Since you are at the beginning of your journey to a future career, you will have gaps in required knowledge, skills, attitudes, and credentials. Identify any areas in which you need further development to achieve your goals and vision as a psychology practitioner-scholar.Action PlanWith all this knowledge of your vision and goals, and the competencies and requirements for the field in hand, you are ready to plot your course to make these aspirations a reality. The final step in this assignment is to create a revised action plan to achieve your goals. This means translating the requirements for your profession and the development areas you identified into specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timed (SMART) steps to achieve your vision.Include the following elements in your action plan:Completing your Capella program.
Possible opportunities for additional training and/or volunteer work to address gaps in your knowledge or skills.Possible opportunities in your current position to develop additional skills through coaching or stretch assignments.Capella Community groups and/or professional organizations that you could join for networking with others and completing additional informational interviews.How you will stay current with the research and literature in the field.How you can apply what you have learned in this course about researching psychological literature and evaluating it in terms of reliability, credibility, ethics, and value.How you will apply critical thinking and effective decision making as a psychologist
.How you will use Capella’s support resources to develop the skills required to successfully develop your writing and other competencies essential to the profession and your role as a graduate learner.At this point, there may be an overwhelming number of steps that you could complete to work towards your vision. If it helps you work through this plan, focus on major milestones and requirements as well as steps you can take during your Capella degree program to help translate your vision into SMART short-term goals and tasks.If you feel the need for more input, consider reviewing the SMART Goals presentation and Career Center, or searching the Capella library or the Internet for additional reflective exercises or inspiring ideas about transforming your vision into an action plan.
To maximize your scoring potential, be sure that you fully address all assignment requirements and the meet the criteria in the Your Career in Psychology Scoring Guide that will be used to assess your assignment.SmarthinkingBefore you turn in your assignment, it is strongly recommended that submit it to Smarthinking in advance, and revise it based on the feedback you receive. Be aware that the turnaround time for Smarthinking can be 24–48 hours from submission to receiving the feedback report. Plan accordingly.Submit the Assignment to TurnitinIt is very important that you always submit your work as a draft, so you can make revisions before submitting it to the Turnitin assignment link. Review the Analyze Your Originality Report tutorial for guidance in accessing your feedback from Turnitin, interpreting your report, and improving your writing and citations for your assignment.
Note: Submitting the work to Turnitin does not submit it to the course room for evaluation. Retain your Turnitin report in case your instructor asks to review it. Be aware that the turnaround time for Turnitin can be 24–48 hours from submission to receiving the feedback report. Plan accordingly.Submit your assignment no later than Friday, 11:59 p.m. CST. Make sure your submission is a Word document. To submit an assignment, click on the Assignment link at the top of this assignment, then, attach your finalized assignment and the reports. Enter your name and the assignment number in the comment box.Assignment RequirementsYour assignment should also meet the following requirements
:Template: You may use the Your Career in Psychology Template to format your assignment.Length: 7–9 typed and double-spaced content pages in Times New Roman, 12-point font. This length does not include the title page, abstract, and reference list.References: Your references may include both scholarly literature and practitioner sources. Your paper is to include a minimum of five references, with at least three of them from course readings. All references need to be cited in text, according to current APA standards as well as listed on References page. Remember that citations are to support your thoughts, not take the place of them