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Week 2 journal assign personal statement

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You have likely entered Walden with many different identities—for example, parent, sibling, graduate
student. Throughout your master’s program, you will make strides toward a professional practitioner
identity, as well. Developing a professional identity requires three important steps: (1) gaining
knowledge, skills, and values held by other practitioners in the chosen profession; (2) differentiating
oneself from those who are not part of the chosen profession; and (3) identifying with the chosen
profession. One way in which students can begin to develop a professional identity is through critical
self-reflection (Trede, Macklin, & Bridges, 2012).

For this Assignment, you write an initial draft of your professional identity statement as a leader in the
human services profession. In doing so, you reflect on your values and beliefs, how you define yourself
as a practitioner, and your special interests (e.g., specific issues and populations of interest to you,
including those that speak to a social justice passion) in the context of leading change efforts in the
human services profession. In Weeks 5 and 11, you will revisit your professional identity statement,
integrating what you have learned in this course about the various roles of advanced human services
professional practitioners.

Reference:

Trede, F., Macklin, R., & Bridges, D. (2012). Professional identity development: A review of the higher

education literature. Studies in Higher Education, 37(3), 365–384.

https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2010.521237 (https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2010.521237)

PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY STATEMENT

Review the Learning Resources on professional identity. Consider why it is important to develop a
professional identity and how to write a professional identity statement.
Visit the websites in this week’s Learning Resources to identify special interests (e.g., specific issues
and populations of interest to you, including those that speak to a social justice passion) to include in
the initial draft of your professional identity statement.

Submit a 1-page initial draft of an advanced human services practitioner professional identity statement.
In your statement, be sure to address the following:

Describe the values and beliefs that influence you as an advanced human services professional
practitioner concerned with leading change efforts to benefit individuals and communities and create
a more just society.
Explain how you define yourself as a practitioner working in a leadership position.
Describe your special interests (e.g., specific issues and populations of interest to you, including
those that speak to a social justice passion).

RESOURCES

Be sure to review the Learning Resources before completing this activity.
Click the weekly resources link to access the resources.

WEEKLY RESOURCES (https://waldenu.instructure.com/courses/92804/pages/week-2-learning-

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HUMN_6160_Week2_Assignment_Rubric

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Criteria Ratings Pts

16.5 pts

16.5 pts

13.75 pts

Describe the
values and
beliefs that
influence you
as an
advanced
human
services
professional
practitioner
concerned
with leading
change
efforts to
benefit
individuals
and
communities
and create a
more just
society.

16.5 to >14.69 pts
Exceeds
Expectations
Description of the
student’s values
and beliefs is
specific, thorough,
and applies to
leading change
efforts to benefit
individuals and
communities and
create a more just
society.

14.69 to >13.04 pts
Meets
Expectations
Description of the
student’s values and
beliefs is general
and mostly applies
to leading change
efforts to benefit
individuals and
communities and
create a more just
society.

13.04 to >11.39 pts
Fair

Description of the
student’s values and
beliefs is limited or
incomplete and
lacks some
application to
leading change
efforts to benefit
individuals and
communities and
create a more just
society.

11.39 to >0 pts
Needs
Improvement
Description of
the student’s
values and
beliefs shows
little or no
consideration
or effort.

Explain how
you define
yourself as a
practitioner
working in a
leadership
position.

16.5 to >14.69 pts
Exceeds
Expectations
Explanation of how
the student defines
themselves as a
practitioner is
specific and
thorough and
applies to working
in a leadership
position.

14.69 to >13.04 pts
Meets
Expectations
Explanation of how
the student defines
themselves as a
practitioner is
general and mostly
applies to working in
a leadership
position.

13.04 to >11.39 pts
Fair
Explanation of how
the student defines
themselves as a
practitioner is limited
or incomplete and
lacks some
application to
working in a
leadership position.

11.39 to >0 pts
Needs
Improvement
Explanation of
how the student
defines
themselves as
a practitioner
working in a
leadership
position shows
little or no
consideration or
effort.

Describe
your special
interests
(e.g., specific
issues and
populations
of interest to
you,
including

13.75 to >12.24 pts
Exceeds
Expectations
Description of the
student’s special
interests is specific
and thorough.

12.24 to >10.86 pts
Meets
Expectations
Description of the
student’s special
interests is general
and may be missing
minor details.

10.86 to >9.49 pts
Fair
Description of the
student’s special
interests is limited,
incomplete, and/or
may be missing
major details.

9.49 to >0 pts
Needs
Improvement
Description of
the student’s
special
interests
shows little or
no

Total Points: 55

Criteria Ratings Pts

8.25 pts

those that
speak to a
social justice
passion).

consideration
or effort.

Written
Expression –
Foundational

8.25 to >7.34 pts
Exceeds
Expectations
The paper is clear
and coherent.
Student writes with
proper grammar,
sentence structure,
and punctuation to
convey their
scholarly message.
Fewer than 5 errors
occur in the paper.
The paper displays
proper scholarly
voice, organization,
and focus.

7.34 to >6.52 pts
Meets
Expectations
The paper is mostly
clear and coherent.
Errors in grammar,
sentence structure,
and punctuation
are minor, minimal
(5-8), and do not
interfere with the
scholarly message.
The paper displays
effective scholarly
voice, organization,
and focus.

6.52 to >5.69 pts
Fair

The paper is
somewhat clear and
coherent. Errors in
grammar, sentence
structure, and
punctuation are
minor but frequent
(9-12) and
occasionally
interfere with the
message. The
paper has lapses in
scholarly voice. The
paper lacks clear
organization or
occasionally strays
from the focus.

5.69 to >0 pts
Needs
Improvement
The paper lacks
clarity and
coherence.
Errors in
grammar,
sentence
structure, and
punctuation are
major, pervasive
(13+), and
interfere with the
message. The
paper shows
little or no
attention to
scholarly voice,
organization,
and focus.

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