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PSY 8330 Unit 9 Discussion 1 Ms. Strazza, in your discussion, you start by noting that psychologists who are trainers have the responsibility of providing appropriate knowledge and experiences. To support that, you refer to Section 7.01 of the APA guidelines. That is significant in demonstrating the importance of imparting knowledge and skills that are relevant in practice (APA, 2017). Also, you make a tremendous effort in differentiating the roles of the instructors and the mentors. For example, the primary responsibility of a professor or instructor is to take appropriate steps to ensure accurate delivery of course content. They are in charge of guiding the trainees about the program requirements. On the other hand, the role of the mentors is understood from two functional perspectives. However, you identify only one, which is career functions. Perhaps, it could have been more comparable by identifying the two. Nevertheless, the discussion is clear that their work is role modeling (Kram, 1988). Further, in the discussion, you note that if one plays both roles, a conflict of interest will arise. You give an example where an instructor will not objectively evaluate class performance. Possibly, because of the influence of mentorship. In response to that, you note that one has to observe due diligence all times. That is essential in separating the two roles. Perhaps, to add to your discussion, you could have explained how the problem of inadequate resources can be addressed. That is the core cause of combining roles. Perhaps, the suggestion will help the graduate can learn more outside the coursework covered in class. References American Psychological Association. (2017). Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct . Retrieved from Kram, K. E. (1988). Mentoring at work: Developmental relationships in organizational life . Lanham, MD: University Press. Unit 9 Discussion 1 Ms. Bounds, in your discussion, the role of a professor is to guide the learners. That is in accordance with their area of specialization. On one end, you define a mentor as a person who does the same things as you, but more experienced. By noting that, it confirms that as a mentor, one shares experience and broadens problem conceptualization (Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy., 1995). That is by creating a bigger picture of what psychology career entails. Away from the instructor, you explain that a mentor is more personal in their guidance. They also spend more time outside the class situation. Their focus, therefore, is on real-life work experience after training. The discovery is useful for the trainees. They may wish to use the services of the mentors in learning specific factors about their career, and what they should expect during practice (National Institute of Health, n.d.). Besides, in the discussion, you note that conflicts arise. That is when an individual serves both as an instructor and a mentor. To demonstrate that, you give an example where the learners will have unrealistic expectations from their professor or instructor. Possibly, the expectation is because of the relationship they develop
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