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CPSP/POP Programs Practicum Weekly Supervision Topics
Week One: Introduction to Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist
- Orientation & Training, Badge, Pager, Email, Parking Pass
- CancerCare’s Videos of Help and Hope: Watch a minimum of 10 mini-vignettes on how patients found psychosocial counseling and support groups beneficial on their cancer journey: https://www.cancercare.org/videos/library
- An Introduction to Psychological Distress (begin at 5.25) https://youtu.be/cJd5Kjo0UG4
- Psycho-Oncology: An introduction: https://youtu.be/CfVmjK2OG90
- Journal Entry: What are my goals for my practicum and internship?
- How would I like to grow personally?
- How would I like to grow professionally?
Week Seven: Multicultural Considerations
- Readings: Perry, Laura M et al. “Racial Disparities in End-of-Life Care Between Black and White Adults with Metastatic Cancer.” Journal of pain and symptom management 61.2 (2021): 342–349.e1. Web.
- Videos: Creating a Safe Space in Therapy to Talk About Racial Trauma: https://youtu.be/wh-s7Gbcz6k
- Journal Entry: Self-Reflection
- Do you feel comfortable addressing racial trauma with a Black client?
- What personal experiences have you had that would influence my work with people of color?
- What take aways from the video will inform your work with people of color?
Week Eight: Presenting Problems or Concerns
- Readings: 11 Support of the Dying Patient: Psychological Issues and Communication
Psycho-Oncology, by Thomas N. Wise, Massimo Biondi, and Anna Costantini. American Psychiatric Publishing, 2013.
- Videos: Full Interview: A patient discusses her decision to seek Medical Assistance In Dying. (2016). GIPPEC. https://youtu.be/Mg-EHDvZ8Z4
- Journal Entry: Talking about End-of-Life with a Patient
- What do Wise et al. Identify as the main psychological problems for a dying patient?
- Write a brief fictitious Case Study in which you use containing and mentalization to work with a patient fearful of death.
- What is the main difference between supportive psychotherapy and insight-oriented psychotherapy?
Week Nine: Testing & Assessments
- Readings: Mehnert et al., (2018). “One in two cancer patients is significantly distressed: Prevalence and indicators of distress.” Psycho-social Oncology, 75-82.
- Journal Entry: Distress Thermometer
- Describe how you have used the DT with your patients. What presenting problems have you found prominent?
- How can the answers to the DT inform your biopsychosocial assessment?
- Videos: Psychosocial Distress Screening in CoC Hospitals, 2014, American Cancer Society (start at 23:00 – 47:00) https://youtu.be/UyMfSc1K4qg
Week Ten: Systems, e.g., family, couple, community, etc.
- Readings: 2 Cancer: A Family Affair. Psycho-Oncology, by Thomas N. Wise, Massimo Biondi, and Anna Costantini. American Psychiatric Publishing, 2013.
- Journal Entry: Family Functioning
- Describe how families can help or hinder a cancer patient’s adjustment to cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.
- What types of care tasks does Katy’s husband describe in the video? What stresses did he experience? Her mother?
Videos: Caring for someone with advanced cancer - Macmillan Cancer Support (2012). https://youtu.be/KZaGDVqr8vE
Week Eleven: Lifespan Development
- Readings: Hoverman, J.R. “A Life and a Death Haiku.” (2022). Journal of Clinical Oncology.
- Journal Entry: Write a few Haikus about your experiences as a practicum student in the POP/CPSP Program.
- Video: Haiku Poetry: https://youtu.be/qnXY5-DJdd0
Week Ten: DSM-V-r: Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
- Schuyler D. (2004). Cognitive therapy for adjustment disorder in cancer patients. Psychiatry (Edgmont (Pa.: Township)), 1(1), 20–23.
- Tang, Hai-yan et al. “Adjustment Disorder in Female Breast Cancer Patients: Prevalence and Its Accessory Symptoms.” Current Medical Science 40.3 (2020): 510–517. Web.
- Journal Entry: Differential Diagnosis
- Describe the similarities and differences between Major Depressive Disorder, General Anxiety Disorder, and Adjustment Disorder.
- Videos: Adjustment Disorder | DSM-5 Diagnosis and Treatment (2018). JJ Med. https://youtu.be/B9_HVnTRflc
Week Thirteen: Program Evaluation
- Journal Entry: Reflections
- Provide a brief evaluation of your practicum experience at POP/CPSP, including things you benefited from and things you would like to see addressed in the first semester of your internship.
Week Fourteen: Student Skills Review
- Journal Entry: Review
- Identify counseling skills that you have improved this semester.
- Identify counseling skills that you would like to improve next semester.
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