Program Information: Predoctoral Psychology Internship Program

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1595
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Wasatch Behavioral Health
Department: Predoctoral Psychology Internship Program
Address: 750 N. Freedom Blvd.
Provo , Utah 84601
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 40 miles south of Salt Lake City
Phone: 801-852-3767x
Fax: 801-373-0639
Email: jaimek@wasatch.org
Web Address: http://www.wasatch.org
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.wasatch.org/blog/psychology-internships/
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jaime Houskeeper
Chief Psychologist: Jaime Houskeeper
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 8
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/04/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 6
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 30180
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): -Some telecommuting available -Agency wellness programs
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns work side by side with licensed psychologists and other licensed mental health providers in an energetic and busy interdisciplinary team environment. Interns will work in satellite family clinics 4 days a week and will meet as a group on Wednesdays for supervision and didactic training. Psychological assessments will be conducted throughout the rotation. Interns will work with children and adult cases in individual therapy modalities and may work in group and family therapy modalities. Service delivery expectation for interns is 20 billable hours a week. Interns participate in annual research projects relevant to the program or parent agency. Interns engage in a peer supervision experience for one hour weekly.
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
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Optional
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/03/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/14/2022
Interview process description:

Wasatch Behavioral Health anticipates offering a virtual (zoom) or in person open house for applicants seeking a 2022-2023 internship. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, the training faculty reserves the right to transition all interviews to a virtual format if needed.

Applicants can choose from two interview days, typically lasting about 4 hours each.  Interviews include individual interviews, an introduction to the program, informal interaction with faculty, and off the record discussion with current interns. Interns will be notified via email if they are offered an interview with the program.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Multiple programs from both professional schools and state universities.
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 300
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not Accepted
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:
Other Requirements: All employees in the Public Mental Health System of Utah are required to pass a criminal background check (BCI). Psychology interns will be required to do this.
Program Description

The internship is in a multidisciplinary outpatient environment serving all age groups in a community behavioral health organization. The training program is based on a local clinical-scientist model. Interns serve in one of the family clinics doing direct therapy and psychological evaluation/assessment. Training opportunities include a wide variety of therapeutic interventions; disability, neuropsychological and general psychological evaluations. In addition to offering educational and experiential opportunities for treatment of acute and chronic disorders, opportunities are also readily available for working with personality disorders. Interns are encouraged to develop treatment methods in individual, group, and family interventions. Supervision includes 2+ hours per week of individual supervision and two hours per week of group supervision. Interns are required to apply continuous outcome measures throughout the therapeutic process in order to track progress and to become oriented to a culture of clinical accountability. In an effort to provide diversity of thought and professional interaction, interns are required to maintain regular contact with other professionals within the organization for consultation and case conferencing regarding preferred client care. Didactic training (2+ hrs/wk) includes a wide variety of technical and practical subjects important to psychologists in a community behavioral health organization in this region of the country. Didactic education faculty includes a number of psychologists and other licensed mental health providers on the WBH staff and within a variety of community settings who are known for their knowledge and experience in specific subject areas. Experience is provided in research such as would typically be found in a CMHC environment. Additional experience and training is provided in a supervision model, including a peer supervision experience. Post-doctoral residency may be possible. Additional information may be located on our website at Wasatch Behavioral Health Health Service Psychology Internship Program.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Inpatients:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Family Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other:

Experience

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

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: www.wasatch.org  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 Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Number of Completed Applications: 116 53 40 62 47
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 20 31 24 30 25
Total number of interns: 6 4 6 7 6
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 5 4 6 7 6
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 1 3 3 4
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 3 3 4 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 6 4 6 5 5
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 2 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 18 13 9 6 12
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 550 68 76 30 78
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 1 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 2 3 1 1 1
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 1 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 1 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 1 0 1
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 1 1
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 1 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 1 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 2 2 1 1 4
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 1 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 1 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0