Center for Inclusive Transition, Education, & Employment (CITEE)
Qualified Treatment Trainees

Qualified Treatment Trainee (QTT) Grant Program

  • For more information visit “Fall 2023 Applications”

What does QTT mean?

A Qualified Treatment Trainee (QTT) is someone with a master’s degree in social work, counseling, or marriage and family therapy who seeks to obtain a professional license for said counselor work.In order to fulfill licensure requirements, QTTs must complete direct service hours under the guidance of a clinical supervisor, (most of this time is unpaid internships, which is why the grant exists in the first place) 

About Qualified Treatment Trainees Grant Program

The Qualified Treatment Trainee (QTT) Grants Program is intended to increase the number of high quality QTT positions available to post-graduate QTTs across Wisconsin. Operating on the assumption that clinical skills develop through supervision by trained supervisors working within an agency that embraces the additional responsibilities and best practices in supervision, the QTT Grants Program includes professional development opportunities designed to allow all QTT supervisors, regardless of experience level, the chance to review, refresh, and improve their supervisory professional development. The QTT Grants Program also includes self-assessment and evaluation components. These components will allow for continuous supervisor growth by providing a structure for the self-reflection, incorporation of evidence-based best practices that high-quality supervision requires. It will also provide Wisconsin a broad picture of current practices and statewide needs among QTT supervisors for the development of future trainings.

The Qualified Treatment Trainee (QTT) grants program is funded by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Care and Treatment services (DHS/DCTS) with authority under Wis. Stat. § 146.618. The program is administered by DHS/DCTS in coordination with University of Wisconsin – Whitewater’s Center for Inclusive Transition, Education and Employment (CITEE) with the support of the QTT grants program advisory committee.

QTT Highlights

  • 364 total QTT positions added through Expanding Agency Program.
  • $7,280,000 total in grant funding awarded to Expanding Agency Awardees.
  • $1,850,000 awarded to 370 QTT graduate student awards.
  • 458,640 estimated additional behavioral health appointments available to children and adults through new QTT positions added.
  • 3.225 hours of professional development completed by participating QTT designated supervisors, 215 total designated clinical QTT supervisors participated.

QTT Reports

August 3, 2022, Children’s Wisconsin

Governor Evers and state dignitaries with ARPA behavioral health care grant recipients from UW-Whitewater CITEE and Children’s Wisconsin on August 3, 2022.

Governor Tony Evers announced that UW-Whitewater’s Center for Inclusive Integrated Transition, Education & Employment (CITEE) has been awarded $9.1 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to support the Qualified Treatment Trainee Grants Program and build educational pathways. The QTT Grants Program will receive $7.6 million of this investment.



Center for Inclusive Transition, Education, & Employment (CITEE)
Community Engagement Center
1260 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190


Qualified Treatment Trainee (QTT):


Phone: (262) 472-1702

Fax: (262) 472-4116