Faculty and Students Highlight the Importance of Mentoring in Graduate School
The annual New England Psychological Association Conference (NEPA) took place on Saturday, October 21st, and Professors Lorraine Mangione and Kathi Borden, and fifth-year students Jessica Baroni, Leah Levy, and Anna Potter presented on “Mentoring in Students’ Own Words: How it Happens and Why it is Important.” This work was based on a national survey conducted by Drs. Mangione and Borden, Dr. Kate Evarts, (Psy. D. 2017), and two colleagues from the University of Denver, which will appear in an article in an upcoming issue of Training and Education in Professional Psychology.
For NEPA, they presented and discussed some of the research, and the program was greatly enhanced and brought to life by Jessica, Leah, and Anna speaking eloquently and deeply about their own experiences with mentoring across the research, teaching, and supervision spectrum during graduate school. Mentoring remains a critical component of doctoral education in clinical psychology, and opportunities for such relationships are an integral part of doctoral training at Antioch.