Creating a plan for your career is like planning a

 

Creating a plan for your career is like planning a journey. The more clearly you can envision the destination, the easier it is to lay out the path in front of you. Throughout Weeks 1–4, you explored your passions and interests in psychology in relation to the practitioner-scholar model. You also provided and received feedback to improve your ability to communicate your vision and relevant goals. This assignment asks you to now put your ideas together in your vision as a multicultural practitioner-scholar. The assignment also provides the opportunity to receive feedback from your instructor to help you further clarify your vision of your future in the field of psychology.

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Preparation

As you begin to write this assignment, consider the following:

  • Purpose: The purpose of your vision is to create an inspirational and realistic description for how you want to contribute to your specialized field of psychology based on your passions and interests.
  • Primary Audience: Because this is a personal vision statement for your future career, you are your primary audience. Envision yourself in a time where you are frustrated and want to throw in the towel. What would help you remember your purpose and inspire you to continue moving forward towards your vision?
  • Secondary Audience: Your vision should also be clear to other people (such as family, friends, and your instructor) so you can share it with them and receive support in achieving it.
  • Sources: Locate at least three relevant scholarly sources. You will reference these to support your ideas.
  • Writing Your Paper: Be sure to comply with the requirements stated below. Your writing in this assignment should not just be a collection of notes, lists, or questions and answers. Instead, it should be a well-organized discussion that flows logically from one idea to the next.

Instructions

Complete the following in your assignment template:

Role as a Multicultural Practitioner-Scholar: Draw from your previous study of the practitioner-scholar and scholar-practitioner model to answer the following: In your own words, explain McClintock’s scholar-practitioner model. What will it mean to you to be a practitioner-scholar? Explain what it will mean to you to be a multicultural practitioner-scholar and how the practitioner-scholar model can help guide you in developing the knowledge, skills, and multicultural competencies that you will need to reach your professional vision and goals.

Vision: Develop an inspiring description of your future career vision as a multicultural psychology practitioner-scholar. Be sure to include the individuals you wish to impact, how you will protect the therapeutic relationship (between you and your clients) with multiculturalism, the setting in which you would like to practice psychology, and specialized areas for research and scholarship in psychology. Note: It may be useful to update your Articulating Your Purpose activity to help support these revisions.

After completing a draft of the previously outlined sections of your paper, draft the remaining sections in the assignment template. Your complete assignment should include the following:

  • Title page.
  • Abstract: A concise summary of every main point in the paper.
  • Introduction: A concise overview of the paper’s content.
  • Body of Paper:
    • Role As a Multicultural Practitioner-Scholar.
    • Vision.
  • Conclusion: A concise summary of important points of the paper, explaining the benefits of achieving your future career vision and becoming an effective multicultural practitioner scholar in the field of psychology.
  • References.

Before You Submit

To maximize your scoring potential, be sure that you fully address all assignment requirements and meet the criteria in the scoring guide that will be used to assess your assignment. It is helpful to self-score your paper using the scoring guide before submitting, to be sure that you are meeting criteria for the grade you want to earn.

SMARTHINKING

It is recommended that you have your assignment reviewed by Smarthinking. Plan 24–48 hours to get results from this service, and additional time to make revisions before you submit the assignment to your instructor for a grade.

SAFEASSIGN

Submit a draft of your assignment to SafeAssign for review of proper citations and references. It is very important that you always submit your work as a draft so you can make revisions before submitting your assignment for grading. Refer to the courseroom SafeAssign resources for guidance in accessing your feedback from SafeAssign, interpreting your report, and improving your writing and citations for your assignment.

Additional Requirements

  • Template: Use the Vision as a Multicultural Practitioner-Scholar Template [DOC] to format your paper.
  • Length: 2–3 typed and double-spaced content pages in Times New Roman 12-point font. The title page, abstract, and reference list are not included in this length.
  • References: Include a minimum of three references from scholarly literature. All references need to be cited in-text, according to current APA standards. Remember that citations are to support your thoughts, not take the place of them!
  • Communication: Must be clear, with correct spelling, grammar, and syntax, and with good organization.
  • Writing Style: APA expectations for scholarly writing include the use of third-person narrative, unless it is awkward to do so. However, because you are talking about yourself in this paper, you may write in the first person.
  • APA formatting: References and citations should be formatted according to current APA style and format. Include a title page, abstract, and reference list.
  • Submitting Your Work: Once you are satisfied with your assignment and have made all necessary revisions, submit your assignment no later than Sunday, 11:59 p.m. Central time.
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Competencies Measured

By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and scoring guide criteria:

  • Competency 1: Analyze the role of the practitioner-scholar model in guiding professional development.
    • Analyze the role of the practitioner-scholar model in guiding professional development.
    • Explain what it will mean to you to be a multicultural practitioner-scholar and how the practitioner-scholar model can help guide you in developing the knowledge, skills, and multicultural competencies that you will need to reach your professional vision and goals.
    • Develop an inspiring description of your future career vision as a multicultural psychology practitioner-scholar, including the individuals you wish to impact, how you will protect the therapeutic relationship with multiculturalism, the setting in which you would like to practice psychology, and specialized areas for research and scholarship in psychology.
  • Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for professionals in the field of psychology.
    • Apply the standard writing conventions for the discipline, including structure, voice, person, and tone.
    • Apply APA formatting to in-text citations and references
 

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