Maturing Through Mentorship, Spring 2012

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Presentation given by Dr. Patricia Arredondo April 12, 2012 at the University of Texas at El Paso.

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  • 1. Dr. Patricia Arredondo University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeAssociate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

2. Introductions Examining the history of mentorship Benefits of mentorship Mentorship through a Latina/o framework My career journey with and without mentors The role of sponsors Factors that matter [email protected] 3. Mentor was a guide of Telemachus, son ofOdysseus, hero of the Odyssey, written byHomer, and also one of the heroes of theTrojan War. In the Odyssey, the actual Mentor is asomewhat ineffective old man, therefore, thegoddess Athena takes on his appearance inorder to guide young Telemachus in his timeof difficulty. Athena is the goddess of warand [email protected] 3 4. About sharing your expertise in order tobuild self-confidence and self-esteemwithin the mentee About building a relationship in which boththe mentor and mentee contribute andderive mutual benefits for personal andprofessional growth Terms often used to identify therecipient include: a protg (male), aprotge (female), an apprentice or, inrecent years, a mentee [email protected] 4 5. opportunity for growth and learning in asupportive and friendly relationship; enhanced self-confidence and self-esteem; having a non-judgmental experience todiscuss in confidence, career-related plans relevant and timely information andresources for ones career endeavors; useful contacts and guidance/tips; and opportunity for learning so that one too canmentor others; [email protected] 6. sense of personal satisfaction in helpingothers achieve their professional aspirationsand career goals; an opportunity to develop new skills bothpersonally and professionally; an opportunity to share your skills andknowledge regarding your discipline or typeof work; new learning for you;[email protected] 7. Cultural values of familismo and personalismo are essential to mentorship. Respeto matters Dignidad and orgullo are personal pillars Interdependence vs dependence or going italone Familismo introduces compadrazgo, afamilial network allowing for academicmadrinas and padrinos Involves [email protected] 7 8. Dr. Patricia Arredondo Dr. Maritza Gallardo- Dr. Adelaida SantanaDr. Miguel ArciniegaFormerly ASU, now UWMCooper PellicierASUPrivate Practice NAU Dr. Paty Perez Viera ASU Zoila G. Tovar-BlankClarisa ArizmendiRafaela DeLoeraASU NAUNAU Angela ZapataRhonda Casillas ASUASU Elizabeth PoloskovASU Araceli MejiaFernando Estrada YOU?? [email protected] 8 9. Trust or confianza Planning and completing Palabras sin obras, guitarras sin cuerdas Appreciating the borderlands experience Appreciating ones cultural identity andbicultural competencies Not having to do it all Recognizing role models in la familia Being active in [email protected] 10. POWER:ASUs Formal Peer MentoringModelSelf-care program for counseling psychology doctoral students, started in 2004 Professional Opportunities for Wellness Education and RevitalizationEvents & Programming: Self-care workshops (e.g., eating, fitness, advanced students experiences, etc.) Wellness events & activities (e.g., bowling, hiking, sweat lodge, etc.) Peer mentoring [email protected] 11. Develop a career plan of action with youradvisor, professor or someone you look up to Becoming active in Counseling association (s) Read professional journals Attend at least two professional conferencesannually, start locally; present Become a volunteer for one local agency-youget to network and develop new contacts Identify someone you can [email protected] 12. 12 13. We cannot seek achievement for ourselvesand forget about progress and prosperity forour community Our ambitions must bebroad enough to include the aspirations andneeds of others, for their sakes and for ourown.Csar Chvez 13 14. Driscoll-Patricia Arredondo 14 15. Arredondo, P. (2011). The Borderlands Experience for Women ofColor as Higher Education Leaders. In J.L. Martin (Ed.), Women asLeaders in Education: Succeeding Despite Inequity, Discrimination,and Other Challenges. Westport, CT: Praeger. Arredondo, P. (2010). Living the contradictions of a MexicanAmerican feminist. In J.G. Ponterotto, J.M. Casas, L.A., Suzuki, C.M.Alexander (Eds.), Handbook of Multicultural Counseling (pp. 37-44).Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Arredondo, P. (2002). Mujeres Latinas-santas y marquesas. CulturalDiversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 8, 1-12. Santiago-Rivera, A., Arredondo, P., & Gallardo-Cooper, M. (2002).Counseling Latinos and la familia: A guide for practitioners.Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. [email protected] 15