Published: Brenna Renn

Brenna Renn (Psychology) led a national survey of career mentorship and career selection needs in clinical geropsychology alongside colleagues from the American Psychological Association's Society of Clinical Geropsychology. This work, "Identification and Selection of Jobs in Clinical Geropsychology: A Survey to Inform Career Mentoring, Job Search, and Helpful Resources," was recently published in Training and Education in Professional Psychology. Currently, the pipeline for mental health providers cannot meet the needs of the growing older adult population. One challenge for those entering the workforce is identifying opportunities for a first job or early career position, and a very important aspect of a mentor’s role is facilitating the job attainment of one’s protégé. The results of this survey can be used by training programs to inform mentorship discussion topics, including topics related to formal job identification and placement alternatives for mentee. We also offered tangible recommendations for professional societies in clinical geropsychology.

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