Career Transitions Mentorship Program (CTMP)

Making a change in your speech-language pathology career path can be an exciting, but sometimes stressful, experience. Maybe you’ve made a big move by changing clinical settings or populations, or maybe you’re starting a new service delivery model. Maybe you’re re-entering the workforce after some time away or are taking on new management responsibilities. No matter the driver of the change, you may want to partner with someone who has already been where you are heading. The vision of the CTMP is to empower experienced speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to successfully transition to a new professional setting.

About CTMP

The mission of CTMP is to provide one-on-one peer mentoring that supports experienced SLPs who are changing professional settings. Participants complete profiles to help mentees match with a mentor who best meets their unique needs. CTMP virtual mentoring occurs over 6 months, focusing on

  • transitioning current experience and skills to a new context;  
  • gaining understanding of the new setting’s unique aspects; and  
  • gathering resources in support of professional development and continued learning. 

CTMP Mentees are...
experienced clinicians who have recently transitioned to a new job or are adding a new area of practice within their current job, and who are looking to build on current skills to meet new responsibilities.

CTMP Mentors are...
clinicians who are at least 2 years post-certification, are proficient in their setting, and looking for a volunteer opportunity to build leadership skills, network, and reflect on their own professional experiences.

Learn more about CTMP mentees and mentors


  • Mentees: Mentoring with an experienced SLP in the area of your transition who can help you adjust to a new setting and responsibilities.
  • Mentors: An opportunity to reflect on your own clinical practice, discover new resources, and learn from practices and trends in other settings.
  • Networking
  • Program and training resources
  • It's free as part of your ASHA membership.

How to Apply

Enrollment for the 2024 cohort is now closed. Stay tuned for the 2025 enrollment dates in spring of 2025. Visit the ASHA Career Portal for more career related advice.

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