Journal Week 6

WK 6             READING  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)    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2013). Substance abuse treatment for persons with co-occurring disorders: A treatment improvement protocol. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 42. Rockville, MD: Author. Retrieved from    Assignment 2: Practicum – Week 6 Journal Entry  Learning Objectives  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*  * The Assignment related to this Learning Objective is introduced this week and submitted in Week 7.    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 evidence-based literature.  Explain any legal and/or ethical implications related to counseling this client.  By Day 7 of Week 7  Submit your Assignment.

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