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.

How does it work? 

  • Mentors and Mentees are matched according to their interests and location of practice, based on a quick survey both complete.
  • The mentor and mentee connect via email and/or phone over a period of a year, generally having contact once a month, or whatever they decide works best.
  • You and your mentor/mentee decide together what the goals are for the mentorship.
  • SWHPN provides organizational support and 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.

2020 SWHPN Mentorship Cohort

The Mentorship Program Application for our 2020 Cohort is now closed until February 2021. Only current SWHPN Professional and Student Members may participate. If you filled out an application, matches will be made the first week of June, and the program will kick off in mid-June 2020.

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For more information about the Mentorship Program, or if you would like to join the SWHPN Mentorship Program Committee, please email Jessica Strong at [email protected]