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Mentoring Workshop: Examining & Expanding Mentoring Practices

PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs, SLP at TIRR MH Residency Site’s: TIRR (Med Center), TIRR Kirby Glen, TIRR Woodlands, TIRR Memorial City, TIRR NW OP , TMC, TMC Children’s


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

Saturday, June 20, 2015
Registration at 7:30, Course from 8:00-5:30 pm

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.

Course Description

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.


None. A suggested narrative self-reflection will be mailed to all participants prior to the course.

Learning Objectives / Outcomes

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. Identify learning styles and teaching styles
  4. Integrate knowledge of learning and teaching styles to a mentoring strategy
  5. Examine roadblocks to successful mentoring practices
  6. Develop mentoring tools to maximize mentee’s learning

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

Thursday, June 4, 2015

TimeTopic & Activity
7:30 - 8:00amRegistration/Breakfast
8:00 - 8:10 amIntroduction and Overview of the Day
8:10 - 8:45 am
  • Mentor Self-Assessment Forms
  • Elements of Mentoring
8:45 - 10:00 am
  • Mentoring Towards Advanced Practice
  • Roles of Mentor and Mentee
  • Differences between Mentee/Student/New Employee and Mentor/CI/Supervisor
10:00 - 10:15 amBreak
10:15 - 11:15 am

Application of Teaching and Learning Style in Clinical Mentorship

11:15 am - 12:15 pmChallenges of Clinical Mentoring and Problem Scenarios
  • Roadblocks
  • Video Presentation of Problem Scenarios
12:15 - 1:00 pm

Lunch provided

1:00 - 2:00 pmBuilding Mentoring Skills
2:00 - 3:15 pm

Successful and Failed Mentoring Relationships

3:15 - 3:30 pmBreak
3:30 - 4:30 pm

Skill Development in the Mentor Role

4:30 - 5:15 pmNext Step: Self-Reflection on Personal Mentoring Skills
Strategies to Strengthen Mentoring Relationship
5:15 - 5:30 pm

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

5:30 pmAdjourn

Speaker Information

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.

Catherine Lauren Szot, PT, DPT, NCS

Catherine 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.

Dr. Laura Martin

Dr. Laura Martin 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.

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

OT Approved CE
Accredited Provider
The assignment of Texas PT CCU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

Instructional Level: Basic/Introductory

OT: Memorial Hermann Health System is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for 0.8 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-Contemporary Issues and Trends

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 8.0 CCUs.

SLP: Memorial Hermann Health System is an ASHA Approved Provider of continuing education- provider ID ABAF. This course is offered for 0.8 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.

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.

Speaker Disclosures: All three speakers have completed disclosure forms on file. Anna de Joya was the recipient of the TIRR Innovations Grant.

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

Class Size: Registration is open to 40 participants.

Name & CredentialsCompany/OrganizationFinancial RelationshipNonfinancial Relationship
Anna DeJoya, PT, DSc, NCSMHHS EmployeeMHHS salary Received TIRR Innovations GrantNone to disclose
Catherine Lauren Szot, PT, DPT, NCSMHHS EmployeeMHHS salaryNone to disclose
Laura Martin, PT, DSc, NCSMHHS EmployeeMHHS salary Received TIRR Innovations GrantNone to disclose


Complete registration form and registration fee are due to reserve your place in the course. Employees must use their Memorial Hermann email to receive employee price for the course. Contact and indicate the name & date of the course you are interested in.

Free and open to TIRR Memorial Hermann Residency Sites Employees with a $25.00 required, refundable, reservation fee.

  • Credit Card: You will not be charged if you attend and complete the course successfully. If you register and do not attend, or do not fulfill the requirements of the class, your credit card will be charged the $25 fee.
  • Check: Your check will be returned to you at the end of the course with your completed course certificate. If you register and do not attend, or do not fulfill the requirements of the class, your reservation fee will not be refunded.

Other Information


Please refer to Texas Medical Center for information on parking. The closest parking is available in Garage 6 and is next to TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital. Parking is up to $12 daily.


Please wear comfortable clothing; bring a sweater of you get cold easily.


Lunch with a drink will be provided. Please bring any other items you need for the day.


Please notify our office if you require any assistance, needs, or accommodations. All participants in Memorial Hermann Continuing Education Courses are entitled to an accessible, accommodating, supportive teaching & learning environment.


In the event of a course cancellation, participants will be notified via email & contact phone number on the registration form. 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.


Contact Celine Mathews @(713) 799-5002 or email