Analyze nursing and counseling theories to guide practice in psychotherapy

WK4, Assignment 2: Practicum Week 1 Journal Entry
As a future advanced practice nurse, it is important that you are able to connect your classroom experience to your practicum experience. By applying the concepts you study in the classroom to clinical settings, you enhance your professional competency. Each week, you complete an Assignment that prompts you to reflect on your practicum experiences and relate them to the material presented in the classroom. This week, you begin documenting your practicum experiences in your Practicum Journal.
Note: Be sure to use the Practicum Journal Template, located in this weeks Learning Resources.
Learning Objectives
Students will:
Summarize goals and objectives for personal practicum experiences*
Produce timelines for practicum activities** The Assignment related to this Learning Objective is introduced this week and submitted in Week 3.In preparation for this courses practicum experience, address the following in your Practicum Journal:
1: Select one nursing theory and one counseling theory to best guide your practice in psychotherapy.
Note: For guidance on nursing and counseling theories, refer to this weeks Learning Resources.2:Explain why you selected these theories. Support your approach with evidence-based literature.
3: Develop at least three goals and at least three objectives for the practicum experience in this course.
4: Create a timeline of practicum activities based on your practicum requirements.
.Required Readings
Wheeler, K. (Ed.). (2014). Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse: A how-to guide for evidence-based practice. New York, NY: Springer.
Chapter 11, Group Therapy (pp. 407428)
Nichols, M. (2014). The essentials of family therapy (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.
Chapter 1, The Foundations of Family Therapy (pp. 16)
Chapter 2, The Evolution of Family Therapy (pp. 728)Breeskin, J. (2011). Procedures and guidelines for group therapy. The Group Psychologist, 21(1). Retrieved from, I. S., Pollock, K., & Westermeyer, J. J. (2011). The diminishing role of psychiatry in group psychotherapy: A commentary and recommendations for change. Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience, 8(11), 2023. Retrieved from
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.
Koukourikos, K., & Pasmatzi, E. (2014). Group therapy in psychotic inpatients. Health Science Journal, 8(3), 400408. Retrieved from
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.
Lego, S. (1998). The application of Peplau’s theory to group psychotherapy. Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 5(3), 193196. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2850.1998.00129.x
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.McClanahan, K. K. (2014). Can confidentiality be maintained in group therapy? Retrieved from Department of Health & Human Services. (2014). HIPAA privacy rule and sharing information related to mental health. Retrieved from