Disability Mentoring Program
The mentoring program supports psychology students with disabilities, psychologists entering the field and psychologists in the field who have acquired a disability.
The Office on Disability Issues in Psychology would like to inform you that the mentoring program call is now closed. Please check back in 2018 for additional information.
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 Office on Disability Issues in Psychology 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 have acquired 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
Sign Up for 2018-19
If you are interested in participating as a mentor or mentee for 2018-19, please email Office on Disability Issues in Psychology.
Thank you for your interest in the APA Office on Disability Issues in Psychology's Mentoring Program.