Application Deadline:

November 15, 2021

 

Program Start Date:

August 2022

 

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

 

Interview Notification Deadline:

December 15, 2021

 

Interview Dates:

First and second weeks of January, 2022

 

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

Dixie State University Booth Wellness Center (St. George, UT)

General Information

The Intern Experience

The DSU 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 DSU 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 DSU Booth Wellness Center may also have the opportunity to engage in other supervised opportunities including 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.

Dixie State University is an open-enrollment institution committed to student access, affordability and success. DSU has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and DSU 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 4 master's degree, 53 bachelor's degrees, 18 associate degrees, 45 minor degrees, 51 certificates and 70 endorsement, and/or emphases for a total of 241 programs.  The DSU 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 DSU Booth Wellness Center has a staff of licensed medical and mental health practitioners. We work to provide high quality, cost-effective care for DSU students, staff and faculty.   The DSU Booth Wellness Center offers wellness programming that delivers educational services and information to teach healthy approaches to life, coping skills, and encourages the development of healthy lifestyle behaviors.

Special Requirements of Applicants 

DSU is a tobacco-free campus. 

Contact Information

Garyn Gulbranson, Ph.D.  Garyn.Gulbranson@dixie.edu
DSU Booth Wellness Center
1037 E. 100 S.
St. George, UT 84770

Intermountain Healthcare - Sevier Valley Clinic (Richfield, UT)

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 to patients referred by their Primary Care Provider in the clinic.  The intern will provide consultation to the 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 monthly group meetings with other Intermountain mental health integration providers as well as be involved in Intermountain behavioral health trainings. There is the possibility of a mini-rotation in another clinic within Intermountain with a specialty focus located outside of the Richfield area dependent on intern interest and availability. 

The Intermountain Sevier Valley Clinic is located in the Sevier Valley Hospital in Richfield, Utah – a community of 8000 in scenic South- Central Utah.  It serves a large geographic catchment area and lies at the midpoint between Denver and Los Angeles on the I-70 corridor. Primary industries in the area range from agriculture and mining to outdoor recreation.  Richfield is situated near many recreational opportunities, including Capitol Reef National Park, Fish Lake National Forest, Great Basin National Park and Utah’s San Rafael Swell.  It is an underserved area for mental health care.

The Mental Health Integration program is embedded in a large family medicine practice, and also serves ObGyn and some surgical providers.  It also serves two small outlying family medicine clinics in nearby communities.  The Intern would be working as part of a personalized primary care team that includes a lead physician, psychologist, clinical care manager, psychiatrist and mental health integration coordinator.  Mental health integration incorporates recognition, screening, treatment, and management of mental health into the routine medical encounter.  The model allows the clinic to meet and maintain National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Medical Home accreditation, with integrated mental health services being a critical component of the medical home accreditation standards.

Intermountain Healthcare (intermountainhealthcare.org) is a Utah-based, not-for-profit system of 22 hospitals, a Medical Group with more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice clinicians at about 180 clinics, a health plans division called SelectHealth, and other health services. Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in clinical quality improvement and in efficient healthcare delivery. 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.

Special Requirements of Applicants 

Criminal Background Check
Intermountain Healthcare'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, annual influenza.

All of our campuses are tobacco-free.  

Contact Information

Cathie Fox, Ph.D. cathie.fox@imail.org

Valley Behavioral Health (Salt Lake City, UT)

General Information

The Intern Experience

Interns placed at Valley Behavioral Health will have the opportunity for a broad training experience, including diagnostic assessments and multiple treatment modalities.  The interns spend about half their time in rural Tooele county, and participate in psychological evaluation and  specialty rotations in Salt Lake County.  Our Tooele clinic offers outpatient treatment services for clients of all ages with mental health or substance use needs, in addition to a clubhouse program. Interns provide psychotherapy in individual and group settings as well as outpatient intake evaluations. 

 

Specialty placements with options for psychology interns in Salt Lake County include:


Psychological Evaluation Services is the clinic specializing in both broad and focused psychological evaluations, regarding autism, disability, mental health severity, and diagnostic clarification with children and adults.

Carmen B. Pingree Autism Center of Learning is a nationally renowned autism program that provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment to children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  The recently opened Adult Autism Center is a partner program, continuing ABA services for adults with relatively severe forms of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Interns involved in the ASD program learn and provide ABA services.

  

Our KIDS and ACES children’s services include a variety of specialized day treatment programs focused on behavioral interventions for elementary school age children with severe conditions, who are either stepping down from psychiatric hospitalization or whose treatment teams are actively working to reduce risk for psychiatric hospitalization. Interns provide psychotherapy via individual, group and family modalities.

 

CORE, CORE2, and EPIC are residential substance use treatment programs that also address co-occurring mental health conditions, where adult male and female clients usually have involvement with the criminal justice court system and experience of homelessness. Interns provide psychotherapy via individual, group, and family settings.

 

The mini-rotation with Homeless and housing programs allows interns to receive an overview of services in Salt Lake County for unsheltered persons with a focus on service of individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders. The programs partner with many community stakeholders who provide other areas of service for this underserved population.  

 

The Jail Diversion Outreach Team functions as an outpatient clinic within the Alternatives to Incarceration line of services, providing services for individual with severe mental health conditions, substance use disorders, homelessness, and involvement with the criminal justice court system. Interns have the opportunity to provide individual and group psychotherapies.

Valley Behavioral Health is a nonprofit network of clinics with over 60 programs providing treatment for behavioral conditions, addictions, psychiatric conditions, autism and other chronic health conditions. 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. When someone is suffering, whether it’s from depression, an addiction, a traumatic life event or a disorder like schizophrenia, it not only affects the health and happiness of the sufferer, it also affects the lives of everyone around them. Valley deals with all these conditions in a way that reduces the disruption, emotional toll, and financial cost that mental disorders and behavioral conditions often take on families, employers, and communities. 

 

​We provide services in outpatient clinics, day treatment programs, residential treatment programs, and supported living programs.  We provide a continuum of care in Salt Lake and Tooele Counties, with a strong focus on the services provided in rural Tooele County.  Our clinic teams include varying combinations of Psychologists, LCSWs, CMHCs, APRNs, RNs, Medical Assistants, case managers, SSWs, and peer specialists. We have a number of outreach teams that provide wrap-around services to children and adults who are stepping down from inpatient hospitalization, the Utah State Hospital, or jail.  These teams do some visits out of the outpatient clinic, some in-reach to the hospitals and jails, and some outreach to the clients’ homes. Children’s services range from general outpatient mental health to intensive behavioral and Dialectical Behavior Treatment therapy for children and adolescents. Our adult programs include outpatient mental health and substance use disorders that will provide an opportunity in outpatient, residential, and day treatment settings.  We have residential programs for men, women, and women with children.  Intensive Outpatient services are also provided to women and children.

Special Requirements of Applicants 

Interns must pass a background check and urinalysis drug screening.  There is no smoking allowed on any of our VBH properties.  

Valley Behavioral Health employment eligibility requirements:

Drug-Free Workplace:

Valley Behavioral Health provides a drug-free and healthy workplace. Valley will conduct drug testing on all prospective and current employees for purposes of pre-employment screen, post-accident investigation, as well as random and reasonable suspicion. Alcohol testing may be conducted for post-accident investigation or reasonable suspicion. A satisfactory result is required in each case to begin or continue employment. Valley prohibits the following:

·         Use, possession, manufacture, distribution, dispensation, or sale of drugs, controlled substances, or alcohol.  These activities are unauthorized on company property and vehicles, and during work hours.

·         The unauthorized use, possession, or distribution of prescription medications.

·         The illegal use of prescription drugs is prohibited on the job. The legal use of prescription drugs is permitted only if it does not impair an employee's ability to effectively perform the essential function of the job in a safe manner that does not endanger the employee, Valley Clients, or other individuals in the workplace.

Criminal Background:

Offers of employment with Valley Behavioral Health are conditional on the expectation of passing a criminal background screening with the Utah Department of Human Services, based on employees having direct access to children and/or vulnerable adults, as required by Utah code, with determinations regarding pass/fail detailed in State Law Section 62A-2-120.

A conviction or release from confinement for any of the following crimes may bar a candidate from employment:

·         Crimes involving physical violence, including but not limited to abuse of children or elderly, abduction, including kidnapping, manslaughter, murder, robbery, sexual crimes and assault and battery.

·         Crimes involving fraud, dishonesty or embezzlement.

·         Crimes against property, including but not limited to arson, theft, larceny, and burglary.

·         Other crimes that in the Facility's judgment bear upon the candidate's ability to perform the job satisfactorily.

·         Any offense listed on the Cumulative Sanction Report as published by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.

Human Resources will review any candidate shown to have a criminal conviction to determine the suitability of employment, considering: the nature and gravity of the crime, the date that the crime was committed, and the relatedness of the crime to the job the person would perform as an employee. The decision to hire a candidate with a criminal record must be escalated to the Chief Administration Office and Valley Corporate Counsel to approve the hiring decision.

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 (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).