How To Set Up Effective Mentor Relationship

Australian Psychological Society

A useful guide to help you get more out of your mentoring arrangements.

Mentorship has become a cornerstone of personal and professional development, with mentors providing guidance, support and wisdom to mentees as they navigate often complex terrain.

In professions such as psychology, mentorship is even more critical. As up-and-coming psychologists develop and hone their practice and learn how to manage the more challenging elements of the profession, guidance from peers who’ve experienced the same journey is invaluable.

However, to get the most out of the mentoring relationship, there are some foundational elements that need to be considered.

The infographic below walks you through key set-up considerations, outlines different types of mentorship and shares some suggestions for questions that could provoke rich discussions.

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