PRAC 6635 Assignment 2: Practicum Experience Plan (PEP)

PRAC 6635 Assignment 2: Practicum Experience Plan (PEP)

Part 2: Individualized Practicum Learning Objectives

Objective 1: During the psychiatric interview, I will continue to provide a safe therapeutic environment for the patient and their family in order to acquire crucial information for an efficacy evaluation to better manage the patient’s mental health and follow up till the end of the clinical rotation.

Planned Activities: Begin by greeting the patient and then introduce self. Assist the patient in understanding HIPPA and privacy, as well as the fact that no information mentioned will be shared outside the clinic.

Mode of Assessment: Will complete a thorough documentation of each patient enc

PRAC 6635 Assignment 2 Practicum Experience Plan (PEP)
PRAC 6635 Assignment 2 Practicum Experience Plan (PEP)

ounter in Meditrek within 48 hours

PRAC Course Outcome(s) Addressed: With the help of patients and their families, I will continue to employ

PRAC 6635 Assignment 2 Practicum Experience Plan (PEP)
PRAC 6635 Assignment 2 Practicum Experience Plan (PEP)

open diagnostic concepts like the interview for diagnosis. I will also acquire a therapeutic mental health database, such as Epocrates and the Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disease (DSM-5).


  • Besides the American psychiatric manual DSM-5, I will always consult articles based on research to stay up to date on mental health practice and diagnostic tools.
  • After each clinical rotation, I will meet with my preceptor to review the clinical case I met and ask for guidance on how to enhance my direct patient encounter in order to improve my next follow-up meeting.

Objective 2: By staying professional at all times, I’d like to improve my observational skills so that I may better spot problematic patient behavior and set boundaries.

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Planned Activities: While in a safe environment and in the clinical setting, work with challenging patients and develop therapeutic skills to improve patient outcome.

Mode of Assessment: The patient contact will be documented using meditrek in accordance with the principles of patient confidentiality.

PRAC Course Outcome(s) Addressed:


  • Clinical rotations are an excellent opportunity and environment to learn how to set limits and boundaries.
  • Better understanding of patient diagnosis in order to effectively grasp how to provide therapy for patients by eliminating triggers.


Objective 3: As of the end of week 10, I would like to be able to accurately diagnose a patient and devise the best course of therapy and intervention for their healthcare needs

Planned Activities: By the conclusion of week 4, to independently follow up with the patient encounter and be present at the next visit if possible, to ask pertinent questions , to answer the patient’s questions,  and provide psychoeducation to the patient.

Mode of Assessment: each encounter with a patient will be logged in meditrek along with the amount of time spent with them

PRAC Course Outcome(s) Addressed:


  • With the support of my preceptor, I will be able to engage with the patient to discuss their treatment plan and make an additional adjustment to the patient medication to fulfill the patient’s therapeutic treatment goal.

Part 3: Projected Timeline/Schedule

Number of Clinical Hours Projected for Week (hours you are in Practicum Setting at your Field Site) Number of Weekly Hours for Professional Development (these are not practicum hour) Number of Weekly Hours for Practicum Coursework (these are not practicum hours)
Week 1 16 8 8
Week 2 16 8 8
Week 3 16 8 8
Week 4 0 8 8
Week 5 16 8 8
Week 6 16 8 8
Week 7 16 8 8
Week 8 16 8 8
Week 9 16 8 8
Week 10 16 8 8
Week 11 16 8 8
Total Hours (must meet the following requirements) 144 or 160 Hours 88 88