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Clinical self evaluation
College of Nursing-PMHNP, Walden University
PRAC – 6645C Psychotherapy with Multiple Modalities Practicum
June 06, 2021
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Clinical self evaluation
Strengths and opportunities are qualities of all people. As a psychiatric mental
health nurse practitioner student, it is important to evaluate strengths and opportunities honestly
and accurately. It is critical to be aware of our strengths and weaknesses, so we can remain
focused, continuing to gain knowledge to improve our weaknesses and maintain our strengths.
The purpose of this paper is the address three strengths and three weaknesses that I would like to
improve by week 10 of this clinical rotation.
Strengths
I believe communication skills are one of my biggest strengths that I have improved over
the years related to my nursing position as a manager. It is important to me, to maintain a
professional balance and building rapport with peers, staff, patients, and families. As a leader, it
is essential to communicate effectively. Communication skills are beneficial as it establishes
rapport, positive relationships improving services for our patients.
Professional skills are imperative and affect every aspect of our career. It is important to
have professional behaviors, boundaries, and respect for peers, patients, and families. I believe it
is important to be open to suggestions and accepting of feedback to improve my skillset (Mata et
al., 2021). In my years of working as a nurse, I have had significant growth. A strength includes
self-assessment skills. I have learned to evaluate myself in skills I need to improve and tailor my
strengths. I have been told by my direct supervisor, that I have worked with for over ten years,
that she has seen my growth. Initially, it was hard for me to see and accept, that has come with
years and experience. I am able to process many things with my supervisor and it has taught me
to see different perspectives and to see myself in what opportunities I need to work on.
Opportunities
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Differential Diagnosis: It is critical to obtain and gather thorough information from
patients, including both subjective and objective information. It is important to understand the
patient’s perception as well as what is seen objectively. History is important when formulating an
accurate diagnosis. I find it difficult at times to look at differential diagnoses. With my
preceptor’s guidance, she suggested also identify social risks, such as potentially life-threatening
for the patient and recognizing patterns, signs, and symptoms. Differential diagnosis is needed
until we can make a firm diagnosis, this can be related to not enough information and duration of
symptoms (APA, 2013).
Another skill, I want to improve are pharmacotherapeutic skills. Enhanced training and
knowledge are imperative along with collaborating and educating patients that will lead to
thoughtful and informed comprehensive care (Gardner, 2014). It is necessary to select
appropriate treatment and prescribing the correct medication for patients related to their
diagnosis and symptoms. I have several tools to help me gain knowledge and feel comfortable in
this skill. My previous preceptor told me he still uses Epocrates as a resource. I have invested in
online phone applications including Epocrates and online med ed. I also continue to read and
study, as it is so important to understand how the medications affect the body.
Psychotherapeutic Treatment Planning, I also would like to continue to improve. Often
impatient, we gather information from the history and patient interviews to develop a treatment
plan. As the patient interacts with the providers, therapist, and social workers, the plan will
change depending on the patient’s response. With therapy, patients can develop alternative
methods to identify stressors and using skills learned for positive outcomes (Horowitz, 2019).
Often, patients, I work with, do not feel things will work. I started doing group therapy
last semester. I remember the first time, I was so nervous. My preceptor reminded me that I am
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facilitating the group, and we want the patients to talk and share. I often also encounter patients
that tell me nothing works for them. Sometimes I don’t know how to respond. I completed my
first week of this rotation and went in feeling much more confident with groups. I often am
assigned, children and adolescent groups. My experience has given me more ideas on how to
engage the patients and still be therapeutic.
Conclusion
I have identified strengths that I have that have become stronger with education,
training, and practice. I also am able to identify and acknowledge the skills I need to improve. It
is important to be honest, acknowledge opportunities to improve my knowledge. Gaining
knowledge, training, and experience benefits both provider and patient care promoting positive
and optimal outcomes.
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References
APA. (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). [MBS Direct].
Retrieved from https://mbsdirect.vitalsource.com/#/books/9780890425572/
Gardner, D. M. (2014). Competent Psychopharmacology. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry,
59(8), 406–411. https://doi.org/10.1177/070674371405900802
Horowitz, M. J. (2019). Formulation as a basis for planning psychotherapy treatment (2nd ed.).
American Psychiatric Association.
Mata, A., deAzevedo, K., & Braga, L. P. (2021). Training in communication skills for selfefficacy of health professionals: a systematic review. Hum Resour Health, 19(30).
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12960-021-00574-3
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