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.

SWHPN will host quarterly get-togethers via zoom, starting in November 2021. And, we're hoping that mentoring pairs can potentially meet up in April 2022 at the Annual General Assembly in Santa Fe!

2021-2022 SWHPN Mentorship Cohort

The Mentorship Program Application for our 2021-2022 Cohort is now open through October 15, 2021. Only current SWHPN Professional and Student Members may participate. If you filled out an application, matches will be made in late October, and the program will kick off on November 1, 2021.

Not a member of SWHPN yet? You can join here

Go here to get the 2021 Application! Please note you must be logged in to your SWHPN account to view the page.


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]