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PT Mentorship and Supervision
This course will provide an overview of required and recommended policies across settings in the pediatric therapy realm regarding best practice for mentorship relationship between seasoned and novel clinicians, and supervision as it relates to PTAs, PT students, and PTA students. The learner will have a better understanding of the differences between supervision and mentorship, and the differences required for supervision and mentorship as it relates to an independent clinician vs. a student. The learner will be able to understand how learning styles and provision of appropriate feedback will facilitate overall improved ability of the learner/mentee/student. The learner will be able to apply and analyze recommended timelines for fostering the development of students and new hires. The learner will be able to direct the mentee/student on how to create SMART goals in order to improve intrinsic motivation to facilitate their own development in each type of relationship.

Jun 26, 2022 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Christina Baldasari, PT, DPT, CPMT
Physical Therapist @TheraplayInc.
Christina earned her physical therapy bachelor’s degree at the University of Scranton in 1984 and her doctorate degree in physical therapy from Drexel University in 2014. Her career has included work in hospital acute care, rehab, outpatient, and aquatic therapy. She has been working with pediatric patients throughout her career in homecare, long term care, outpatient, and community settings. Christina has experience in pediatric treatment for children birth through 21 with special expertise in wheelchair assessment, orthotic management, and splint fabrication. Christina is certified in pediatric massage therapy and has served as a TA in the PT doctoral program at University of the Sciences. Christina has served as a clinical instructor and mentor throughout her career and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to PT mentorship and supervision.
Sean Joynt, MS PT
Physical Therapist @TheraplayInc.
Sean graduated from Delaware Technical and Community College Physical Therapist Assistant program in 1998 and earned his master’s in physical therapy from Neumann University in 2003. Sean has practiced in various realms of the physical therapy world including early Intervention, outpatient, acute care, rehab, and school-based settings. Sean also completed his Athletic training certificate and worked for 12 years as an athletic trainer at the collegiate and high school level while continuing his PT practice. Sean has been the clinical instructor for numerous PT and PTA students over his career and has had the privilege of mentoring many new grads starting out their own careers. Sean brings his vast experience with PTs, PTAs, students, and mentees across many therapy settings to share in PT mentorship and supervision.
Samantha M. Puller, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist @The Children's Therapy Center
Samantha earned her doctorate in physical therapy in 2020 from Virginia Commonwealth University where she participated in a grant program funded by the Office of Special Education Programs focused on serving infants and children with complex medical and developmental needs called “Project 3IP”. Samantha currently provides pediatric outpatient services and will spearhead early intervention contract services in Virginia on behalf of her company now that state approval has been granted. Samantha is an APTA credentialed clinical instructor and serves as a physical therapy team mentor and the pre-therapy student volunteer coordinator in her outpatient center. Samantha brings tremendous enthusiasm and recent student and mentee experience to the topic of PT mentorship and supervision.