Course Detail


NURS 642M Adv Psyc-Mntl Hlth Nrs Conc I 3.00 credits
Focuses on the diagnosis and management of acute and episodic mental health issues. The course will have an emphasis on psychotherapy interventions and introduces the use of psychobiological interventions. Research findings related to therapeutic relationships and interpersonal processes in psychotherapy are examined. Theoretical models for psychotherapy and nursing theories are analyzed for their application in individual therapy and presenting issues in therapy situations of patients/clients of varying ages and diagnoses are emphasized. Self awareness; continuing development of knowledge and skill in assessment, diagnosis, and care formulation; and integration of theories and techniques of psychotherapy for application in one's personal practice are stressed.
 
Prerequisite: NURS 621M Minimum Grade: C-
Concurrent: NURS 631M