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HW Wellness Center Practicum Details

​​The Harold Washington College Wellness Center Team welcomes Master's graduate students in clinical/counseling psychology or social work seeking a Therapy practicum placement and Doctoral graduate students seeking a  Diagnostic, Therapy, or Advanced practicum placement.​

Ideal applicants:
1. Personal characteristics include empathy, humor, intelligence, initiative, and a social justice mindset.
2. Invested in professional growth for themselves and the intern group
3. Enjoy being around an environment that emphasizes and celebrates cultural diversity
4. The ability to accept constructive criticism
5. Desire to be a part of a treatment team and the ability to support all their team members
6. Flexible enough to try different methods of therapy or to develop groups/build workshops/give presentations
7. Will take tasks through to completion

Supervisory Philosophy of site 
Eric Crabtree-Nelson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and the Clinical Director of the ​Harold Washington College Wellness Center.   Eric has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. Prior to working at Harold Washington, Eric directed operations at a small local non-profit. There he directed counseling services, prevention education services, and sexual health care services, in addition to working with the board, developing grants, building relationships with community members, and supervising interns. Eric has presented at conferences, consulted with various institutions, and runs his own private practice focused on working with adolescents. He takes special pride in his work with interns, as this is his tenth year supervising. Training and supervision with Eric always entails an open door policy, and an ability to go at the intern’s speed. Eric allows for a flexibility of approach within the intern group, but tends to work in a relational style informed by psychodynamic approaches. Goals of the training year include: confidence, competence, self-reflection, effective crisis intervention, development of professional identity, and management of transference/counter-transference. All interns receive one hour of weekly individual supervision and two hours of weekly group supervision.

Anna Zettel, Psy.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Clinical Counselor at Harold Washington College. She received her master’s and doctoral degrees at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University in Chicago, IL.  Her previous experience includes work in 4-year college counseling centers, private practice, intensive outpatient, Head Start schools, and not-for-profit organizations. Dr. Zettel identifies as a generalist psychologist and she has experience working with various populations across ages, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, ability statuses, SES, identities, and presenting concerns. Dr. Zettel’s clinical lens is informed by psychodynamic theory (especially self psychology) and relational-cultural theory. Her approach to therapy is focused on the relational and developmental needs of each client.

Dr. Zettel enjoys working with students from various theoretical orientations and is focused on promoting each student as a unique clinician-in-training. She values the supervisory relationship as the forum for feedback and self-reflection of trainees, and the catalyst for professional growth. In addition to foundational competency goals, Dr. Zettel encourages her supervisees to identify their own professional goals for training that challenge their “comfort zone” and expand their sense of competence. 

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