Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner I


This course examines the theory of individual, family and group therapy techniques applicable across the lifespan, cross-cultural and problem-focused. The course further examines a selection of evidence-based theories of individual, group and family psychotherapy. The course studies the major presentations of mental illness, clinical theory, and the use of the DSM IV-R in diagnosing and treatment decisions for clients across the life span. Emphasis is placed on assessment of pathology in mental health, history taking, mental status evaluation, differential diagnosis, documentation of care, and evaluation of the treatment of psychiatric mental health care to clients across the lifespan. Legal and ethical considerations of therapy are considered.