Behavior Clinical Practicum I: Care of the Adult and the Older Adult and Family

This course will provide the student with an opportunity to evaluate and apply evidence‐based approaches of health promotion, diagnosis and management of psychiatric illness. Theoretical based treatment strategies based on evidence-based research will be analyzed and applied to clinical case studies. Theoretical models and research findings pertinent to neuroscience, psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy will be examined regarding care of adults and older adults and their families. Interventions for the care of adults and older adults and their family will be evaluated. A review of evidence‐based knowledge needed for assessing, diagnosing, and treatment planning among adults and older adults and their family systems from culturally diverse backgrounds are addressed. Implications of ethical, legal issues, and health policy relative advanced practice psychiatric nursing in the care and treatment of adults and older adults will be reviewed. Clinical supervision is a component of this course and requires a minimum of 2 hour per week. This course has intensive supervision with instructor and student on a 1:1 bases to review therapeutic modalities in the clinical setting on a weekly bases. This intensive supervision is required in psychiatric and mental health practicums due to the vulnerability of the population.