Applying Current Literature to Clinical Practice

Assignment 1: Applying Current Literature to Clinical Practice

Literature in psychotherapy differs from other  areas of clinical  practice. Generally, there are no clinical trials in  psychotherapy  because it is often neither appropriate nor ethical to  have controls in  psychotherapy research. This sometimes makes it more  difficult to  translate research findings into practice. In your role,  however, you  must be able to synthesize current literature and apply it  to your own  clients. For this Assignment, you begin practicing this  skill by  examining current literature on psychodynamic therapy and  considering  how it might translate into your own clinical practice.

                                          To prepare:

Review this week’s Learning Resources and reflect on the insights they provide.

Select one of the psychodynamic therapy articles from the Learning Resources to evaluate for this Assignment. 

Note: In nursing practice, it is not uncommon to review   current literature and share findings with your colleagues. Approach   this Assignment as though you were presenting the information to your   colleagues.
 

                                        The Assignment

In a 7- to 10-slide PowerPoint presentation, address the following:

Provide an overview of the article you selected.

What population is under consideration?

What was the specific intervention that was used? 

Is this a new intervention or one that was already used?

What were the author’s claims?

Explain the findings/outcomes of the study in the article. 

Include  whether this will translate into practice with your own clients. If so,  how? If not, why?

Explain whether the limitations of the study might impact your  ability to use the findings/outcomes presented in the article. 

Support  your position with evidence-based literature.

Required Readings

American Nurses Association. (2014). Psychiatric-mental health nursing: Scope and standards of practice (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

· Standard 2 “Diagnosis” (pages 46-47)

Wheeler, K. (Ed.). (2014). Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse: A how-to guide for evidence-based practice (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

· Chapter 5, “Supportive and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy” (pp. 225–238 and pp. 245–258)

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Young, J. M., & Solomon, M. J. (2009). How to critically appraise an article. Nature Clinical Practice. Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 6(2), 82–91.

How to Critically Appraise an Article by Young, J.; Solomon, M., in Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Vol. 6/Issue 2. Copyright 2009 by Nature Publishing Group. Reprinted by permission of Nature Publishing Group via the Copyright Clearance Center.

Select one of the following articles on psychodynamic therapy to evaluate in your Assignment:

Aznar-Martinez, B., Perez-Testor, C., Davins, M., & Aramburu, I. (2016). Couple psychoanalytic psychotherapy as the treatment of choice: Indications, challenges, and benefits. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 33(1), 1–20. doi:10.1037/a0038503

Karbelnig, A. M. (2016). “The analyst is present”: Viewing the psychoanalytic process as performance art. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 33(supplement 1), S153–S172. doi:10.1037/a0037332

LaMothe, R. (2015). A future project of psychoanalytic psychotherapy: Revisiting the debate between classical/commitment and analytic therapies. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 32(2), 334–351. doi:10.1037/a0035982 

Migone, P. (2013). Psychoanalysis on the Internet: A discussion of its theoretical implications for both online and offline therapeutic technique. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 30(2), 281–299. doi:10.1037/a0031507 

Tummala-Narra, P. (2013). Psychoanalytic applications in a diverse society. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 30(3), 471–487. doi:10.1037/a0031375

Note: You will access all of these articles from the Walden Library databases.

Required Media

Laureate Education (Producer). (2015c). The importance of a therapeutic relationship: Mary Boyle [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Provided courtesy of the Laureate International Network of Universities.

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 2 minutes.