FELLOW ADVISORS AND MENTORS
BPSI is committed to supporting our students and Members throughout their training and then continuing their professional development throughout their careers. As part of that commitment, we offer several mentoring programs to students that are included in their tuition.
Each Fellow is individually assigned an advisor who acts as mentor and advocate. The advisor is a BPSI Member who is available to discuss training and personal needs as they arise. The advisor may help the student choose a supervisor, recommend a personal psychotherapist, or discuss further professional training. Students are urged to make contact with their advisor early in their training, and to work out a plan for ongoing contact thereafter. Individual advisors do not serve as supervisors for clinical work.
In the rare instance in which a student feels that his or her individual advisor is not a good personal match, the student may contact the class advisor or the Chair of Individual Advisors, Wendy Epstein, to discuss the issue and the possibility of a change.
In addition to individual advisors, a class advisor is assigned to each class. The class advisor is a BPSI Member who meets with the students in a group two or three times a year in order to promote cohesiveness, discern and resolve group issues, and serve as a liaison to BPSI.
Training Program Elements
Faculty & Students