Assignment 2: Practicum – Assessing Clients

Learning Objectives Students will:  •Assess clients presenting for psychotherapy • Develop genograms for clients presenting for psychotherapy 

                                                                                                                                                                                 To prepare: • Select a client whom you have observed or counseled at your practicum site. • Review pages 137–142 of the Wheeler text 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 With this client in mind, address the following in a Comprehensive Client Assessment (without violating HIPAA regulations):  •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/trauma  •Review of systems   •Physical assessment  •Mental status exam  •Differential diagnosis  •Case formulation  •Treatment plan 

Part 2: Family Genogram Prepare a genogram for the client you selected. The genogram should extend back by at least three generations (great grandparents, grandparents, and parents). 

Required Readings: 

(1) 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.

ATTACHED WITH THIS HOMEWORK IS A SAMPLE OF THIS ASSIGNMENT AND REMEMBER IT HAS TWO PARTS.

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