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.
- Why it is important to develop a professional identity and how to write a professional identity statement.
- 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).
Write one page draft and include draft authenticity.