Congratulations on choosing a career in the rewarding field of occupational therapy! As an occupational therapist, you have many opportunities to make an impact on the lives of others, from the clients and families you work with to the other professionals on your team.
Once you are established in your career, you may even have the opportunity to mentor new clinicians.
Through mentorship, you can expand your leadership skills, develop a new professional role, and make an impact on the future of the field. Successful mentors will tell you there is significant work required for this role, but with the right tools, you can avoid feeling overwhelmed by the experience.
The following pages offer strategies and outline action items to help you become the best effective mentor possible. Our goal is for you to feel adequately prepared to support your mentee throughout their journey as a new clinician.