assignment practicum week 1 journal entry

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Week 1:

Assignment: Practicum – Week 1 Journal Entry

As a future advanced practice nurse, it is important that you are able to connect your classroom experience to your practicum experience. By applying the concepts you study in the classroom to clinical settings, you enhance your professional competency. Each week, you complete an Assignment that prompts you to reflect on your practicum experiences and relate them to the material presented in the classroom. This week, you begin documenting your practicum experiences in your Practicum Journal.

Note: Be sure to use the Practicum Journal Template, located in this week’s Learning Resources.

Learning Objectives

STUDENTS WILL:
  • Analyze nursing and counseling theories to guide practice in psychotherapy*
  • Summarize goals and objectives for personal practicum experiences*
  • Produce timelines for practicum activities*

* The Assignment related to this Learning Objective is introduced this week and submitted in Week 3.

In preparation for this course’s practicum experience, address the following in your Practicum Journal:

  • 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 this week’s Learning Resources.
  • Explain why you selected these theories. Support your approach with evidence-based literature.
  • Develop at least three goals and at least three objectives for the practicum experience in this course.
  • Create a timeline of practicum activities based on your practicum requirements.

Legal and Ethical Considerations for Group and Family Therapy

Members of a cohesive group feel warmth and comfort in the group and a sense of belongingness; they value the group and feel in turn that they are valued, accepted, and supported by other members.

—Irvin D. Yalom,
The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy

Laureate Education (Producer). (2017). Introduction to psychotherapy with groups and families [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 2 minutes.



Group and family therapy offers a unique sense of community and support that may not be achieved through other therapeutic approaches. As you help clients effect change within themselves, they are able to in turn help others within the group change. Although many clients thrive in this environment, it is important to recognize that group and family therapy is not appropriate for everyone. Like any other therapeutic approach, group and family therapy has limitations that must be considered.

This week, as you begin exploring group and family therapy, you examine legal and ethical considerations of this therapeutic approach. You also prepare for your practicum experience by examining counseling theories and developing goals to guide your practice.


Learning Resources

Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in theCourse Materials section of your Syllabus.

Required Readings

American Nurses Association. (2014).
Psychiatric-mental health nursing: Scope and standards of practice (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

  • Standard 5A “Coordination of Care” (page 54)

Note: Throughout the program you will be reading excerpts from the ANA’s Scope & Standards of Practice for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing. It is essential to your success on the ANCC board certification exam for Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioners that you know the scope of practice of the advanced practice psychiatric/mental health nurse. You should also be able to differentiate between the generalist RN role in psychiatric/mental health nursing and the advanced practice nurse role.

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

  • Chapter 11, “Group Therapy” (pp. 407–428)

Nichols, M. (2014). The essentials of family therapy (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

  • Chapter 1, “The Foundations of Family Therapy” (pp. 1–6)
  • Chapter 2, “The Evolution of Family Therapy” (pp. 7–28)

Breeskin, J. (2011). Procedures and guidelines for group therapy. The Group Psychologist, 21(1). Retrieved from
http://www.apadivisions.org/division-49/publicatio…

Khawaja, I. S., Pollock, K., & Westermeyer, J. J. (2011). The diminishing role of psychiatry in group psychotherapy: A commentary and recommendations for change.
Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience, 8(11), 20–23. Retrieved from
http://innovationscns.com/

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

Koukourikos, K., & Pasmatzi, E. (2014). Group therapy in psychotic inpatients.
Health Science Journal, 8(3), 400–408. Retrieved from
http://www.hsj.gr/medicine/group-therapy-in-psycho…

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

Lego, S. (1998). The application of Peplau’s theory to group psychotherapy.
Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 5(3), 193–196. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2850.1998.00129.x

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

McClanahan, K. K. (2014). Can confidentiality be maintained in group therapy? Retrieved from
http://nationalpsychologist.com/2014/07/can-confid…

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. (2014). HIPAA privacy rule and sharing information related to mental health. Retrieved from
http://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/ocr/privacy…

Document: Practicum Journal Template (Word document)







Document: NP Student Clinical Orientation (PowerPoint file)

Required Media

Laureate Education (Producer). (2015). Microskills: Family counseling techniques 1 [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 32 minutes.



Laureate Education (Producer). (2015). Microskills: Family counseling techniques 2 [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 32 minutes.



Laureate Education (Producer). (2015). Microskills: Family counseling techniques 3 [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 24 minutes.



Sommers, G., Feldman, S., & Knowlton, K. (Producers). (2008a).
Legal and ethical issues for mental health professionals, volume 1: Confidentiality, privilege, reporting, and duty to warn [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 140 minutes.

Optional Resources

Sommers, G., Feldman, S., & Knowlton, K. (Producers). (2008b).
Legal and ethical issues for mental health professionals, volume 2: Dual relationships, boundaries, standards of care and termination [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 191 minutes.


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