Journal Entry (450–500 words)
Learning From Experiences
1-Revisit the goals and objectives from your Practicum Experience Plan. Explain the degree to which you achieved each during the practicum experience.
3-Reflect on the three (3) most challenging patients you encountered during the practicum experience. What was most challenging about each?
4-What did you learn from this experience?
5-What resources were available?
6- What evidence-based practice did you use for the patients?
7-What would you do differently?
8-How are you managing patient flow and volume?
9-How can you apply your growing skillset to be a social change agent within your community?
Goals and Objectives
1-Goal: Become confident in the use of screening instruments in the care of most psychiatric disorders and psychotherapy by the end of this practicum.
a-Objective: Selecting and implementing appropriate screening instrument.
b-Objective: Interpreting results, and making recommendations and referrals –
2-Goal: Improve my professionalism skills by applying and identifying ethical and legal dilemmas with possible resolutions by the end of this practicum.
a. Objective: Read code of ethics and evidenced based practice articles about ethics and legal issues in psychotherapy with individuals, groups and families.
b. Objective: Provide safety and confidence to patients by protecting their rights and privacy.
3-Goal: Diagnostic reasoning skill
a. Objectives: Developing and prioritizing a differential diagnoses list.
b. Objectives: Formulating diagnoses according to DSM 5 based on assessment data.
c. Objectives: Differentiating between normal/abnormal age-related physiological and psychological symptoms/changes.