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Application Deadline:

November 18, 2024

 

Program Start Date:

August 2025

 

Check with your primary site supervisor for your specific start date​

 

Interview Notification Deadline:

December 16, 2024

 

Interview Dates:

First and Second weeks of January, 2025

 

Contacting UT-PIC

Questions regarding the application or interview process may be directed to the Program Director, Dr. Cathie Fox (cathie.fox@imail.org).

Consortium Sites

Utah Tech University Booth Wellness Center (St. George, UT)

General Information

The Intern Experience

The Utah Tech University Booth Wellness Center seeks to recruit Psychology Interns who will enthusiastically support the University's strong commitment to the academic success of all our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientation and gender expressions.  Interns placed at the Utah Tech University Booth Wellness  Center are engaged in many aspects of the services provided. Their primary clinical responsibilities at the site are conducting mental health screenings, providing brief individual therapy, and participating in Health Promotion. The intern placed at the Utah Tech University Booth Wellness Center may also have the opportunity to engage in other supervised opportunities including the provision of awareness and prevention workshops, process group therapy and consultations with the medical staff, and assist in providing training, supervision or consultation to practicum students.

Utah Tech University is an open-enrollment institution committed to student access, affordability and success. Utah Tech has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and Utah Tech is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities.  We offer 1 master's degree, 44 bachelor's degrees, 15 associate's degrees, and 124 certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases for a total of 184 programs.  The Utah Tech University Booth Wellness Center provides acute health care, brief mental health services, health education, and referrals so that students are able to pursue their academic, career, and personal goals. The Utah Tech Booth Wellness Center has a staff of licensed medical and mental health practitioners. We work to provide high-quality, cost-effective care for Utah Tech students, staff, and faculty.   The Utah Tech Booth Wellness Center offers wellness programming that delivers educational services and information to teach healthy approaches to life, and coping skills, and encourages the development of healthy lifestyle behaviors.

Special Requirements of Applicants 

Utah Tech University is a tobacco-free campus. 

Contact Information

Garyn Gulbranson, Psy.D.  Garyn.Gulbranson@utahtech.edu
Utah Tech University Booth Wellness Center
1037 E. 100 S.
St. George, UT 84770

Intermountain Health

General Information

The Intern Experience

The intern is engaged in many aspects of the clinic.  The primary clinical responsibilities include providing consultation, diagnostic, and therapy services. Interns can gain a variety of experience with regards to clinical presenting concerns including mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, OCD, autism spectrum, and ADHD.  The intern may provide consultation to referring physicians and care managers on patients and clinical issues. Short term therapy approaches are primarily utilized, though some opportunity for longer term therapy is available. Training will include learning about clinical documentation and case presentation, and the intern will have the opportunity to develop relationships with community mental health partners and develop groups or classes for the community. In addition to clinical care, the intern will be involved in our group meetings with other Intermountain Behavioral Health providers as well as be involved in Intermountain system-wide trainings. Interns will have the opportunity to engage in psychological assessments, including ADHD/LD evaluations and personality assessments.  

Intermountain Health is a team of nearly 60,000 caregivers who serve the healthcare needs of people across the Intermountain West, primarily in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, and Kansas. We are an integrated, non-profit health system based in Salt Lake City with clinics, a medical group, affiliate networks, hospitals, homecare, telehealth, health insurance plans, and other services.  National and local awards and rankings recognize Intermountain as a model health system that strives to provide extraordinary care and superior service at an affordable cost. Intermountain continues to lead the industry in integrating treatment of behavioral and mental health conditions with traditional approaches to care.  Our experienced and caring team of psychologists, physicians, and behavioral and mental health specialists work closely with patients of every age group and socioeconomic background. Our mission at Intermountain is helping people live the healthiest life possible, which we achieve by treating both mind and body. Intermountain’s award winning mental health integration program embeds mental health screening and treatment within primary care and select specialty care clinics. In our inpatient and outpatient behavioral health programs, we partner with patients in understanding their unique needs and building an individual treatment plan utilizing innovative technology and our advanced facilities.

 

Intermountain Psychiatry and Counseling - St. George

Intermountain Psychiatry and Counseling is located in St. George, Utah.   St. George is a growing city in southwestern Utah, with a population of 87,000.  The clinic serves a large geographic area that includes not only southern Utah but also communities from Nevada and Arizona.  Many patients come from rural communities in this area that is underserved for mental health needs.  Primary industries in the area range from tourism to outdoor recreation.  Nearby Snow Canyon State Park offers trails, dunes and red sandstone cliffs. Sand Hollow State Park features a large reservoir. Stately 19th-century buildings such as the Pioneer Courthouse and Brigham Young Winter Home dot downtown. The St. George Art Museum houses historical photos and work by regional artists. Zion National Park, with canyons and streams, lies to the northeast. St. George is also known for golfing, rock climbing, biking, and other recreational activities.  Las Vegas is the closest metropolitan area and is only 1.5 hours away.

 

Interns would be working as part of a multidisciplinary team that includes psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and psychiatric nurse practitioners.  Interns can see a wide range of clinical presenting concerns including mood disorders, trauma, OCD, and several others.  We serve patients ages 4 to 100.  Assessments are available in our clinic and interns would be able to get some training and experience for ADHD and personality assessments.  We also offer training experiences in group therapy.  Interns have the option of co-leading a group or several groups at our center.  Currently we are offering groups on the following topics:  Dialectic Behavior Therapy, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression & Anxiety, Grief, Growing Grey Gracefully, Social Anxiety, Adult ADHD, and Emerging Adulthood Identity.  Additional trainings available on internship would include a variety of topics including couples therapy, biofeedback, EMDR, ADHD, mood disorders, and several others.

Intermountain Psychiatry and Counseling - Park City

Intermountain Psychiatry and Counseling is located in Park City, Utah.  With a population of about 8,300, Park City is a world-renowned destination for outdoor recreation and mountain town charm.  Nestled in the heart of the breathtaking Wasatch mountains, Park City offers year-round recreation, stunning scenery, and a vibrant cultural scene. The annual Sundance Film Festival, the US Olympic Park, Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resorts are just some of the local highlights. There are endless opportunities for outdoor activities including skiing/snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, and golfing. It is a convenient 35 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport. 

 

The interns (2) would be part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes several psychiatrists, a pediatric nurse practitioner, medical assistants and four full-time psychologists . The Park City clinic provides a collegial and supportive environment, while encouraging the interns’ autonomy. The interns would see a range of presenting clinical concerns including depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, mood disorders, high functioning autism, substance use, PTSD, and crisis presentations. 

 

Groups! We currently offer a DBT Skills group which the intern can co-lead if desired. Additional group offerings are welcomed. We serve patients ranging in age from adolescents through adults. Due to our location, we often work with the resort’s ski patrol and employees. Also, there is potential to work with current and future US Olympic athletes requesting performance psychology intervention. We also offer training with assessment experience and community outreach opportunities.

 

The clinic not only serves the Park City area, but also those who live in the more rural areas of the Wasatch Back, southwest Wyoming and the Salt Lake Valley. Also, the clinic provides telehealth therapy, which allows providers to see clients from all over the state of Utah. The clinic covers a wide-ranging demographic, including minority and underserved populations. 

Special Requirements of Applicants 

Criminal Background Check
Intermountain Health's employment application (completed after the APPIC Match and before beginning internship) includes an inquiry about criminal history (felony and misdemeanor convictions, pending charges, pleas in abeyance). Applicants not completing this section or not answering truthfully will not receive offers of employment. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from eligibility for employment.


Drug Testing
All employment offers will be made contingent upon completion of a drug test with a passing result (the drug screen is conducted prior to or upon beginning the internship). A failed test disqualifies individuals for employment for a period of twelve months from the test date. Presence of illegal drugs and/or metabolites, and/or the presence of prescription drugs and/or metabolites for which the tested individual does not have a current prescription, would be considered a failed test.

 

Immunizations
All employees must have the following immunizations: MMR, Tdap, MMR, Varicella, 2-step TB, and annual influenza.

All of our campuses are tobacco-free.  

Contact Information

Intermountain Psychiatry and Counseling - Park City

Colton Miller, Ph.D. colton.miller@imail.org

Intermountain Psychiatry and Counseling - St. George

Matt Reiser, Ph.D. matt.reiser@imail.org

Valley Behavioral Health (Salt Lake City, UT)

General Information

The Intern Experience

Interns placed at Valley Behavioral Health have the opportunity for a broad training experience, including diagnostic evaluation and clinical treatment. Generally four days a week focus on evaluation, treatment, and supervision, with the fifth day (every Friday) primarily committed to didactic training, group supervision, and more individual supervision. 

 

Treatment opportunities are with the Child, Youth, and Family (CYF) outpatient and day treatment clinics, serving children, teens, and the adult family members of these youth. Common needs include trauma, depression, anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD and other conditions. Most clients have Medicaid, which often means these families have fewer economic resources. Individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy are utilized. The Child, Youth, and Family clinics are located in West Valley City in Salt Lake County.

 

All interns participate in at least a half-year rotation for psychological evaluations, which is embedded within the Child, Youth, and Family (CYF) Outpatient clinic in West Valley City of Salt Lake County. Evaluation types available to interns include ADHD, autism, disability, mental health severity, and diagnostic clarification with children and adults. 

 

Mini-Rotations

 

Valley Behavioral Health hosts a mini-rotation with homeless and housing programs that allows interns to receive an overview of services for unsheltered persons with a focus on service of individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Interns also participate in April in a university campus outreach event at Utah Tech University in St. George, Utah. 

 

Supervision

 

Liz Albertsen, Psy.D. and Alyssa Levy, Ph.D.

Valley Behavioral Health will not be accepting applications for this Match cycle.

Valley Behavioral Health (valleycares.com) is a nonprofit network of clinics with over sixty programs providing treatment for behavioral conditions, addictions, psychiatric conditions, autism, and other chronic health conditions with a continuum of care in Salt Lake and Tooele (pronounced “too-WILL-uh”) counties and additional clinics in Idaho and Arizona. Valley treats chronic lifelong conditions as well as temporary conditions triggered by traumatic life events. Programs are tailored to people of all ages and every social, cultural, and economic situation. 

 

​Valley Behavioral Health provides services in outpatient clinics, day treatment programs, residential treatment programs, and supported living programs in the metropolitan Salt Lake County area and rural Tooele County. Our clinic teams include varying combinations of Psychologists, LCSWs, CMHCs, APRNs, RNs, Medical Assistants, case managers, SSWs, and peer specialists. 

 

Valley Behavioral Health places an emphasis on being an employer of choice, embracing efforts to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion with company- wide efforts to educate, embrace, and welcome employees of diverse backgrounds including race, religion, national origin, color, sex, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

 

Utah offers opportunities to serve individuals of diverse backgrounds, with a large presence of Latinx Americans, Asian American and Pacific Islander Americans, and Native Americans. Many Utahns are of European descent. Utah has a large representation of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There is an active LGBTQ+ community thriving in the Salt Lake metropolitan area, and members of this community and advocates for this community enjoy a colorful Pride Festival and Parade, which is the second largest parade in the state, the first week of June each year. Utah has a high birth rate, which results in its population having the youngest average age of any state, resulting in many children needing access to mental health services. 

 

Activities around the Salt Lake and Tooele County areas include skiing and other snow activities, hiking, biking, and other activities that make use of the surrounding mountains, and festivals and conventions including Craft Lake City, cowboy poetry and music festivals, Swiss Days, Oktoberfest, farmers markets, sheepherding competition, Sundance Film Festival, Utah Arts Festival, Utah Festival Opera, Utah Shakespeare Festival, fruit harvest festivals, Scottish Festival and Highland Games, Pride Parade and Festival, Days of ’47 Parade, Blues Festival, Fairy Tale Festival, Salt Lake Gaming Con, FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention, tattoo convention, Loveloud Festival, and Bike Prom.

Special Requirements of Applicants 

Information will be updated before this site accepts further applications.

Contact Information

Elizabeth Albertsen, Psy.D. ElizabethA@ValleyCares.com

Southwest Behavioral Health Center (St. George, UT) 

General Information

The Intern Experience

St. George, Utah in Washington County is one of the fastest growing communities in the nation.  There are multiple national and state parks within a short distance and the weather is beautiful.   Interns placed at Southwest Behavioral Health Center (SBHC) will have an opportunity to be a part of this growing community being  involved in many of the treatment services that SBHC provides.  Their primary clinical responsibilities include conducting mental health assessments, providing individual, family and group therapies and receiving training in conducting psychological evaluations.  Interns will also have experiences in learning Dialectical Behavior therapy  (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused –Cognitive Behavior Therapy, (TF-CBT), Attachment, Regulation, and Self-Control Therapy (ARC), EMDR, Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), Seeking Safety, exposure to working with Intensive Outpatient groups and being involved in therapy services provided in the school setting. Interns will experience a diverse culture and have opportunity to travel to outlying areas that SBHC covers to help administer psychological evaluations.  In addition, interns will learn to develop clinical formulations and effective and measurable treatment objectives.

Southwest Behavioral Health Center will not be accepting applications for this Match cycle.

 

Southwest Behavioral Health Center (SBHC) is a political subdivision of the State of Utah, created through an Inter-Local Agreement between the counties of Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane and Washington. As such, SBHC is supported, in part, by County, State, and Federal Funds. Client co-payments are set according to a sliding scale fee based on family size and income. No one will be denied services because of inability to pay. SBHC is a Medicaid provider for the five counties. SBHC provides an array of services including individual, family, and group therapies. There are mental health and substance abuse day treatment programs for youth. Both youth and adult treatment services are available. Additionally, therapy services are located in the school provided by staff of SBHC. Psychiatric evaluation, medication management and psychological evaluations are provided. Southwest Behavioral Health Center treatment teams provide services to individuals and families in a culturally competent manner.  We have clinicians who speak the Spanish language that break down language barriers in providing services.  

Special Requirements of Applicants 

SBHC is a substance abuse and drug free workplace. 

Contact Information

Paul Staheli, Psy.D. pstaheli@sbhcutah.org

Application Deadline:

November 15, 2020

 

Program Start Date:

August 2021

 

Check with your primary site supervisor for your specific start date​

 

Interview Notification Deadline:

December 11, 2020

 

Interview Dates:

First and second weeks of January, 2021

 

Contacting UT-PIC

Questions regarding the application or interview process may be directed to the Program Director, Dr. Cathie Fox (cathie.fox@imail.org).

Solstice Counseling & Wellness (Heber City, UT)

General Information

The Intern Experience

Psychology interns placed at Solstice will be strongly encouraged and well supported in integrating into the local community. Interns will receive ongoing in-depth training and acquire the foundational elements required to successfully run a private practice. Solstice adheres to the nine APA competencies and training elements which are incorporated into all supervision and day to day interactions. The selected intern’s primary responsibilities will include conducting intake assessments, providing individual, couple, and group psychotherapy as well as opportunities for psychological assessment and testing.  Due to being in a rural community with limited resources and services, client problem areas can be considered broad in scope. Solstice aligns with the ever growing needs and demands of the community and serves Medicare, Medicaid and uninsured populations. The selected intern will also attend monthly meetings at the local Children’s Justice Center, conduct at least one psychotherapy group, facilitate four free community-based workshops on relevant topics, attend local provider roundtable discussions and assist with/facilitate programing for “May Mental Health Awareness Month” with Connect Summit County, a local non-profit. Secondary responsibilities include administrative tasks, networking with other clinicians, collaborating with practitioners across disciplines and professional development.  

Solstice Counseling & Wellness adheres to the application of a developmental training model. During the initial phase of the internship, the intern will be assessed by the other clinical psychologists and will engage in self-assessment to design a training curriculum that suits their needs, abilities, talents, growth areas, and interests. Supervisors have specific advanced training in trauma informed therapies (EMDR, TF-CBT), The Gottman Method of Couples Therapy, and DBT. Dr. Miller specializes in conducting Ecotherapy with his clients, a unique treatment modality which utilizes the beautiful natural environments of the region he has been developing and pioneering over the past 13 years.  Based upon the intern’s interest they would have the ability to receive more specialized assessment training with a licensed psychologist.

More information on this training site can be found at:

 

https://solsticecounselingandwellness.com/internship/   

"Building and supporting a community of psychology professionals to strengthen the community;" is one of the core values of Solstice. This is advanced by the importance placed upon supporting all employees in the organization. By doing all we can to create a flexible and  supportive environment, staff are better equipped to effectively respond to the unique needs of the rural community in which it operates. Our office philosophy strongly encourages providers and staff to set schedules that meet the needs of the practice as well as their individual needs for work/life balance.


Heber City is located in a picturesque mountain valley about 50 minutes southeast of Salt Lake City. Being a small valley, it's not uncommon for the providers to ride their bikes into the office or walk to lunch. The town is minutes away from world-class recreational opportunities including alpine and Nordic skiing, fly fishing, golfing, mountain biking, horseback riding and hiking. Heber City is also a family-oriented town with excellent schools and growth opportunities. The practice serves residents of Wasatch County and Summit County as well as other rural surrounding areas. 

Special Requirements of Applicants 

All applicants will be required to pass a criminal background check to be completed after the APPIC match process before beginning the internship.

Contact Information

Shawn Michael Miller, Ph.D.  hebercitypsychologist@gmail.com

Nat-Su Healthcare (Tooele, UT)

General Information

The Intern Experience

As a doctoral intern, you will have the opportunity to tailor your internship experience based upon your professional and personal goals.  With that said, Interns will be expected to provide 20 hours of direct services which include individual therapy, group therapy, and psychological assessments, as well as completion of intakes (Bio-Psycho-Social/Spiritual Assessments), ASAM evaluations, and treatment plans.  You will have the opportunity to work within Warrior Spirit, Warrior Heart, and Warrior Rising.  This will allow you the full spectrum of dual diagnosis treatment.  You will attend a minimum of 1-2 hours individual supervision  for every 20 hours of direct services provided in a week.  This will be provided by an individual who is licensed and is able to provide supervision according to DOPL regulations.  Additionally, you will be asked to attend all staff and clinical team meetings in person.

Our clients predominantly identify as Indigenous, but we serve all community members who are Medicaid eligible or are an Indian Health Service referral.  Many of our clients are or have been homeless, unemployed, incarcerated, on parole/probation, extremely high ACE scores (Adverse Childhood Experiences), experience intergenerational trauma, endured racism, and oppression in a myriad of forms.  The intersectionality of these areas of functioning leads to complex cases of unique individuals that have often been overlooked or actively shunned by society.  Our hope is that you will want to be part of a system of change to facilitate not just survival but to help our clients thrive and enjoy life. 

Nat-Su Healthcare is owned by the Skull Valley Band of Goshutes, located 45 minutes west of their reservation in Tooele, UT.  Nat-Su (Goshute for Good Medicine) was created in 2018.  The mission of Nat-Su Healthcare is the healing of individuals and generations through cultural, medical, and behavioral healthcare services.  We are an Indigenous based program, integrating Native culture and Indigenous healing practices with Western ways of treating the whole person.  Nat-Su Behavioral Health is based upon the Medicine Wheel.  Within the Medicine Wheel are four parts.  These four parts include the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual components that make up a balanced life.  As such, our program is focused on strengthening these four areas through various therapeutic interventions. 

Nat-Su Behavioral Health consists of three programs.  Warrior Spirit, Warrior Heart, and Warrior Rising.  Warrior Spirit and Warrior Heart are the men and women residential treatment centers (RTC) for our adult substance use treatment options.  Warrior Spirit and Warrior Heart are both dual-diagnosis, trauma-informed programming.  Warrior Rising is our outpatient treatment center which includes an Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) component, as well traditional outpatient therapy.  Our programming includes both didactic/skill based groups, as well as various psychotherapy groups, psychological assessments, the integration of Wellbriety (an Indigenous based 12 step program), recreation, Indigenous Spiritual Advisors, sweat lodge, prayer and smudging, individual therapy, case management, and recovery coaching. 

Special Requirements of Applicants 

Criminal Background Check


Nat-Su Healthcare employment application (completed after the APPIC Match and before beginning internship) includes an inquiry about criminal history (felony and misdemeanor convictions, pending charges, pleas in abeyance). Applicants not completing this section or not answering truthfully will not receive offers of employment. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from eligibility for employment.

Drug Testing


All employment offers will be made contingent upon completion of a drug test with a passing result (the drug screen is conducted prior to or upon beginning the internship). A failed test disqualifies individuals for employment for a period of twelve months from the test date. Presence of illegal drugs and/or metabolites, and/or the presence of prescription drugs and/or metabolites for which the tested individual does not have a current prescription, would be considered a failed test.

Immunizations


All employees must have a TB test prior to providing direct services

​​All of our campuses are tobacco-free.

Contact Information

Nat-Su Healthcare

RD Boardman, Ph.D. rd@natsuhealth.com

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