SIP MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Native-to-Native Mentorship Program in Psychology
Seeking Mentors & Mentees for the 2021-2022 Mentorship Program
Welcome! The Society of Indian Psychologists (SIP) Native-to-Native Mentorship Program is designed to link generations by connecting American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations psychology students and early career professionals with experienced Native psychologists. We match Native individuals who are aspiring for careers in any area of psychology (academic, research, industry, public service, clinical, school, or consulting) with Native mentors and we provide training, CEU webinars, and a Native community of support to enhance career and personal development.
This Program Application is for a one-year commitment of time with an option to re-enroll for additional years. Matched participants agree to participate in a minimum of four (4) virtual conferences with their mentor or mentee per academic year (2 per semester), as well as to attend the webinar orientation session, and the five-part community-building series.
On Becoming and Connecting as a Native Psychologist. All participants are expected to attend the annual SIP Retreat/Convention occurring every June in Logan, Utah.
All Native-to-Native Mentorship Program participants must be Full, Retired or Student Members of the Society of Indian Psychologists (SIP). Dues ($50, $35 or $10) are assessed annually and must be PAID current for the mentorship year (exact dates are noted on current/downloadable flyer.
If you have questions about membership, please email our Membership chair for questions about your SIP membership status.
Meet the current SIP Mentorship Chair:
Dr. Denise L. Newman obtained her PhD in clinical and developmental psychology from the University of Minnesota and has a specialization in the field of developmental psychopathology. She is currently in private practice in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Dr. Newman's treatment orientation takes a modern neuro-psychoanalytic approach: She has special interest in developmental and depth-oriented processes focused on the childhood, unconscious, and cultural meanings of the mind in the context of a safe, therapeutic relationship.
Mentorship Chair: Denise Newman, PhD
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