Developing a mentor relationship is a deeply rewarding and empowering way for both the mentor and mentee to shape their professional identities. Mentors are able to collaborate in the creation of the next generation and learn about current pedagogy. While, mentees are able to learn different skill sets they may not know are available and/or necessary. Within the MFT profession, the mentor relationship has the potential to not only produce accountable professionals, but MFTs who are connected to their community and their values.
As a mentor, licensed professionals looking to give back to the community have a long-term, unique and meaningful way to do so through the Mentorship Program.
As a mentee, students will grow their personal and professional knowledge and network.
Participation in the Mentorship Program is a way to form professional relationships that can lead to unique opportunities:
Mentorship Program Goals
Mentorship is NOT Supervision.
Although there are many similarities to supervision, a mentoring relationship provides unique insights into the field without some of the hierarchical and power dynamics inherent to supervision. Being a part of the 2019 Mentorship Program will help define the difference for both students/pre-clinical persons and current licensed professionals.
Who can participate:
A 6-month commitment
This program aims to foster an environment for MFTs to feel supported in the profession from the beginning of their career forward.
|Applications Opens||Sept. 20|
|Applications Close||Dec. 3|
|Meet your Mentor/Mentee & Program Orientation||Jan. 7|
|Mid-Season Check-ins||March 22|
|Program End||June 1|
Note: the program is a pilot, the first of its kind for the MFT licensure in Minnesota. Any feedback, questions, or interest in volunteering is much appreciated.
QUESTIONS or TO LEARN MORE
Contact: Casey Skeide, firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 317-3501
The MAMFT Mentorship program was established to connect students of Marriage and Family Therapy with community dedicated LMFTs from various theoretical lenses and treatment modalities.