You will be required to submit this assignment to Turnitin before submitting it to your instructor for a grade. It is also recommended that you have your assignment reviewed by Smarthinking. Plan 24–48 hours to get results from these services, and time to make revisions before you submit the assignment to your instructor for a grade.Reminder: Links to the template and optional worksheet for this assignment are given in the resources.Throughout this course, you had opportunities to clarify your passions and interests in psychology practice and scholarship, create SMART goals to help you achieve your vision, and explore the competencies and requirements for pursuing a career in your specialized field of psychology.
This final assignment provides you an opportunity to transform your vision into reality by translating your exploration and brainstorming activities into a plan to actualize your vision and achieve your goals. This assignment will integrate information from all previous assignments and several of the unit studies and discussions. You are encouraged to cite relevant information from your interview with a psychology professional where it is relevant to this assignment, however, remember to critically evaluate the information you use.
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.Include the following in your assignment.Vision and GoalsBy the time you complete this final assignment, you will have gained a lot more knowledge and insights about your interests in psychology and your career trajectory. To begin this assignment, take some time to reflect on all you have learned about the field and ways you can contribute to psychology.What aspects of your research affected your vision and/or goals? Given this, what research topics do you think you would you be interested in the future?How was your vision affected by the career information in your readings from your Career Paths in Psychology text, and your exploration of the Career Center and other resources?
revise and refine the vision statement and long-term goals that you developed earlier in in response to the feedback you have received and your studies in this course. Update your Articulating Your Purpose activity to help support these revisions.Competencies and RequirementsUnderstanding the competencies and responsibilities involved with your future career in psychology is essential for preparing yourself to become a practitioner-scholar in your field. It is also necessary to understand any requirements that needed for your specialized practice and scholarship. For this step in the assignment, analyze the competencies, responsibilities, ethical considerations and other requirements needed for achieving your vision and goals as a professional in psychology.
These may include:Capella program and specialization requirements.Skills, abilities, and attitudes critical to success in the field of psychology such as critical thinking, effective decision making, problem solving, evidence-based solutions, ethical integrity, cultural competence, and conflict resolution skills. Make note of skills, abilities, and attitudes related to the practitioner-scholar model and the experience you had in researching scholarly sources in your last assignment.Credentialing, certification, licensure, and accreditation practices and standards.Ethical codes, principles, laws, and policies applicable to your chosen career path.Reflect on your current competencies, previous experiences, and achievements that help you meet those requirements.