The CFHA Early Career Mentorship Program was established in 2014 in an effort to offer increased opportunity for professional development and one-to-one coaching for ECPs who are new to collaborative care in integrated settings and who are seeking support, consultation, and advice from leaders in the field. Support may be oriented to work in clinical roles, research, policy, or writing.
From October 2016 to September 2017, 5 mentors will volunteer their time to support Early Career Professionals (ECPs).
10 Mentees will be selected for participation in this program. Mentors will hold a joint meeting with both mentees, which will be facilitated via telephone, skype, or in-person based on geographic distance and preference of the group. Meetings will support ECPs on a project of personal interest or exploration of a specific topic. Calls may support broader themes identified by the mentees and mentor that will enhance the ECPs professional development, attainment of outlined goals, etc.
Mentees will also participate in a separate monthly call. Participants are required to attend a minimum of 7 calls throughout the year. Each mentee will present on a topic of their interest relevant to professional development for ECPs.
A ListServ for ongoing conversation amongst mentees and mentors will be established for the small group’s use.
At the outset of the mentoring relationship, mentees will establish individualized learning goals, including conceptualization of a potential project. At the conclusion of the mentorship year, each individual or dyad should be able to demonstrate progress toward the completion of these objectives. Mentees are strongly encouraged to submit proposals to present a poster or talk at the annual CFHA conference. Even if these projects are not completed, the goal of this program is to foster collaboration and mentorship, and any progress you make toward your project would be a reflection of this aim.
*No form of financial assistance or reimbursement will be offered to mentors or mentees.
WHO ARE THE MENTORS?
Each CFHA Mentor has demonstrated a longstanding interest and knowledge of integrated work settings, and has served as a member of CFHA’s past or current leadership; this may include having served as a member of the Board, the Executive Committee, Special Interest Groups, or Task Force.
To learn more about each of our mentors and their areas of interest, CLICK HERE. Please note mentors for 2017 may change.
HOW IS EARLY CAREER PROFESSIONAL (ECP) DEFINED?
We invite applicants to apply the definition of “ECP” as articulated by their respective profession, with a minimum that all applicants have attained their professional degree.
HOW DO I APPLY TO PARTICIPATE?
1. Complete the on-line application below.
2. Attach a CV to your application.
*All mentees must be current CFHA members.
Applications for the 2016 Mentorship Program are now CLOSED.