Timeline Journal entry

Assignment: Practicum – Week 1 Journal Entry
As a future advanced practice nurse, it is important that you are able to connect your classroom experience to your practicum experience. By applying the concepts you study in the classroom to clinical settings, you enhance your professional competency. This week, you begin documenting your practicum experiences in your Practicum Journal.
Learning Objectives
Students will:
• Analyze nursing and counseling theories to guide practice in psychotherapy*
• Summarize goals and objectives for personal practicum experiences*
• Produce timelines for practicum activities*

In preparation for this course’s practicum experience, address the following in your Practicum Journal:
• Select one nursing theory and one counseling theory to best guide your practice in psychotherapy.
Note: For guidance on nursing and counseling theories, refer to this week’s Learning Resources.
• Explain why you selected these theories. Support your approach with evidence-based literature.
• Develop at least three goals and at least three objectives for the practicum experience in this course.
• Create a timeline of practicum activities based on your practicum requirements.

Required Readings
American Nurses Association. (2014). Psychiatric-mental health nursing: Scope and standards of practice (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
• Standard 5A “Coordination of Care” (page 54)

Wheeler, K. (Ed.). (2014). Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse: A how-to guide for evidence-based practice. New York, NY: Springer.
• Chapter 11, “Group Therapy” (pp. 407–428)
Nichols, M. (2014). The essentials of family therapy (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.
• Chapter 1, “The Foundations of Family Therapy” (pp. 1–6)
• Chapter 2, “The Evolution of Family Therapy” (pp. 7–28)

Khawaja, I. S., Pollock, K., & Westermeyer, J. J. (2011). The diminishing role of psychiatry in group psychotherapy: A commentary and recommendations for change. Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience, 8(11), 20–23. Retrieved from http://innovationscns.com/

Lego, S. (1998). The application of Peplau\’s theory to group psychotherapy. Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 5(3), 193–196. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2850.1998.00129.x

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