Journal Entry for patient with ASD Student`s Name: Professor`s Name: University: Date: Journal Entry for patient with ASD Patient demographics The patient was a 17 year-old white female. She finished her senior high school recently waiting to join college. She is in a family of three but was living with her late uncle. Her uncle was shot dead after he was tortured during a robbery in their living apartment; an ordeal she agonizingly witnessed while she hid herself in the table-room two weeks ago. The patient has been uncharacteristically quiescent since then and lost touch with the rest and her normal activities. The patient does not have any other case of traumatic event. Presenting Problem The patient was hospitalized few days ago after consistently showing depressive and anxiety symptoms. She has exhibited dissociative symptoms such as psychic numbing depersonalization and loss of touch with the surroundings. Night dreams flashbacks is legally binding if it is against HIPAA regulations. The patient (or parents) must be involved in decision making to start the patient on any form of psychotherapy such as PE (post exposure) and other modalities. The counselor must always avoid doing any harm or risk of harming the patient and the main role of counseling should be to meet the original goal. For a male counselor there is a possibility to get attached to the client and thus he must maintain a professional relationship. References American Psychiatric Association. (2013) Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington DC: Author Wheeler K. (2014). Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse: A how-to guide for evidence-based practice. Springer Publishing Company (pp. 469–508). Bressert S. (2017). Acute Stress Disorder Symptoms. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 14 2018 from psychcentral.com Bryant R. A. & Harvey A. G. (2000). Acute stress disorder. Washington. [...]
Assignment 1: Practicum – Week 5 Journal Entry Learning Objectives Students will: Develop diagnoses for clients receiving psychotherapy* Evaluate the efficacy of therapeutic approaches for clients* Analyze legal and ethical implications of counseling clients with psychiatric disorders* * The Assignment related to this Learning Objective is introduced this week and submitted in Week 7. Select a client whom you observed or counseled that suffers from a disorder related to trauma. Then, address the following in your Practicum Journal: Describe the 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 this client. Explain whether any of the therapeutic approaches in this week’s Learning Resources would be effective with this client. Include expected outcomes based on these therapeutic approaches. Support your approach with evidence-based literature. Explain any legal and/or ethical implications related to counseling this client.