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Mentor supervision and development – exploration of lived experience

Roger Barrett (Hertfordshire Constabulary, St Albans, UK)

Career Development International

ISSN: 1362-0436

Article publication date: 1 September 2002

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Abstract

The article explores the process of mentor development and the benefits that can accrue, both to the mentor and the mentee. Using personal experience, underpinned by theory, the author sets out to research the fundamental question posed – “How can a mentor effectively help another to explore their hidden behaviours and patterns of action, if they have not done that for themselves?” The use of supervision as a means to support mentors in their work is discussed and examined. The framework described places a value on the need for individual mentors to be able to understand their own process when working with a mentee, thus ensuring that mentees will receive the best possible support themselves.

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Barrett, R. (2002), "Mentor supervision and development – exploration of lived experience", Career Development International, Vol. 7 No. 5, pp. 279-283. https://doi.org/10.1108/13620430210440109

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MCB UP Ltd

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