Disability Mentoring Program

Individuals with disabilities are sorely underrepresented in graduate psychology programs and careers. Few enter the field, and those who do often experience frustration that may sometimes give way to higher than average drop out rates for these students. One strategy shown to increase the success of underrepresented groups in graduate school and entering professions is a mentoring program. In light of the evidence that mentoring has proven helpful to other underrepresented groups, the Disability Issues in Psychology Office is pleased to announce its Mentoring Program that will support psychology students with disabilities, disabled psychologist entering the field, and psychologists in the field who develop a disability.

Please note that matching with a mentor in the Disability Mentoring Program is contingent on the number and availability of mentors enrolled in our program.

About our Mentoring Program

Do you have a success story to share?

The APA Disability Issues Office is seeking success stories to share on our Web page. We would like to hear about your experience with the mentoring program and how mentoring has helped you achieve your academic and professional goals. Please email your story and we will add it to the APA website. All stories must be submitted by Sept. 29, 2014. Please limit entries to 300 words.

Developing a successful mentoring relationship

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