The CSCSW Mentorship Program offers clinical social workers who are entering the field or negotiating a transition the opportunity to enhance their professional development through interaction with an experienced practitioner. Clearly distinguished from clinical supervision, mentorship emphasizes a collegial relationship based on shared professional interests. Whenever possible, we try to match mentees and mentors with similar interests.
Mentors offer assistance with strategies for career development, practice standards, learning needs, legal and ethical issues, skill development, professional adaptability, and networking. Mentors volunteer their time and agree to be available for one year. However, each mentoring relationship is unique and develops based on the needs of the mentee. There is no requirement regarding the frequency of meetings, but mentors typically meet with their mentees approximately once a month.
If you are a CSCSW member and would like to be assigned to a mentor or if you are interested in sharing your knowledge, experience, and skills by becoming a mentor, click on the appropriate link (Please note, you must be a member to access the application.)