The assignment this week includes an interview conducted with a professional who

    The assignment this week includes an interview conducted with a professional who works within your specialization. There are a number of organizations we partner with that you can reach out to as you’re looking for a person to interview. Refer to our Partnership Map for resources.
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    The interview should be approximately 20-30 minutes in duration. You will be asking the interview questions below and providing a summary of the responses to each question. Provide at least 5-6 meaningful sentences/a paragraph for each one. You may need to provide follow-up questions to ensure the responses are adequate and substantive. It may be beneficial to provide your questions to your interviewee in advance so they can prepare.
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    After providing the title/position and employer of your interviewee, provide a summary of each answer, you will write a 1-2-page analysis of the data that you collected.
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    What are three of the most important environmental factors that impact the development of persons whom you provide services for in the field?
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    What are three of the most important cultural factors that impact the development of persons whom you provide services for in the field?
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    In what ways has your understanding of lifespan development aided you in bridging cultural differences?
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    What are three of the most important psychosocial factors that impact the development of persons whom you provide services for in the field?
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    How do you incorporate developmental considerations into the work that you do?
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    In what ways does your own developmental stage impact the work that you do as a professional in the field?
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    To conclude the assignment, provide a 1-2-page analysis of the information that you gathered. Include the following:
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    At least two specific data points that you have taken away from the interview.
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    A rationale for why the data points are important for your future work in the field.

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