reate a 2-3 page career plan based on the template that will communicate your ideas together with your vision as a multicultural practitioner-scholar.
It can be a daunting prospect to jump into the first assessment in the first course of your FlexPath master’s program. This assessment has been designed with that in mind. The length of time it will take to complete this (and all assessments) will vary from learner to learner, but remember that you may submit each assessment up to three times, making changes and improvements based on feedback from your faculty.
Note: The assessments in this course build upon each other, so you are strongly encouraged to complete them in sequence.
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. Through your research, you have explored your passions and interests in psychology in relation to the practitioner-scholar model. This assessment asks you to now put your ideas together in your vision as a multicultural practitioner-scholar. The assessment 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.
As you begin to write this assessment, 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 assessment 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.
Complete the following in your assessment 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 of research and scholarship in psychology.
After completing a draft of the previously outlined sections of your paper, draft the remaining sections in the assessment template. Your complete assessment 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.
· 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.