IAEDP’s Connection, Outreach, and Mentoring Committee (COMC)Chairs: Wendy Oliver-Pyatt and Brooke Farrington
Purpose: The purpose of IAEDP mentorship is to provide a resource to clinicians who are new to the field of eating disorders and/or who are new to iaedp, to enhance professional connections and professional development. The mentor is not a supervisor.
Mentor: A trusted counselor or teacher. Provides guidance and support to mentee.
Supervision: Action or process of advising and directing what someone does or how something is done
Guidelines of the Mentorship Connections:
- This is a volunteer position
- Mentors must be certified by IAEDP
- A commitment of approximately 6 weeks which can be increased or decreased at the discretion of the mentor
- 1-3 participants will be placed a mentor
- The mentoring roles and relationship will be defined by the mentor/mentee connection. Examples of the function of these relationships include but are not limited to:
- Professional guidance
- Navigating IAEDP and Symposiums
- Facilitation of further connections
- Invitation to participate in conference Welcoming Breakfast
- Invitation to participate COMC workshop and program development