(Answered) Nurs 6640 week 5 Assignment: Practicum – Week 5 Journal Entry

Develop diagnoses for clients receiving psychotherapy*
 Evaluate the efficacy of therapeutic approaches for clients*
 Analyze legal and ethical implications of counseling clients with psychiatric disorders*
* The Assignment related to this Learning Objective is introduced this week and
submitted in Week 7.
Select a client whom you observed or counseled that suffers from a disorder related to
trauma. Then, address the following in your Practicum Journal:
 Describe the 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 this client.
 Explain whether any of the therapeutic approaches in this week’s Learning Resources
would be effective with this client. Include expected outcomes based on these
therapeutic approaches. Support your approach with evidence-based literature.
 Explain any legal and/or ethical implications related to counseling this client.
By Day 7 of Week 7
Submit your Assignment.


The Client

J.C a 45-year-old divorced African American male presents to the clinic with feelings of anxiousness and sleep problems for the past 7 weeks. J.C is a former U.S military veteran where he left due to his unmanaged alcohol abuse disorder. The patient states that he feels disturbed and is unable to sleep at night. No matter how hard he tries, he does not seem to succeed in getting over the traumatic experiences he had during the war in the Afghanistan war. Whenever he eventually falls asleep he is awoken by scary nightmares and flashbacks. Patient further states that he no longer functions well and he has had to leave his career job as a lawyer due to fatigue and heavy-headedness following lack of sleep. The patient is currently not under any medications and denies fever, chills, colds, and sweats.


Referencing the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), the patient presents symptoms of PTSD. This is attributed to the exposure to traumatic events during the war in Afghanistan. The PTSD symptoms presented by the patient, in this case, include anxiety…Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $10