The Role of Cultural Diversity in Mentoring

The Role of Cultural Diversity in Mentoring


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Friday, June 26, 2020
4:00 - 5:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar

Webinar Description:

Mentoring is fundamental to growth and success. Therefore, it is incumbent for mentors to have the ability to discuss challenges faced by culturally diverse individuals and, ultimately, have a repertoire of mentoring strategies to develop talents and skills in mentees from underrepresented backgrounds in LEND programs. This webinar will present mentoring theories so mentors will have a basic understanding of the mentoring process and provide strategies that promote communication and trust between mentor and mentee.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Identify theoretical concepts of mentoring underrepresented individuals that can be applied to LEND trainees
  2. Discuss benefits and challenges in developing cross-difference mentoring relationships.
  3. Apply practical ideas to guide faculty in mentoring LEND trainees from underrepresented backgrounds

This is a webinar by AUCD's National Training Directors Council (NTDC).


Headshot of Debra VigilDebra C. Vigil, PhD
Dr. Vigil is an Associate Professor at the University of Nevada Reno in the Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology, Director of the University Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment (UCAN), Co-Director of the NvLEND program, and Chair of the NvLTSAE state team. She is currently the CDC's Learn the Signs Ambassador to Nevada. As Director of UCAN, Dr. Vigil directs a multidisciplinary team of professionals from a wide array of disciplines to conduct evidence-based assessments for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. Training is provided to child psychiatry fellows, masters and doctoral level speech-language students, and NvLEND trainees to gain experience in interdisciplinary work with children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. The NvLTSAE state team is an active, collaborative effort that is leading an educational agenda in the state for families and professionals. Her research interests include cultural diversity issues in the treatment of minority children with language disorders, and social interaction predictors of language disorders, and diagnosis of autism from a transdisciplinary perspective.

Headshot of Janice EnriquezJanice 
Enriquez, PhD
Dr. Enriquez is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the UC Davis MIND Institute. Dr. Enriquez is currently the Training Director of the NorCal LEND Program and the UCEDD Multi-Cultural Council Representative (MCC) at the MIND Institute, and MCC Secretary. She is the Co-Director of the Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement - Undergraduate Summer Program (MCHC/RISE-UP) at UC Davis. She is a licensed clinical psychologist within the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Section at the MIND Institute. She conducts neurodevelopmental, mental health, and behavioral evaluations with infants and children. She currently provides clinical supervision for predoctoral psychology interns, medical residents, and fellows, and LEND trainees. Past and current clinical and research interests pertain to early identification of developmental delay in infants at high risk due to medical conditions, neuropsychological and behavioral functioning of children diagnosed with neurodevelopmental and genetic disorders, evaluation and treatment of developmental and socioemotional concerns related to child abuse, evidence-based assessment and treatment of childhood concerns, and health disparities.



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