In this assignment, you will establish an academic and career plan to guide your future development. Please use the Unit 9 Assignment Template.
Address the following in your plan:
Identify your intended concentration area (behavior analysis, addictions, forensic psychology, general psychology, or industrial/organizational).
Briefly provide an overview of the field as you understand it.
Review the following degree plans, Graduate Psychology Degree Plans. Reproduce your selected degree plan in your Assignment. Include the specific core and specialization courses that you will complete, practicum options and/or requirements, and whether you will take comprehensive exams or the thesis option.
Provide an overview of your understanding of the licensure and/or credentialing required for your chosen profession.
Discuss what specific licensure and/or credentialing is required. If no licensure and/or credentialing is required for your chosen profession, provide information that substantiates this finding. If no licensure and/or credentialing are required at the master’s level, research and discuss what licensure and/or credentialing are required at the doctoral level.
Identify the governing body(ies) who oversees licensure and/or credentialing for your chosen profession. Provide direct web addresses for any governing bodies.
NOTE: After the references section, provide a full copy of the licensure or credentialing requirements and the URL for the resource containing this information.
Discuss the specific steps and requirements that will lead to licensure and/or credentialing in your specific state and at the national level. Include education and degree requirements, accreditation, exams, internships, fees, and other requirements at the state and national levels.
Discuss any areas required for licensure and/or credentialing that are not addressed through your master’s degree plan.
Discuss specific career goals. Where do you see yourself professionally in 3 years, 5 years, and 10 years?
What licensure and/or credentialing, or further education will you need to be able to meet your career goals?
Discuss one or more areas of deficiency that you may need to address or overcome to reach your career goals. Examples of deficiencies included limitations in training, education, skills, access to resources, opportunities, and/or personal attributes. Provide an organized, well developed plan for addressing each area of deficiency that you identify.
Discuss how you will use the Career Center resources to reach your career goals.
Discuss how you will use other PG resources, such as the Writing Center, to support your academic success.
Discuss how you will use external resources, such as professional societies and mentors, to support your academic and career success.
Writing Requirements and Assignment Guidelines
Your Assignment should be an 8-9-page essay, not including the Title and Reference pages, and should include the following elements:
Title page: Provide your name, title of Assignment, course and unit number, and date
Body: Answer the questions in complete sentences and paragraphs
The assignment must be written in Standard English and demonstrate superior organization, including a highly developed viewpoint and purpose. The communication of your thoughts must be highly ordered, logical, and unified, displaying exceptional content, organization, style, and mechanics (including the use of correct grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure).
Reference Page: Sources in APA format
Use Arial or Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced
Use 7th Edition APA Formatting and Citation style
If you need assistance with APA style, please visit the Writing Center.
Submitting your Assignment
Create your essay in a word document. Save it in a location you will remember and with the following format: Lastname_FirstnameUnit9Assignment. When you are ready to submit it, click on the Assignment Dropbox and submit.