The Department of Counseling Psychology offers a number of resources to help you make the most of your time in the program. Use this section to access handbooks or explore department policy, internships, and awards.
Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
The Department of Counseling Psychology embodies a mission to uphold dignity and respect for the teacher, the student, and the consumer of professional psychology. Our department was founded on the notion that all individuals have the right to and thrive within psychologically stable, healthy, and affirming environments. Our students are trained to foster well-being and improve mental health for individuals within the Madison community and beyond.
To our students, it is imperative for us to let you know that we will do everything in our power to support your learning and to create classroom spaces where we can try to deconstruct power and privilege as a means to dismantle institutional racism and bias. For more, view the School of Education Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
Annually, the department offers three prestigious awards to students who have excelled in areas supported by the department.
Laura Minero-Meza, a PhD student with the Department of Counseling Psychology, received a 2019-20 Outstanding Women of Color Award from UW–Madison. Besides her role as a student, Minero-Meza is a counseling psychology researcher and scholar, therapist, teacher, mentor, public lecturer, and activist. She has partnered in national studies on undocumented youth and the lived experience in the intersection of gender identity, race, citizenship status, and mental health. One colleague describes the way she blends groundbreaking scholarship with personal experience and compassionate activism as “intellectual courage.”