Kimberly's Kaleidoscope: A Journey into Self-Discovery

Date of Award

Spring 5-10-2024

Document Type

Project Abstract (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Counseling


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Jessica Brown


Self-Analysis, Identity, Assessment, Interviews, Development


We as humans love to classify certain phenomena for them to be more easily understood. Concepts such as gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity all have a vocabulary that exists to better connect with other individuals. The aforementioned characterizations are not the only concepts that have been used to categorize identities. In fact, there are countless more labels that we can give ourselves to be better understood by others. So, who am I? This Self-analysis reviews some of these elements of my social, professional, and overall self to better understand the “Why” behind why I do what I do. This paper used a series of analytic tools to collect information about who I am. Some of the tools I have included that help to explain my background include personality assessments (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and The Strong Interest Inventory), and one-on-one interviews with my loved ones. This information was then used to explain my desire to apply theoretical approaches in counseling, including Person-Centered Therapy and Reality Therapy. This data serves to provide this writer's understanding of self. Data was also used to justify current therapeutic interests and future goals for development.

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