Program Information: The Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI; formerly UNI) - Psychology Training

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1597
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: The Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI; formerly UNI)
Department: Psychology Training
Address: 501 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 5 miles from downtown Salt Lake City.
Phone: 801-585-0208
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Medical School
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Brian Augustyn
Chief Psychologist: Allison Smith
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 16
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 06/26/2023
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 6
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 32500
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): vision insurance
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns rotate through 3 of 4 possible clinical rotations that are approximately 4 months in duration. The rotations are: adult inpatient, adolescent-focused inpatient, child-focused inpatient and youth day treatment. Interns spend much their day conducting individual and family therapy. They also are responsible for completing psychiatric evaluations, rounding with treatment teams, conducting group therapy two times per week, participating in didactic trainings, and attending weekly psychotherapy seminar in which therapy tapes and articles are shared.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
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: 11/15/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2022
Tentative interview date: 01/05/2023
Interview process description:

Interviews include an overview of the psychology internship program, three individual interveiws with training supervisors and current trainees, a virtual tour of the hospital, and virtual "lunch" with the current intern class. Interview dates have not yet been determined but usually occur in January.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
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 start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 100
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Not Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree 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: Applicants must participate in a background check and a drug-screen prior to being hired. Recreational marijuana is not currently legal in Utah.
Program Description

HMHI is a 170-bed full-service psychiatric hospital. The Psychology Internship Program includes exposure to adult inpatient, youth inpatient and day-treatment populations. The internship program's primary goal is to provide high-quality training that prepares interns for the practice of professional psychology. The internship program trains doctoral level clinical, counseling, and school psychology students in accordance with a practitioner-scholar model. The internship provides intensive experiential training in the core competency areas of psychology practice including intervention, assessment, communication and interpersonal skills, consultation and interdisciplinary skills and collaboration, professional values/attitudes/behaviors, individual and cultural diversity, ethical and legal standards, and the integration of research into practice. Interns gain direct experience with the hospital practice of psychology and are exposed to multidisciplinary teams and matters of professional practice. Over the year-long internship, interns participate in three out of four possible rotations: adolescent inpatient, child inpatient, adult inpatient and youth day treatment. This system allows the intern to rank their preferences for clinical rotations and affords the opportunity for a comprehensive training experience with a diverse range of moderate to severe psychopathology across the developmental continuum, exposure to numerous treatment modalities and assessment techniques as well as a variety of supervisors/mentors. The training experience is primarily experiential and developmentally structured in terms of sequence, intensity, duration, and frequency. Training activities include individual supervision, group supervision, weekly didactic training, weekly psychotherapy seminar, multidisciplinary treatment team staffings, psychology staff meetings, and continuing education opportunities. All training occurs in an atmosphere of modeling, mentoring, and collaborative interaction with the senior psychology staff members. For more detailed information, please review our website, read our handbook, or contact the incoming Director of Psychology Training, Dr. Brian Augustyn (, 801-585-0208).

Internship Training Opportunities


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

Treatment Modalities

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


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

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 Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023
Number of Completed Applications: 47 47 32 33 41 43
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 27 27 26 26 24 36
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4 4 7
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 4 4 7
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 4 4 4 2 4 7
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 0 2 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 1 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 2 3 3 3 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 1 0 1 0 2
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 1 0 1 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 23 10 5 4 4 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 43 22 12 31 49 53
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 3 4 3 4 4 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 1 0 1 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 1 1 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 1 0 1 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 1 1
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 2 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 2 2 1 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 1 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0 1
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 1 1 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 2 1 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0 1
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0