SWHPN Mentorship Program

SWHPN offers a unique, highly valuable mentorship benefit to current members. The Mentorship Program offers an opportunity to share information, resources, and guidance as palliative care or hospice social workers.

Mentors are members who have been working in the field of palliative care or hospice for several years and are interested in sharing their expertise and experience.

Mentees are members who may be new to this specialty field and are looking for professional guidance in a variety of areas including program development, teaching, research, and clinical resources.

The Mentorship Program is guided by the belief that social workers must care for each other as they do this difficult work, teach each other and help to ensure other social workers thrive in this profession.

How does it work? 

  • Mentors and Mentees are matched according to their interests and location of practice, based on a quick survey both complete.
  • Both mentors and mentees commit to 1-2 hours per month to meet, via email, phone calls, or video chat.
  • You and your mentor/mentee decide together what the goals are for the mentorship.
  • SWHPN provides organizational support and resources.

2022-2023 SWHPN Mentorship Cohort

The Mentorship Program Application for the 2022-2023 cohort has ended. Please check back here in autumn of 2023.

Not a member of SWHPN yet? You can join here. 

For more information about the Mentorship Program, or if you would like to join the SWHPN Mentorship Program Committee, please email Vickie Leff at vickie@swhpn.org.