Practicum – Week 4 Journal Entry

Assignment: Practicum – Week 4 Journal Entry

Learning Objectives

Students will:

· Develop diagnoses for clients receiving psychotherapy*

· Evaluate the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy for clients*

· Analyze legal and ethical implications of counseling clients with psychiatric disorders*

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 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.

· NOTE: PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED Practicum Journal Template AND JOURNAL SAMPLE (TIME LOG & JOURNAL ENTRIES) FOR WRITING THIS ASSIGNMENT…..ALSO FOR THE TIME LOG AND JOURNAL ENTRIES, JUST MAKE UP A REASONABLE INFORMATION AND CLIENT INFORMATION
Practicum Experience Time Log and Journal Template
Student Name:

E-mail Address:

Practicum Placement Agency’s Name:

Preceptor’s Name:

Preceptor’s Telephone:

Preceptor’s E-mail Address:

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Time Log

List the objective(s) met and briefly describe the activities you completed during each time period. If you are not on-site for a specific week, enter “Not on site” for that week in the Total Hours for This Time Frame column. Journal entries are due in Weeks 4, 8, and 11; include your Time Log with all hours logged (for current and previous weeks) each time you submit a journal entry.

You are encouraged to complete your practicum hours on a regular schedule, so you will complete the required hours by the END of WEEK 11.

Time Log

Week

Dates

Times

Total Hours for This Time Frame

Activities/Comments

Learning Objective(s) Addressed

Total Hours Completed:

Journal Entries

· Include references immediately following the content.

· Use APA style for your journal entry and references.

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