Department : MIRECC

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 9108
Program Type: Post Doctoral
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Healthcare System
Department: MIRECC
Address: 500 Foothill Drive
Building 16, Room GA35
Salt Lake City, Utah 84148
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: Located in Salt Lake City, UT
Phone: 801-582-1565x2821
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Medical School
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Member of APPIC since: 06/26/2012
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Postdoctoral Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead Director: Deborah Yurgelun-Todd
Chief Psychologist: Erin McGlade
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Number of Non-Psychologist Staff/Faculty who Supervise Post-docs 4
Position Information
Start Date: 08/26/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 1
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 44522
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Health Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): VA benefit package
Brief description of the typical work day for a postdoc at this training site Experiences include participation in the national hub-site didactic series through the Office of Academic Affiliations, individual clinical supervision and research mentorship, preparation and presentation of abstracts and manuscripts, and other clinical research experiences at local and national events.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Postdoctoral Application Process
Application Due Date: 12/04/2023 11:59 PM EST
How to obtain application info: Email the Program
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
The program uses the APPA Centralized Application Service: No
Interviews at this site are: Optional
A Virtual Interview is: Optional
Interview notification date: 12/15/2023
Tentative interview date: N/A
Interview process description:
Postdoctoral Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work in the US is Required Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada is Required: No
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Program Description

Applications are currently being accepted for the VISN 19 MIRECC VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment, which is housed at the Salt Lake City MIRECC. This is a two-year position.  The mission of the VISN 19 MIRECC is to study suicide with the goal of reducing suicidality in the veteran population. To carry out this mission, members of the VISN 19 MIRECC: 1) focus on cognitive and neurobiological underpinnings that may contribute to suicidality; 2) develop evidence-based educational and clinical materials to identify and optimally treat veterans who are suicidal; 3) provide consultation regarding assessment and treatment planning for highly suicidal veterans; 4) mentor researchers in the area of suicidology; and 5) collaborate with others in the study and treatment of veterans who are at risk of suicide. There is an emphasis on the neurobiology of individuals with severe psychiatric disorders who are at risk for suicide.

Postdoctoral Training Opportunities


Adults: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy:
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy:
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy:
Long-term Psychotherapy:
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice:
Evidence Based Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other: Clinical Research


Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

Clinical research on suicide risk and prevention across veteran groups

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at:  for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Postdoctoral Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Number of Completed Applications: 11
Where did Former Postdoctoral Fellows Go (1st Placement)?
Total Number of post-docs: 1
Still a Postdoctoral Fellow: 1
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0
Consortium: 0
University Counseling Center: 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0
Psychiatric facility: 0
Correctional facility: 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0
School district/system: 0
Independent practice setting: 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0