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School Psychology

Welcome to the Department of Public Instruction's (DPI) School Psychology Services

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School psychologists apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. We partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.” (Adapted from National Association of School Psychologists,

Connect with the School Psychology Program Consultant

In Wisconsin, the DPI has a position called School Psychology Consultant, whose job is to support the field in understanding and implementing best practices and provide guidance on a range of topics that impact students across the state. Anyone can reach out with questions, concerns, feedback, or support including school psychologists, teachers, other pupil services providers, administrators, parents, and even students.

Connect by calling, emailing,  joining the school psych email list School Psych email list, or attending a training event listed below.

Connect with the Field




Aug. 2-3 FACETS Endless Possibilities, UW-Whitewater Specific Learning Disabilities
Oct. 24-25 WSPA Fall Conference College and Career Ready IEPs
Nov. 19 EdEvents, Special Education Conference Comprehensive Evaluation for Special Education Eligibility
Dec. 5 Building the Hearts of Successful Schools, Mental Health Screening Pre-conference Mental Health
March 5-6 WSPA Spring Conference, Wisconsin Dells TBA
For questions about this information, contact Tim Peerenboom (608) 266-1999