No 3 Assignment 5 : Practicum – Week 4 Journal Entry

Learning Objectives

Students will:

·         Develop diagnoses for clients receiving psychotherapy*

·         Evaluate the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy for clients*

·         Analyze legal and ethical implications of counseling clients with psychiatric disorders*

Select a client whom you observed or counseled this week. Then, address the following in your Practicum Journal:

·         Describe the client (without violating HIPAA regulations) 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 cognitive behavioral therapy would be effective with this client. Include expected outcomes based on this therapeutic approach. Support your approach with evidence-based literature.

·         Explain any legal and/or ethical implications related to counseling this client

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