Week 8 Journal Entry -Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Group Settings Assignment

Week 8 Journal Entry -Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Group Settings Assignment

Assignment 1: Practicum – Week 8 Journal Entry

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Develop effective documentation skills for group therapy sessions *
  • Develop diagnoses for clients receiving group psychotherapy *
  • Evaluate the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy for groups *
  • Analyze legal and ethical implications of counseling clients with psychiatric disorders

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* The Assignment related to this Learning Objective is introduced this week and submitted in Week 10. Week 8 Journal Entry -Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Group Settings Assignment

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 (Attached) 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. Week 8 Journal Entry -Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Group Settings Assignment
  • 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. Week 8 Journal Entry -Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Group Settings Assignment

By Day 7 of Week 10

Group Therapy Progress Note
American Psychological Association | Division 12 http://www.div12.org/ 1
Client: __________________________________________________ Date: ___________
Group name:________________________________________________ Minutes:________
Group session # ______ Meeting attended is #:______ for this client.
Number present in group _____ of _____ scheduled Start time:________ End time: ________
Assessment of client
1. Participation level: ❑ Active/eager ❑ Variable ❑ Only responsive ❑ Minimal ❑ Withdrawn
2. Participation quality: ❑ Expected ❑ Supportive ❑ Sharing ❑ Attentive ❑ Intrusive
❑ Monopolizing ❑ Resistant ❑ Other: _____________________________________
3. Mood: ❑ Normal ❑ Anxious ❑ Depressed ❑ Angry ❑ Euphoric ❑ Other: _______________
4. Affect: ❑ Normal ❑ Intense ❑ Blunted ❑ Inappropriate ❑ Labile ❑ Other:_______________
5. Mental status: ❑ Normal ❑ Lack awareness ❑ Memory problems ❑ Disoriented ❑ Confused
❑ Disorganized ❑ Vigilant ❑ Delusions ❑ Hallucinations ❑ Other:__________________
6. Suicide/violence risk: ❑ Almost none ❑ Ideation ❑ Threat ❑ Rehearsal ❑ Gesture ❑ Attempt
7. Change in stressors: ❑ Less severe/fewer ❑ Different stressors ❑ More/more severe ❑ Chronic
8. Change in coping ability/skills: ❑ No change ❑ Improved ❑ Less able ❑ Much less able
9. Change in symptoms: ❑ Same ❑ Less severe ❑ Resolved ❑ More severe ❑ Much worse
10. Other observations/evaluations:________________________________________________________
In-session procedures:
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Week 8 Journal Entry -Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Group Settings Assignment