Innovations in Graduate Education in Psychology award granted

The University of Wisconsin-Madison received award for its interdisciplinary, integrative approach to prevention

The Board of Educational Affairs (BEA), in collaboration with the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology (COGDOP), awarded the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW Madison) the 2009 Innovations Award in Graduate Education and Training for its interdisciplinary, integrative approach to prevention. In an interdisciplinary effort with the university’s Department of Counseling Psychology Program, the UW Madison clinic developed into the current Educational and Psychological Training Center.

Catherine Grus, PhD, Associate Executive Director of APA’s Graduate Education and Training Department, presented the award to the UW Madison School Psychology Program. The BEA also awarded UW Madison financial support of $5,000 for innovative practices. UW Madison’s School Psychology Program is accredited by the APA and the National Association of School Psychologists.

The Innovations in Graduate Education Award is an annual award established to recognize graduate departments of psychology that excel in the use of innovative practices in graduate education.