NURS 602. Psychotherapy: Theory and Practice. 2 Hours.

Semester course; 1.5 lecture and .5 laboratory hours (20 laboratory contact hours). 2 credits (1.5 credits lecture and .5 credits laboratory). Prerequisite: NURS 522, NURS 597 or permission of instructor. Corequisite: NURS 598, NURS 641 or permission of instructor. This course addresses the theoretical foundations and application of psychotherapy in advanced practice psychiatric mental health nursing. The course will explore major psychotherapy approaches. Students will apply principles of reflective practice relevant to their future practice as psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners. Laboratory experiences will accompany didactic content.