The UW–Madison Counseling Psychology Training Clinic (CPTC) opened in 2007. It aims to offer high-quality, cost-efficient and multiculturally competent psychological and mental health services to students and residents of Madison and the surrounding areas. As the name implies, the center is a training facility that is staffed by licensed psychologists who supervise master’s and doctoral students in the Department of Counseling Psychology.
The CPTC is directed by Dr. Stephanie R. Graham, a licensed psychologist and clinical professor in the Department of Counseling Psychology.
“The mission of our department and its Counseling Psychology Training Clinic is strongly rooted in social justice and training culturally competent mental health practitioners. For us, it’s imperative that we’re not only talking about these important topics but that we’re putting our values into action.”
Dr. Stephanie Graham, CPTC director
Award-Winning Diversity and Inclusion Efforts
For more than five years, this clinic has both built and bolstered a unique relationship with UW–Madison’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement (DDEEA) to increase access to psychological services for underrepresented students.
In 2018, the CPTC was awarded the Association of Psychology Training Clinics Clinic Innovations Award. It was recognized for its partnership with the DDEEA to increase access to culturally-responsive psychological services for underrepresented students at UW-Madison. The ongoing partnership includes funding for two counseling psychology graduate student clinicians who provided direct mental health support services to DDEEA students at the CPTC as well as support services such as workshops and consultation. Read the full story.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Where should I park when visiting the clinic?
There is no designated parking for the CPTC, but there are meters available. In addition, there is a parking lot (Lot 56) behind the Zoology Research Building at 1117 West Johnson Street on the corner of North Charter Street (one block West of Mills Street) that is free after 4:30 p.m.
What will my first appointment be like?
If you’ve never been to our clinic or had an appointment with a counselor before, that’s okay. Find out what to expect from your first appointment.