REFLECTIVE JOURNAL ASSIGNMENT: Each journal should be focused on your clinical e

REFLECTIVE JOURNAL ASSIGNMENT:
Each journal should be focused on your clinical experience as it will be part of a professional portfolio
This formational reflective journal is in APA format, double-spaced, #12 font, answering each question in paragraph form
APA format with references and title page with students’ name, site, preceptor’s name, course, clinical instructor’s name
Part I: Pick ONE of the journal goals
To understand stimulant medications, monitoring and switching of medications for a ____________ (child, adult) client.
To understand the use of _______ (list a medication) for a patient with ______________ (list a specific sleep disorder).
To understand the interactions between marijuana and a patient’s current psychotropic medications.
To learn how to safely detox a patient with an addiction to _______.
To understand the cultural implications of psychotherapy when treating a patient from ______ (ethnic/cultural background).
To develop safe prescribing practices when working with a patient from ____________ (country).
To integrate the developmental theories of _______ (Freud, Mahler, Kohlberg, etc.) into a comprehensive plan of care.
To implement basic psychotherapeutic interventions working within the framework of _____________ (interpersonal theory, psychodynamic theory, REBT, EMDR, Supportive Psychotherapy, etc.) for a patient with ______ (diagnosis).
To learn basic issues of transference & countertransference in working with _________ (specific personality disorder or other diagnosis).
Part II: Writing the Journal Entry
1. After choosing ONE of the lettered goal/objectives listed above, prepare to use only that topic for the journal
2. Using the rubric, develop each section of the rubric (use headings to stay organized):
Goal/Learning Objective
Academic Resources
Culture Knowledge
Education
Challenges
Discuss in detail the points in the rubric with at least one paragraph or more, be specific and explain the reasoning behind your talking points.
3. APA format is expected (title page, double spaced, reference page, etc.)
Part III: Review the Paper
After submission of the paper, review the Turnitin score and the ETS, and correct areas of concern.
*See the rubric for more details on grading, below is a snippet of the rubric*
Goal/Learning Objective
After choosing one of the options in part one, answer all of the following questions in one paragraph, providing your thoughts and insight into this experience:
What was your goal/learning objective for this unit’s clinical experience?
How does this new information combined with prior knowledge and beliefs carry forward into your future practice?
Academic Resources
In one paragraph or more explain what academic sources did you read on this topic, and what were the notable findings? (These should be other than your course textbooks). Include any pertinent data important to this topic.
Cultural Knowledge
Discuss one of the questions below in one paragraph :
1. Name one specific cultural consideration that could impact the implementation of this knowledge, and explain how you would address it?
OR
2. For a specific patient seen in clinical, explain an aspect of the patient’s culture that would need to be addressed during the implementation of this knowledge. How would you address it?
Education
In one paragraph discuss how would you use the information that you have learned to educate a patient/appropriate family member who is uninformed on this topic?
Challenges
In one paragraph discuss what were the challenges you faced in integrating this information into the care of a patient you saw during this unit’s clinical experience?

Proper English, spelling, and the United States grammar are required. DOI number

Proper English, spelling, and the United States grammar are required. DOI numbers are required with all references. This is a first person narrative discussion post. Proper APA seventh edition citations are required.
All references must be less than five years old and in English. Answer each and all questions thoroughly.
Patient Centered Therapy
This week’s discussion is focused on Carl Rogers and his patient-centered approach to therapy. Consider the foundational aspects of this therapeutic modality, unconditional positive regard, as well as authentic and genuine presence. What aspects of this therapy modality are appealing to you or not appealing to you? Do you see any correlations between this therapy modality and the nursing care that you have provided for years?

For this assignment, you will present the topic to the rest of the class in the

For this assignment, you will present the topic to the rest of the class in the form of a PowerPoint poster. This is one slide, in the format of a poster. A second slide will be used for references only. Get creative!
You should have already picked your topic from the list of therapy modalities in Week 4 Activity 2: Individual Poster Presentation Topic Choice. No more than two people can reserve the same topic.
The presentation must include a brief background/overview of the topic and reference a minimum of two evidence-based articles used to provide treatment guidelines/recommendations.
My subject: Group Therapy

· Soderstrom, N., Kerr, T., & Bjork, R. (2015). The critical importance of

· Soderstrom, N., Kerr, T., & Bjork, R. (2015). The critical importance of retrieval–and spacing–for learning. Psychological Science, 27(2), 223 – 230. doi: 10.1177/0956797615617778
Article Summaries must be double spaced with 1” margins on all sides and written in size 12 Times New Roman font. A good Article Summary will typically be at least 2 pages long,
Write a summary of the article that includes the following information:
a. Identify the authors and title of the article you are summarizing
b. Summarize the author(s)’ hypotheses and purpose for the study
c. Describe the sample of participants in the study (number, age, gender, etc)
d. Describe the measures/materials used to conduct the study
e. Describe the procedure (how the study was conducted)
f. Describe the results/findings of the study (you do not need to cite statistics or provide the results in notation – instead focus on summarizing what was found).
g. Identify at least one limitation of the study and explain why it was a limitation
h. Identify at least one possible suggestion for future research in this area and explain why this would be a worthwhile direction for further exploration.

· Sherman, G. D., Haidt, J., & Coan, J. A. (2009). Viewing cute images inc

· Sherman, G. D., Haidt, J., & Coan, J. A. (2009). Viewing cute images increases behavioral carefulness. Emotion, 9(2), 282-286. doi:10.1037/a0014904
Article Summaries must be double spaced with 1” margins on all sides and written in size 12 Times New Roman font. A good Article Summary will typically be at least 2 pages long and no qoutes
Write a summary of the article that includes the following information:
a. Identify the authors and title of the article you are summarizing
b. Summarize the author(s)’ hypotheses and purpose for the study
c. Describe the sample of participants in the study (number, age, gender, etc)
d. Describe the measures/materials used to conduct the study
e. Describe the procedure (how the study was conducted)
f. Describe the results/findings of the study (you do not need to cite statistics or provide the results in notation – instead focus on summarizing what was found).
g. Identify at least one limitation of the study and explain why it was a limitation
h. Identify at least one possible suggestion for future research in this area and explain why this would be a worthwhile direction for further exploration.

** please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria.

It is anticipated that the initial discussion post should be in the range of 250-300 words.
**Neurocognitive disorders are characterized in children by a clinically significant deviation in normal cognitive development, some of the children get neurological disorders through their genes by parents or could be through gene mutations and this affects the development of the brain and the nervous system of the child.
** Discuss intellectual disability and communication disorders in children and adolescents.
**Define how you would progress with a comprehensive assessment of a child suspected of having any of this disorder.
**Support your statements with a minimum of 2 scholarly articles.
**Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis and include peer-reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position.
** Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with in-text citations and corresponding references in APA format.
** Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria.

***ALL SOURCES WILL BE PROVIDED*** In this 5-7 page paper I’d like you to descri

***ALL SOURCES WILL BE PROVIDED***
In this 5-7 page paper I’d like you to describe your own developing theoretical approach to counseling/psychotherapy, making reference to at least two of the theories we have studied in class. Since you are at an early point in your professional career, you don’t need to have all the details worked out or to be at all sure about your orientation, but after going through the material in this course, how has your thinking about therapy evolved so far?
One metaphor that you may find useful in this process comes from Jeffrey Kottler (2002): if you think of choosing a theory that fits you as if you were selecting an outfit to wear, do not feel that you need to be restricted to what’s on the rack (i.e. the theories as presented in the text). Most likely, you will want to at least make some alterations for a better fit­– or maybe even develop a custom made model. Your textbook (pp. 367-371) discusses common pathways to developing an integrative therapy model, which you may find helpful. Also, two research-based articles by Rihacek and his colleagues (see under Assignment 5 => Recommended Readings) explore how actual counselors/therapists develop their personal approaches
To get your thinking started, here are some questions to ask yourself, also from Kottler (2002):
What are your personal strengths, and what theories fit them best?
What are your beliefs about how change takes place? e.g., brief or long-term, importance of the past, relative responsibility of client & therapist, focus on feelings/thought/behaviors?
In what setting and with whom will you be working?
Which approaches most attract you, or most “speak to you?”
How might you personalize the theory you select, and might you add aspects of a few other theories?
Also, if you’re interested in reading some interesting reflections on the usefulness and dangers of psychotherapy theories, see Karasu (2001), under Assignment 5 => Recommended Readings.
Here are some guidelines for what to include in your paper (they don’t necessarily have to be in this order):
1. Some discussion of the sources of your approach, both personal and intellectual, e.g., from your answers to the above questions. If you’re interested, an article by Riebel (1982), under Assignment 5 => Recommended Readings, gives some intriguing examples of how personal histories are reflected in theories of therapy. Discuss your approach in the context of your experience so far as a counselor/therapist– that is, how is your work so far reflected in your own theory? Also, how might you use your knowledge of your own characteristics in the process of helping clients?
2. Your basic philosophy and view of human nature. This can include ideas about how personality develops, and your understanding of the sources of problems.
3. What are the goals and focus of therapy? What do you expect will change in the client over the course of therapy? Be specific about what you target as the focus of your work (e.g., feelings, behaviors, specific kinds of thoughts, etc.).
What is your role as therapist? For example, how much structure do you provide; how much flexibility in the therapist’s role; how much responsibility does the therapist take? Does your role change over time as therapy unfolds? You might think of a basic metaphor for your role, such as teacher, coach, guru, wise older sibling, stage manager, etc. Correspondingly, what does the client do in therapy?
5. Discuss the nature of the therapy relationship, and its importance in your approach. Again, does it change as therapy progresses?
6. What techniques or procedures are you likely to use in your work? Would they be different at different points in the process? Give specific short examples of a few clients, describing briefly the goals for that client or the basic interventions you might use.
7. Applications of your model: How would you modify your approach based on client presenting concerns? How would your approach take account of gender, cultural or other differences? Are there kinds of people or issues it would work best with? Is it primarily short- or long-term, and does it involve group or family work?
SINCE THIS IS NOT A LONG PAPER, I WOULD PRIORITIZE SECTIONS 1, 5, 6 AND 7 ABOVE, and include as much of the other sections as you can include.
You should have at least 2 references other than textbooks. Good sources for each approach can be found in the Optional Explorations section for the appropriate week, or search in the PSYCInfo database.
Also in MyLesley, see Assignment 5 => References for Theoretical Integration for articles on actual integrative models using different theories as components. And see Assignment 5 => Sample Theoretical Integration Papers for samples. However, these are longer than I am asking you to write this semester.
Papers must be typed or word-processed, double-spaced, and use APA reference format.
Be sure to keep a copy of all written work that you turn in.
Assignments are due on time; without prior consent of the instructor, grades will be lowered for late papers.

nstructions Instructions Watch the following videos Myths Surrounding Borderline

nstructions
Instructions
Watch the following videos
Myths Surrounding Borderline Personality Disorder 4 min
Amanda Wang My First Breakdown 6 min
Rethinking BPD 8 min
Complete a One-Minute Paper answering the following questions; 1) What stands out as the most useful information you learned watching these videos? 2) What interesting question remains unanswered for you after watching these videos? Answers should be thoughtful and substantive (do not simply state, great video!). Aim for approx. 500 words. APA not required but be mindful for accurate spelling and grammar.

· Describe situation during your clinical orientation as a psychiatrist nu

· Describe situation
during your clinical orientation as a psychiatrist nurse practitioner, in
detail, when you became emotionally charged during this semester. (Who was it,
when did it happen, what happened, what caused it to happen, where did it
happen, how did it happen)
“Just make up a story
that has to do with an mental health crisis in a child”.
· What feelings,
prejudices and biases did you experience during your clinical experience?
· How did you manage
these anxieties, feelings, prejudices and biases?
· What assumptions did
you make about children or families with mental illness?
· What awareness did
you develop during your clinical experience?
· Describe how you
changed as a result of your clinical experience?
· Describe how will
this clinical situation impact on your advanced nursing practice?