571 FP/MHNP Practicum II

This practicum will provide the student the opportunity to incorporate education and techniques reviewed in theory courses to refine skill in the assessment and management/intervention of children and adolescents clients with psychiatric/mental health issues. Family therapy techniques will be incorporated when available at the clinical setting. Normal and abnormal findings will be examined. 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 supervised by a qualified preceptor. Prerequisites: 500, 508, 512, 516, 517, 519, 529, 566, 568, 569, 570 or consent of the instructor. 2 S.H. (0/2)