Assignment 2: Practicum – Assessing Clients
Learning Objectives Students will: •Assess clients presenting for psychotherapy • Develop genograms for clients presenting for psychotherapyTo 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 AssignmentPart 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 planPart 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.