Mentoring is unique in that it can provide guidance and support that is not available through any other source of professional development. Ideally, mentoring can be a professionally rewarding experience for both mentor and candidate, enhancing the quality of work and ultimately benefit the patient/client and the public.
Helpful Mentor Documents
- The International IQCB Certification Board Mentoring guidelines
- IQCB Mentoring for IQCB Certification Time/Activities Log Form
- Mentorship Verification Form (available to IQCB approved Mentors only)
Who may mentor?
IQCB requires that a mentor be appropriately IQCB Diplomate-certified and in active clinical practice for a minimum of two years.
May I use more than one mentor?
Yes. Candidates may wish to use more than one mentor, because they are looking for expertise in a specific area of practice or would like the benefit of varied experience and client approach. It is important to keep good records noting the work accomplished with each.
What if there are no IQCB Diplomate-Certified professionals in my area to mentor me?
Long distance mentoring is very easily accomplished and acceptable. Candidates are encouraged to seek expertise that they find suitable for their clinical practice.
May I get credit for mentoring hours accomplished before I filed my application for certification?
Yes. Though IQCB strongly recommends that your certification application be on file prior to starting the process, we will honor any work done prior to that date with appropriate documentation.
How can I find a mentor?
IQCB recommends that you first start with the mentors identified on our Directory listing. Remember, any appropriately IQCB Diplomate-certified person can serve in this capacity.
What if I want to use a mentor who is not IQCB-certified?
IQCB supports the use of an IQCB Diplomate-certified mentor; however, we realize that in some cases, you may know of an expert with whom you would like to learn to apply your clinical QEEG analysis skills. IQCB is willing to review the relevant education, experience, and training for any professional who is not currently IQCB Diplomate-certified.
How much do mentors charge?
The cost of mentoring contact hours will vary. You will have to contact each professional to ask what they charge.
2 Hours Live Observation – Must we be in the same room?
No, but it is preferred. Any online program (i.e. Skype, GoToMeeting, etc.) that allows mentor to observe a session live is acceptable.
What about Group Mentoring?
Group mentoring is not recommended to meet the intent of the mentoring requirements. Evaluation, observation and guidance is meant to be a one-on-one experience in order to allow the mentor to clearly evaluate the applicant. This should be discussed between you and your mentor.