Mindi Thompson, PhD, HSP, is an Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at The University of Wisconsin-Madison and a licensed and registered Health Service Psychologist. She has published more than 30 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters using qualitative and quantitative methods and has coauthored a research design textbook entitled Research Design in Counseling (4th Ed.).
Applications of her research agenda occur within two primary domains: (1) vocational and educational development and (2) mental health and psychotherapy. She attends to interpersonal and systemic factors (e.g., social class, experiences with oppression, unemployment) that contribute to mental health and career development among individuals from diverse and underrepresented groups.
She is the Director of Clinical Training for the PhD program in Counseling Psychology at UW-Madison and the Director of Faculty Programs for the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. She is a faculty affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty and the Center for Work and Career Transitions at UW-Madison. She teaches a variety of courses at UW-Madison, including: research methods, vocational psychology, career counseling, and mental health consultation.