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PRAC 6531 Clinical Skills
Self-Assessment Form
Desired Clinical Skills for
Students to Achieve
Condent (Can
complete
independently)
Mostly
condent (Can
complete with
supervision)
Beginning (Have
performed with
supervision or
needs
supervision to
feel condent)
New (Have
never
performed or
does not apply)
Comprehensive psychiatric evaluaon skills in:
Recognizing clinical signs
and symptoms of
psychiatric illness across
the lifespan
X
Dieren a ng between
pathophysiological and
psychopathological
condi ons
X
Performing and
interpre ng a
comprehensive and/or
interval history and
physical examina on
(including laboratory and
diagnos c studies)
X
Performing and
interpre ng a mental
status examina on
X
Performing and
interpre ng a psychosocial
assessment and family
psychiatric history
X
Performing and
interpre ng a func onal
assessment (ac vi es of
daily living, occupa onal,
social, leisure,
educa onal).
X
Diagnosc reasoning skill in:
Developing and priori zing
a dieren al diagnoses list X
Formula ng diagnoses
according to DSM 5 based
on assessment data
X
Dieren a ng between
normal/abnormal age-
X
related physiological and
psychological
symptoms/changes
Pharmacotherapeuc skills in:
Selec ng appropriate
evidence based clinical
prac ce guidelines for
medica on plan (e.g.,
risk/benet, pa ent
preference, developmental
considera ons, nancial,
the process of informed
consent, symptom
management)
X
Evalua ng pa ent
response and modify plan
as necessary
X
Documen ng (e.g., adverse
reac on, the pa ent
response, changes to the
plan of care)
X
Psychotherapeuc Treatment Planning:
Recognizes concepts of
therapeu c modali es
across the lifespan
X
Selec ng appropriate
evidence based clinical
prac ce guidelines for
psychotherapeu c plan
(e.g., risk/benet, pa ent
preference, developmental
considera ons, nancial,
the process of informed
consent, symptom
management, modality
appropriate for situa on)
X
Applies age appropriate
psychotherapeu c
counseling techniques with
individuals and/or any
caregivers
X
Develop an age
appropriate individualized
plan of care
X
Provide psychoeduca on
to individuals and/or any
caregivers
X
Promote health and
disease preven on
techniques
X
Self-assessment skill:
Develop SMART goals for
prac cum experiences
X
Evalua ng outcomes of
prac cum goals and modify
plan as necessary
X
Documen ng and
re1ec ng on learning
experiences
X
Professional skills:
Maintains professional
boundaries and
therapeu c rela onship
with clients and sta
X
Collaborate with mul -
disciplinary teams to
improve clinical prac ce in
mental health se2ngs
X
Iden es ethical and legal
dilemmas with possible
resolu ons
X
Demonstrates non-
judgmental prac ce
approach and empathy
X
Prac ces within scope of
prac ce X
Selecng and implemenng appropriate screening instrument(s), interpreng results, and making
recommendaons and referrals:
Demonstrates selec ng the
correct screening
instrument appropriate for
the clinical situa on
X
Implements the screening
instrument e5ciently and
eec vely with the clients
X
Interprets results for
screening instruments
accurately
X
Develops an appropriate
plan of care based upon
screening instruments
response
X
Iden es the need to refer
to another specialty
provider when applicable X
Accurately documents
recommenda ons for
psychiatric consulta ons
when applicable
X
Summary of strengths:
I'm comfortable doing evalua ons, documen ng and recognizing the evident indica ons of
psychological problems, and separa ng a dieren al diagnosis depending on the client's
symptoms. I use my knowledge I gain theore cally from class to treat my pa ents for be7er
health outcome. Based on my work from the previous semester, I am knowledgeable and
procient with applying the DSM-5 to obtain a precise diagnosis for a client. I am also
condent in my ability to conduct and interpret a func onal assessment for a client. My
experience working as a nurse has enhanced my professional skills like maintaining medical
and therapeu c rela onships with my clients and applying evidence based treatment in my
clinical prac ce.
Opportunies for growth:
I need to improve my knowledge of how to choose the right prescrip on for a client based on
their symptoms, clinical diagnosis, and prac ce guidelines, emphasizing the risks/benets,
side eects, and cost aspects of the medica on. I also need to assess the client's response to
drugs and iden fy whether the medica on needs to be increased in dose or switched to a
new prescrip on or class of meds en rely. I want to improve my ability to use diagnos c
tools and evaluate data, as I haven't done much with them before this semester.
Now, write three to four (3–4) possible goals and objecves for this praccum experience. Ensure that
they follow the SMART Strategy, as described in the Learning Resources.
1. Goal: By the end of the semester, you should be able to determine the right medicine
and dosage based on the client's symptoms and diagnosis and how to change the
medica on regimen if it fails to relieve the client's symptoms.
2. a. Goal: Each week, I work with my preceptor to nd the most appropriate medica on
using the best evidence-based prac ce.
3. b. Objec ve: Each week, evaluate the prescribed medica ons of clients seen in my
clinical rota on to determine the e5cacy of drugs prescribed based on follow-up
appointments using Stahl's Prescriber's Guide.
4. c. Objec ve: Each week, evaluate the prescribed medica ons of clients seen in my
clinical rota on to determine the e5cacy of medicines prescribed based on follow-up
appointments using Stahl's Prescriber's Guide.
5. Goal: By the end of week six of this program, you will be able to use diagnos c
scales/tools to help you determine an acceptable diagnosis for children, adolescents,
and adults.
a. Goal: Work with my preceptor each week on the techniques he u lizes to help him
determine an appropriate diagnosis for the people he sees during my clinical rota on.
b. Goal: Once a week, I will research the most eec ve diagnos c tools/scales u lized
in clinical prac ce to determine the adult client's diagnosis.
c. Goal: During this course, I will review one day per week the tools/scales that are
specically intended for children and adolescents un l I am condent in using them in
clinical prac ce.
6. Goal: By comple ng this course, you will be able to establish the most appropriate
diagnosis and treatment plan for a child who appears for evalua on based on the
child's presen ng signs and symptoms.
a. Goal: collaborate with my preceptor to establish the most suitable assessment
tools to u lize when determining the perfect diagnosis for my clients
b. Objec ve: Review the tools used for mental health disorders diagnosis once every
week.
c. Goal: Review childhood mental challenges every week by use of approved evidence
based methods.
7. Goal: By week 11 of this course, you will have determined the most appropriate
treatment plan based on the client's assessment who presents with psychological
di5cul es.
a. Goal: Work with my preceptor each week to assess whether a client will benet
from psychotherapy alone or if the medicine should be given to help them overcome
their issues.
b. Objec ve:
c. Objec ve: Use the course materials to familiarize yourself with how to develop an
appropriate treatment plan based on the client's signs/symptoms and disease
severity, reevaluate the client during follow-up, and adjust the schedule.
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