Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

What are the key differences in the Psychiatric Evaluation of a pediatric and adult client? Make sure to discuss all areas of the evaluation.

Why is it important to pay special attention to the developmental history when performing a child and adolescent psychiatric evaluation? What are potential concequences of not collecting a detailed developmental history?
Provide and brief overview and explain how you may ultilize one (1) of the following developmental theories in the biopsychosocial formulation of pediatric clients: (1) Erikson’s Psychosocial Developmental Theory; (2) Bowlby’s Attachment Theory; (3) Freud’s Psychosexual Developmental Theory; (4) Bandura’s Social Learning Theory; and (5) Piaget’s Cognitive Developmental Theory.

Why should PMHNPs work to establish a therapeutic alliance with both the client and family?
How can PMHNPs respect the autonomy of the child and adolescent client while maintaining a therapeutic relationship with the legal guardian? Make sure to cite NYS laws related to a minor’s consent for psychiatric services.
*Do not cite the VT lectures for the discussion assigments, as they are for teaching purposes only and are not “scholary sources.” You should be citing your text, peer-reviewed articles, and EBP