Assignment 1: practicum – week 8 journal entry

 

Select two clients you observed or counseled this week during a group therapy session. Note: The two clients you select must have attended the same group session.

TWO CLINETS

FIRST CLIENT:   GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER

SECOND CLIENT: MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER

Then, in your Practicum Journal, address the following:

  • Describe each 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 each client.
  • Explain whether cognitive behavioral therapy would be effective with this group. Include expected outcomes based on this therapeutic approach.
  • Explain any legal and/or ethical implications related to counseling each client.
  • Support your approach with evidence-based literature.

Rubric:

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

Excellent 14 (70%) – 15 (75%)Good 12 (60%) – 13 (65%)Fair 10 (50%) – 11 (55%)Poor 0 (0%) – 9 (45%)

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

Excellent 2.5 (12.5%) – 2.5 (12.5%)Good 2 (10%) – 2 (10%)Fair 1.5 (7.5%) – 1.5 (7.5%)Poor 0 (0%) – 1 (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 2.5 (12.5%) – 2.5 (12.5%)Good 2 (10%) – 2 (10%)Fair 1.5 (7.5%) – 1.5 (7.5%)Poor 0 (0%) – 1 (5%) 

 
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