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School Psychology

Welcome to the Department of Public Instruction's 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.




Aug. 2 FACETS Endless Possibilities, UW-Whitewater Specific Learning Disabilities
Oct. 21 Wisconsin School Psychologists Association (WSPA) Fall Conference College and Career Ready IEPs
Nov. 14-15 EdEvents, Special Education Conference Comprehensive Evaluation for Special Education Eligibility
Dec. 4-5 Building the Hearts of Successful Schools Mental Health
March 7 Wisconsin School Psychologists Association (WSPA) Spring Conference TBA

Connect with the Field

SIGN UP! School Psych Email Distribution List

  • The Wisconsin School Psychology Association (WSPA) is the professional organization for school psychologists in Wisconsin. They advocate for the field and provide networking and connection opportunities for school psychologists across the state. The WSPA Facebook page provides current information as well.

Join the Early Career School Psychologist Virtual Community of Practice

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Connect with early career school psychologists from across the state to learn and discuss topics that you just cannot learn in a graduate school program. Join us to collaborate and share resources for preparing for the school year, key partnerships, dispute resolution options in the IEP process and more! Virtual meetings will be held on the third Thursday of each month from 12:00-1:00 p.m. To receive monthly emails that include the date, time, topic and Zoom link please complete the School Psychologist Community of Practice 2023-2024 Sign Up Form.

For questions about this information, contact Tim Peerenboom (608) 266-1999