Assignment 2: practicum – week 10 journal entry


Select two clients you observed or counseled this week during a group therapy session for children and adolescents. Note: The two clients you select must have attended the same group session. If you select the same group you selected for the Week 8 or Week 9 Journal Entries, you must select different clients.



SECOND CLIENT 17 YEARS CAUCASIAN MALE : MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER (MDD) AND ATTENTION -DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER(ADHD): Medications: Abilify 20mg at night, Ativan 2mg as needed(Aggression), Prozasin 2mg for sleep. Depakote 500mg twice daily, Effexor 150mg daily.

Then, address in your Practicum Journal the following:.

  • 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.
  • Explain any legal and/or ethical implications related to counseling each client.
  • Support your approach with evidence-based literature.



Quality of Work Submitted:

The extent of which work meets the assignned criteria and work reflects graduate level critical and analytic thinking.–

Excellent (90-100) 27 (27%) – 30 (30%)Good (80-89) 24 (24%) – 26 (26%)Fair (70-79) 21 (21%) – 23 (23%)Poor (0-69) 0 (0%) – 20 (20%)

Quality of Work Submitted: The purpose of the paper is clear.–

Excellent (90-100) 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)Good (80-89) 4 (4%) – 4 (4%)Fair (70-79) 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)Poor (0-69) 0 (0%) – 3 (3%)

Assimilation and Synthesis of Ideas: The extent to which the work reflects the student’s ability to:

Understand and interpret the assignment’s key concepts.–

Excellent (90-100) 9 (9%) – 10 (10%)Good (80-89) 8 (8%) – 8 (8%)Fair (70-79) 7 (7%) – 7 (7%)Poor (0-69) 0 (0%) – 6 (6%)

Assimilation and Synthesis of Ideas: The extent to which the work reflects the student’s ability to:

Apply and integrate material in course resources (i.e. video, required readings, and textbook) and credible outside resources.–

Excellent (90-100) 18 (18%) – 20 (20%)Good (80-89) 16 (16%) – 17 (17%)Fair (70-79) 14 (14%) – 15 (15%)Poor (0-69) 0 (0%) – 13 (13%)

Assimilation and Synthesis of Ideas: The extent to which the work reflects the student’s ability to:

Synthesize (combines various components or different ideas into a new whole) material in course resources (i.e. video, required readings, textbook) and outside, credible resources by comparing different points of view and highlighting similarities, differences, and connections.–

Excellent (90-100) 18 (18%) – 20 (20%)Good (80-89) 16 (16%) – 17 (17%)Fair (70-79) 14 (14%) – 15 (15%)Poor (0-69) 0 (0%) – 13 (13%)

Written Expression and Formatting
Paragraph and Sentence Structure: Paragraphs make clear points that support well developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are clearly structured and carefully focused–neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance.–

Excellent (90-100) 8 (8%) – 8 (8%)Good (80-89) 7 (7%) – 7 (7%)Fair (70-79) 6 (6%) – 6 (6%)Poor (0-69) 0 (0%) – 5 (5%)

Written Expression and Formatting
English writing standards: Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation–

Excellent (90-100) 7 (7%) – 7 (7%)Good (80-89) 6 (6%) – 6 (6%)Fair (70-79) 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)Poor (0-69) 0 (0%) – 4 (4%) 

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