Mentor Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I become an AMTA Mentor?
To become a mentor, please fill out your profile on "Be a Mentor." Potential mentees will search for mentors using the data in the profiles and contact those with whom they are interested in developing a mentor/mentee relationship. All participants must be AMTA members.
What if I cannot answer the mentee’s questions?
Some questions posed by your mentee might not be in your field of interest or within your scope of knowledge. When this situation arises, we encourage you to share this with the mentee and find the answer together.
What if I’m not comfortable with my proposed mentee?
Please tell us! The purpose of your first meeting is to see whether the two of you are compatible. Tell us frankly if things aren’t working the way you had hoped. If you haven’t talked directly with your mentee about issues that are causing disagreement, do so. Often, it will be a question of miscommunication that can be cleared up through open conversation.
How long am I going to work with my mentee?
That depends on you and your mentee. An important component of this program is to reach all your goals and objectives. Once those are completed, discuss this with your Mentee. Mentoring relationships are expected to last anywhere between 6 months to 2 years or longer.
How many Mentors/Mentees can be involved in the AMTA Mentoring Program?
There is no limit.
Are mentoring discussions confidential?
In order to foster open and honest communication, the mentor and the mentee must be able to trust that each other will not disclose their discussions with others. Therefore, communication between the mentor and mentee will be kept confidential.
What types of things will my mentee ask me?
The types of questions asked vary. When you talk to your mentee, ground rules should be set so that each individual in the relationship is comfortable sharing information. As a general rule of thumb, if you are not comfortable sharing certain information, then don't share it. As you develop a relationship with your mentee and the comfort level increases, you will eventually feel comfortable discussing issues that at first you might see as inappropriate.
Who can I go to if I have questions about the effectiveness of the program?
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Mentoring@amtamassage.org