Research and Training Clinic

Psychology Research & Training Clinic
Room 351
Department of Psychology
W.J. Brogden Psychology Building
1202 West Johnson Street
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706


(608) 262-5925

About The Clinic

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The Psychology Research and Training Clinic (PRTC), located within the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), has been serving the UW-Madison community for over 30 years by providing confidential psychological services to adults, adolescents, and children. Our graduate clinicians are advanced clinical and counseling psychology doctoral students who are supervised by licensed psychologists.


The PRTC provides outpatient treatment for issues such as depression, anxiety, 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 evaluation, including tests of intelligence, memory, academic function, personality, and psychopathology.

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.

Hours, Location and Transportation


The PRTC is open Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Evening appointments are available for established clients upon approval from the Director. 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. Public parking is available for a fee in the garage under Union South (entrance on W. Dayton) and in Lot 17 (entrance on Engineering Drive, behind the Engineering building).

Cost of Services


The PRTC is a fee-for-service clinic and 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, ADHD, psychopathology, and adaptive function range from $200.00 to $400.00 (includes feedback, recommendations, and report).

To Obtain Therapy Services


Call the PRTC at 608.262.5925 & complete a phone consult. The Assistant Clinic Director will then schedule an intake appointment or provide you with referrals other providers in the community.

To Obtain Assessment Services

Call the PRTC at 608.262.5925 and speak with the clinic Administrator who can provide additional information about the types of assessment offered, cost, and wait list status.

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Professional Staff
Linnea Burk, Ph.D., HSPP
Licensed Psychologist
Clinic Director
burk@wisc.edu
(608) 262-9079
Christopher J. Gioia, Ph.D., HSPP
Licensed Psychologist
Assistant Clinic Director
gioia@wisc.edu
(608) 262-6352
Diane Blumer
Clinical Program Administrator
dkblumer@wisc.edu
(608) 262-5925