Program Information: University of Wisconsin SMPH - Dept. of Psychiatry

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1628
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Wisconsin
Department: University of Wisconsin SMPH - Dept. of Psychiatry
Address: Wisconsin Psychiatric Institute and Clinics (WISPIC)
6001 Research Park Blvd.
Madison, Wisconsin 53719-1176
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 150 miles NW of Chicago, IL; 70 miles W of Milwaukee, WI.
Phone: 608-263-6082x
Fax: 608-263-0265x
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Gregory Kolden
Chief Psychologist: Gregory Kolden
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 21
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 15
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 6
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 27000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Professional expense allowance; 3 weeks paid vacation plus 5 days professional development; 9 paid holidays; liability insurance provided at no cost; a pager and your own office with computer also provided.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Clinical experiences are structured in order to achieve a balance between ongoing activities throughout the year (e.g., outpatient psychotherapy) and activities that change according to predictable time frames (e.g., elective experiences). All clinical activities are carefully supervised according to the required needs and desires of the individual intern. One morning a week is reserved for attending regularly scheduled seminars.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: The data is not updated for current year. We are showing the previous data.

Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:



Consistent with the internship training community nationally, we will engage in interviewing and recruitment virtually. Our AAPI deadline will be November 1, 2021. We would expect to review applications and offer virtual interviews in December and January. The interview day would be a half-day structured around a presentation by track directors, Q and A with current interns, and 3-4 interviews of 30 minutes with faculty.  Requests to meet with specific faculty will be honored if possible.


It is highly likely that the training year will involve a combination of face-to-face and virtual clinical care, supervision, and seminars. Above all, the safety and well-being of trainees and faculty is our highest priority. As such, telehealth training activities will be a featured aspect of our initial onboarding and orientation processes.  There may also be some limitations in our elective opportunities due to the challenge of implementation in a virtual environment. Our track directors will consult individually with interns to carefully and creatively find options that meet specific training interests. Our training year will start the week of July 1. 

Thank you for considering our training program as we all take on the ongoing challenges of the current public health crisis. We will do our best to provide a safe and secure setting promoting professional growth. Please do not hesitate to reach out for conversation and questions.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: This past year we matched with interns from the University of North Dakota, Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Roosevelt University, Southern Illinois University, and Suffolk University.
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Accepted
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements: We encourage applicants with clinical science orientation: PhD's preferred; clinician-scientist trained PsyD's may be considered on a case by case basis. School psychology program applicants for Child Track will also be considered on a case by case basis.
Program Description

The Program offers training for six pre-doctoral interns in clinical psychology annually; three Adult Track and two Child Track based in the Department of Psychiatry, and one Pediatric Psychology Track based in the University of Wisconsin American Family Children's Hospital. The internship follows a clinical science model of training and is intended for those individuals whose training and interests emphasize the application of scientific principles within clinical psychology. We welcome applications from members of diverse populations. As an internship, we endeavor to foster an atmosphere that supports diversity of experiences as well as opinions. Theoretical and therapeutic orientation of the training staff is quite diverse, including cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, psychodynamic, and systems approaches.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students :


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at:  for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Number of Completed Applications: 147 129 136 117 154
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 61 55 60 57 60
Total number of interns: 7 7 7 7 6
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 7 7 7 7 6
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 7 7 5 6 5
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 2 1 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 6 7 7 6 6
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 1 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 6 6 6 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 6 6 6 1
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 2
Postdoctoral Fellow: 6 6 7 7 5
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 1 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 2 0 1 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 1 0 0 2 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 1 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 3 4 3 5
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 1 1 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 1 1 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0