Practicum Experience Plan

Revisit the goals and objectives from your Practicum Experience Plan. See below for goals and objectives.


1. Explain the degree to which you achieved each during the practicum experience.


2. Reflect on the 3 most challenging patients you encountered during the practicum experience. What was most challenging about each?


3. What did you learn from this experience?


4. What resources were available?


5. What evidence-based practice did you use for the patients?


6. What would you do differently?


7. How are you managing patient flow and volume?  How can you apply your growing skillset to be a social change agent within your community?


Goals and objectives from the Practicum Experience Plan

Objective 1: Improve my skills in performing comprehensive history, and psychosocial assessment including functional assessment on patients.


Planned Activities: identification of potential mental and behavioral disorders


PRAC Course Outcome(s) Addressed:


· Continue with comprehensive mental assessment on all patient encounters

· interprets results of mental status exam, be comfortable in asking open ended questions with patients why maintaining eye contact and professionalism and be non-judgmental


Objective 2: Brush up selection of Pharmacotherapeutic skills with patients.


Planned Activities: use evidence based clinical practice guidelines for selecting appropriate medication for individualized mental health disorders and use my preceptor as a guide

PRAC Course Outcome(s) Addressed:


· Educate patient regarding their diagnosis and medication regimen effectiveness

· Inform patients about potential side effects and dietary awareness or restrictions

· Schedule follow up laboratory work up needed for specific medications


Objective 3: Develop good diagnostic reasoning and selecting appropriate differential diagnosis



Planned Activities: Appertain advanced assessment skills with psychiatric differential diagnosis.


PRAC Course Outcome(s) Addressed:


· prioritize the correct diagnosis through assessment and using evidence-based practice guidelines such as the DSM-V.

· order vital laboratory tests in developing the right differential diagnosis.

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