Values Statement

The Counseling Psychology specialization at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a multicultural community of diverse racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds as well as representative of many religious, spiritual, political, beliefs, physical abilities, ages, national origins and sexual orientations. The program expects that students will be respectful and supportive of all individuals, including but not limited to clients, staff, faculty, and peers who are different from themselves in terms of age, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, political orientation, religion, spirituality, sexual orientation, ability, language, and socioeconomic status. It is also expected that students and faculty will work to create a climate of safety and trust for all concerned.


The APA-accredited Ph.D. Specialization in Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee follows a scientist-practitioner model. The doctoral program integrates theory, practice, and research to train counseling psychologists who possess the scientific knowledge and skills necessary to work with diverse urban populations and in diverse settings. The program prepares students for employment in applied and academic settings, particularly within urban areas. Ph.D. students are expected to conduct research and to advance the science of counseling psychology through scholarly inquiry.