The intentional mentor: Strategies and guidelines for the practice of mentoring

W. Brad Johnson
2002 Professional Psychology: Research and Practice  
How can faculty in professional psychology programs become more intentional and effective mentors? Many psychology graduate students are never mentored, and very few psychologists have ever received training in the practice of mentoring. This article briefly summarizes the nature of mentoring, the prevalence of mentoring in psychology, primary obstacles to mentoring, and some ethical concerns unique to mentoring. The article provides several strategies to enhance mentoring and guidelines for
more » ... d guidelines for the profession, departments of psychology, and individual psychologists who serve as mentors. This article is designed to help readers take a more deliberate approach to the practice of mentoring.
doi:10.1037/0735-7028.33.1.88 fatcat:v3ieidtcqzfg5mc7bail7meexq