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1. Goal: Enhance Proficiency in Differential Diagnosis Skills

a. Objective: By the end of the first quarter, I will engage in bi-weekly supervision sessions with an experienced clinician to strengthen my ability to differentiate between pathophysiological and psychopathological conditions, achieving a 20% improvement in independent decision-making.

b. Objective: Over the practicum duration, attend relevant workshops and seminars focused on advanced diagnostic reasoning, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of normal/abnormal age-related physiological and psychological symptoms, resulting in a 15% increase in confident decision-making in this domain.

c. Objective: Collaborate with peers and mentors to review and discuss complex cases, seeking diverse perspectives to broaden my knowledge base and contribute to the development of a robust, prioritized differential diagnoses list for each case.

2. Goal: Strengthen Implementation of Screening Instruments

a. Objective: Within the first two months, participate in supervised sessions to enhance my ability to select the most appropriate screening instrument for various clinical situations, achieving a 15% increase in confidence and accuracy.

b. Objective: Implement screening instruments under supervision, aiming for a 20% improvement in efficiency and effectiveness in client interactions by the end of the third quarter.

c. Objective: Independently interpreting and document screening instrument results for at least 15 cases by the end of the practicum, demonstrating a 25% increase in accurate interpretation and actionable recommendations.

3. Goal: Improve Reflective Practice and Documentation Skills

a. Objective: Develop and implement a plan for weekly self-reflection on clinical experiences, documenting insights, challenges, and areas for improvement, with a goal to consistently dedicate at least 30 minutes per week for reflective practice.

b. Objective: Attend a workshop on effective documentation techniques within the first three months, applying the acquired knowledge to improve the clarity, thoroughness, and organization of my clinical documentation, with a target of achieving a 20% enhancement.

c. Objective: Regularly review and discuss my documented goals, outcomes, and modifications with a supervisor, seeking feedback to refine my reflective and documentation practices, aiming for a 15% improvement in the quality of documentation and goal evaluation.

4. Goal: Foster Independence in Diagnostic Reasoning Across Age Groups

a. Objective: Develop a personal study plan to enhance my knowledge of the psychopathology of mental illnesses across different age groups, dedicating a minimum of two hours per week to self-directed learning, resulting in a 25% improvement in understanding.

b. Objective: Independently lead case discussions on diverse age-related mental health issues within a group setting, achieving a 20% increase in confidence and competence in formulating diagnoses based on DSM-5-TR criteria.

c. Objective: Collaborate with experienced clinicians to assess and formulate diagnoses for at least 20 cases across different age groups, aiming for a 15% increase in independence and accuracy in diagnostic reasoning by the end of the practicum.

Assignment to be completed.

In 450–500 words, address the following:

Learning From Experiences

· Revisit the goals and objectives from your Practicum Experience Plan. Explain the degree to which you achieved each during the practicum experience.

· Reflect on the three (3) most challenging patients you encountered during the practicum experience. What was most challenging about each?

· What did you learn from this experience?

· What resources did you have available?

· What evidence-based practice did you use for the patients?

· What new skills are you learning?

· What would you do differently?

· How are you managing patient flow and volume? 

Communicating and Feedback

· Reflect on how you might improve your skills and knowledge and how to communicate those efforts to your Preceptor.

· Answer the questions: How am I doing? What is missing?

· Reflect on the formal and informal feedback you received from your Preceptor. 

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