Baltrinic, Eric R., Randall M. Moate, Michelle Gimenez Hinkle, Marty Jencius, & Jessica Z. Taylor (2018). Counselor educators’ teaching mentorship styles: A Q methodology study. The Professional Counselor, 8(1), 46-59. (doi: 10.15241/erb.8.1.46) (Link: http://tpcjournal.nbcc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Pages46-59-Baltrinic-CounselorEducatorsTeachingMentorshipStyles.pdf)

Abstract: Mentoring is an important practice to prepare doctoral students for future graduate teaching, yet little is known about the teaching mentorship styles used by counselor educators. This study identifies the teaching mentorship styles of counselor educators with at least one year of experience as teaching mentors (N = 25). Q methodology was used to obtain subjective understandings of how counselor educators mentor. Our results suggest three styles labeled as Supervisor, Facilitator, and Evaluator. Specifically, these styles reflect counselor educators’ distinct viewpoints on how to mentor doctoral students in teaching within counselor education doctoral programs. Implications and limitations for counselor educators seeking to transfer aspects of the identified mentorship styles to their own practice are presented, and suggestions for future research are discussed.

Eric R Baltrinic <ebaltrinic@gmail.com> is clinical mental health coordinator in the Counselor Education Department, Winona State University, Winona, MN (USA).

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