Walden University PMHNP PRAC 6665/6675 Clinical Skills List Target Patient Population: 40

Walden University PMHNP PRAC 6665/6675 Clinical Skills List

Target Patient Population: 40 children/adolescents and 40 adults/older adults

Desired Clinical Skills for Students to Achieve

Comprehensive psychiatric evaluation skills in:

Recognizing clinical signs and symptoms of psychiatric illness across the lifespan

Differentiating between pathophysiological and psychopathological conditions

Performing and interpreting a comprehensive and/or interval history and physical examination (including laboratory and diagnostic studies)

Performing and interpreting a mental status examination

Performing and interpreting a psychosocial assessment and family psychiatric history

Performing and interpreting a functional assessment (activities of daily living, occupational, social, leisure, educational).

Diagnostic reasoning skill in:

Developing and prioritizing a differential diagnoses list

Formulating diagnoses according to DSM 5-TR based on assessment data

Differentiating between normal/abnormal age-related physiological and psychological symptoms/changes

Pharmacotherapeutic skills in:

Selecting appropriate evidence based clinical practice guidelines for medication plan (e.g., risk/benefit, patient preference, developmental considerations, financial, the process of informed consent, symptom management)

Evaluating patient response and modify plan as necessary

Documenting (e.g., adverse reaction, the patient response, changes to the plan of care)

Psychotherapeutic Treatment Planning:

Recognizes concepts of therapeutic modalities across the lifespan

Selecting appropriate evidence based clinical practice guidelines for psychotherapeutic plan (e.g., risk/benefit, patient preference, developmental considerations, financial, the process of informed consent, symptom management, modality appropriate for situation)

Applies age appropriate psychotherapeutic counseling techniques with individuals and/or any caregivers

Develop an age appropriate individualized plan of care

Provide psychoeducation to individuals and/or any caregivers

Promote health and disease prevention techniques

Professional skills:

Maintains professional boundaries and therapeutic relationship with clients and staff

Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams to improve clinical practice in mental health settings

Identifies ethical and legal dilemmas with possible resolutions

Demonstrates non-judgmental practice approach and empathy

Practices within scope of practice

Demonstrate ability

Selecting and implementing appropriate screening instrument(s), interpreting results, and making recommendations and referrals

Demonstrates selecting the correct screening instrument appropriate for the clinical situation

Implements the screening instrument efficiently and effectively with the clients

Interprets results for screening instruments accurately

Develops an appropriate plan of care based upon screening instruments response

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