Program Information: Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1601
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Primary Children's Hospital
Department: Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Address: 5770 S. 1500 W.
Building G
Salt Lake City, Utah 84123
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: all sites in Salt Lake Valley
Phone: 801-313-7760
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Lyssa Haase
Chief Psychologist: Annie Deming
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 17
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/31/2023
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: 32000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Please see our website for updates.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Please see our website for additional information about the various rotations we offer. Though there are differences in our rotations, all interns spend time providing psychological assessment, psychotherapy, and consultation to children and adolescents throughout our hospital system. Fridays are largely devoted to training seminars and peer supervision. MATCH CODES FOR THE 2023-2024 TRAINING YEAR: 160111 - Neuropsychology Emphasis (1 intern); 160112 - Outpatient-Continuum (PCCC) (2 interns); 160113 - Pediatric/Med Psychology Emphasis (1 intern); 160114 - Day Treatment & Inpatient (1 intern); 160115 - Hem/Onc/BMT Emphasis (1 intern). You may also email the training director at to receive a more detailed description of each of our current rotations.
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: 11/01/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 11/25/2022
Tentative interview date: 01/06/2023
Interview process description:

After the application deadline, all applications will be reviewed by the Psychology Training Committee. We will then select a number of candidates to interview and offer one of three dates in January to participate in virtual interviews with our team.

We will interview approximately 45 internship candidates over the course of three days: 1/6, 1/9, and 1/10/2023. Per APPIC's recommendation, we will ONLY be offering virtual interviews for the coming interview season. On-site interviews will not be offered, even to local candidates, as we want to keep the process equal and fair for all interested applicants. On each interview date, we will conduct individual interviews with candidates via video platform. You may have more than one interview, depending on how many of our rotations you have applied for and have been chosen to interview for. Our current interns will also be available to interviewees to answer questions and provide their perspectives. They are not involved in the interview or ranking process. Following the individual interviews, candidates are invited to have a virtual lunch with our current interns. We are also currently working out a plan for applicants to be able to take virtual tours of the various units/rotations within Primary Children's Hospital. Check back to this page periodically for additional updates. Our plans are fluid, and we are looking forward to the opportunity to get creative and innovative with our interviews this year!

Please feel free to reach out to the training director, Dr. Lyssa Haase, at with additional questions.

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: No
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 (if applicable): 400
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 Accepted
Non-Accredited 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:
Program Description

The Primary Children's Hospital (PCH) Psychology Internship Program follows a practitioner-scholar model within a pediatric behavioral health environment. The program's mission is to increase intern competence in clinical skill areas, consistent with PCH's mission, vision, and values, and guided by evidence-based and ethical practices. The internship year is organized around the general competencies set forth in the APA Standards of Accreditation. The internship program's goal is to prepare doctoral level interns for entry-level psychology post-doctoral or resident positions, with a child/adolescent and family focus, in a variety of settings. The program is designed to be an experiential work and training opportunity, wherein interns receive service-oriented diagnostic and treatment experiences that are sequential, cumulative, and graded in complexity, adding to interns' professional development, helping them make the transition from psychology intern to professional psychologist.

For the coming training year (2023-2024), we will have six internship positions: one intern who will primarily conduct individual and family therapy in our inpatient and child/adolescent day treatment programs, as well as conduct psychological assessments on our behavioral health continuum; two interns who are primarily based in a psychiatric outpatient clinic but who also provide assessment and consultation in our behavioral health continuum; one pediatric psychology intern who will provide C&L services in our hospital, participate in medical specialty clinics, and see pediatric psychology outpatients in our pediatric behavioral health clinic; one Hem/ONC/BMT intern who will provide outpatient therapy in our pediatric behavioral health clinic and intervention, assessment, and consultation in both outpatient and inpatient Hem/Onc/BMT units; and one neuropsychology-focused intern who will conduct neuropsychological assessments, engage in C&L work, and provide outpatient therapy in our pediatric behavioral health clinic. *Please note that we will have 5 different match codes, and you will need to specify for which rotation(s) you are applying in your application.* 

In addition to site-specific training opportunities and weekly individual, face-to-face supervision, all interns attend four weekly, structured training activities--individual therapy seminar (8 month span), diversity seminar/family therapy seminar (each for a 4-month span), peer supervision, and a didactic seminar series organized around internship class needs. During the summer months, interns spend one-half day per week on a mini-rotation, gaining additional experience in an area of particular interest mutually agreed on by intern and primary supervisor, and consistent with training needs.

Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Primary Children's Hospital is a non-discriminatory / Affirmative Action Employer.

*Even though we require a minimum of 100 assessment hours, if you are short on hours due to COVID-19, please still consider applying. We will likely still consider applicants who do not meet our minimum hour requirement due to the unique circumstances associated with COVID-19. 

Internship Training Opportunities


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

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Offenders:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)

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: 125 95 99 145 129
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 32 30 38 55 55
Total number of interns: 5 5 5 5 5
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 5 5 5 5 5
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 5 4 4 4 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 1 1 0 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 13 15 6 10 14
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 72 40 34 38 83
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 1 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 4 5 3 0 4 4
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 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: 3 0 3 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 1 0 1 0
University Counseling Center: 0 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 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 0 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 1 0 0 0 0 0