Week 10 Journal Entry
Reflect on your overall practicum experience in Psychotherapy with Individuals. Then, address the following in your Practicum Journal:
PLEASE Addressed each of the bullets with a subtopic
References/Resources. Please you can find your own references from 2014-2018
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.
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
SUPPORTING RESOURCE: Below is my paper I submitted in week 1. Please do not copy and paste as plagiarism of even my own paper will earn me 0%
Nursing and Counseling Theories in Psychotherapy
The issue of mental disorders has been a challenge to most of the people and is still a problem globally. The problem is associated with the psychological factors that impact a person’s life in various ways. This thus requires some form of treatment with is not medicinal but rather psychological in which the counseling process plays a key role in administering the desired treatment (Nursing-theory.org, 2018).
This paper will thus be focusing on the counseling and the nursing theories that would be applied in administering psychotherapy to the patients. We will also be having a look at the analytical view of the ethical and legal implications of counseling patients with the mental disorders or illness.
Nursing and Counseling Theories
Goal attainment theory
This theory gives a description of the interpersonal relationship through which patients grow and develop to achieve particular goals in life. This theory has factored in essential factors that are integral to the achievement of desired goals which include time, stress, roles and space (Wheeler, 2014). The human beings are defined by their social and interactive status which determine their ability to attain particular goals in life through their perception and decision-making process (Nursing-theory.org, 2018). For instance, the patients and nurses or doctors are able to succeed in attaining their objectives through the sharing of information between the patients and the paramedics. This is based on the information provided by the patient through which they could perceive the situations at hand and make decisions in an interactive manner.
The choice for this theory is based on its ability to demonstrate the kind of relationship that exists between the nurses and patients in a bid to attain a common goal of ensuring people are healthy. The theory incorporates the action, reaction processes, and interaction through which the client and nurse share crucial information that would facilitate the medication processes (Nursing-theory.org, 2018). The theory also portrays ways in which people are affected by both the internal and external environments when setting specific goals, exploring mechanisms through which they could achieve them and the resources required for the latter. The action in this context is a reflection of both the physical and mental well-being of an individual in a defined environment.
As one of the counseling theories, the cognitive theory focuses on people’s thinking and the way it is prone to particular changes in their daily lives. This theory is problem-oriented and thus the Counselors use this approach in determining the mental state of a patient before the counseling process is initiated (Nursing-theory.org, 2018). This, therefore, means that the counselors or therapists would primarily focus on the patient’s distorted thinking and present situation but not the past events or situation (Wheeler, 2014). This thus makes it easier for the therapists and patients to make the entire counseling process a success. Throughout the practicum period, the therapists must be able to incorporate the skills and knowledge that is connected to the psychotherapy processes.
Goals and objectives
Some of the goals include the following;
Some of the objectives include the following;
Timeline of practicum activities
The timeline of the practicum activities varies depending on the ability of the person who is undergoing the training to understand and be able to deliver on what is required of him or her. However, the trainees would have to do a lot of practice before they could be experts and specialize in the areas they choose with respect to psychotherapy services. Therefore, the practicum timeline varies in different programs before one qualifies in the field as desired.
Nursing-theory.org. (2018). Goal Attainment – Nursing Theory. [online] Available at: http://www.nursing-theory.org/theories-and-models/… [Accessed 1 Sep. 2018].
Nursing-theory.org. (2018). Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing – Nursing Theory. [online] Available at: http://www.nursing-theory.org/theories-and-models/… [Accessed 4 Sep. 2018].
Wheeler, K. (Eds.). (2014). Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse: A how-to guide for evidence-based practice (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.