A mature manual therapy practice is truly an art form requiring skill, experience, reflection, and collaboration.
Experience has shown that teaching, mentoring, and practicing are overlapping but not identical skill sets. A good mentor/supervisor needs to have training, skills, and experience in each of the areas involved. Additionally, neither observation alone nor practice alone results in skilled practitioners. Reflection is a key part of the development of skilled and experienced practitioners. The mentorship process is a key step focused upon the reflection process that arises in a complex exchange between mentor/mentee.
To schedule a consult for mentorship, you can request an appointment. If you are not sure if mentorship is right for you and would like to schedule a brief consult to determine if my mentorship services would be a good match for you, contact me.
Reasons why some practitioners receive mentorship:
To become a better practitioner
To receive reflection and feedback on current skills
To review and deepen techniques
To prepare for certifiction testing
To consult on challenging client cases
To review and deepen technical detail
To consult on ethical challenges which naturally arise in clinical practice
The primary goal is to help you become a better practitioner.
We’ll work together to identify your personal education goals and skill level.
We’ll work together to co-design a mentorship program to help you achieve your educational goals.
Here is some basic information about my mentorship philosophy if you are considering working with me:
What to expect:
Initally, we’ll have a conversation about the reasons why you are seeking mentorship as well as what your personal educational/learning goals might be.
Based on experience, I’ll make some recommendations on how we might work together to help you achieve your goals.
Possible mentorship options:
1×1 meeting (in-person or virtual) where we review material and information
1×1 meeting (in-person or virtual) where we reveiw clients and cases of yours
1×1 meeting in person where we work on clients together
1×1 meeting in person where we work together on one of your clients
Many other options depending on your educational needs