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

Qualified Treatment Trainee (QTT) Grant Program

QTT Expanding Agency Program Accepting Applications 9/5/2023 – 10/6/2023.

Apply now for the QTT Expanding Agency Award. Review the grants program description here.

Other Programs coming soon:

  • Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment Training Program
  • Culturally Responsive Grants

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

• QTT positions increased 29% over FY21 QTT positions available among Expanding Agency Award recipients

• Distributed over $1.9 million in grants to mental health agencies to invest in hiring and supervising QTTs

• Developed an agency readiness checklist for hiring QTTs who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing and provided support to three Deaf MSW graduates toward licensure as QTTs

• Developed and implemented QTT supervision best practice tools: Supervision Practice Profile, QTT Supervisor Tool Kit, and the Intern Supervisor Tool Kit

• Facilitated 6 months of professional development activities, including monthly community of practice meetings, with an 81.4% engagement rate across Expanding Award recipients 

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