psychotherapy of individuals:

  • Supportive and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic-Existential and Solution-Focused Approaches toPsychotherapy© 2017 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 31 of 31Week 11 Psychotherapy With Personality Disorders
  • Psychotherapy With Children
  • Psychotherapy With Older Adults
  • Termination and Outcome EvaluationComplete the Final Exam by Day 7 of Week 11. Prior to starting theexam, you should review all of your materials. There is a 2-hour timelimit to complete this 75-question exam. You may only attempt thisexam once. NURS 6640: Psychotherapy With Individuals.CourseEvaluationComplete your Course Evaluation by Day 7.NURS 6640: Psychotherapy With Individuals

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