Posted: September 17th, 2022
Week 3: Assignment 1: Practicum Assessing Client Families
Assess client families presenting for psychotherapy
Develop genograms for client families presenting for psychotherapy
Select a client family that you have observed or counseled at your practicum site.
Review pages 137142 of Wheeler (2014) and the Hernandez Family Genogram video in this weeks Learning Resources.
Reflect on elements of writing a comprehensive client assessment and creating a genogram for the client you selected.
Part 1: Comprehensive Client Family Assessment
Create a comprehensive client assessment for your selected client family that addresses (without violating HIPAA regulations) the following:
History or present illness
Past psychiatric history
Substance use history
Family psychiatric history
History of abuse and/or trauma
Review of systems
Mental status exam
Part 2: Family Genogram
Develop a genogram for the client family you selected. The genogram should extend back at least three generations (parents, grandparents, and great grandparents).
American Nurses Association. (2014). Psychiatric-mental health nursing: Scope and standards of practice (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
Standard 5B Health Teaching and Health Promotion (pages 55-56)
Nichols, M. (2014). The essentials of family therapy (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.
Chapter 8, Experiential Family Therapy (pp. 129147)
Chapter 13, Narrative Therapy (pp. 243258)
Wheeler, K. (Ed.). (2014). Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse: A how-to guide for evidence-based practice. New York, NY: Springer.
Genograms pp. 137-142
Cohn, A. S. (2014). Romeo and Julius: A narrative therapy intervention for sexual-minority couples. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 25(1), 7377. doi:10.1080/08975353.2014.881696
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.
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