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Main Office

Department of
Counseling Psychology

School of Education
335 Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall
MadisonWI  53706-1326

Tel: 608/262-4807
Fax: 608/265-3347

Email: counpsych@education.wisc.edu
or by contact form
The Department of Counseling Psychology is primarily a graduate department, offering an APA-accredited doctoral degree in counseling psychology (PhD) and a master's degree (MS) in counseling specializing in community counseling. The Department emphasizes the integration of multiculturalism and diversity into counseling psychology and is committed to multiculturalism broadly-defined in teaching, research, practice, and service.

CP Faculty


We are pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual
John Martins Clinical Workshop will be held on
Monday, March 5, 2018, featuring
Pratusha Tummala-Narra, Ph.D.

John Martins Workshop Invitation

   Image of Doctoral Students at the 'Camp CP' Retreat in September
Doctoral students at the September 2017 inaugural "Camp CP" retreat (student-led)    


Image of Counseling Psychology students participating in the 2017 Degree Dash

Counseling Psychology Doctoral students participated in the Fall 2017 UW-Madison Graduate School Degree Dash.    


Image of 2017 CPTC Staff Team Orientation

Fall 2017 CPTC Staff Team Orientation



Image of faculty and students at Bruce Wampold's retirement festschrift
CP Grads and Faculty gather for Dr. Bruce Wampold's retirement Festschrift    


Image of the May 2017 Counseling Psychology PhD Graduates!
Congratulations to the May 2017
Counseling Psychology PhD graduates!    



 Dr. Carmen Valdez ​and team selected to receive Grand Challenges Funding. Their project will engage school administrators, counselors, and teachers, and language paraprofessionals. The team will then assess the formal and informal roles of language paraprofessionals in supporting schools and immigrant parents in Wisconsin, as families grapple with immigration stress and educational demands. The study will also involve a partnership between School of Education, Latino Equity Collaborative, UW Community Relations, Wisconsin DPI, and CESAS. Read more about their project and the grant here.


CP Stance on Campus Hate/Bias Incidents -
Faculty, students, and staff in the Department of Counseling Psychology work hard to create a diverse and inclusive learning community with an emphasis on training culturally competent practitioners at the Master’s and doctoral levels.  We have been distressed to witness the escalation of hate/bias-driven speech and actions, both nationally and here at UW.  We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion in the department and the university, and to a vision of education that includes affirmation and openness to the breadth of human diversity.  We endorse the following statements, on creating an inclusive campus climate:

Open Letter from the CP Department
Moving Forward Together - SoE Stand and Plan Against Hate and Bias

APA-Accredited Internship Placements
for 201​​7-2018

Maleeha Abbas
VA Hospital Puget Sound, Tacoma WA
Lindsey Houghton
Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, Hines IL
​Nicholas Oleen-Junk

​University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN
​Shufang Sun
Emory University/Grady Health, Atlanta, GA
​Andrew Wislocki

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

“The Great Psychotherapy Debate:
The Evidence for What Makes Psychotherapy Work” 

“The Great Psychotherapy Debate: The Evidence for What Makes Psychotherapy Work,” has been updated and revised to expand the presentation of the Contextual Model, which is derived from a scientific understanding of how humans heal in a social context and explains findings from a vast array of psychotherapies studies.

Read More about The Great Psychotherapy Debate


The CP Training Clinic seeks to offer high-quality, cost- efficient, and multiculturally competent psychological and mental health services, including counseling and psychological assessment, to students and residents of Madison and the surrounding areas.

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