The Psychology Research and Training Clinic (PRTC), located within the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been serving the UW and Madison communities for over 30 years by providing confidential psychological services to adults, adolescents, and children. Our graduate clinicians are advanced clinical psychology doctoral students who are supervised by licensed psychologists practicing in Madison.
The PRTC provides outpatient treatment for issues such as depression, anxiety disorders, problems with stress and adjustment, relationship and couples problems, eating disorders, substance use, learning problems, child/adolescent emotional and behavior problems, and parent-child relational difficulty.
Therapy services are provided using individual, parent-child, couples, and family formats.
The PRTC conducts psychological testing and evaluations of intelligence, memory, academic function, personality, and other areas of psychological function.
The PRTC does not have a psychiatrist on staff and cannot provide management of psychiatric medications. However graduate clinicians are available to consult with physicians if referred clients are currently prescribed medication.
The PRTC is open Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Evening appointments are available for established clients.
The PRTC is located in room 351 of the W.J. Brogden Psychology Building at 1202 West Johnson Street. The PRTC can be reached by several major bus routes stopping on Johnson and University. Bus schedules are available at Madison Metro Transit. Half-day parking passes are available for purchase for $6.00 for clients who wish to drive and park downtown.
The PRTC does not accept private insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare.
However our initial intake fee is low, $30.00, and each client’s session fees are determined using a sliding scale based on post-tax income and family size. The standard session fee of $60.00 may be adjusted to as low as $10.00 per session. This brings the cost of therapy within the reach of many people who otherwise might forgo services.
Psychological testing is billed at a set fee; intelligence testing including feedback and report is $150.00, other evaluations including testing for learning disability, psychopathology, and adaptive function are $200.00 (includes feedback, recommendations, and report).
Call the PRTC at 608.262.5925.
Complete an intake interview and psychological testing.
Clinic staff assigns your case to a PRTC therapist or provides a community referral.
If assigned, a PRTC therapist will call you to schedule an appointment.