ERIC Number: ED393052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Aug-12
Mentoring Women in Clinical Psychology: A Case Example.
Matthews, Janet R.
This presidential address is based on a personal mentoring history. It begins by examining two pioneering women in clinical psychology, Dr. Mildred Bessie Mitchell and Lillian Shuck Wolfe. Topics examined are: (1) factors that led them to choose a career in clinical psychology; (2) whether they think it is important for women in clinical training to have mentors; (3) what role they see for women in clinical psychology; (4) whether they have considered a full-time academic career; (5) what they hope to be doing five years after receiving their doctorates; (6) how much exposure have they had to women mentors in their education process; (7) whether they hope to become active in organized psychology; and (8) factors of import to each woman. Concludes that areas in mentoring which need attention are: the development of ongoing support networks which provide a combination of data and encouragement; the encouragement of personal discussions with students who desire mentoring; and better recording of current practices so that future generations will have an available heritage and an ongoing chronology about women's issues in clinical psychology. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (103rd, New York, NY, August 11-15, 1995).