Application Deadline:

November 15, 2022

 

Program Start Date:

August 2023

 

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

 

Interview Notification Deadline:

December 15, 2022

 

Interview Dates:

First and second weeks of January, 2023

 

Contacting UT-PIC

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

Cathie Fox, Ph.D. - Program Director

Dr. Cathie Fox is a clinical psychologist who works as the Director of Therapy for Intermountain Healthcare’s Behavioral Health Services. She is also a regional clinical lead for their mental health integration program.  She provides strategic direction, leadership, oversight, and support for psychotherapy throughout the Intermountain system.  She mentors primary care providers, mental health clinicians and clinic staff in providing team based care at primary care clinics and provides direct patient care.


She has more than 25 years of experience providing therapy, assessment, and consultative services to patients of all ages with a specialty in treating adolescents and families. She has served on the Intermountain MHI Development Committee and the Primary Children’s Ethics Committee. She is on the executive board for the Utah Psychological Association and was previously the Utah representative to the American Psychological Association Council of Representatives. Prior to her current role, Dr. Fox was the program director for Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital adolescent residential and day treatment programs. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Utah clinical psychology program.  In her free time, Dr. Fox enjoys skiing, reading mysteries, walking, and spending time with family.

Intermountain Healthcare

Russell Sorenson, Ph.D. - Secondary Supervisor

Dr. Russell Sorenson is a clinical psychologist who is an integrated healthcare provider for Intermountain Healthcare across middle Utah in the cities of Richfield, Fillmore, and Delta.  He also works in a smaller private practice in Richfield, Mountain Utah Family Medicine where he provides outpatient services and conducts presurgical psychological evaluations for bariatric surgeries.

Dr. Sorenson’s education has taken him around much of the United Stated by earning his Bachelor of Science in Psychology (with a split minor in German and automotive mechanics) from BYU-Idaho and a Master of Education in Community Counseling from The University of Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner!).  After earning his master’s degree, he practiced full-time in home-based mental health counseling while in Oklahoma.  He earned a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology at Pacific University.  He completed his education by graduating in UT-PIC’s inaugural cohort of students, and recently started supervising students with UT-PIC to help Utah’s ever-growing demand for mental health services in rural practice.  His educational experience includes diverse year-long internship/practicum placements in a wide variety of sites including a domestic violence and sexual assault center, acute inpatient facility, residential adolescent facility, behavioral specialty clinic, behavioral community child and family services office, urban outpatient care, child neuropsychological assessment, integrated care within a trade school, and collegiate counseling in a nursing program.  His broad range of clinical experiences has been especially helpful in preparing for his work as a generalist in rural Utah.  He utilizes a variety of clinical orientations (i.e., Rogerian client-centered, DBT, narrative, mindfulness, and CBT) to tailor his services for individuals.


Dr. Sorenson has lived in Texas, Washington state, Germany, Idaho, Oklahoma, Oregon and has now been transplanted into Utah.  He is a husband and father of 3 children.  He enjoys a wide variety of activities, including BBQ/smoking, hiking, gardening, camping, disc golf, fishing, board games, beard growing, and just about anything with family and friends.

Intermountain Healthcare

Matt Reiser, Ph.D. - Primary Supervisor

Dr. Matt Reiser is a licensed psychologist at Intermountain Psychiatry & Counseling – St. George. He earned his Doctorate in Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.) from Brigham Young University and completed his doctoral internship at the Counseling Center at Utah State University. Dr. Reiser completed an additional post-doctoral year at the Counseling Center at Washington State University, specializing in psychological assessments. Prior to coming to Intermountain Healthcare, Dr. Reiser was the Training Director at the Counseling Center at Southern Utah University (2016 to 2022). Dr. Reiser has clinical interests in mood disorders, couples counseling, supervision/training, eating concerns, group therapy, and sport psychology. He is also an Associate Fellow and Board Certified in Biofeedback by the BCIA. He works from a number of different treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, and Emotion Focused Therapy. Dr. Reiser enjoys time spent with family, sports, the outdoors, and traveling.

Intermountain Healthcare

Ethan Everett, Psy.D. - Secondary Supervisor

Dr. Everett is in his 39th year of providing mental health services.    He received his B.A. in psychology from the University of Utah in 1988 and his PsyD from Indiana State University in 1993.   His internship was completed at The Wichita Collaborative Internship Program.   Primary Placement was at the Wichita Child Guidance Center with the secondary placement at the KU Med School.


Dr. Everett sees all ages of patients.   His youngest patient ever was 2 years old, while his oldest patient was 100 years old.   He particularly enjoys working with ADHD and Oppositional Defiant youth.   He has supervised advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and post graduates working on licensure hours.


He and his wife enjoy hiking and discovering new places.

Intermountain Healthcare

Garyn Gulbranson, Psy.D. - Primary Supervisor

Dr. Garyn Gulbranson is the current Director of the Utah Tech University Booth Wellness Center. He earned his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from the Pacific University School of Professional Psychology and completed his doctoral internship at the University of Kansas Counseling and Psychological Services. Dr. Gulbranson completed an additional post-doctoral year at Colorado State University’s Health Network, including post-hospitalization specialty services. Prior to coming to Utah Tech, Dr. Gulbranson worked as staff psychologist and as the Group Coordinator at the University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Gulbranson is a passionate supervisor, educator and psychologist who works from a number of different treatment modalities including Dialectical and Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and group therapies.  


Dr. Gulbranson enjoys time spent with family, baseball, and time spent outside camping and hiking.

Utah Tech University Booth Wellness Center

Paul Staheli, Psy.D. - Primary Supervisor

Dr. Paul Staheli, a St. George, Utah native returned to work in his hometown after obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Alliant University in Fresno, Ca. 


He has worked at Southwest Behavioral Health Center in St. George, UT. as a clinical psychologist for the past twenty five years.  He provides  treatment services including psychological assessment, Individual, family and group therapy using a variety of modalities such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational interviewing, Moral Reconation Therapy, and Functional Family Therapy. 


When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his family in Southern Utah's amazing outdoors.

Southwest Behavioral Health Center

Elizabeth Albertsen, Psy.D. - Primary Supervisor

Dr. Elizabeth Albertsen provides psychological evaluation including risk assessment, disability, fitness for duty, parenting, and mental health. Past work with Valley Behavioral Health includes development of  Valley Victim Services domestic violence shelter and victim advocate program in Tooele County as a member program of the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition; Domestic Violence Attending Clinician providing and overseeing services for victims and offenders of domestic violence; Clinical Supervisor of the Forensic Clinic for court-ordered assessment and treatment for people with severe psychiatric and  substance use disorders; Coordinator of the Women’s Intensive Outpatient Substance Use Disorders Treatment Program; and Prevention Services Coordinator for Valley’s prevention services in Salt Lake County. 


Dr. Albertsen served in leadership roles for several years with the Utah Association for Domestic Violence Treatment (UADVT) and as an invited member of the Utah Domestic Violence Offender Taskforce. Liz is licensed as a psychologist in Utah. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkley, California, and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Walla Walla University in Washington state.   Dr. Albertsen enjoys time with her family and dog, including team sports and board games.

Valley Behavioral Health

Brett Pearce, Psy.D. - Secondary Supervisor

Dr. Brett Pearce is a Utah native but has lived in Oregon and Illinois. He identifies primarily as a child psychologist and has a passion for diagnostic and therapeutic work with troubled kids and teenagers. He has particular expertise in the areas of Autism assessment, treatment of anxiety and depression in children, severe mental illness in childhood, and the use of non-coercive behavioral management methods.

Valley Behavioral Health

Alyssa Levy, Ph.D. - Secondary Supervisor

Dr. Alyssa‌ ‌B.‌ ‌Levy‌ ‌received‌ ‌her‌ ‌Bachelors‌ ‌degree‌ ‌from‌ ‌Boston‌ ‌University‌ ‌and‌ ‌majored‌ ‌in‌ ‌religion‌ ‌and‌ ‌history‌ ‌of‌ ‌art‌ ‌while‌ ‌conducting‌ ‌a‌ ‌field‌ ‌study‌ ‌on‌ ‌juvenile‌ ‌delinquency‌ ‌in‌ ‌an‌ ‌inner‌ ‌city‌ ‌area‌ ‌of‌ ‌Boston.‌  ‌She‌ ‌wrote‌ ‌from‌ ‌her‌ ‌experiences‌ ‌and‌ ‌interviewed‌ ‌gang‌ ‌youth,‌ ‌church‌ ‌systems‌ ‌and‌ ‌other‌ ‌support‌ ‌systems.‌ ‌Upon‌ ‌graduation‌ ‌from‌ ‌college‌ ‌she‌ ‌moved‌ ‌to‌ ‌New‌ ‌York‌ ‌City‌ ‌and‌ ‌attended‌ ‌Hunter‌ ‌College‌ ‌and‌ ‌took‌ ‌courses‌ ‌in‌ ‌psychology‌ ‌at‌ ‌Hunter‌ ‌College.‌  ‌While‌ ‌there‌ ‌she‌ ‌met‌ ‌her‌ ‌first‌ ‌mentor,‌ ‌Florence‌ ‌Denmark‌ ‌who‌ ‌was‌ ‌APA‌ ‌President‌ ‌and‌ ‌guided‌ ‌Alyssa‌ ‌to‌ ‌pursue‌ ‌learning‌ ‌in‌ ‌psychology.‌  ‌Alyssa‌ ‌became‌ ‌involved‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌study‌ ‌aimed‌ ‌at‌ ‌examining‌ ‌depression‌ ‌and‌ ‌suicide‌ ‌in‌ ‌young‌ ‌women.‌   ‌Alyssa‌ ‌also‌ ‌became‌ ‌involved‌ ‌in‌ ‌Fountain‌ ‌House,‌ ‌a‌ ‌community‌ ‌center‌ ‌for‌ ‌adults‌ ‌with‌ ‌chronic‌ ‌mental‌ ‌health.‌  ‌She‌ ‌attended‌ ‌Brigham‌ ‌Young‌ ‌University’s‌ ‌doctoral‌ ‌psychology‌ ‌program‌ ‌where‌ ‌she‌ ‌became‌ ‌interested‌ ‌in‌ ‌research‌ ‌outcome‌ ‌studies.‌  ‌She‌ ‌was‌ ‌first‌ ‌author‌ ‌with‌ ‌Michael‌ ‌J.‌ ‌Lambert,‌ ‌Ph.D.‌ ‌on‌ ‌Psychotherapeutic‌ ‌Outcomes‌ ‌and‌ ‌Depressive‌ ‌Illnesses.‌  ‌She‌ ‌also‌ ‌became‌ ‌interested‌ ‌in‌ ‌an‌ ‌intervention‌ ‌developed‌ ‌by‌ ‌J.‌ ‌Richman‌ ‌Ph.D.‌ ‌for‌ ‌family‌ ‌therapy‌ ‌after‌ ‌attempted‌ ‌suicide.‌  ‌This‌ ‌sparked‌ ‌her‌ ‌interest‌ ‌in‌ ‌children‌ ‌and‌ ‌suicidology‌ ‌and‌ ‌its‌ ‌correlates.‌ ‌She‌ ‌went‌ ‌on‌ ‌to‌ ‌Chicago‌ ‌for‌ ‌an‌ ‌internship‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌general‌ ‌intern‌ ‌slot‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌hospital.‌  ‌She‌ ‌continued‌ ‌her‌ ‌interest‌ ‌examining‌ ‌correlation‌ ‌between‌ ‌depressive‌ ‌measures‌ ‌and‌ ‌urine‌ ‌testing.‌  ‌This‌ ‌became‌ ‌her‌ ‌dissertation‌ ‌topic‌ ‌where‌ ‌she‌ ‌studied‌ ‌effects‌ ‌on‌ ‌prison‌ ‌population.‌ ‌She‌ ‌selected‌ ‌a‌ ‌child‌ ‌specialty‌ ‌residency‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌semi-rural‌ ‌area‌ ‌of‌ ‌California.‌  ‌She‌ ‌later‌ ‌returned‌ ‌and‌ ‌moved‌ ‌back‌ ‌to‌ ‌Utah‌ ‌and‌ ‌worked‌ ‌for‌ ‌Valley‌ ‌Behavioral‌ ‌Health‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌dual‌ ‌diagnosis‌ ‌day‌ ‌treatment‌ ‌setting‌ ‌for‌ ‌youth‌ ‌with‌ ‌persistent‌ ‌mental‌ ‌illnesses‌ ‌and‌ ‌presentations‌ ‌along‌ ‌the‌ ‌autistic‌ ‌spectrum.‌  ‌She‌ ‌presented‌ ‌a‌ ‌case‌ ‌study‌ ‌in‌ ‌Philadelphia‌ ‌at‌ ‌the‌ ‌National‌ ‌Association‌ ‌For‌ ‌Dually‌ ‌Diagnosed‌ ‌(NADD)‌ ‌conference‌ ‌on‌ ‌daily‌ ‌interventions‌ ‌and‌ ‌modalities.‌  ‌She‌ ‌transitioned‌ ‌to‌ ‌intensive‌ ‌day‌ ‌treatment‌ ‌services‌ ‌for‌ ‌children‌ ‌where‌ ‌she‌ ‌continues‌ ‌to‌ ‌use‌ ‌an‌ ‌integrative,‌  ‌bio-social‌ ‌model.‌  ‌She‌ ‌works‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌variety‌ ‌of‌ ‌diagnoses‌ ‌from‌ ‌attachment‌ ‌disorders,‌ ‌mood,‌ ‌post-traumatic‌ ‌stress‌ ‌disorders,‌ ‌Oppositional‌ ‌Defiant‌ ‌Disorders‌ ‌and‌ ‌ADHD,‌ ‌incorporating‌ ‌play‌ ‌therapy,‌ ‌attachment‌ ‌and‌ ‌trauma‌ ‌focused‌ ‌work,‌ ‌anxiety‌ ‌management‌ ‌and‌ ‌coping‌ ‌strategies‌ ‌and‌ ‌cognitive‌ ‌behavioral‌ ‌therapies.‌ ‌

Valley Behavioral Health

Shawn Michael Miller, PhD - Primary Supervisor

Dr. Shawn Michael Miller is the current director and founder/owner of Solstice Counseling & Wellness, a small group private practice in Heber City Utah. He earned his Master Of Education (Ed.M) and Doctorate (PhD) in Counseling Psychology from Washington State University and completed his doctoral internship at Valley Mental Health in 2010.  His academic credentials are supported by 20+ years of clinical and youth advocacy experiences in higher education, community-based programs, and inpatient residential care settings. Areas of advanced training relate to: Children/Adolescents/Families; Psychological Assessment; Anxiety Reduction/Meditation Techniques; Vocational Issues/Career Development; Athletic Performance Enhancement; Depression; Couples Therapy (Gottman Methods Level I & II); and Trauma Recovery (EMDR Level I). His goal is to provide a safe, supportive, interactive environment to help individuals cope and overcome life obstacles and restore balance through the application of a holistic, traditional, and integrative approach. Complimenting his professional endeavors is a rich outdoor life including backcountry skiing/snowmobiling, kayaking, mountain biking, and camping. In addition, he finds great pleasure and personal growth in cooking and working on automobiles.

Solstice Counseling & Wellness

Christian H Monson, Psy.D. - Secondary Supervisor

Dr. Christian H. Monson is a clinical psychologist at Solstice Counseling and Wellness in Heber City, Utah since 2013.  He received his Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD) from Indiana State University in 2012.  His predoctoral internship was completed at The Reading Hospital in Reading, Pennsylvania.  Throughout his studies and clinical career, Dr. Monson has been fascinated by human experiences.  He has developed specialties in experiential therapies, recreation therapy, spiritually-integrated therapy, and interpersonal therapies.  Using an integrated therapeutic approach, with a strong emphasis in acceptance & commitment therapy (ACT), he believes in meeting client needs in ways which can reach each individual.  Additionally, he has strong experience in psychological testing as well as treatments for anxiety, depression, couples (i.e., Gottman Level 1 training), ADHD, family difficulties, and trauma.  Working in a mountainous, rural area has enhanced his natural goals to increase quality of life and experiential expressions for his clients.

Solstice Counseling & Wellness

Training Committee Supervisors, 2021-2022

Consortium Faculty

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).