Psychiatric Psychotherapy with Individuals Practicum

                                                        Learning Objectives

Students will:

· Develop client termination summaries

To prepare:

· For guidance on writing a Client Termination Summary, review pages 693–712 of the Wheeler text in this week’s Learning Resources.

· Identify a client who may be ready to complete therapy.

                                                           The Assignment

With the client you selected in mind, address the following in a client termination summary (without violating HIPAA regulations):

· Identifying information of client (i.e., hypothetical name, age, etc.)

· Date initially contacted therapist, date therapy began, duration of therapy, and  

   date therapy will end

· Total number of sessions, including number of missed sessions

· Termination planned or unplanned

· Presenting problem

· Major psychosocial issues

· Types of services rendered (i.e., individual, couple/family therapy, group therapy, 

   etc.)

· Overview of treatment process

· Goal status (goals met, partially met, unmet)

· Treatment limitations (if any)

· Remaining difficulties and/or concerns

· Recommendations

· Follow-up plan 

· Instructions for future contact

· Signatures

PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO INCLUDE INTRODUCTION, CONCLUSION AND  REFERENCES

                                                           Learning Resources

Required Readings:

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 18, “Psychotherapy With Older Adults” (pp.      625–660)
  • Chapter      20, “Termination and Outcome Evaluation” (pp. 693–712)

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

McGuire, J. (2009). Ethical considerations when working with older adults in psychology. Ethics & Behavior, 19(2), 112–128. doi:10.1080/10508420902772702

Swift, J. K., & Greenberg, R. P. (2015). What is premature termination, and why does it occur? In Premature termination in psychotherapy: Strategies for engaging clients and improving outcomes (pp. 11–31). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi:10.1037/14469-002


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