Goals and Objectives
The purpose of the Div. 20 Mentoring Program is to provide early career psychologists and emerging scholars (e.g., graduate students) with guidance and advice from respected senior faculty, researchers and/or clinicians in the field of aging and human development. Mentoring is meant to help early career psychologists and emerging scholars develop goals and strategies for their research and/or clinical work; provide guidance in searching for research funding and/or establishing a clinical practice; help evaluate and enhance the quality of research and/or clinical work; provide guidance and suggestions in course development; offer advice on ethical issues; provide networking opportunities; and offer advice on service, especially professional and community.
The Div. 20 Mentoring Program is not meant to replace mentoring that takes place within the individual's school or university. Instead, by providing access to someone who is a recognized leader in the field, the Div. 20 Mentoring Program can facilitate interaction with a colleague who fully understands and can contribute to the research, teaching and/or clinical agenda of a junior person in the field.