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BF: Psychiatric Care BF-04: Individual Therapy
No. Competency Item NAC DEV COM DTE EXC
  Demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical basis of individual psychotherapies:          
  • History and development of individual psychotherapy
  • BF-04-02
  • Theoretical foundations of individual therapies
  • BF-04-03
  • Knowledge of long term psychotherapy models
  • BF-04-04
  • Knowledge of short term psychotherapy models
  • BF-04-05
  • Knowledge of various approaches in individual therapy, including similarities and differences, focus of treatment, therapist techniques, patient activity and goals of treatment.
  •   Demonstrate attitudes and skills necessary to provide individual therapy, including assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation:          
  • Ability to assess the need for individual therapy
  • BF-04-07
  • Ability to identify the problem, gather pertinent history, and select the appropriate therapy given the individual's needs and strengths and the psychiatric nurse's abilities
  • BF-04-08
  • Ability to plan goals and decide on length and frequency of sessions with the individual
  • BF-04-09
  • Knowledge of and ability to deal with issues of transference and counter transference
  • BF-04-10
  • Ability to provide ongoing evaluation of individual therapy
  • BF-04-11
  • Ability to effectively terminate individual therapy.
  •   Demonstrate knowledge and techniques of individual therapies, including, but not limited to:          
  • Narrative therapy
  • BF-04-13
  • Solution-focused therapy
  • BF-04-14
  • Supportive therapy
  • BF-04-15
  • Psychoeducational therapy
  • BF-04-16
  • Behavioural modification approach
  • BF-04-17
  • Psychotherapeutic methods
  • BF-04-18
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • BF-04-19
  • Relaxation therapy
  • BF-04-20
  • Art therapy
  • BF-04-21
  • Journaling
  • BF-04-22
  • Problem solving approach
  • BF-04-23
  • Reality therapy
  • BF-04-24
  • Positive self talk
  • BF-04-25
  • Grief therapy
  • BF-04-26
  • Stress management
  • BF-04-27
  • Anger management
  • BF-04-28
  • Reminiscence therapy
  • BF-04-29
  • Brief therapy
  • BF-04-30
  • Play therapy
  • BF-04-31
  • Hypnosis
  • BF-04-32
  • Rapid eye movement (REM)
  • BF-04-33
  • Dialectical behavioural therapy.
  •   Demonstrate knowledge of the ethical, legal and professional issues concerning individual therapy, such as:          
  • Confidentiality, and limitations to confidentiality
  • BF-04-35
  • Informed consent.
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