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Early Career Psychologists

Call for Mentors

Keri Frantell, M.S.
Keri Frantell, M.S.

Mentors Wanted

The student committee is still actively looking for people willing to serve as mentors for students who are interested in getting more involved in group work. This is not limited to people who are interested in group therapy or research, we are looking for a good blend of people holding different positions. Expectations are as follows:

 

  • Provide your mentee an email address or phone number where you can be contacted to answer questions related to professional development (e.g., coursework, future employment, practicum, training experiences, etc.), as needed.
  • Be accessible to have a face-to-face meeting (e.g., lunch, dinner, coffee) with the mentee one to two times per year, such as at APA or convention and/or be available to meet through another means, such as by phone, email or Skype.
  • Assist mentee in networking and meeting with other professionals and/or students in Div. 49 or APA at large. This networking could occur at the Div. 49 social and/or other events.
  • Commit to a one-year mentorship relationship.
  • Refrain from entering into a supervisory relationship with your mentee.
  • Respond to mentee challenges and follow grievance procedures, as appropriate.
  • Maintain Div. 49 member status.

You can apply online by going to http://www.apadivisions.org/division-49/membership/mentor-program.aspx and submitting an application (just asking for basic information to help us better connect mentors to mentees). Though we plan to keep mentorship open throughout the year, we would like to ask people who are particularly interested (this goes for both mentors/mentees) to submit an application before the end of each month. 

Please feel free to pass this email along to colleagues, too. I hope many of you will be able to serve!

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Early Career Psychologists

Division 49 Mentorship Program

Rosamond J. Smith, MS
Rosamond J. Smith, MS

Division 49 Mentorship Program

We are pleased to introduce the Division 49 mentorship program!  The program was created based on requests from Division 49 student members and is intended to help the next generation of group psychologists enhance their training and professional development and ultimately to help the division and the field grow stronger.  We accept applications on a rolling basis and will make every effort to match mentorship pairs as suitable matches become available.  We welcome mentees in any stage of graduate training or early career, within the first three years of graduation.  We welcome mentor applications from anyone who has obtained their doctoral degree and has some demonstrated expertise in group psychology and/or group psychotherapy.  Early career psychologists, do not underestimate what you have to offer!

Mentor Expectations:

  • Provide your mentee an email address or phone number where they could contact you to ask questions related to professional development (coursework, future employment, practicum, training experiences, etc.) as needed
  • Be accessible to have for a face-to-face meeting (lunch, dinner, coffee) with the mentee 1-2x per year, such as at APA, and/or meet through another means, such as phone, email, or Skype
  • Assist mentee in networking and meeting with other professionals and/or students in Division 49 or APA at large.  This could occur at the Division 49 social and/or other events
  • Commit to a one-year mentorship relationship
  • Refrain from entering into a supervisory relationship with your mentee
  • Respond to mentee challenges and follow grievance procedures, as appropriate
  • Maintain Division 49 member status

Mentee Expectations:

  • Contact your mentor as needed to ask questions related to professional development (coursework, future employment, practicum, training experiences, etc.)
  • Be accessible to have for a face-to-face meeting (lunch, dinner, coffee) with your mentor 1-2x per year, such as at APA, and/or meet through another means, such as phone, email, or Skype
  • If attending APA, network with your mentor to meet with other professionals and/or students in Division 49 or APA at large.  This could occur at the Division 49 social and/or other events
  • Commit to a one-year mentorship relationship.  After this point, you could exit the mentorship program or ask to be connected with another mentor to gain broad exposure to professionals in the field
  • Avoid entering into a supervisory relationship with your mentor by refraining from discussing any client concerns with your mentor
  • Maintain Division 49 student member status

Thanks to the AGPA CC-SIG for their model of a successful mentorship program, from which some of these materials were adapted.

Application Questions

Please complete the following questions and submit your application to the mentorship director, Rosamond Smith rosamondjanesmith@gmail.com. Applications for both mentors and mentees will be taken on a rolling basis, and as such, we will try to match mentees as soon as possible.

Mentors

  • Name:
  • Degree:
  • Graduate program and date:
  • License and date:
  • Current employer and title:
  • Research interests:
  • Group specialties:
  • Current group research (if applicable):
  • Current groups leading (if applicable):
  • What do you think you have to offer a mentee?  If you are interested specifically in research collaboration with a mentee, please list that here.
  • Do you have preferences about the stage of training or development of your mentee?  (If so, please list.)
  • Do you have any other preferences regarding your mentee?

Mentees

  • Name:
  • Graduate university and program:
  • Year in program or graduation date:
  • Current employer and title (including clinical practicum experience):
  • Career goals (generally):
  • Research interests:
  • Group specialties/interests:
  • Current group research (if applicable):
  • Current groups leading (if applicable):
  • What are you looking for from a mentor?  If you are interested specifically in research collaboration with a mentee, please list that here.
  • Are you looking for a mentor involved primarily in practice or academia?
  • Do you have preferences about the stage of career of your mentor?  (If so, please list.)
  • Do you have any other preferences for your mentor?
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Div49 Mentorship Program

Hello Division 49 Student Members!

Are you looking for a way to try out organizational leadership in a low-key, laid back group? Do you want to build your CV with some extra experience? Have you been considering getting more involved in Division 49?

Now’s your chance!

We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Student Committee for Division 49. See below for more details.

Duration: One year (August 2017-July 2018)

Time commitment: Varies, depending on what tasks you would like to be involved in! The time commitment varies depending on the current needs of the committee, but typically requires a few hours a month (or less).

Duties: Meet approximately bimonthly via video chat, contribute to on-going projects (examples listed below), weigh-in on decisions regarding the student membership of Division 49, advocate for the division internally and externally by providing a welcoming presence to current members and recruiting new members.

Examples of recent and on-going projects: Improving recruitment of and service to a diverse student membership, creating and maintaining the student listserv, creating and maintaining an online resource drive, creating recruitment flyers for students and program directors/PIs/supervisors, contributing content for the division Facebook page, and more!

Qualifications: No special qualifications required. We are interested in students of all levels and from any programs associated with group research AND/OR practice! We want dedicated students who are passionate about group and want to get involved! Previous student committee members are welcome to apply.

If you are interested in joining our student committee, you can request an application from Keri Frantell (keri.frantell@gmail.com). Applications should be returned to Keri no later than 5 pm Eastern Time, July 20, 2017.

Please let me know if you have any questions – we look forward to hearing from you soon!

Keri Frantell, M.S.
Keri Frantell, M.S.