Orion was recently awarded the Qualified Treatment Trainee (QTT) grant, with Jennifer Hawley, Chief Program Officer and Senior Clinical Supervisor serving as the organization’s in-house trainer. The WI DHS-funded program works in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and is designed to increase the quality of training and reflective supervision for supervisors in the state through emerging best practices and self-reflection along with hiring new or additional post-graduate QTTs to help increase the number of licensed mental health professionals in WI. The grant emerged from the need to support mental health services in WI by strengthening and supporting the behavioral healthcare workforce.
Jennifer has already begun the 6-month training on how to best support new clinicians in the field who have earned their master’s degree in social work, counseling, or marriage and family therapy and are working towards earning their professional license by receiving clinical supervision as part of their licensure requirement.
To learn more about the program, visit Qualified Treatment Trainees (uww.edu)