Division 24 is in the process of setting up a Mentorship Program to be facilitated through our member community. The goal of this program is to nurture mentor relationships between new scholars in theoretical psychology with “veterans” of the Division 24 community, who can offer their wisdom, knowledge and support.
There are a number of long-standing members of the Division and prominent theoreticians of psychology who have made themselves available for new scholars seeking a mentor. If you would like to find a mentor, or if you would like to become a mentor yourself, please contact the Student Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Testimonial from a Former Student Member
“My involvement with Division 24--first as a student and now as an early career psychologist--has been of tremendous value for my career. The advice and mentorship that I have received, along with numerous opportunities for networking, have been great. Leaders and “big names” in the field are never too busy to chat at conferences or respond to emails. I was welcomed as the first student representative on the executive committee, which then led to further involvement with the membership committee. I received support and encouragement for papers I presented within the division's program at the APA convention and our midwinter biennial meeting. I also received an honourable mention one year for the student paper award the division provides for students at the APA convention. My involvement with the division has helped me to build my CV and to make important network contacts who have been instrumental in helping me to further my career. When I think of professional homes for theoretical and philosophical psychology, Division 24 is one of the few that come to mind, and certainly one of the most desirable.
-- Jason Goertzen
Jason R. Goertzen, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus in Camrose, Alberta, Canada. He received his Ph.D. in 2009. Jason was Student Representative from 2005-2007, and has been a member of Division 24 since 2004.