This course examines conceptual models/theories and treatment modalities related to the practice of advance practice psychiatric mental health nursing and how to select/implement a therapeutic plan. The course focuses on assessment, differential diagnostic process, and management of psychiatric conditions/mental disorders of the adult client. This includes a review of psychotherapy, psychoeducation, health promotion and disease prevention, and application of behavior modification techniques. Individual, group, and family therapy techniques as well as Crisis management strategies will be reviewed. Standards of practice and clinical guideline as well as evidence-based practice related to the client(s) with psychiatric/mental health issues will be discussed. Prerequisites: 517, 519, 529 or consent of the instructor. 3 S.H.