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Mentoring Workshop: Examining & Expanding Mentoring Practices

Anna de Joya, PT, DSc, NCS
Laura Martin, PT, DPT, NCS
Catherine Lauren Szot, PT, DPT, NCS


Course Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016

Time: Registration at 7:30, Course from 8:00-5:00 pm


TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital
1333 Moursund, Houston, TX 77030
2nd floor Research Conference Center

Pre-requisite activity: A narrative reflection for course attendees to complete prior to the course and bring with them will be sent upon registration with the electronic registration receipt.

Handouts: Handouts will be electronically shared with all attendees 1 week prior to the course. Please print or download the materials prior to the course for your use. Wi-fi is available to all TIRR guest under “MH_Guest” however, we cannot ensure connectivity at all times.

Target Audience



The growth and development of clinical programs will depend on enhancing the mentoring skills of clinical mentors for the next generation of expert clinicians. The focus of this workshop is to provide clinicians with the skills and the strategies to mentor and develop mentees toward clinical expertise. This course will facilitate the growth of clinical programs, including residency programs through the advancement of clinical teaching and best practice during clinical mentorship. Clinicians will be more effective and efficient practitioners and clinical mentors by modeling, integrating, and promoting behaviors that are congruent with a mentoring culture.

This course will be presented via an interactive didactic course format. Discussion and active participation in case presentations/scenarios related to mentorship will engage the audience in reflection and problem-solving. Current literature will be used to discuss teaching and learning styles in clinical mentorship. Participants will actively engage in role playing, peer feedback and dialogue with the instructors on the roles of the mentor and mentee in achieving a successful and reciprocal relationship in an advanced practice setting.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe expected outcomes the mentee should achieve after a mentoring program
  • Describe differences between resident mentoring from clinical instruction of the entry level student and/or training of a new employee
  • Describe roles of the mentor and mentee, as well as the reciprocity of the mentor/mentee relationship
  • Identify learning styles and teaching styles
  • Integrate knowledge of learning and teaching styles to a mentoring strategy
  • Examine roadblocks to successful mentoring practices
  • Develop mentoring tools to maximize mentee’s learning
  • Examine current mentoring relationships and identify challenges and strengths
  • Assess own personal mentoring skills and identify areas for skill development and growth
  • Formulate a strategy for implementing mentoring tools and evaluating mentor performance

Assessment of Learning Objectives: Small group activity, individual activity, interactive dialogue, written evaluation

Speaker Information

Anna de Joya, PT, DSc, NCS

Anna De HoyaAnna de Joya, PT, DSc, NCS was the Residency Director of TIRR Memorial Hermann Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program from 2010-2015. Anna received her Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2012. She is board certified by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as a Neurologic Clinical Specialist since 2008. Anna has been treating patients with neurologic dysfunction across the continuum since 1996. Her current role includes coordinating, evaluating and developing the growth of the program’s didactic and clinical curriculum; serves as a mentor to residents and clinical mentors/faculty; and develops, assesses and coordinates the clinical education and mentoring program for the residents and faculty. She has a variety of experience in teaching both in the clinical setting, academic setting and in the community, including state and national conferences.

  • Financial disclosures: TIRR MH Employee
  • Non-financial disclosures: None reported

Laura Martin, PT, DPT, NCS

Laura MartinLaura Martin, PT, DPT, NCS is a graduate of Texas Woman’s University in Houston and has been working at TIRR Memorial Hermann Outpatient Rehabilitation for 7 years. Laura received her neurologic specialty certification in 2010 and vestibular rehabilitation competency in 2012. Laura served as the Center Coordinator for Clinical Education from 2011-2015 and became the TIRR Memorial Hermann Physical Therapy Neurologic Residency Program Director February 2015. Laura treats a wide range of neurologic diagnosis, specializing in vestibular and concussion rehabilitation and serve as a mentor to the clinical staff.

  • Financial disclosures: TIRR MH Employee
  • Non-financial disclosures: None reported

Catherine Lauren Szot, PT, DPT, NCS

Catherine Lauren SzotCatherine Lauren Szot, PT, DPT, NCS earned her Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University in 2004, a Master of Physical Therapy in 2007, and transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2009 from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA. She is a graduate of an APTA credentialed neurologic residency program and became a Neurologic Certified Specialist in 2011. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor and Assistant Director of Clinical Education at Texas Woman's University, where she teaches content related to neurologic rehabilitation, gait and orthotics, and professional practice, and assists in responsibilities pertaining to clinical education, including courses and clinical placements. Her clinical practice is in neurologic rehabilitation for individuals with spinal cord injury, brain injury, and stroke at TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation. In addition, she has served as a residency mentor for TIRR Memorial Hermann's Neurologic Residency Program in both the Neuro-trauma ICU and inpatient rehabilitation settings. She is currently involved in research activities related to outcome measure utilization in neurologic physical therapy practice.

  • Financial disclosures: TIRR MH Employee
  • Non-financial disclosures: None reported

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:
Policy & Procedures exist whereby all speakers must disclose any relationships which may cause a conflict of interest. Any relevant financial and non-financial relationships will be disclosed via speaker agreement, written notification after agreement, and prior to presentation.

Program Schedule

TimeTopic & Activity
7:30-8:00 Registration & Refreshments

Introduction and Overview of the Day

8:10-8:45 Elements of Mentoring

Mentoring Towards Advanced Practice
Roles of Mentor and Mentee
Differences between Mentee/Student/New Employee and Mentor/CI/Supervisor

10:00-10:15 Break

Challenges of Clinical Mentoring and Problem Scenarios
Video Presentation of Problem Scenarios

11:15-12:15 Successful and Failed Mentoring Relationships

Lunch provided

1:00-1:45 Application of Teaching and Learning Styles in Clinical Mentorship

Building Mentoring Skills (Skill Development in the Mentor Role)

3:15-3:30 Break

Strategies in Strengthening the Mentoring Relationship

4:00-4:45 Next Step: Self-Reflection on Personal Mentoring Skills
4:45- 5:00

Conclusion (Take Home Messages)/Question and Answer/Course Evaluation

5:00 Adjourn

Instructional Methods Used: Lecture, PowerPoint presentations, small group discussions, case presentations



Participants must attend the entire course in order to receive CEU’s/CCU’s and course certificate. No partial credits will be given.
Instructional Level: Intermediate

OT: Memorial Hermann Health System is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for 0.775 AOTA CEU’s. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures from AOTA. OT Classification Code: Supervision-Competency

PT: Memorial Hermann Health System is TPTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas for 7.75 CCUs.

SLP: Memorial Hermann Health System is an ASHA Approved Provider of continuing education- provider ID ABAF. This course is offered for 0.775 ASHA CEU’s. The assignment of ASHA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures from ASHA. ASHA Classification Code: 7020

OT Approved CE

Target Audience: Clinicians in the clinical instructor and/or residency mentor roles looking to improve their skills and learn the strategies to mentor and develop mentees toward clinical expertise.

TPTA 2015


Class Size:

Registration is open to 40 participants.

Cost / Registration:

This course is free to the Memorial Hermann Rehab Service Line and $100 community attendee. Complete registration form and reservation fee are due to reserve your place in the course. Registration fee includes: electronic access to Course Materials, light snacks and lunch. Any questions, please contact:


Please refer to for information on parking. The closest parking is available in Garage 6 and is next to TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital.


Refunds will be granted if cancellation notice is received in writing no later than 14 calendar days prior to the course start date to If you register and do not attend, or do not fulfill the requirements of the class, your course fee will not be refunded. Cancellation of the event by TIRR Memorial Hermann will result in a full refund of monies received. TIRR Memorial Hermann is not responsible for the refund of travel or hotel expenses under any circumstances. TIRR Memorial Hermann reserves the right to cancel or change any programs for due cause. In the event of a cancelation, participants will be notified via email and contact phone number submitted in the registration.