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.

Join the SWHPN Mentorship Program!

Click here to sign up for the Mentoring ProgramPlease note: this page is accessible to only current SWHPN members. You must be logged in to your account to access the registration page. 

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, LCSW, BCD at [email protected].