Jessica (Thompson) Smith is a co-founder and Director of the Center for Inclusive Transition, Education, & Employment (CITEE) at UW-Whitewater. A major CITEE initiative is the Qualified Treatment Trainee (QTT) Grants Program, which includes financial support for agencies employing MSWs pursuing clinical supervision of practice hours towards licensure and their clinical supervisors. There is also one-time funding to support QTT graduate students in Wisconsin who are completing unpaid or low-paid clinical internships. QTT grants focus on the most underserved regions in WI, as well as underserved or marginalized populations.
Jessica, talking about her time at the School of Social Work explains, “I attribute my success as a leader to my education and experiences offered through UW-Madison’s School of Social Work, including mentorship by Don Anderson, through pivotal field placements arranged with the wisdom and relationships of Susan Kidd Webster and Severa Austin, and supervision by Roberta Gassman, MSSW, during her tenure as Secretary of DWD.”
You can find out more about the program at https://www.uww.edu/citee