Journal Entry Of Clinical Experience

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.

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