ERIC Number: ED405524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Aug-10
Personal Touch: Mentoring Minorities in Psychology.
Grimes, Tresmaine R.
Mentoring, or the personal touch, is an essential component in the academic and professional success of minority psychologists. To ensure that minority students receive the personal touch, psychologists can: (1) get to know minority students; (2) encourage minority students to do research early in their academic career; (3) insist that minority students attend state conventions annually and regional conventions whenever possible; (4) be sensitive to cultural, religious, and other differences in students; (5) avoid just focusing on the best minority students, but help other students as well; (6) avoid waiting for students to approach the mentor, rather reach out to them; (7) organize peer mentors on campus; and (8) share personal experiences. Professional organizations can make mentoring minority psychology students a priority by: (1) formulating strategies for increasing minority involvement; (2) encouraging members to deal with this issue; (3) developing mentor training programs; and (4) providing minorities mentoring at each stage of professional development. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (104th, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 9-13, 1996).