Describe the client (without violating HIPAA regulations) and identify any pertinent history or medical information, including prescribed medications.

Select a client that 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.

Note: Be sure to use the Practicum Journal Template, located in the Learning Resources.

Rubric:

 

Quality of Work Submitted:
The extent of which work meets the assigned criteria and work reflects graduate level critical and analytic thinking.–

Excellent 27 (67.5%) – 30 (75%)Good 24 (60%) – 26 (65%)Fair 21 (52.5%) – 23 (57.5%)Poor 0 (0%) – 20 (50%)

Quality of Work Submitted:
The purpose of the paper is clear.–

Excellent 5 (12.5%) – 5 (12.5%)Good 4 (10%) – 4 (10%)Fair 3.5 (8.75%) – 3.5 (8.75%)Poor 0 (0%) – 3 (7.5%)

Written Expression and Formatting

Paragraph and Sentence Structure: Paragraphs make clear points that support well developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are clearly structured and carefully focused–neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance.–

Excellent 5 (12.5%) – 5 (12.5%)Good 4 (10%) – 4 (10%)Fair 3.5 (8.75%) – 3.5 (8.75%)Poor 0 (0%) – 3 (7.5%)