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Wright Wellness Center Practicum Details

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

Ideal Applicants:
  • ​Bring their own unique abilities to the treatment team and the ability to participate in the team and support all their team members 
  • Active focus on creating and supporting a warm and compassionate environment for clients and within the treatment team.  
  • Invested in professional growth for themselves and the intern group  
  • The ability to accept constructive criticism  
  • Personal characteristics include empathy, humor, intelligence, initiative, and a social justice mindset.  
  • Flexible enough to respond to the needs of students/clients as the demand arises. This could include responding to a crisis, developing a group or workshop, or outreaching students in the classroom. 
  • Interested in examining own and group cultural bias, privilege, and dynamics.  
  • Committed to discussing self-care and able to offer appropriate support to peers.  

Supervision Philosophy of the Site:
Supervision is highly valued at this site. You will receive an hour of individual supervision and 2 hours of group supervision each week, and often more. This site is focused on creating a supportive team environment that encourages learning and growth not only for each individual, but for the team as a whole. 
Clinical Director - Kathryn Chapman, MA, LCPC received her degree from Adler University in Chicago, IL. Previous experience includes individual and group therapy with perpetrators of domestic violence, mental health group homes and crisis intervention in hospital emergency departments. She also was integral in the opening of the Lutheran Social Services of Illinois Welcoming Center, an innovative approach to open access mental health services utilizing an integrative team in a living room environment with the goal of diverting people in need of mental health care out of emergency rooms. 

Kathryn takes an integrative, trauma informed approach to counseling, utilizing Adlerian and humanistic orientations and borrowing techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy. She has experience providing clinical supervision to both Master's level interns and LPCs seeking clinical licensure. Her approach to clinical supervision is person-centered and developmental with a focus on positive support to help trainees develop themselves as a therapist and grow both professionally and personally.  

Clinical Counselor - Valerie Honan, MA, LCPC received her degree from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, Illinois. Previous experience includes working with children and adolescents in both the school setting at Chicago Public Schools and hospital setting at Children’s Memorial Hospital. Her counseling approach is trauma informed and person-centered utilizing techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy. Valerie has experience supervising Master’s level interns. Her supervision style is person-centered and includes constructive feedback, encouraging self-reflection, and promoting personal growth. 

Clinical Counselor - Hoyam Tanon, MA, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She has worked in several different mental health settings including hospitals, government, and private practice. Her experience working with people from different backgrounds, in a range of settings, deeply informs her practice.  Previous experience includes working with children, adolescents, couples, families, and adults through individual and group services in home, correctional, and clinical settings who struggle with depression, relationships, family issues, stress and​ anxiety management, addiction, Trauma, cross-cultural issues, and career and life transitions. She also has experience providing supervision for master level practicum students and clinical consultation for doctoral students. Her supervision style is based on developmental models which adjusts for and to the level of expertise of the supervisee. She believes that over time, accumulative experiences sculpt intuition. Counselors therefore become more attuned to the client’s inner world and better conceptualize client cases with clinical experience. 


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