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).

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 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 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.  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, 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 Internal Medicine 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 and two care guides.  Mental health integration integrates 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 very broad training experience.  The interns will get experience with diagnostic assessments and multiple treatment modalities.  The interns will spend their time in our rural counties primarily, but will have the opportunity  to participate in specialty training tracks at some of our Salt Lake Clinics.  Our Summit offices are outpatient clinics that treat all ages of clients who have mental health or substance use needs.  Our Tooele offices offer the same outpatient services, but Tooele also has a domestic violence shelter and a clubhouse program.

 

Some of the specialty programs in Salt Lake include:


Homeless and housing programs that serve individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders.  This unique experience exposes interns to a population that is in great need of treatment, but often are underserved or unwilling to engage in treatment.

Carmen B. Pingree Autism Center of Learning is a nationally renowned autism program that provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment to individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Interns who do a rotation at this program will have the opportunity to get specialized training in diagnosing and working with individuals with ASD.

 

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/children.  There will also be opportunities for both individual and group therapy in an outpatient setting.  Intensive Outpatient services are also provided to women and children.

 

Our children’s services include a variety of specialized day treatment programs focused on behavioral intervention, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and adolescent substance use.  We have a family preservation clinic that treats the whole family, not just the child, and provides services out of an outpatient clinic and in the families’ homes.  There are also opportunities for general outpatient therapy for children of all ages and diagnoses.  We also have school-based mental health therapists who partners with local school districts to provide mental health services.

 

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.

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. Specialty placements at Valley include autism services, homeless services, substance use treatment, Alternatives to Incarceration programs, and children’s services.

We provide services in outpatient clinics, day treatment programs, residential treatment programs, and supported living programs.  We provide a continuum of care across three counties in Utah, Salt Lake Summit, and Tooele Counties.  The internship will be primarily focused on Summit and Tooele Counties, but there will also be rotation opportunities in some of the programs in Salt Lake County.  Our teams at the our clinics include varying combinations of Psychologists, LCSWs, CMHCs, APRNs, RNs, Medical Assistants, case managers, SSWs, and peer specialists.   

Special Requirements of Applicants 

Interns would be required to pass a background check and UA drug screening.  There is no smoking allowed on any of our VBH properties.  

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).