Date of Award

Spring 4-18-2024

Document Type

Project Abstract (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Counseling


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Aaron Suomala Folkerds


Self-Analysis, Counseling, Personal Development



Self-analysis is an opportunity to reflect, consult with others, research how the threads of our lives are woven into collective experiences, and to challenge our own patterns of thinking and behavior. My intention for this project is to illustrate how both my personal and professional life have evolved using self-reflection, tools such as the Myer Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory, and interviews with my friends and family. I discuss the impact that existential theory, feminist theory, and Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory of cognitive development have had on my past and why I desire to incorporate the principes of each into my future work. The information gathered by the forementioned methods aided in developing my future goals as an individual and as a professional in the counseling field.


Self-Analysis, Counseling, Personal Development

Included in

Counseling Commons



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