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.

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.

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.

Then, in your Practicum Journal, address the following:

· Using the Group Therapy Progress Note in this week’s Learning Resources, document the group session.

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.

Required Readings

Yalom, I. D., & Leszcz, M. (2005). The theory and practice of group psychotherapy (5th ed.). New York, NY: Basic Books.

· Chapter 11, “In the Beginning” (pp. 309–344)

Yalom, I. D., & Leszcz, M. (2005). The theory and practice of group psychotherapy (5th ed.). New York, NY: Basic Books.

· Chapter 12, “The Advanced Group” (pp. 345–390)

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.

Bjornsson, A. S., Bidwell, L. C., Brosse, A. L., Carey, G., Hauser, M., Mackiewicz Seghete, K. L., … Craighead, W. E. (2011). Cognitive-behavioral group therapy versus group psychotherapy for social anxiety disorder among college students: A randomized controlled trial. Depression and Anxiety, 28(11), 1034–1042. doi:10.1002/da.20877

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

Safak, Y., Karadere, M. E., Ozdel, K., Ozcan, T., Türkçapar, M. H., Kuru, E., & Yücens, B. (2014). The effectiveness of cognitive behavioral group psychotherapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Turkish Journal of Psychiatry, 25(4), 225–233. Retrieved from http://www.turkpsikiyatri.com/

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

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