Assignment 1: Practicum – Week 8 Journal Entry

Assignment 1: Practicum – Week 8 Journal Entry

For Part 1, select a client whom you observed or counseled this week (other than the client used for this week’s Discussion). Then, address the following in your Practicum Journal:

Explain whether existential-humanistic therapy would be beneficial with this client. Include expected outcomes based on this therapeutic approach.

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Explain any legal and/or ethical implications related to counseling this client. Support your approach with evidence-based literature.

References

Michael Price, M. (2011). Searching for meaning. American Psychological Association. Vol. 42, No.10. P. 58

Wheeler, K. (Ed.). (2014). Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse: A how-to guide for evidence-based practice (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

· Chapter 10, “Humanistic-Existential and Solution-Focused Approaches to Psychotherapy” (Review pp. 369–406)

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Note: You will access this text from the Walden Library databases.

Nagy, T. F. (2011). Ethics in psychotherapy. In Essential ethics for psychologists: A primer for understanding and mastering core issues (pp. 185–198). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi:10.1037/12345-010

Note: You will access this text from the Walden Library databases.

Required Media

Sommers-Flanagan, J., & Sommers-Flanagan, R. (2013). Counseling and psychotherapy theories in context and practice [Video file]. Mill Valley, CA: Psychotherapy.net.

Note: For this week, view Existential Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Gestalt Therapy only. You will access this media from the Walden Library databases

Laureate Education (Producer). (2012b). Clinical supervision follow-up [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Note: This is a follow-up to the Thompson family media piece in Week 5. The approximate length of this media piece is 9 minutes.

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Laureate Education (Producer). (2015d). On a hamster wheel [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 2 minutes.

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Bugental, J. (n.d.). Existential-humanistic psychotherapy [Video file]. Mill Valley, CA: Psychotherapy.net.

Note: You will access this media from the Walden Library databases. The approximate length of this media piece is 108 minutes.

Optional Resources

May, R. (n.d.). Rollo May on existential psychotherapy [Video file]. Mill Valley, CA: Psychotherapy.net.

Note: You will access this media from the Walden Library databases. The approximate length of this media piece is 61 minutes.

Steinert , T. (2016). Ethics of coercive treatment and misuse of psychiatry. Psychiatric Services. doi:10.1176/appi.ps.201600066. Retrieved from http://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/appi.ps.201600066

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