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This week, you will create a cultural portrait in PowerPoint. This Cultural Portrait will define who you are and how these “parts of self” might play a role in the work that you do. Your presentation will address the following themes:

  • Who you are…
  • Your intersecting identities.
    • What these identities mean to you.
    • How others (clients) may view these identities.
    • How you envision these identities as part of your work as a therapist (positive and negative elements of these identities).
  • A discussion on your own background or experiences that you feel might play a role in countertransference or reactivity with some clients.
  • Your experience with empathy and compassion fatigue (and ways you feel you could minimize compassion fatigue).
  • Strengths and weaknesses that you have that might play a role in your future work as a therapist.

Note: Feel free to be creative with this project. You are welcome to enter pictures, art, or music to fully represent yourself.

Length: 10-12 slides

References: Include a minimum of 4 scholarly resources.