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University of Wisconsin-Madison
500 Lincoln Dr, Madison, WI 53706-1380
The University of Wisconsin Madison Department of Counseling Psychology offers graduates the chance to continue their study by undertaking either a Doctoral Degree in Counseling Psychology or a Masters Degree in Counseling specializing in Community Counseling. Graduates from these programs can go on to study further into certain specialized fields or take their career to a much higher level. Past graduates have gone on to become top level career professionals in a varied range of areas. The department strives to include multicultural and diverse aspects into all of it's courses and continues to deliver it's expertise and research findings to students and partners around the world. [full profile]
Master's Training in Counseling Master's Campus
Ph.D. Training in Counseling Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
PhD Clinical Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2200 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413
At the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, two different psychology degrees can be had. The first is the MS in Psychology, and the second the Ph.D. in psychology. Within these, there is an emphasis on either clinical or experimental psychology (for the MS) or clinical psychology specializing in either behavior or health (for the Ph.D.). The real emphasis is on developing research competence, through facts, theories and methodologies. Students must develop a thesis in order to complete their degree, which is fully supported by highly experienced, qualified and trained staff at the university itself. This is a great opportunity to develop skills. [full profile]
Masters of Science in Psychology Master's Campus
Ph.D. in Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901
The University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh currently offers a Master's Degree in Psychology. This degree is designed for those who wish to find employment in the field of psychology, or who wish to further their undergraduate level of knowledge. Additionally, upon completion of the degree, you could choose to work towards a Ph.D. in the field as well. The University of Wisconsin has a focus on the search for truth. In order to achieve this, they fully support their students throughout their academic career and beyond, in the hopes of creating experts with the ability to stimulate society in many different ways. [full profile]
Master's in Psychology Master's Campus
Masters of Arts in Psychology with an Emphasis in Counseling Psychology Master's Campus

Psychology Education In Wisconsin

Wisconsin is a state full of fascinating history and beautiful sights. Meanwhile, it is also a great place for work, particularly as a psychologist. According to Wisconsin's WORKnet, the field of health care is growing rapidly, and a projected increase of 16% is expected between 2010 and 2020. This means that if you get your license, you are pretty much guaranteed to find a great job with a lot of benefits and a competitive salary.

However, before you can become a psychologist, you have to meet all the requirements as set by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. They take the responsibility a psychologist has towards their patients incredibly seriously. A psychologist is there to ensure people are able to enjoy good mental health and well being, and having mental health problems can be incredibly debilitating. Indeed, it is one of the main reasons for disability in this country. For many, going to a psychologist is their last hope. As a result, in order to be able to call yourself a "psychologist" in Wisconsin, you must meet strict educational requirements, gain the right experience and pass an examination.

Educational Requirements to Become a Licensed Psychologist in Wisconsin

The first thing you must do to become licensed as a psychologist in America's Dairy Land is obtain a doctorate degree in psychology. This can be a Psy.D. or a Ph.D. degree. Before you can enroll in such a program, however, you must complete a four year bachelor's degree followed by a two year master's degree. Your doctorate degree will then take between three and seven years to complete, depending on whether you chose a Psy.D. or a Ph.D. and your own schedule. You will usually also take part in a residency or internship, and these hours can count towards your supervised professional experience.

Only school psychologists are exempted from the doctoral rule. They only have to complete a master's degree in school psychology, or an education specialist program. However, many of them usually still choose to complete a doctorate degree.

Supervised Professional Experience for Psychologists in Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, you must complete 3,000 hours of supervised professional experience. Half of this can be completed during your doctoral study through residency or internship. However, the other half must be done after you have graduated. Furthermore, the supervisor that you choose must have held a license for at least three years and must have received supervision training.

During the first 1,500 hours, you must spend two hours a week under direct supervision. Additionally, you must take part in two extra complementary learning through group supervision, seminars and more. In your second half, you only need one hour a week of supervision.

Wisconsin Psychologist Licensure Examinations

Finally, you need to pass the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP). This is a national test administered by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB). It consists of 225 multiple choice questions, and you must answer at least 70% correctly in order to pass the exam. The test currently costs $600 but this can change. It is a national test, which means it follows the nationally accepted standards of psychology and covers the eight core areas of the profession:

• Biological Bases of Behavior
• Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behavior
• Social and Cultural Bases of Behavior
• Growth and Lifespan Development
• Assessment and Diagnosis
• Treatment, Intervention, Prevention and Supervision
• Research Methods and Statistics
• Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues

The Career of a Psychologist in Wisconsin

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were about 2,420 psychologists in the state of Wisconsin as of May 2014. These have been subdivided into two categories. As such:

• Clinical, counseling and school psychologists earned an average of $72,430 per year, which was an increase of 3.6% since the last count. This category had grown by 5.8%.
• All other psychologists earned an average of $98,910 per year. This was an increase of 7.1% since the last count. This category had grown by 7.8%.

An average salary means that half of all psychologists earn more than that amount, and the other half earn less. Various factors are of influence when determining salary. The exact employer and the number of years experience you have are very important. Additionally, whether you chose to complete a Ph.D. or a Psy.D. will also affect the salary that you will get, as this will determine where you will be able to work.

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