Assignment 1: Practicum – Assessing Client Families Paper

Assignment 1: Practicum – Assessing Client Families Paper

Assignment 1: Practicum – Assessing Client Families
Learning Objectives
Students will:
Assess client families presenting for psychotherapy
Develop genograms for client families presenting for psychotherapy
To prepare:
Select a client family that you have observed or counseled at your practicum site.
Review pages 137–142 of Wheeler (2014) and the Hernandez Family Genogram video in this week’s Learning Resources.
Reflect on elements of writing a comprehensive client assessment and creating a genogram for the client you selected.Assignment 1: Practicum – Assessing Client Families Paper

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The Assignment
Part 1: Comprehensive Client Family Assessment

Create a comprehensive client assessment for your selected client family that addresses (without violating HIPAA regulations) the following:

Demographic information
Presenting problem
History or present illness
Past psychiatric history
Medical history
Substance use history
Developmental history
Family psychiatric history
Psychosocial history
History of abuse and/or trauma
Review of systems
Physical assessment
Mental status exam
Differential diagnosis
Case formulation
Treatment plan
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).
Learning Resources
Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.Assignment 1: Practicum – Assessing Client Families Paper

Required Readings
Nichols, M. (2014). The essentials of family therapy (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Chapter 8, “Experiential Family Therapy” (pp. 129–147)
Chapter 13, “Narrative Therapy” (pp. 243–258)
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), 73–77. doi:10.1080/08975353.2014.881696

Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Escudero, V., Boogmans, E., Loots, G., & Friedlander, M. L. (2012). Alliance rupture and repair in conjoint family therapy: An exploratory study. Psychotherapy, 49(1), 26–37. doi:10.1037/a0026747

Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Freedman, J. (2014). Witnessing and positioning: Structuring narrative therapy with families and couples. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 35(1), 20–30. doi:10.1002/anzf.1043

Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.Assignment 1: Practicum – Assessing Client Families Paper

Phipps, W. D., & Vorster, C. (2011). Narrative therapy: A return to the intrapsychic perspective. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 22(2), 128–147. doi:10.1080/08975353.2011.578036

Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Saltzman, W. R., Pynoos, R. S., Lester, P., Layne, C. M., & Beardslee, W. R. (2013). Enhancing family resilience through family narrative co-construction. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 16(3), 294–310. doi:10.1007/s10567-013-0142-2

Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases. Assignment 1: Practicum – Assessing Client Families Paper