Education & Events

Application for Mentoring Groups

What year did you join the Alliance?
Have you participated in an Alliance Mentoring Group before?
Groups and times
What follows are the three group times offered for the 2018-2019 mentoring groups. Please rank your preferences (1 being your first choice). Leave blank the options for which you are not available.
Jenny Gardon, LICSW: Meets 10:15am/10:30am-11:45am, 1st and 3rd Mondays beginning September 17. Fremont Neighborhood.
Carol Poole, LMHC: Meets 3:30pm-5:00pm, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, beginning September 11. Madison Valley Neighborhood.
Gillian Vik, LMHC: 10:30am-12:00pm, 2nd and 4th Fridays, beginning September 14. South Capitol Hill/Central District.
Rebecca Brabo Silva, LICSW: Meets 9:00am-10:30am 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, beginning September 12. Lower Queen Anne Neighborhood.
Clare Isaacson, LMHC: Meets 7:00pm-8:30pm, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays beginning September 12. Wallingford Neighborhood.
Please briefly describe your experience with group process participation and your thoughts around the importance of commitment to the group process.
Please briefly describe what you hope to gain from this mentoring group experience.
Please list three educational/professional references with contact information.

By submitting this application, you are stating you have read and are in full agreement with the following terms:

I am an Alliance member who has less than ten years of post-graduate experience practicing in the field. I have full intentions of participating consistently over the duration of the mentoring group experience, September—June, attending each scheduled group meeting except for in cases of illness, emergency, or very minimal planned absence. In situations where a lack of commitment is demonstrated, group leaders have the authority to excuse the individual from further participation and invite a waitlisted Alliance member to join the group.

Notes: Space for Alliance Mentoring Groups is limited. Priority for group placement will be given to those currently working in the field and to those who have yet to participate in an Alliance Mentoring Group. Other factors include timeliness of when each application is received, stated availability and preferences, and sub-committee efforts to assemble groups that reflect balance and diversity among Alliance members.

Course Instructors will meet with each participant once the groups have been finalized and before meetings begin.


A sub-committee of the Alliance Education Committee, Eliza Baughn and Will Collins work to coordinate the Alliance Mentoring Group process. These committee members look forward to receiving and processing your application and will be using the following email address to administer this course.