Professional Identity Statement

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.


  1. Why it is important to develop a professional identity and how to write a professional identity statement.
  2. 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.
  3. Explain how you define yourself as a practitioner working in a leadership position.
  4. 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.