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Mentoring Workshop: Examining & Expanding Mentoring Practices

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


Course Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017

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.

Download Mentor Narrative Reflection

Download Mentoring Self Assessment

Download Motivation Pre-requisite

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.

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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 and has been working at TIRR Memorial Hermann Outpatient Rehabilitation for 9 years. Laura has completed the vestibular competency course in 2011 and is one of the lead physical therapists of the vestibular program at TIRR Outpatient. She treats a wide range of neurologic diagnosis, with emphasis in vestibular and concussion rehabilitation and serves as a mentor to the clinical staff. Laura is the Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency director and prior to taking on this role, was the primary mentor for the residency in the Outpatient location for five years as well as clinical instructor for students and mentor to new staff members.

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

Lauren Szot, PT, DPT, NCS

Catherine Lauren SzotLauren Szot, PT, DPT, NCS graduated with 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 the TIRR Memorial Hermann Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program in 2011 and received her Board Certification in Neurologic Physical Therapy in 2011. In her 8 years of practice, Lauren has worked in a variety of clinical settings with focus on neurologic rehabilitation. She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Clinical Education at Texas Woman’s University in Houston. She also participates in clinical practice in neurologic inpatient rehabilitation at TIRR Memorial Hermann, where she has served as residency mentor and faculty for the TIRR Memorial Hermann Residency Program. Lauren also enjoys professional service through her involvement as prior Chair of the Nominating Committee and current 2nd Vice Co-Chair of Southeastern District of the TPTA.

  • Financial disclosures: TIRR MH Employee, TWU 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 0.75 AOTA CEU’s. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures from AOTA. AOTA Classification Code:Professional Issues- Supervision.

OT Approved CE

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 7.5 CCUs.

TPTA 2017

SLP: Memorial Hermann Health System is an ASHA Approved Provider of continuing education- provider ID ABAF. This course is offered for 0.75 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: 7080


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.


Class Size:

Registration is open to 40 participants.

*Registration closes June 7, 2017.

Cost / Registration:

This course is free to the Memorial Hermann Rehab Service Line and $175 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.

REGISTRATION: Open to Memorial Hermann Rehab Service Line PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs, SLPs. Employees must use their Memorial Hermann email to receive employee benefit for the course. In the event of a course cancellation, participants will be notified via email & contact phone number on the registration form below. Please fill out all information below.

Course Name: Mentoring Workshop: Examining & Expanding Mentoring Practices
Course Dates: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Registration for Community Attendee: $175
MHHS Rehab Service Line Employees: Free with refundable $25 reservation fee

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