Indiv Psychotherapy Practicum

Course Description

Learner applies theories and principles of psychotherapy learned in MNP688A. Assesses motivation and readiness for treatment. Applies various theories of behavior patterns, belief systems, therapeutic relationship strategies based on evidence to reduce emotional stress, facilitate cognitive and behavior change, and foster growth. Required 90 preceptored/field experience clinical hours. MNP688A and MNP688B are taken concurrently. Grading is S/U only.

Learning Outcomes

  • Illustrate learning and teaching principles in the design, implementation and evaluation of health education programs for groups and families in a variety of settings.
  • Integrate theory, evidence, clinical judgment, research, and interprofessional perspectives using translational processes to improve advanced behavioral health nursing practice and associated health outcomes for patient aggregates.
  • Use information and communication technologies, resources, and principles of learning to teach patients and others with behavioral health issues.
  • Create professional boundaries to preserve the integrity of the psychotherapeutic process.
  • Employ principles of self-efficacy/empowerment and other self-management theories in promoting relationship development and behavior change.



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