University of Wisconsin–Madison

School Psychology Training Clinic (SPTC)

The University of Wisconsin-Madison School Psychology Training Clinic (SPTC) is a student training facility in the department of Educational Psychology within the School of Education, providing services to a variety of children and families in the community. We are both a diagnostic and treatment clinic, providing assessment and intervention for a range of socio-emotional, behavioral, and academic difficulties. Doctoral students in the School Psychology Program at UW-Madison provide these services as part of their training in the program and are supervised closely by faculty and academic staff members in the School Psychology Program. The primary mission of the SPTC is to train students in the delivery of educational and psychological services to children experiencing learning, behavioral, or emotional difficulties. The SPTC uses innovative and effective professional practices to promote graduate training in the School Psychology Program and provides a service to the University, Madison, and Wisconsin communities.

Services available to children and their families include evaluations of intellectual and academic

skills; assessment of learning difficulties; assessment of social-emotional status and behavioral concerns; parent consultation, counseling and education; and individual and group academic and psychosocial interventions. Assessment and intervention programs may be conducted in a range of settings including the SPTC, school, community, and home settings.

Faculty, staff, and students in the SPTC adhere to the ethical standards of the American Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychologists. All information provided by and about clients is considered confidential. Services are provided on a sliding fee schedule. Contact the SPTC at (608) 262-3848 for information and for referral materials.

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SPTC Services

  • Preschool and private school admissions testing (cognitive assessment)
  • Assessment for children/adolescents age 3 through 18; the SPTC offers evaluation for a range of concerns, including ADHD, behavioral concerns, intellectual disabilities, specific learning disabilities, and social/emotional concerns
  • Individual intervention for children and adolescents with a diverse range of concerns, including, but not limited to anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, ADHD, behavioral issues, and learning difficulties.
  • Group-based social/emotional/behavioral intervention for children and adolescents with a range of concerns (e.g., anxiety, depression, social skills); select groups are offered each semester (e.g., fall, spring, summer) and advertised via our website
  • Group-based academic intervention; select groups are offered on occasion and advertised via the website
  • Parent training/consultation for a variety of childhood concerns (e.g., behavior management)
  • Consultation with school personnel for individual clients, when appropriate
  • Consultation with school personnel, schools, and districts to offer site specific professional development

Getting Started

Please contact our office at 608.262.3848 for information and referral materials. If we are not available to take your call, please leave your name, phone number, and preferred times for us to return your call. After completed referral materials are received, the SPTC staff will contact you to arrange an initial meeting.

About Us

Clinicians

Doctoral students in the School Psychology Program provide direct service to children and families under the direct supervision of program faculty.

Director

Kristy Kelly, PhD/ Assistant Clinical Professor

School Psychology Program Faculty:

Craig Albers, PhD/ Assistant Professor

Jennifer Asmus, PhD/ Professor

Maribeth Gettinger, PhD/ Professor

Stephen Quintana, PhD/ Professor

Andy Garbacz, PhD/ Assistant Professor

Fees

Services are provided on a sliding fee schedule.  We accept cash, check, and electronic credit card payment via the UW CashNet system, an electronic billing service. A sliding fee scale is also available for all services for families that qualify. Please contact us if the cost is prohibitive and you would like to seek services. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us at 608.262.3848

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Psychoeducational Evaluation: We charge a fee of $550 for community referrals and $450 for UW faculty, staff, and students.

Preschool and Private School Admissions Assessment: We charge a fee of $250 for community referrals and $200 for UW faculty, staff, and students.

Intervention Services – Individual: We charge a fee of $450 for community members and $350 for UW faculty, staff, and students for up to 12 intervention sessions (fewer than 10 sessions will be prorated). Clients who participate in intervention services following a clinic-based diagnostic evaluation will be assessed a reduced rate for intervention services ($250 community rate; $150 UW affiliated rate).

Intervention Services – Group: We charge $250 for community members and $200 for UW faculty, staff, and students for 8-12 group intervention sessions. Clients who participate in intervention services after a clinic-based diagnostic evaluation will be assessed at a reduced rate for intervention services ($150 community rate; $100 UW affiliated rate).

Parent Training/Consultation: We charge $200 for parent training or consultation that is provided on a more limited basis (up to two meetings/year. Ongoing consultation (more than two meetings/year) is assessed at $350 for each family.

School Consultation: We charge $250 for consultation to school professionals that is provided on a limited basis (up to two meetings/year) and $400 for more ongoing consultation (over two meetings/year).

Contact Us

Educational Sciences Building

1025 W. Johnson Street

Madison, WI 53706

Phone: 608.262.3848

Your best option is metered parking near the building. There are also major bus lines that drop off on both Johnson and University that are near the Educational Sciences building. After 4:30 PM there is free parking in a lot behind the Zoology Research Building on the corner of North Charter Street. In terms of parking garages, there are a few available in the area that you may have to pay a fee to park in; Lot 80 (Union South Garage), Lot 17 (behind the Engineering building), Lot 7 (underneath Grainger Hall), and Lot 46 (on the corner of Lake and Johnson streets).