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Truman Wellness Center Practicum Details

The Harry S. Truman College Wellness Center Team welcomes Master's graduate students in clinical/counseling psychology or social work seeking a Therapy practicum placement. 

Ideal Applicants:  
  • ​Personal characteristics: initiative, curiosity, empathy, respect for diversity, flexibility, ethical, responsible, and reliable 
  • Commitment to a holistic practice approach which considers bio-psycho-social influences on client
  • Commitment to social justice 
  • Commitment to a strengths-perspective 
  • Commitment to culturally and linguistically competent practice 
  • Ability to think critically 
  • Invested in personal and professional growth for themselves and the team  
  • Not afraid to make mistakes; able to apply lessons learned from mistakes 
  • Open to instruction and constructive feedback 

Supervision Philosophy of Site:  

Karen Caldwell-Littleton, MA is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.  She received her degree in Community Counseling from Roosevelt University in 2001.  Previous work experience includes opening the Wellness Center at Truman College in 2011, community based work with children and families, as a clinician in a therapeutic school and program for adolescents and young adults, clinical experience with adults with chronic and persistent mental illness, and part-time private practice for several years.  She has been a clinical supervisor for professional staff and trainees in multiple settings.  

Karen’s orientation to clinical work is integrated with a significant focus on psychodynamic, existential, and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).  Her approach with therapy and supervision is egalitarian and transparent, and she believes that a strong working alliance is critical for meaningful growth to occur and collaboration is key.  Trainees that are willing to examine their own biases, grow their self-awareness both personally and professionally, and commit to serving as a change agent reap the most benefits from this training opportunity. 

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