MPA Mentorship Program

In collaboration with the Membership Committee and New Psychologist Network, the Student Division launched the MPA Mentorship Program at the 2014 Annual Convention.  Designed as part of the “Student & New Psychologists track” for the annual convention, the goal of the Mentorship Program is to provide students and new psychologists (“mentees”) with the opportunity to establish mentoring relationships with experienced psychologists (“mentors”) working in various specialties.  The concept was born out of the strategic retreat in the fall of 2013, when MPA leaders discussed the association’s goals for the following year.  These goals broadly included connection, protection, and growth – the theme of the 2014 Annual Convention.  

Several experienced psychologists in MPA have expressed interest in sharing their valuable time, insights, and unique expertise with a new or future psychologist as mentors in the MPA Mentorship program.  Mentors have worked in variety of treatment settings, including university counseling centers, private practices, community mental health clinics, and hospitals.  Our mentors have reported expertise in working with specific populations, including children and families, individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, LGBT populations, homeless individuals, college students, individuals with sexual concerns, children and adults with AD/HD, underserved populations, among other populations.  

If you are interested in participating in the MPA Mentorship Program as mentor or mentee, contact Student Division Co-chairs, Erika Brink or Bronwyn Neeser, at studentdivisionmpa@gmail.com.  Also, check out the Mentorship Program Guidelines for more information!