Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation

 Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation And Patient Case Presentation

Walden University PMHNP PRAC 6635 Clinical Skills List
Target Patient Population: Across the Lifespan
Clinical Skills for Students to Achieve Comprehensive psychiatric evaluation skills in:
• Recognizing clinical signs and symptoms of psychiatric illness • 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:
• Demonstrate knowledge of psychopathology of mental illnesses through discussion for different age groups and mental illnesses
• Developing and prioritizing a differential diagnoses list • Formulating diagnoses according to DSM 5 based on assessment data • Differentiating between normal/abnormal age-related physiological and psychological
symptoms/changes Psychotherapeutic Treatment Planning:
• Provide psychoeducation to individuals and/or caregivers • Promote health and disease prevention techniques
Self Assessment skill: • Develop SMART goals for practicum experiences • Evaluating outcomes of practicum goals and modify plan as necessary • Documenting and reflecting on learning experiences
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
Selecting and implementing appropriate screening instrument(s) and interpreting results • 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
Walden University PMHNP PRAC 6635 Clinical Skills List
Documentation of Completed Competency/Clinical Skill
Competency/Clinical Skill

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