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Practicum – Assessing Client Families

Week 3: Assignment 1: Practicum – Assessing Client Families

Learning Objectives

Students will:

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· Assess client families presenting for psychotherapy

· Develop genograms for client families presenting for psychotherapy

 

To prepare:

· Select a client family that you have observed or counseled at your practicum site.

· Review pages 137–142 of Wheeler (2014) and the Hernandez Family Genogram video in this week’s Learning Resources.

· Reflect on elements of writing a comprehensive client assessment and creating a genogram for the client you selected.

 

The Assignment

Part 1: Comprehensive Client Family Assessment

Create a comprehensive client assessment for your selected client family that addresses (without violating HIPAA regulations) the following:

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 and/or trauma

 

Review of systems

 

Physical assessment

 

Mental status exam

 

Differential diagnosis

 

Case formulation

 

Treatment plan

 

Part 2: Family Genogram

Develop a genogram for the client family you selected. The genogram should extend back at least three generations (parents, grandparents, and great grandparents).

Required Readings

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

· Standard 5B “Health Teaching and Health Promotion” (pages 55-56)

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

· Chapter 8, “Experiential Family Therapy” (pp. 129–147)

· Chapter 13, “Narrative Therapy” (pp. 243–258)

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

· “Genograms” pp. 137-142

Cohn, A. S. (2014). Romeo and Julius: A narrative therapy intervention for sexual-minority couples. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 25(1), 73–77. doi:10.1080/08975353.2014.881696

Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Escudero, V., Boogmans, E., Loots, G., & Friedlander, M. L. (2012). Alliance rupture and repair in conjoint family therapy: An exploratory study. Psychotherapy, 49(1), 26–37. doi:10.1037/a0026747

Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Freedman, J. (2014). Witnessing and positioning: Structuring narrative therapy with families and couples. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 35(1), 20–30. doi:10.1002/anzf.1043

Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Phipps, W. D., & Vorster, C. (2011). Narrative therapy: A return to the intrapsychic perspective. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 22(2), 128–147. doi:10.1080/08975353.2011.578036

Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Saltzman, W. R., Pynoos, R. S., Lester, P., Layne, C. M., & Beardslee, W. R. (2013). Enhancing family resilience through family narrative co-construction. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 16(3), 294–310. doi:10.1007/s10567-013-0142-2

Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Governors State University (Producer). (2009). Emotionally focused couples therapy [Video file]. Chicago, IL: Author.

 

Note: You will access this media from the Walden Library databases. The approximate length of this media piece is 115 minutes.

 

Laureate Education (Producer). (2013b). Hernandez family genogram [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

 

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 3 minutes.

 

Psychotherapy.net (Producer). (1998). Narrative family therapy [Video file]. San Francisco, CA: Author.

 

Note: You will access this media from the Walden Library databases. The approximate length of this media piece is 111 minutes.

Psychotherapy.net (Producer). (2007). Existential psychotherapy [Video file]. San Francisco, CA: Author.

 

Note: You will access this media from the Walden Library databases. The approximate length of this media piece is 61 minutes.

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