2 Way Street | Discovering the Rewards of Mentoring

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About the Book

Mentoring is a professional relationship in which one person instructs, guides, inspires, supports, and encourages the other.

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A Mentoring Primer

  • What Is Mentoring?
  • The Mentoring Relationship
  • What Makes an Effective Mentor?
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Essential Topics in Mentoring

  • Mentoring as a Classroom for Negotiating
  • Common Challenges in Mentoring
  • Variations on a Theme: Long-Distance, Short-Term, Speed, & Peer Mentoring
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Mentoring in Today’s Work Environment

  • Diversity & Mentoring
  • Professional Behavior
  • Embracing Change: Technology, Communication, & Generational Considerations
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Professionals are applauding 2 Way Street as the fundamental guide to mentoring.

Power of Mentorship

Throughout my career in higher education, I have experienced the transformational power of mentorship, both as a mentee and a mentor. 2-way Street’s emphasis on the symbiotic benefits of mentorship and the ways in which it can contribute toward a more equitable society are sure to make this book a practical, timely and valuable guide for professionals in any work setting.

Gene Block, PhD

Chancellor, UCLA

Brilliant Guide

As a teacher, psychologist and president of two important institutions, I had the privilege to mentor some extraordinary individuals. But I had to figure it out, more or less, on my own. This brilliant guide, based on years of research and practice, would have been deeply useful to assure that each of us - mentee and mentor - gave and received all that is possible in this fulfilling dyadic relationship. The cases, insights and recommendations here are all first rate.

Judith Rodin, PhD

President Emerita, University of Pennsylvania
Past President, The Rockefeller Foundation

Effective Mentorship

Achieving effective mentorship is a lofty endeavor. The book by Forbes and Kupfer provides excellent guidance for both the mentor and mentee to attain mentorship relationship. It will help individuals in many professions, not only medicine, and I highly recommend it.

Catherine DeAngelis, MD MPH

University Distinguished Service Professor, Emerita
Johns Hopkins University

Conceptual Frameworks

Although mentoring relationships are widely recognized as being critical factors in successful career development, academic institutions typically provide little guidance to mentors and mentees. In this book, two successful and highly experienced mentors offer both useful conceptual frameworks and wise pragmatic advice. I believe that this book will fill what is very much an unmet need in the academic world.

Steven E. Hyman, MD

Harvard University Distinguished Service
Professor Core Institute Member and Director,
Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research

Marvelous Book

Mentorship is a critical task leaders must perform. This marvelous book gives us a much needed and comprehensive guide on how to be the effective mentor we need to be.

Kenneth L. Davis, MD

President and Chief Executive Officer
Mount Sinai Health System

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The authors, having spent years working on mentoring in their specific fields, joined forces mentoring training for those in academia and beyond.

Erika Forbes

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Erika E. Forbes is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is a director of the Career Development Institute for Psychiatry and has mentored scientists from a range of backgrounds and many career levels.

David Kupfer

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David J. Kupfer is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and former Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where mentoring young scientists was a major focus of his career.