569 FP/MHNP Practicum I

Application of theories and review assessment and intervention techniques for the advanced psychiatric/mental health assessment is integral to this course. This practicum will provide the student the opportunity refine technical and interpersonal skills in the assessment and management/intervention of an adult client with psychiatric/mental health issues. The student will incorporate the theory learned and use the DSM IV-TR in the assessment and diagnosis of clients. They will be responsible for developing and/or assist in implementing a therapeutic plan and evaluating the response. Psycho pharmacology interventions will be reviewed and/or initiated. Therapeutic clinical interventions will be initiated and clinically supervised by faculty. The student will be responsible for clinical documentation. Prerequisites: 517, 519, 529, 568 or consent of the instructor. 2 S.H. (0/2)