Please review the complete instructions and use the attached template to complete the assignment.

Assignment 2: Clinical Skills Self-Assessment

Before embarking on any professional or academic activity, it is important to understand the background, knowledge, and experience you bring to it. You might ask yourself, “What do I 
already know? What do I 
need to know? And what do I 
want to know?” This critical self-reflection is especially important for developing clinical skills such as those for advanced practice nursing.

The PMHNP Clinical Skills List and PMHNP Clinical Skills Self-Assessment Form provided in the Learning Resources can be used to celebrate your progress throughout your practicum and identify skills gaps. The skills list covers all necessary skills you should demonstrate during your practicum experiences.


To Prepare

· Download the PMHNP Clinical Skills Self-Assessment Form to complete this Assignment. (See attached Word Document)

· For this Assignment (just as you did in PRAC 6645), you assess where you are now in your clinical skill development and make plans for this practicum. Specifically, you will identify strengths and opportunities for improvement regarding the required practicum skills. In this practicum experience, when developing your goals and objectives, be sure to keep assessment and diagnostic reasoning in mind. As you complete your self-assessment this week, you may wish to look back over your self-assessments from prior practicums to reflect on your growth. The assessment should look better and show progress from previous course and the goals need to be different.

Please review the Clinical Skill Self-Assessment done for previous course.

(Attached PDF document- WK1Assgn2_Cordova Lopez_A).


Instructions

Use the PMHNP Clinical Skills Self-Assessment Form (attached Word document) to complete the following:

· Rate yourself according to your confidence level performing the skills identified in the Clinical Skills Self-Assessment Form. 

 

· Based on your ratings, summarize your strengths and opportunities for improvement.   

·
Based on your self-assessment and theory of nursing practice, develop three to four (3–4) measurable goals and objectives for this practicum experience. Include them on the designated area of the form.



PRAC 6665/6675 Clinical Skills 


Self-Assessment Form

Desired Clinical Skills for Students to Achieve

Confident (Can complete independently)

Mostly confident (Can complete with supervision)

Beginning (Have performed with supervision or needs supervision to feel confident)

New (Have never performed or does not apply)

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 modif

Assignment 2: Clinical Skills Self-Assessment

Ariel Cordova Lopez

Walden University

PRAC 6645: Psychotherapy with Multiple Modalities Practicum

Dr. Suhad Sadik

June 4, 2022

PMHNP PRAC 6645 Clinical Skills

Self-Assessment Form

Desired Clinical Skills

for Students to Achieve

Confident

(Can complete

independently)

Mostly

confident (Can

complete with

supervision)

Beginning

(Have

performed with

supervision or

need

supervision to

feel confident)

New (Have

never

performed or

does not apply)

Comprehensive psychiatric evaluation skills in:

Recognizing clinical

signs and symptoms of

psychiatric illness across

the lifespan

Mostly

confident

Differentiating between

pathophysiological and

psychopathological

conditions

Mostly

confident

Performing and

interpreting a

comprehensive and/or

interval history and

physical examination

(including laboratory and

diagnostic studies)

Mostly

confident

Performing and

interpreting a mental

status examination

Mostly

confident

Performing and

interpreting a

psychosocial assessment

and family psychiatric

history

Beginning

Performing and

interpreting a functional

assessment (activities of

daily living,

occupational, social,

leisure, educational).

Mostly

confident

Diagnostic reasoning skill in:

Developing and

prioritizing a differential

diagnoses list

Confident

Formulating diagnoses

according to DSM 5

Confident

based on assessment

data

Differentiating between

normal/abnormal age-

related physiological and

psychological

symptoms/changes

Confident

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