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Assgn 4 – WK4 (G)

Assgn 4 – WK4 (G)

Practicum – Assessing Client Families
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. (SEE ATTACHED VIDEO TRANSCRIPT)
· 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).
N:B. (1)PLEASE THIS ASSIGNMENT HAS 2 PARTS, AND I HAVE ATTACHED A SAMPLE OF THE ASSIGNMENT, BUT THE SAMPLE TALKS ONLY ABOUT HERNANDEZ, BUT THIS ASSIGNMENT IS FOCUS ON HERNANDEZ FAMILY.
(2). HERNANDEZ FAMILY GENOGRAM VIDEO TRANSCRIPT IS ATTACHED INCASE YOU CAN NOT VIEW THE VIDEO
Learning Resources
Required Readings
Nichols, M. (2014). The essentials of family therapy (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.
Chapter 8, “Experiential Family Therapy” (pp. 129–147)
Chapter 13, “Narrative Therapy” (pp. 243–258)
Wheeler, K. (Ed.). (2014). Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse: A how-to guide for evidence-based practice. New York, NY: Springer.
“Genograms” pp. 137-142
Cohn, A. S. (2014). Romeo and Julius: A narrative therapy intervention for sexual-minority couples. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 25(1), 73–77. doi:10.1080/08975353.2014.881696
Escudero, V., Boogmans, E., Loots, G., & Friedlander, M. L. (2012). Alliance rupture and repair in conjoint family therapy: An exploratory study. Psychotherapy, 49(1), 26–37. doi:10.1037/a0026747
Freedman, J. (2014). Witnessing and positioning: Structuring narrative therapy with families and couples. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 35(1), 20–30. doi:10.1002/anzf.1043
Phipps, W. D., & Vorster, C. (2011). Narrative therapy: A return to the intrapsychic perspective. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 22(2), 128–147. doi:10.1080/08975353.2011.578036
Saltzman, W. R., Pynoos, R. S., Lester, P., Layne, C. M., & Beardslee, W. R. (2013). Enhancing family resilience through family narrative co-construction. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 16(3), 294–310. doi:10.1007/s10567-013-0142-2
Required Media
Governors State University (Producer). (2009). Emotionally focused couples therapy [Video file]. Chicago, IL: Author.
Laureate Education (Producer). (2013b). Hernandez family genogram [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author. (SEE ATTACHED VIDEO TRANSCRIPT)
Psychotherapy.net (Producer). (1998). Narrative family therapy [Video file]. San Francisco, CA: Author.

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