In this episode, we explore the benefits of mentoring for occupational therapists interested in animal-assisted therapy (AAT). Our host, a occupational therapist and mentor, shares her insights on why mentoring is essential for OTs starting in AAT, and the ways in which mentorship can enhance their professional growth and development. We dive into the importance of having a supportive and experienced mentor, who can provide guidance on clinical practice, ethical considerations, and career advancement.
Through personal anecdotes and examples, Gina highlights the various ways in which mentoring can benefit both the mentor and the mentee, including improved job satisfaction, increased knowledge and skills, and the development of a strong professional network.
Whether you are a seasoned OT looking to expand your practice or a new graduate seeking guidance in partnering with animals, this episode provides valuable insights into the power of mentorship in occupational therapy. Tune in to learn how mentorship can enhance your professional journey, and help you achieve your goals in your occupational therapy journey.