WK 8 Practicum Journal Entry

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Assignment 1: Practicum – Week 8 Journal Entry

This week, you complete a two-part journal entry.

Learning Objectives

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

* The Assignment related to this Learning Objective is introduced this week and submitted in Week 10.

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.
  • 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?

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Running head: PRACTICUM JOURNAL ENTRY

Practicum Journal Entry
Student’s Name
Institution
Date

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PRACTICUM JOURNAL ENTRY

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Introduction

Journal entry refers to the information that is documented in the medical field that helps
the healthcare provider get a better understanding of what is going on with their clients. It helps
in evaluating the client that has been counseled through providing descriptions of the client
devoid of violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
regulations. It also helps in the identification of relevant history, prescriptions, and medical
information about the client. Journal entry also ensures that the diagnosis of the client is provided
using DSM-5 and at the same time provide explanations as to why cognitive behavioral therapy
is the effective option for the client. The journal entry will also explain the legal and ethical
implications that are related to the counseling session with the client (Lowenstein, 2011).
Documentation is very critical since it provides the relevant information in the event of legal
concerns or actions against the healthcare provider.
Part One
Describe the client and identify any pertinent history or medical information, including
prescribed medications.
June is a twenty-three-year-old woman who is not married but has a two-year-old
daughter. June comes to the psychotherapist with concerns of lack of motivation, lack of sleep,
anxiety, guilt, general discontent, apathy, mood swings, sadness, and hopelessness. The...

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