PMHNP PRAC 6645 Clinical Skills Self Assessment

PMHNP PRAC 6645 Clinical Skills Self Assessment

PMHNP PRAC 6645 Clinical Skills 

Self-Assessment Form

Desired Clinical Skills for Students to Achieve Confident (Can complete independently) Mostly confident (Can complete with supervision) Beginning (Have performed with supervision or need supervision to feel confident) New (Have never performed or does not apply)
Comprehensive psychiatric evaluation skills in: 

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Recognizing clinical signs and symptoms of psychiatric illness across the lifespan ü
Differentiating between pathophysiological and psychopathological conditions ü
Performing and interpreting a comprehensive and/or interval history and physical examination (including laboratory and diagnostic studies) ü
Performing and interpreting a mental status examination ü
Performing and interpreting a psychosocial assessment and family psychiatric history ü
Performing and interpreting a functional assessment (activities of daily living, occupational, social, leisure, educational). ü

Diagnostic reasoning skill in: PMHNP PRAC 6645 Clinical Skills Self Assessment

Developing and prioritizing a differential diagnoses list ü
Formulating diagnoses according to DSM 5 based on assessment data ü
Differentiating between normal/abnormal age-related physiological and psychological symptoms/changes ü

Pharmacotherapeutic skills in:

Selecting appropriate evidence based clinical practice guidelines for medication plan (e.g., risk/benefit, patient preference, developmental considerations, financial, the process of informed consent, symptom management) ü
Evaluating patient response and modify plan as necessary ü
Documenting (e.g., adverse reaction, the patient response, changes to the plan of care) ü

Psychotherapeutic Treatment Planning:

Recognizes concepts of therapeutic modalities across the lifespan ü
Selecting appropriate evidence based clinical practice guidelines for psychotherapeutic plan (e.g., risk/benefit, patient preference, developmental considerations, financial, the process of informed consent, symptom management, modality appropriate for situation) ü
Applies age-appropriate psychotherapeutic counseling techniques with individuals, families, and/or groups ü
Develop an age-appropriate individualized plan of care ü
Provide psychoeducation to individuals, family, and/or groups ü
Promote health and disease prevention techniques ü

Self-Assessment skills:

Develop SMART goals for practicum experiences ü
Evaluating outcomes of practicum goals and modify plan as necessary ü
Documenting and reflecting on learning experiences ü

Professional skills:

Maintains professional boundaries and therapeutic relationship with clients and staff ü
Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams to improve clinical practice in mental health settings ü
Identifies ethical and legal dilemmas with possible resolutions ü
Demonstrates non-judgmental practice approach and empathy ü
Practices within scope of practice ü

Selecting and implementing appropriate screening instrument(s), interpreting results, and making recommendations and referrals:

Demonstrates selecting the correct screening instrument appropriate for the clinical situation ü
Implements the screening instrument efficiently and effectively with the clients ü
Interprets results for screening instruments accurately ü
Develops an appropriate plan of care based upon screening instruments response ü
Identifies the need to refer to another specialty provider when applicable ü
Accurately documents recommendations for psychiatric consultations when applicable ü

Summary of strengths: PMHNP PRAC 6645 Clinical Skills Self Assessment

I believe that my major strengths fall onto the category of formulating diagnoses according to DSM 5 based on assessment data and the therapeutic relationship maintenance . I have years of experience in Acute Psych settings during which I was able to assess a wide range of factors affecting a patient’s mental health and behaviors. Because of my work experience and previous academic theoretical learning, I consider my skills in Comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and  Professional skills as my biggest strengths because I am excellent at talking with people, working in multidisciplinary treatment teams, and collaborating on varieties of psychiatric patients.

 

Opportunities for growth:

I am glad that I have this great opportunity during my practicum to enquire more knowledge and to master my:

·       Pharmacotherapeutic skills

·       Psychotherapeutic Treatment Planning

·       Implementing appropriate screening instrument(s) and making recommendations and referrals.

 

 

 

Now, write three to four (3–4) possible goals and objectives for this practicum experience. Ensure that they follow the SMART Strategy, as described in the Learning Resources.

1.       Goal: By the end of this Practicum experience I want to increase my knowledge related to  various classes of psychotropic medications, their ways of action, and possible associated side-effects.  I will improve my Pharmacotherapeutic skills  by:

a.       Objective: Selecting appropriate evidence based clinical practice guidelines for medication plan (e.g., risk/benefit, patient preference, developmental considerations, financial, the process of informed consent, symptom management)

b.      Objective: Evaluating patient response and modify plan as necessary.

c.       Objective:   Documenting (e.g., adverse reaction, the patient response, changes to the plan of care).

2.       Goal: : I want to feel confident at implementing various psychiatric screening instruments efficiently and making recommendations and referrals effectively by the end of this practicum rotation by:

a.       Objective: interpreting results for screening instruments accurately

b.      Objective: making recommendations and referrals based on the screening instruments response

c.       Objective: developing an appropriate plan of care based upon screening instruments response

 

3.       Goal: By the end of this practicum experience I want to be able to develop Psychotherapeutic Treatment Plan by:

a.       Objective: Selecting appropriate evidence based clinical practice guidelines for psychotherapeutic plan (e.g., risk/benefit, patient preference, developmental considerations, financial, the process of informed consent, symptom management, modality appropriate for situation)

b.      Objective: Applying age-appropriate psychotherapeutic counseling techniques with individuals, families, and groups

c.       Objective: Developing an age-appropriate individualized plan of care

 

4.       Goal: : By the end of this Practicum experience I will improve my Comprehensive psychiatric evaluation skills by:

a.       Objective: Differentiating between pathophysiological and psychopathological conditions

b.      Objective: Performing and interpreting a comprehensive and/or interval history and physical examination (including laboratory and diagnostic studies)

c.       Objective: Differentiating between normal/abnormal age-related physiological and           psychological symptoms/changes

 

 

Date: 09/04/

Course/Section: PRAC-6645-54-Psychotherapy with Multiple Modalities Practicum