ERIC Number: EJ920766
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Mentoring Geropsychologists-in-Training during Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship Years
Karel, Michele J.; Stead, Carolyn D.
Educational Gerontology, v37 n5 p388-408 2011
Psychology internship and fellowship years are exciting yet challenging times of professional development, as geropsychologists-in-training transition to independent practice and work to consolidate their identities as professional geropsychologists. Geropsychology supervisors help interns and fellows to develop and refine attitude, knowledge, and skill competencies for geropsychology practice. "Transformational" geropsychology supervisors also serve as mentors. They offer professional role modeling, acknowledgement of unique strengths and areas for growth, socialization to the geropsychology community, and communication of confidence and support for the professional development of interns and fellows.
Descriptors: Postdoctoral Education, Mentors, Fellowships, Professional Development, Internship Programs, Practicum Supervision, Supervisory Methods, Psychologists, Counselor Training, Minimum Competencies, Educational Gerontology, Barriers, Change Strategies, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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