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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

Open to: PT/PTA, OT/OTA, SLP

Course Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018

Time: Registration at 7:30, Course from 8:00-4:30 pm

Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital – TIRR Memorial Hermann
South Tower Conference Center, Main Entrance
Conference Rooms BE
1635 North Loop West
Houston, TX 77008

(I-610 and Ella Blvd, The Heights)

Parking: Parking available in Garage 2

Recommended pre-course activity: A narrative reflection, self-assessment, and motivation assessment for course attendees will be emailed to registrants prior to the course and asked to complete prior to the course and bring with them with to the course for discussion and reflection.

Handouts: Electronic handouts will be shared with all attendees prior to the course via email. Please print or download the materials prior to the course for your use. Wi-Fi is available to all, however, we cannot ensure connectivity at all times.


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:

  1. Describe expected outcomes the mentee should achieve after a mentoring program
  2. Describe differences between resident mentoring from clinical instruction of the entry level student and/or training of a new employee
  3. Describe roles of the mentor and mentee, as well as the reciprocity of the mentor/mentee relationship
  4. Identify learning styles and teaching styles
  5. Integrate knowledge of learning and teaching styles to a mentoring strategy
  6. Examine roadblocks to successful mentoring practices
  7. Develop mentoring tools to maximize mentee’s learning
  8. Examine current mentoring relationships and identify challenges and strengths
  9. Assess own personal mentoring skills and identify areas for skill development and growth
  10. 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 Hoya

Anna de Joya, PT, DSc, NCS

Anna 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.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial disclosures: TIRR MH Employee
  • Non-financial disclosures: APTA Member & Practice Committee for Neurologic Academy, ACRM Member NDD Advisory Group

Laura Martin

Laura Martin, PT, DPT, NCS

Laura 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.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

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

Catherine Lauren Szot

Lauren Szot, PT, DPT, NCS

Lauren 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.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial disclosures: Employment relationship with TIRR Memorial Hermann and TWU
  • Non-financial disclosures: TWU Assistant DCE, TWU Assistant Professor, TPTA Member

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 - 8:00Registration / Breakfast
8:00 - 8:15Introduction / Overview
8:15 - 8:45Elements of Mentoring
8:45 - 10:30Mentoring Towards Advanced Practice
- Roles of Mentor and Mentee
10:30 - 10:45Break
10:45 - 11:15Mentoring Towards Advanced Practice
- Differences between Mentee/Student/New Employee & Mentor/CI/Supervisor
11:15 - 12:15Application of Teaching and Learning Styles in Clinical Mentorship
12:15 - 1:00Lunch
1:00 - 1:50Challenges of Clinical Mentoring and Problem Scenarios
- Roadblocks
- Video Presentation of Problem Scenarios
- Case development for future discussion
1:50 - 2:15Successful and Failed Mentoring Relationships
- Discussion on cases
2:15 - 2:30Break
2:30 - 4:00Building Mentoring Skills
4:00 - 4:30Conclusion & Take Home Messages
4:30 - 4:45Question and Answer/Course Evaluation

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.


Memorial Hermann Health System is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for 0.75 AOTA CEUs. 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


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


Memorial Hermann Health System is an ASHA Approved Provider of continuing education- provider ID ABAF. This course is offered for 0.75 ASHA CEUs. The assignment of ASHA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures from ASHA. ASHA Classification Code: 7080


This course is offered for 0.75 ASHA CEUs
(Intermediate Level, Related Area).

Target Audience

OT/OTA, PT/PTA, and SLP clinicians in the clinical instructor roles 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 50 participants.

Cost / Registration: This course is free to the Memorial Hermann Rehab Service Line, with a $25 NO SHOW fee, and $175 for community attendee. Complete registration form is due to reserve your place in the course. Registration fee includes: electronic access to Course Materials, light snacks and lunch. Any questions, please contact:

NO SHOW Fee: TIRR Memorial Hermann offers certain courses to the MHHS Rehab Service line for “free”. In order to plan appropriately for space, supplies, food, and course dynamics we attempt to have an accurate number of those who are attending. If you do not cancel according to the policy stated for this course, do not attend the course, or do not complete the requirements of the course successfully, you will need to complete a $25 NO SHOW fee through the TIRR Memorial Hermann Education Academy:

Cancellations: 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 will be charged a $25 incomplete attendance fee. 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.

Parking: Parking available in Garage 2

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 2, 2018
Registration for Community Attendee: $175
MHHS Rehab Service Line Employees: $0, “FREE” subject to a $25 NO SHOW Fee

All participants in Memorial Hermann Continuing Education Courses are entitled to an accessible, accommodating, supportive teaching & learning environment.

Questions? Contact TIRR Education Academy by phone at (713) 797-7432, fax at 713-797-7455, or email at