Goals of the Compassionate Inquiry Mentoring Support Program:

The Compassionate Inquiry Mentoring Support Program is designed to enhance the Compassionate Inquiry Mentor’s skills in Mentoring Compassionate Inquiry Participants and Compassionate Inquiry Practitioners, to increase their competency in the Compassionate Inquiry approach, and to support their personal and professional goals. We have developed the Mentorship Program and the Mentoring Internship program to incorporate best practices from the field of clinical supervision. The Compassionate Inquiry Team is pleased with both of these programs and has been receiving very positive feedback from participants. In order to ensure consistency among Compassionate Inquiry Mentors and to maintain a level excellence, we are now implementing Compassionate Inquiry supervision for Mentors.   

For those who wish to offer Private Mentoring and/or be part of the Compassionate Inquiry Mentorship Team, ongoing Compassionate Inquiry mentoring feedback and review sessions are required to ensure a consistent high caliber of Mentoring. A minimum of 4 documented feedback sessions related to mentoring per year will be required to maintain these designations. This can be achieved in one of two ways:

  1. By joining the 2-hour monthly Compassionate Inquiry Mentoring Support Program, led by Stephen Brown, OR
  2. By scheduling 4 private Compassionate Inquiry Mentoring Support sessions annually with either Mentors from the Compassionate Inquiry Mentoring Internship Team which include Sat Dharam, Luke, Michelle, Allison and Stephen OR an approved CI Mentor who has completed the Mentoring Internship Program.

To participate in the Compassionate Inquiry Mentoring Support Program you must:

  • Be a practitioner in good standing with your regulatory body
  • Be certified as a Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner
  • Adhere to the Code of Ethics for Compassionate Inquiry Practitioners
  • Have completed the 6-month Compassionate Inquiry Mentorship Program 
  • Have completed the year-long Compassionate Inquiry Internship Program 
  • Have completed one 30-hour, or longer, professional supervision course
  • Have completed the 5-month Compassionate Inquiry Mentoring Internship Program
  • Have liability insurance to practice Compassionate Inquiry, unless it is unavailable in your country

About the Compassionate Inquiry Mentoring Support Program:

The Compassionate Inquiry Mentoring Support Program is designed to promote best practices, continuous learning, sharing of current trends, knowledge transfer, teamwork, connection and excellence among Compassionate Inquiry Mentors.


Themes:

Each month we explore aspects of one of these 5 themes:

  1. Mentee-Mentor Roles and Responsibilities
  2. Developmental Stages of Mentees/Practitioners and Mentoring Interventions
  3. The Mentor-Mentee Working Alliance; Goal-Setting and Achievement 
  4. Transference/Countertransference; Ethics in the Mentoring Relationship 
  5. Self-Care; Harmful Supervision; Repairing Alliance Rupture; Mentoring Development Plan

Over a one-year period, we will work with each theme twice.

September 12th, 8:00amMentee-Mentor Roles and Responsibilities
October 10th, 3:00pmDevelopmental Stages of Mentees/Practitioners and Mentoring Interventions
November 21st, 8:00amThe Mentor-Mentee Working Alliance; Goal-Setting and Achievement 
January 9th, 3:00pmTransference/Countertransference; Ethics in the Mentoring Relationship 
February 6th, 8:00amSelf-Care; Harmful Supervision; Repairing Alliance Rupture; Mentoring Development Plan
March 6th, 3:00pmMentee-Mentor Roles and Responsibilities
April 3rd, 8:00amDevelopmental Stages of Mentees/Practitioners and Mentoring Interventions
May 8th, 3:00pmThe Mentor-Mentee Working Alliance; Goal-Setting and Achievement
TBATransference/Countertransference; Ethics in the Mentoring Relationship 
TBASelf-Care; Harmful Supervision; Repairing Alliance Rupture; Mentoring Development Plan

Meeting Structure:

The Compassionate Inquiry Mentoring Support Program meetings include didactic and experiential learning. Each meeting will last two-hours and follow this format:

  • Grounding
  • Discussions, insights, sharing of knowledge and experiences based on the current theme (30 minutes)
  • Three Mentoring Session reviews – pre-recorded video of Mentor working with a Mentee or, bring a Mentoring Case Study for discussion, learning or support (30 minutes each)
  • Close

To prepare for the meeting:

  • Consent forms signed
  • Videos to be recorded in gallery view
  • The Mentors whose sessions are being reviewed submit questions and time codes regarding their video to allocate areas of focus for the review
  • Case Studies and Review Videos should be submitted 1 week in advance of the meeting

Optional homework based on the monthly themes:

  • Review journal articles with a variety of topics related to mentoring and supervision
  • Answer questions related to monthly themes
  • We will have a shared folder so Mentors can contribute new articles

Fees:

The cost of the Mentorship Support program is $1,428.00 CAD per participant, for the year, which includes 10 sessions. Follow the link below, if you wish to apply.

Join the Compassionate Inquiry Mentoring Support Program