The PMHNP is assessing a patient who has been receiving months of outpatient
psychotherapy. According to the PMHNP‟s assessment, the patient is nearing the
of their therapeutic relationship because the patient‟s symptoms have
improved, and the patient shows progress managing behaviors and decision-making
abilities according to the diagnosis. How does the PMHNP approach termination with
A 38-year-old patient has been having trouble communicating with his teenage daughter.
Using a solution-
focused therapy approach, the PMHNP responds by saying, “When was
a time that a communication problem could have occurred, but did not?” In this case,
what type of question is the PMHNP asking?
A 12-year-old girl was referred for treatment after witnessing the physical abuse of her
sibling by their mother. The patient has been anxious and irritable since the experience.
What evidence-based treatment would be most appropriate for the PMHNP to use?