Program Information: Guidance

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2318
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Jordan School District
Department: Guidance
Address: Jordan School District
Guidance Programs
7387 S. Campus View Drive
West Jordan, Utah 84084
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 13 miles from downtown Salt Lake City
Phone: 801-567-8390
Fax: 801-567-8092
Email: fulvia.franco@jordandistrict.org
Web Address: http://www.jordandistrict.org
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.jordandistrict.org
Primary Agency Type: School District
Additional Agency Types:
  • School District
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Fulvia Franco Ph.D., NCSP
Chief Psychologist: Fulvia Franco Ph.D., NCSP
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 5
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 07/18/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 34600
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 17300
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Minimum pay is based on salary scale placement based on a 10 month calender year. Interns for 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 recieve added compensation for summer work schedule, attendance at JFEC meetings and staffings, parent teacher conferences, etc. Doctoral interns for 2020-2021 have contracts listing total pay of $40400 across all compensated activities. Interns also recieve vision and dental insurance as options an employee may purchase in addition to the health insurance.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns will be involved in individual and group counseling, psychoeducational assessment, functional behavioral assessment, and behavioral observations, run psycho-educational groups, implement behavioral intervention plans, consult with teachers and parents, keep and maintain records and write reports. During training rotations, interns are supervised and trained in therapy based on their prefenences, previous training and clinical experience. Modalities such as play therapy, sand tray therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy or trauma-focused therapy, as well as neuropsychological assessment, in-depth assessment of reading disorders, training with the ADOS-2 and ADI-R, consultation with the Traumatic Brain Injury team, interventions with students at an alternative high school, and work with students ages 18-22 with disabilities are included. Interns also participate under supervision in professional services such as parent training, family counseling, student violence risk assessment and other activities delivered at the Jordan Family Education Center.
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?No
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? Yes
Details of the above affiliations APPIC doctoral interns are required to attend the University of Utah's School Psychology Internship Seminar throughout the academic year with no cost for tuition for non U of U students. This program is an APA accredited doctoral training program.
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 12/15/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Required
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/20/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/10/2022
Interview process description:

Individual scheduled interviews are arranged with the Training Committee (4-6 members) and Training Director. Interviews are completed via telephone or Skype/Zoom. Several dates (beginning on/around January 10) are provided subject to staff availability and applicant preferences for virtual formats. These interviews will be with a panel of district representatives, including several licensed psychologists. The interview will typically last less than one hour. Applicants will be notified via email or phone call if the program would like an interview. Applicants should be prepared to respond to questions related to counseling (including family therapy), assessment, behavior intervention, classroom management and consultation. 

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: Nova Southeastern University, University of Utah, Tennessee State University, University of Central Michigan, Indiana University, University of Northern Colorado.
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: Yes
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Not Accepted
Counseling Psychology Not Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
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: All interns are subject to applicable district policies, state regulation and laws. Although citizenship is not required; the applicant must be authorized to work in the United States. Interns selected by the program must complete an online Human Resources application (https://www.applitrack.com/jordandistrict/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Licensed+Special+Education&subcategory=Psychologist+FT) once notified.
Program Description

The JSD APPIC School Psychology Intern position is full-time, 40 hours per week, 12-month position. Twenty hours per week are assigned in one elementary and a minimum of 20 hours per week will include specialized training experiences in up to three additional programmatic areas/ school settings. Jordan School District has both traditional and year-round schools, as well as the Jordan Family Education Center, which is an evening program. Therefore, interns complete a 2000-hour internship by working from July through June 30th.

Half-time School Assignment—the intern will be assigned to work 20 hours per week in one elementary school. The intern will be expected to provide assessment, individual and group counseling, consultation with parents, teachers, and staff, crisis intervention, and behavioral interventions for general education and special education students. The intern will be required to participate in Special Education IEP meetings for students that they have evaluated and serve. Interns should be spending at least 10 hours per week providing direct service to students.

Available Specialized Tracks—Up to three specialized tracks will last approximately thirteen weeks each and be for a minimum of 20 hours per week. The exception to this occurs when/if the intern declares an interest in more in-depth therapy experience (trauma-focused therapy) during the applicant interview. That particular rotation requires an extended period of time (18-20 weeks). The interns will be under the direct supervision of a licensed doctoral-level supervisor who is assigned to the school. Rotation sites are listed below.

Specialized Assessment and Consultation: This rotation is provided under the supervision of Dr. Cassandra Romine and is developmentally structured to allow doctoral interns to assume increased responsibility and independence in specialized assessment and consultation activities. During the initial part of the rotation, interns observe and work collaboratively with Dr. Romine.  Psychological services include psychological and neuropsychological assessment, crisis intervention, behavioral intervention, consultation services with school staff, parents, as well as pediatric medical and community-based mental health providers. Dr. Romine will provide initial and additional training experiences in the comprehensive assessment of suspected autism spectrum disorders using the Autism Diagnostic Schedule (ADOS) and other measures, and neuropsychological assessment as part of the district-wide Traumatic Brain Injury team.

Valley High School houses an alternative education program in the Jordan School District, including a state-of-the-art “mindfulness room” and child daycare.  Dr. Alice “Alie” Hoesch is a licensed psychologist and supervisor/member of the Training Committee assigned to this program. The school utilizes a multicomponent, evidenced-based practice for secondary students who have not been successful in a traditional high school. Many of these students are demonstrating multiple risk indicators associated with dropping out, and have typically fallen off track and face significant challenges to success, including teen pregnancy, homelessness, and difficulty with the law.  

Mental Health Trauma Therapy: Doctoral interns selecting this secondary rotation are placed in an elementary/middle school within the Jordan School District.  Tier 1, 2, and 3 mental health services are provided by Najmeh Hourmanesh, PhD, NCSP, a licensed psychologist. Tier 1 services include class-wide social skills, a Suicide Prevention curriculum in 7th-9th grade classes, and class-wide yoga and mindfulness interventions by teacher request. In addition to running small groups for students with anxiety and those with deficits in social skills, therapeutic 10-week-long small groups are offered in grief, divorce, and bullying. 

Social-Emotional Learning/Mindfulness: West Jordan Middle School: This supervised experience will offer doctoral students the opportunity to observe and participate in a school-wide Mindfulness & Wellness program at West Jordan Middle School (WJMS), two-and-a-half days a week for eight weeks. Licensed supervisor Fulvia Franco, Ph.D. and Dr. Olin Levitt supervisors will be supervising this rotation.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Blackridge Elementary School: This rotation, under the licensed supervision of Dr. Romney Stevens will offer interns added experience in multiple individual and group therapy cases, with a particular focus on ongoing cases that utilize CBT to address anxiety-related concerns. The intern will function as a therapist in this setting. Program development during this rotation will involve creating, running, and managing behavioral and skills-based groups that will ideally become self-sustaining by the end of the rotation. 

 

 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Multicultural Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
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:
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.jordandistrict.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: 8 6 14 9 9
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 5 4 12
Total number of interns: 0 2 1 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 1 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 1 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 2 1 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 15 15 15
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 55 25 25
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 2 2 2 1 3
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 2 2 2 1 2
University Counseling Center: 0 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: 0 0 0 0 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0