The AASP Certification Council continually assesses aspects of certification to ensure alignment with best practices for current and future CMPCs, as well as those we serve. The Council recently adopted a specific policy for the use of group mentoring as a part of the training and mentored experience component of the CMPC program.
This policy goes into effect June 1, 2021. However, trainees who are already accruing mentored hours, will have until July 1, 2022 to complete their mentored experience hours without being held to this new policy.
Please refer to the following list for specific guidance related to group mentoring and the new policy:
1) Group mentoring is a process where a mentor, listed in the Registry of Approved mentors, meets with no more than 10 mentees in a group to enhance each mentee’s professional functioning and to monitor the provision of their mental performance services. Group mentoring is expected to be coupled with individual contact.
2) For those utilizing a group mentorship option, up to 10 hours of the mentored experience can be group mentoring if the following requirements are met. Group mentoring is not eligible for Direct Knowledge of Services hours.
The follow are additional considerations for those engaged in the mentorship process:
1) The intention of the group mentor is to support the professional functioning and service provision of each mentee through implementation of the following phases:
2) Approved mentors, containing both certified and some non-certified mentors, will be listed in the online Registry of Approved Mentors. Individuals providing group mentorship are responsible for:
As always, please feel free to contact the Certification Council at email@example.com with questions.