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Mentorship Chair: Denise Newman, PhD
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Denise Newman, PhD

Meet the current SIP mentorship Chair . . . Dr. Denise L. Newman obtained her Ph.D. in clinical and developmental psychology from the University of Minnesota and has a specialization in the field of developmental psychopathology. She is currently in private practice in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Newman's treatment orientation takes a modern neuro-psychoanalytic approach: She has special interest in developmental and depth-oriented processes focussing on the childhood, unconscious, and cultural meanings of the mind in the context of a safe therapeutic relationship.

Welcome! The Society of Indian Psychologists (SIP) Native-to-Native Mentorship Program is designed to link generations by connecting American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations psychology students and early career professionals with experienced Native psychologists. We match Native individuals who are aspiring for careers in any area of psychology (academic, research, industry, public service, clinical, school, or consulting) with Native mentors and we provide training, CEU webinars, and a Native community of support to enhance career and personal development.

This Program Application is for a one-year commitment of time with an option to re-enroll for additional years. Matched participants agree to participate in a minimum of four (4) virtual conferences with their mentor or mentee per academic year (2 per semester), as well as to attend the webinar orientation session, and the five-part community-building series.

On Becoming and Connecting as a Native Psychologist. All participants are expected to attend the annual SIP Retreat/Convention in June 2020 held in Logan, Utah.

All Native-to-Native Mentorship Program participants must be Full, Retired or Student Members of the Society of Indian Psychologists (SIP). Dues ($50, $35 or $10) are assessed annually and must be current for the 2019-2020 year.

If you have questions about membership, please email our Membership chair for questions about your SIP membership status

Dr. Denise Newman