MENTORING APPLICATION

Dawson Program Mentoring Program

The purpose of becoming a mentor is to:

  • Support the practitioner/student (mentee) to build their knowledge, skill and confidence towards their personal goal

  • To refer the mentee to other mentors if additional training and experience is required

  • Benefit from the reflection and opportunity to deepen your understanding, while contributing positively to another person's journey and experience

Who will you be mentoring?

Applicants are invited to seek a mentor at any stage in their development through the Dawson Program journey. These include:

  • if they have just completed their initial training,

  • if they trained many years ago and would like to kick start again, or

  • if they are already an active practitioner

Guidelines for Mentoring

Aim:

The aim of the Mentoring Program is to connect individuals who wish to expand their current knowledge and experience in the Dawson Program, with someone who has the ability and desire to mentor these individuals or groups.

Connecting you with the mentor that suits your journey:

The level of experience required to become a mentor within the Dawson Program Network will vary depending on the circumstances of the person requesting a mentor (the mentee). The information below gives structured guidelines to assist in the process. Please contact us if you're not sure which level of mentoring best suits your experience and the stage of your Dawson Program journey.

Levels of Mentoring & Requirements:
Family Application

Level A

MENTEE:

Designed for Graduates of Introductory Training who now wish to apply their knowledge with family members and animals in their own home.

MENTOR:

Requirements to become a mentor to work with a Graduate of the Introductory Training (Modules 1 &/or 2):

  • Completed the introductory training program

  • Completed 10 hours with your own mentor in his/her DP practice

  • Completed Touch for Health 1 & 2

  • Read “Your Body Doesn’t Lie” by John Diamond

  • Conducted DP protocol correction with at least 30 clients with your own/extended family and their personally owned animals

  • Participated as an assistant in at least one training workshop

Practitioner

Level B

MENTEE:

Designed for Graduates who are training to become a Clinical Practitioner; or, someone who is qualified as a Clinical Practitioner.

MENTOR:

Requirements to become a mentor to work with a Clinical Practitioner/trainee clinical practitioner:

  • Satisfy the requirements of Mentor Level A

  • Be a qualified, registered Clinical Practitioner under the Dawson Program guidelines (refer to the guidelines in your DP manual)

  • Have the experience of working for at least 6 months regularly in your own clinic (including video link calls)

  • Be comfortable for the trainee to attend your clinic &/or undertake mentoring by phone or video link calls

Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Level C

MENTEE:

Designed for Graduates who are already qualified as a Clinical Practitioner and wish to advance their Practitioner capacity and skillset.

MENTOR:

Requirements to become a mentor to work with an Advanced Clinical Practitioner

  • Satisfy the requirements of Mentor Level B

  • Have the experience of working for at least 3 years in your own clinic for 2-3 days/week

  • Continue to study the Dawson Program Manual

  • Continue to undertake personal and professional development

Trainer

Level D

MENTEE:

Designed for Graduates wishing  to become a trainer within the Dawson Program.

MENTOR:

Requirements to become a mentor to someone who wishes to become a trainer within the Dawson Program:

  • Satisfy the requirements of Mentor Level B

  • Have demonstrated skill in organising training workshops

  • Have conducted group or on-line training of the Dawson Program material

 

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