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Assignment 1: Practicum – Week 8 Journal Entry

Learning Objectives

Students will:

· Develop effective documentation skills for group therapy sessions *

· Develop diagnoses for clients receiving group psychotherapy *

· Evaluate the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy for groups *

· Analyze legal and ethical implications of counseling clients with psychiatric disorders *

Select two clients you observed or counseled this week during a group therapy session. Note: The two clients you select must have attended the same group session.

Then, in your Practicum Journal, address the following:

· Using the Group Therapy Progress Note in this week’s Learning Resources, document the group session (see attachment).

· Describe each client (without violating HIPAA regulations), and identify any pertinent history or medical information, including prescribed medications.

· Using the DSM-5, explain and justify your diagnosis for each client. (very important to use 

· Explain whether cognitive behavioral therapy would be effective with this group. Include expected outcomes based on this therapeutic approach.

· Explain any legal and/or ethical implications related to counseling each client.

· Support your approach with evidence-based literature.

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