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Fostering growth, healing, and inclusion

Our Department

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Counseling Psychology is an APA-accredited and internationally renowned department that offers graduate and undergraduate curricula, research, and training for counselors and counseling psychologists. Our department’s commitment to equity and inclusion can be seen in everything we do. Whether it’s through our affordable, state-of-the-art counseling psychology clinic, service-oriented research, or outreach projects, we strive to create an environment in which all students, faculty, staff, and patients thrive.

US News Ranks Counseling Psych at UW Madison as the number 5 ranked Student Counseling program in the nation

The Department of Counseling Psychology at UW–Madison is home to the fifth-ranked Student Counseling program in the nation according to  U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-24 rankings.

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Esperanza is a Centro Hispano of Dane County and UW-Madison School of Education partnership funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program. The Esperanza graduate certificate in bilingual psychological services is a 9-credit (5 courses) training opportunity offered over a 1.5-year academic schedule starting every Spring semester.

Graduate students currently enrolled at UW-Madison in psychology or related helping professions (e.g., social work) are eligible to apply.


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Award-Winning Training Clinic

The UW–Madison Counseling Psychology Training Clinic (CPTC) is a training facility for counseling psychology graduate programs. The clinic offers high-quality, cost-efficient, and multiculturally competent psychological and mental health services to students and community members.

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