NASP Mentorship Program
The NASP Mentorship Program is available exclusively to NASP members. Participants should engage in ongoing professional support for a minimum of one month; ideally, mentorships should span an academic year. Mentors and mentees are encouraged to consider group mentorship for a richer dialogue in which mentees can learn both from their mentor and other mentees.
Earn CPD Credit
Both mentors and mentees are eligible to claim CPD credit for participating in the program, as long as you can attest that your involvement helped you grow professionally by upgrading your skills or knowledge in a particular area. See categories E and F of our CPD guidelines. Mentors can submit the co-signed Professional Support Verification Form as evidence, which is required for those renewing their NCSP for the first time.
Deciding on Next Steps After Graduation
"I really lucked out when I searched the NASP Find-a-Mentor directory and discovered Sara." - Jon Goodwin
Early career school psychologist Jon Goodwin shares how having a mentor helped him reach beyond his current support network to get perspective from someone with similar interests. In this interview, he and Sara Platt, his mentor, talk about what made the mentorship work so well and share some of the highlights of the mentorship.
Review this guidance for suggestions on how to structure the mentorship to make it as beneficial as possible for both mentor and mentee.
This sample mentorship agreement can be adapted and modified to help establish expectations for a professional support relationship. Thanks to Dr. Meaghan Guiney for developing this agreement.