The SCP mentorship program is a free program that aligns with SCP’s goals and objectives to build a collegial community and continuously expand the professional development and knowledge base of our profession. The mentorship program provides a platform for consulting psychology professionals to collaborate on psychological insights for the success and fulfillment of individuals, groups, and organizations. Mentors and mentees will have the option to determine their level of engagement to allow maximum flexibility for participation, anywhere from a one-time meeting to a monthly touchpoint with your mentor or mentee!
When current members have been asked about the benefits of the mentorship program, both mentors and mentees mentioned:
- “It is really beneficial to have someone with 1) many years of experience and 2) an outside perspective I can be open and honest with outside of my organization to gain perspectives”.
- “Greatly value learning from experiences of others as well as hearing the stories of how they built their business and made decisions along the way.”
- “I’ve gotten perspective and support for decision-making around. That is: becoming more qualified to do a broader range of organizational development work; pricing my services, writing proposals, addressing ethical dilemmas, etc.; and marketing my work to different types of organizations.”
- “I have gained so much from my mentor; his expertise, his willingness to be recorded for an ICF submission; his thoughts on networking; his support has been invaluable and so appreciated”.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor or mentee, please fill out the following brief form here and the program coordinator will email you the link to the SCP Google Drive and further instructions to sign up. On the drive, you can view the SCP Mentorship Program manual, sign-up sheet, and research.
Below are FAQ’s about the program. More information found on the SCP Google Drive when you complete the interest form.
What Is The Society Of Consulting Psychology Mentorship Program?
The SCP Mentorship Program aligns with SCP goals and objectives to build a collegial community and continuously expand the professional development and knowledge base of our profession. The mentorship program will provide a platform for consulting psychology professionals to collaborate on the psychological insights for the success and fulfillment of individuals, groups, and organizations.
Where can I learn More About The SCP Mentorship Program?
Before getting involved in the SCP Mentorship Program, we recommend you review the SCP Mentorship Program Manual on the google drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1V0TNozMJUvXWCpEaaTz6q_0kllVQY6_z
Why Should I Get Involved?
Research shows that individuals who are mentored have an increased likelihood of career success as a result of the targeted developmental support they receive. Mentors will be able to continue to build their network, foster the professional developments of others in the SCP community, and share their professional experiences to develop other SCP members. Mentees will receive individualized 1 on 1 support with an experienced consulting psychology professional in order to learn best practices in the field, increase professional development, and connect more with different professionals in the SCP community.
Is There A Deadline To Sign Up?
No! The SCP Mentorship Program is open to both mentors and mentees on a rolling basis.
If I Am A Mentee, Can I Have More Than One Mentor?
We encourage mentees to work with only one mentor at a time. However, depending on your Level of Involvement, you may have the opportunity to pair with multiple mentors during the year at Level I, and/or pair with a new mentor once per year. However, if you and your mentor believe that the match is not the right fit, please reach out to the SCP Mentorship Program Coordinator, Daniel Jureller, Psy.D. at email@example.com.
Do I Have To Pay Any Fees To Get Involved?
No! The program is completely free!
If I Am A Mentor/Mentee, Is There Flexibility With How Frequently To Be Involved?
Yes! Those interested in being a mentor and mentee will have the option to determine their own level of commitment to the mentorship program. Mentors will determine how many mentee slots they have available at 3 levels of involvement. Mentors can choose to have slots in one or multiple levels and are free to determine how many slots at each level. For more information, please review the Levels of Involvement on page 7 in the SCP Mentorship Program Manual.
I Am Interested, Where Do I Sign Up?
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, complete all questions in the Mentor Application by selecting the “Mentor Application” link.
If you are interested in becoming a mentee, complete all questions in the Mentee Application by selecting the “Mentee Application” link.
For more information about the stepwise process for mentors and mentees, please review the SCP Mentorship program process on page 6 in the SCP Mentorship Program Manual.