ICA MENTORING PROGRAM 

For 2021-2022 Year

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.

How long is the mentorship program commitment? 

January 2022-June 2022

What should I expect after submitting an online application?

After all of the mentor and mentee applications have been submitted and reviewed, applicants will be notified via email address indicated in application regarding next steps.


Deadline for Application Submission: November 1, 2021

Click link to submit application: Submit a Mentor/Mentee Application


Who can I contact if I have questions about this program?

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

Mailing Address:

14804 Deerwood Dr

Carmel, IN 46033


Phone: 317-763-0764

Email: execdirector@indianacounseling.org

The Indiana Counseling Association

is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.


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