Department : University Counseling Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1598
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Utah
Department: University Counseling Center
Address: University Counseling Center
University of Utah
201 South 1460 East, Room 426
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-9061
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: Located in Salt Lake City, Utah
Phone: 801-581-6826
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Susan Chamberlain
Chief Psychologist: Susan Chamberlain
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 7
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 36000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Interns enjoy full campus library privileges, a discount at the University Bookstore, free or discounted admission to campus museums, discounts to many campus cultural events, and a free public transportation pass.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns are an integral part of the center and are involved in nearly all aspects of our work. A typical day could include seeing individual clients, doing initial intake assessments, co-leading a therapy group, attending a training seminar, receiving supervision, providing supervision, co-teaching a class, facilitating a workshop in Skills Workshops and Mindfulness Programming (SWAMP), or providing outreach on campus. Interested applicants are encouraged to read more at our website and to view the "Sample Intern Schedule" page there.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
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: 11/01/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: N/A
Tentative interview date: N/A
Interview process description:

Applicants will be notified by email regarding their interview status prior to Thursday, 11/24/22. The Training Director (TD), two members of our multi-disciplinary Training Committee, and one of our current psychology interns will conduct virtual interviews in early-mid December.  Interviews are conducted either via Zoom or Microsoft Teams, and you will be asked to schedule an interview time online.  Individual applicants will meet with the group of interviewers for ~45 min., and then have ~15 min. to speak with the current intern alone.  Once invited to interview with us, applicants may contact specific UCC staff or current interns to learn more about the internship training program.  Applicants may also request a virtual or in-person tour of the UCC.  Applicants are invited to participate in a non-mandatory, virtual "open house" after interviews are completed, but before rankings are due.  

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: (In reverse chronological order, past 8 years): Ball State University, Texas A & M University, University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of Oregon, Oklahoma State University, University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Louisville, Brigham Young University, University of Wisconsin, Indiana University, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, University at Albany-SUNY, University of Utah, University of North Dakota, West Virginia University, University of Texas at Austin, University of California-Santa Barbara, University of Louisville, University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Texas Woman's University, Brigham Young University, SUNY-Albany, University of Utah, University of Maryland, Auburn University, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Southern Illinois University, American University, University of Kansas, Texas Tech University, University of Georgia, Ball State University, Penn State University. Please see a more comprehensive list of "Current and Former Interns" at our website.
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 ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 300
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable):
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited 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: Consistent with University of Utah policy, offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. Please see for details. All employees of the U of Utah must be vaccinated against COVID-19; however, one may apply for a medical, religious, or personal exemption (see for more information). Due to adaptations required by the COVID-19 pandemic, we will consider applicants with fewer than 300 intervention hours. We take a broad view of intern applicants' related experiences (e.g., services across treatment modalities and mental health-related community engagement) and will look forward to reading your cover letter describing your amazing accomplishments. This is consistent with the supportive, strengths-based approach to our training program.
Program Description

The UCC embraces a scientist-practitioner training philosophy to train Health Service Psychology interns in a comprehensive outpatient multidisciplinary agency; staff members include licensed psychologists, social workers, master's level mental health counselors (CMHC and LMFT), and psychiatric nurse practitioners. We provide preventive, developmental, and therapeutic services to a large and diverse university community. The agency has a strong and enduring commitment to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism. We consistently strive to integrate multiculturalism into our everyday functioning. We advocate a philosophy of acceptance, compassion, and support for those we serve, as well as for each other. We have equally strong commitments to high-quality service delivery and to training. Specific opportunities include:

Counseling with individuals, groups, and people in committed relationships;

Intervening in mental health crises;

Co-teaching a credit-bearing undergraduate diversity course called Identity and Inclusivity;

Providing clinical supervision to doctoral practicum trainees;

Facilitating workshops through the SWAMP (Skills Workshops and Mindfulness Programming);

Conducting campus outreach/consultation; and

Completing formal assessment batteries and test reports.

Each intern completes an inclusion-focused, social-justice-oriented project called a Systems Intervention Project (SIP). Interns participate in intern training seminars in critical positionalities & diversity, group therapy, outreach & consultation, relationship therapy, applied ethics,  professional development, psychological assessment, evidence-based practice, professional licensing and standards, and clinical supervision. Research opportunities are available. Please see our website for a complete description of our training program:

Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: 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: 56 49 43 66 58
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 33 30 31 32 36
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 0 0 1 0
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 3 4 4 3 4
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 3 1 0 0 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 33 9 5 18 11
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: 0 0 0 0 1 3
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 1 0 0 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: 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 3 2 1 2 1 0
University Teaching Faculty: 1 0 1 2 1 1
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 1 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 1 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 1 0 0 1 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0