1. To guide the assessment of your professional development needs, use your MSW 655 course materials (assignments, discussions, readings) to inform a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) on yourself, identifying your personal and professional attributes as they relate to working with clients and communities.
2. Write a single-page reflection describing the specific actions you plan to take for addressing any potential blind spots uncovered in your self-SWOT. Your mini-paper should follow APA style guidelines and include:
Direct linkages between the SWOT analysis results and your intended actions
Identification of specific professional development tools and resources (i.e., training programs, CEU courses, steps toward licensure, etc.)
Supervision goals (beginning with and extending beyond your field placement)
Personal and professional supports to help you succeed (i.e., mentors, colleagues, peers)
Include your SWOT analysis and one-page mini-paper in the same document