ICA Mentoring Program

We are looking for Mentors to participate in our Mentoring Programing!

  • Program Duration: 6 months (January 2022 - June 2022)
  • Time Commitment: Approximately 45-60 minutes per month.
  • Deadline for Application Submission: November 1st, 2021

Submit a Mentor Application

Questions: Contact Ariana Gleckman, ICA Student Representative, at algleckman@bsu.edu

The Indiana Counseling Association Mentorship Program is an all-inclusive, multicultural leadership development opportunity for early professional counselors and seasoned professional counselors in the state of Indiana. The intent of this program is to advance the counseling profession through the engagement of meaningful conversations, the achievement of overarching goals, and shared wisdom that supports continuous career development and lifelong learning. Currently, we are seeking mentees and mentors who would be interested in joining this program. 

Requirements

  • Mentors must hold an advanced degree (master's level or higher) and have a minimum of five years' experience in professional counseling
  • Mentees must be an ICA first-or second-year graduate student or Associate-level licensed professional (working towards independent licensure) and must be in good professional standing
  • Must be an ICA Member

Program Structure

  • The ICA Membership program will review each interest form and carefully match mentors and mentees based upon research interests, demographics, and availability 
  • Mentors and mentees will be supplied with one another's contact information 
  • Mentors and mentees will meet once a month for approximately 45-60 minutes per session
  • Mentors and mentees will be asked to fill out a brief program evaluation at the midpoint and conclusion of the program 
  • Mentors and mentees understand this is a  voluntary opportunity;  therefore, no compensation will be provided for participation 

The mentor is not intended to replace -- or supplement -- the mentee's formal supervision. 

The Indiana Counseling Association Mentorship Program has been adapted from the American Counseling Association’s Mentorship Program Guidebook 2020-2021. Therefore, this program has been designed to uphold ACA’s core values, mission, and vision. This includes but is not limited to promoting diversity, inclusivity, and professional development. The Indiana Counseling Association is indebted to the individuals who spent time developing this program and creating a foundation for proactive leadership. 


FAQs

What is involved in the mentorship program?

If you volunteer to participate in this program, we will ask you to do the following:

  • Complete an online application to provide demographic information, career interests, cultural identity, and expectations of the mentor relationship. 
  • Mentees will complete the 16-item Professional Identity Scale in Counseling – short version (PISC-S), completed with online application. 
  • Mentees will also work with the mentor to identify short and long-term goals during the first meeting.
  • Complete the Mentor-Mentee Agreement during the first meeting.
  • The mentee and mentor will be expected to meet with each other virtually for 45-60 minutes once a month.
  • Maintain consistent communication with your mentor or mentee.
  • At the end of the study, all participants will fill out a feedback with open and closed ended questions as well as the PISC-S that mentees will complete again.


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Get Involved with ICA!

The intent of professional associations is to connect professionals within a network that is supportive, encouraging, and values collaboration, community, and relationships.

ICA's overall operations and affairs are governed by the Board of Directors and various Standing Committees, a team of counselors throughout the state. We'd love to have you. Why not volunteer to lend your talent, knowledge, invaluable experience, and your enthusiasm? 

Become a Member 

ICA is here to serve the needs of licensed counselors in the State of Indiana and we want to make sure that we are doing everything we can to meet your needs and make membership meaningful for you. Regardless of your counseling speciality -- mental health, school, marriage & family, addictions, pastoral, art therapy, or counselor education -- take advantage of the Indiana Counseling Association. The only professional counseling association that serves ALL Indiana counselors.

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ICA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT October 2021


Jessica A. Zimmerman, MEd, LMHC

Willow Center For Healing

Jessica Zimmerman is an Approved EMDR Consultant and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Jessica is a newer ICA member and has recently joined our Legislative Committee. 

Currently, she owns a group practice called Willow Center For Healing in Fort Wayne made up of EMDR trained clinicians and interns where she sees clients and supervises counselors-in-training.

To read the full ICA member highlight, log into your account and view the Member Highlights section under the Members tab.

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