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 supports psychology students with disabilities, psychologists with disabilities who are 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.
Developing a successful mentoring relationship
Thank you for your interest in the APA Disability Office's Mentoring Program.
At this time, we are no longer accepting applications for the 2016-17 cycle. The application process for the 2017-18 term will begin Aug. 15, 2017. We look forward to receiving your application at that time.