Outreach Mission Statement
Our outreach mission is to prepare high quality scholars and practitioners to be effective leaders in an increasingly diverse world. In addition to our core mission of training psychologists, community mental health counselors, and professional school counselors, the department is actively engaged in the preparation of undergraduates and in-service professionals in the development of the competencies that are relevant for success in a pluralistic society. We achieve these goals through our outreach service, teaching, and research.
Diversity Dialogues: An initiative to address cultural awareness within the UW-Madison campus community.
Diversity Committee: A community of culturally diverse professionals that coordinate programming seeking to foster intercultural learning and awareness.
Counseling Psychology Training Clinic: A training clinic housed in the Educational and Psychological Training Center for post-master’s and doctoral-level students to provide diverse and culturally informed psychological services to the Madison community on a sliding scale fee. For further information, please contact Dr. Stephanie Graham or the Counseling Psychology Department.
Academic Enhancement Seminars: One-credit courses focusing on developing effective coping and time management skills, and improving academic and social communication.
Both the CEO and PEOPLE are housed outside of the Counseling Psychology department; however, CP students often teach courses within these programs.
The Center for Educational Opportunity (CEO) provides a student support service program that provides academic and social support to culturally diverse students and students with disabilities.
PEOPLE Program: A pre-college program for low income and diverse youth that strengthens study skills, and explores academic and career interests.
Faculty Outreach Services
Alberta M. Gloria: Provide consultation to the training and development of the Chica@ Latin@ Studies (CLS) Program and consultation to the Latino/a Faculty Staff Association (LAFSA).
Corissa Lotta: Serve on the advisory committee for the Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WCATY).
Stephen Quintana: Serve on APA's Committee on International Relations in Psychology, consult with the Institute for Social Development in Cary, NC, panel chair for the National Science Foundations, Psychology division, serve on the review panel for predoctoral fellowship applications for the Ford Foundation, and associate editor for the Journal of Counseling Psychology.
Carmen Valdez: Partner with local committees, organizations, and institutions to address mental health and educational equity for Latinos in Madison through coordination of services. Also serve on academic advisory councils promoting health equity and overseeing community-based research and practice. Through national committee involvement, assist with programming of services to communities in different states, translate research materials into documents that can be used by policy and practice stakeholders, and disseminate this work to the larger public via blogs.
Carmen Valdez: Research as part of community-academic partnerships in Wisconsin to implement and evaluate community programs, strategies, and practices to affect an area of need in the Latino community. One example is the Fortalezas Familiares (Family Strengths) program in Madison, a partnership with clinics to address the needs of Latina women with depression and their multi-stressed families. A second example is the evaluation of "It's Time!", a prevention program in Milwaukee designed to decrease stigma about depression in schools. Third, collaboration research projects in Madison and Verona designed to support the needs of immigrant Latino students and their families.
Bruce Wampold: Provide research presentations to academic and professional communities on evidence-based practice.
- Wampold, B. E. (2007, June). /Evidence-based practice: But which
evidence? / Presentation to the professional staff of Aurora Psychiatric
Hospital and Behavioral Health. Wauwatosa, WI.
- Wampold, B. E. (2007, February). /Evidence-based practice: But which
evidence? /Presentation to the Allendale Foundation and community
professionals. Lake Villa, IL.
- Wampold, B. E. (April, 2005). /Psychotherapy: Relief without the
side-effects. /Diamond Anniversary Lecture Series, Leading Voices in
American Education, University of Oklahoma College of Education, Norman, OK. Public lecture
Bill Hoyt: Consult with organizations working on bereavement issues (e.g., Association of Death Education Counselors; National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization), provide interpretations of empirical literature on grief counseling, and assist ADEC in the preparation of a news brief summarizing recent developments in this area for its members.