Abbott Sisters Internship Program (ASIP) Introducing Jade Prusia
Each year, Wholeness Healing Center welcomes new practicum students to our clinical team. A practicum student is in their last year of a master’s program and are required to begin to develop clinical skills in the real world setting. The students spend time shadowing therapists and learning more about therapy and the business. We are excited to welcome two interns to the team this semester!
Since 1998 we have been home to at least 25 practicum placements. Of those practicum students, we have gone on to hire about half. Deb England, a veteran WHC therapist has been practicing for almost 20 years was our first intern. She recently supervised our most recent intern from last semester, whom we also hired.
Please allow me to introduce our practicum students joining us the second week in January 2022.
Hello, my name is Jade Prusia. I am a practicum student from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. I will graduate from the university of Nebraska at Omaha in August 2022 with a master’s degree in social work. I earned my bachelor’s degree in multidisciplinary studies in the concentration of psychology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2020. I also earned my associate degree in chemical dependency counseling and a specialist diploma in general human services from Metropolitan Community College in 2007.
I did internships as a chemical dependency counselor in 2007. I have worked as a youth care worker and group facilitator for chemical dependency group in 2008. I held my provisional license as a drug and alcohol counselor until September of 2012 and will be reapplying for my license in 2022. I took a time to be with my boys and worked at a day care from 2011 to 2017. I also worked with special education kids at a local high school as a paraprofessional from 2017 to 2020. I did an internship as a central access navigator with foster care youth ranging from ages 14 to 26 years old, helping find resources to provide them a path to a successful future in 2021.
I have been married for 10 years and have three boys. We love to make crafts together. In my free time, I like to make diaper cakes. My parents are deaf, so my first language is sign language. I grew up in the deaf community. I am fluent in sign language and have a passion for helping others. I am interested in working with the deaf and hard of hearing community. I am excited to start my journey with you all!
Tags: Internship Program, Sign Language psychotherapy
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