NURS6650 week 3

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Assignment 1: Practicum – Assessing Client Families

Learning Objectives

Students will:

· Assess client families presenting for psychotherapy

· Develop genograms for client families presenting for psychotherapy

To prepare:

· Select a client family that you have observed or counseled at your practicum site.

· Review pages 137–142 of Wheeler (2014) and the Hernandez Family Genogram video in this week’s Learning Resources.

· Reflect on elements of writing a comprehensive client assessment and creating a genogram for the client you selected.

The Assignment

Part 1: Comprehensive Client Family Assessment

Create a comprehensive client assessment for your selected client family that addresses (without violating HIPAA regulations) the following:

· Demographic information

· Presenting problem

· History or present illness

· Past psychiatric history

· Medical history

· Substance use history

· Developmental history

· Family psychiatric history

· Psychosocial history

· History of abuse and/or trauma

· Review of systems

· Physical assessment

· Mental status exam

· Differential diagnosis

· Case formulation

· Treatment plan

Part 2: Family Genogram

Develop a genogram for the client family you selected. The genogram should extend back at least three generations (parents, grandparents, and great grandparents).