Mentorship for WA-State Social Workers
Looking for additional support as you as earning your MSW or LICSW?
Have you earned your LICSW and still want something without the high cost of supervision?
I offer flexible and engaging mentorship that meets monthly to twice monthly to help meet you where you're at and offer additional support, engagement, and encouragement in reaching your academic and professional goals.
Mentorship is not supervision, and is intended to help the mentee identify with the profession and provide opportunities to discuss career concerns, licensure and testing, self-reflection, social justice issues, anti-racist practices, to review the NASW Code of Ethics, as well as dealing with the challenges and demands of the social work profession. Mentorship is a purposeful, conscious, and voluntary relationship.
Data on the value of having a mentorship
Pomeroy and Steiker (2011) posited that, although mentoring is undoubtedly valuable and widespread in many professions and disciplines, it is of particularly important in social work. Growing into a skilled social worker is practice-based and on-going; students and newly minted practitioners learn by actively doing and applying their knowledge and skills. Consequently, they stand to reap immeasurable benefits from the modeling, wisdom, and practical tips given by experienced workers. Damaskos and Gardner (2015) elucidated the need for a cultural shift toward mentorship in social work, so as to ensure the longevity and maturation of the profession.