Program Information: Utah Psychology Internship Consortium

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2487
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Utah Psychology Internship Consortium
Department: Utah Psychology Internship Consortium
Address: Intermountain North Valley Pediatrics
98 North 1100 East, Suite 201
American Fork, Utah 84003
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 801-492-2494
Fax: 801-492-2506
Email: cathie.fox@imail.org
Web Address: http://UT-PIC.org
Brochure Website's Address: http://UT-PIC.org
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Consortium
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
  • University Counseling Center
  • Other
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited on Contingency
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Cathie Fox
Chief Psychologist: Cathie Fox
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 6
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/02/2021
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 26000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Interns receive an additional $5000 housing stipend on top of their $26000 stipend provided by their agency. All interns are required by the consortium to have current health insurance coverage. Access to health benefits will be provided to all interns but may vary across sites. Annual PTO will be provided to all interns. With regard to Family and Medical Leave extensions during the internship year, agency parameters will dictate extended leave options. Interns are responsible for discussing leave requests with their supervisor and working in coordination with their agency/site. Not all sites have the ability to provide extensions. UT-PIC interns have access to numerous resources. Funding for travel within the state of Utah is provided in order for interns to complete required training experiences. Assessment and other training materials are provided by each training site, and additional materials that may be needed may be purchased using Consortium funding with Training Committee approval. Each intern additionally has access to administrative and IT support through their primary training site.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical day of an intern may vary based on their primary site. UT-PIC interns are primarily placed at one training site. Time at each site includes clinical work, supervision, and all tasks related to or in support of the clinical work. All interns spend 10% of their time engaged in group didactic activities and group supervision primarily via videoconference. Some training sites also offer interns the opportunity to complete elective rotations within their site. Elective rotations vary by site and from year-to-year, but might include sport and performance psychology, outreach, autism, forensic, homeless, substance use disorders etc. At Intermountain Healthcare, the intern is placed primarily within a primary clinic so a typical day involves team huddles, crisis intervention, warm handoffs, and physician consultation in addition to scheduled patients. At Dixie State, a typical day involves brief therapy, crisis intervention, and campus mental health outreach activities. Specialty rotations in sports psychology and assessment are available. At Valley Behavioral Health, time will be split between clinics in Tooele, the Psychological Services clinic in Salt Lake City, and at least one specialty clinic that is mutually agreed upon by the intern and Valley Behavioral Health. These specialty clinics could include the Carmen B. Pingree Autism Center of Learning, Forensic Unit, Master’s program, Jail Diversion Outreach Team (JDOT), Homeless Outreach Teams, school based mental health, adolescent DBT day treatment, or residential substance use programs. The Southwest Behavioral Health intern’s day will be a mix of therapy and assessment, primarily child, adolescent and family. The possibility of specialized rotations such as a school based clinic is available. All UT-PIC interns are also required to complete three (3) UT-PIC rotations at other training sites. The year begins with an Orientation in southern Utah that focuses on orientation to the UT-PIC program and Utah-specific issues related to psychological practice. Each intern also travels to Dixie State University for a multiple day rotation focused on outreach and advocacy. Each intern then travels to Valley Behavioral Health and Intermountain Healthcare’s Salt Lake City location for a two-day experience that emphasizes work with integrated primary care clients and community mental health. All UT-PIC interns participate in the following didactic activities: • Didactic seminars via videoconference – 2 hours/week • Weekly group supervision – 2 hours/week • Weekly individual supervision – 2 hours/week • Direct clinical service – 10-20 hours/week • Rotation/Orientation in Cedar City to gain exposure to Utah-specific issues in psychological practice – 1 day • Rotation at Dixie State University to gain experience with outreach and advocacy at a university counseling center– 2 days • Rotation at Valley Behavioral Health/Intermountain Healthcare in order to gain exposure to a community mental health setting and integrated primary care – 2 days • Graduation in Richfield, UT – 1 day Additional training and consultation opportunities may be available at each site.
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: 11/15/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/11/2020
Interview notification date time zone: Mountain Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/08/2021
Interview process description:

UT-PIC conducts interviews via videoconference, as we realize that travel would be cost-prohibitive for many applicants. For that reason, all interviews will be conducted via videoconference. For applicants who are unable to utilize videoconferencing, UT-PIC allow a telephonic interview via a conference line. Interviews last approximately 45 minutes and are conducted by one or more members of the consortium faculty including the primary supervisor of the sites(s) that have selected you for interview. Although we do not conduct in person interviews, applicants are welcome to visit any of the UT-PIC training sites if they wish to tour the site, and to contact the primary site supervisor after the initial interview with any follow up questions. 

All applicants are invited to join current UT-PIC interns for a group discussion about our training, the various sites, and living in Utah. It is completely optional but a great way to ask questions in a more informal setting. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Pacific University, Sofia University, John F. Kennedy University, Wright Institute, Loma Linda University, Fielding University
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: No
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 300
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 50
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required:
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-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 Utah Psychology Internship Consortium (UT-PIC; https://ut-pic.org/ ) pre-doctoral internship in clinical psychology is seeking qualified applicants for the 2020-2021 internship year. UT-PIC is comprised of four agencies organized to provide a broad, high-quality and culturally-relevant training program to support the preparation and retention of doctoral level psychologists in Utah. We offer an annual internship stipend of $26,000 plus benefits.  In partnership with the Utah Medical Education Council and the Southern Utah Area Health Education Center, UT-PIC is pleased to offer a $5000/year for housing support to all interns in addition to the general intern stipend.

Dixie State University Booth Wellness Center and Southwest Behavioral Health Center are in beautiful St. George, UT, located near Zion National Park, and less than two hours away from Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and Brian Head ski resort. There are numerous hiking and biking trails in the scenic red rocks of southern Utah. The intern position at Southwest Behavioral Health center focuses on child and adolescent populations while the Dixie State University site is a college counseling center.  Integrated care services are provided by the intern at Intermountain Sevier Valley Clinic, located in Richfield, UT, home to a historic main street packed with local shops and serving as home base to explore the rugged recreation of nearby natural hot springs, Fremont Indian petroglyphs, red rock national park wonders, ancient lava tubes and aspen stands, and one of the country’s best ATV trails. Alternatively, Valley Behavioral Health in Salt Lake City and Tooele, UT provides a mix of urban and rural experiences, with access to Salt Lake City’s cultural scene along with Utah’s outdoor recreation opportunities. Valley Behavioral Health offers a highly customizable internship with combination of child, adolescent, and adult experiences.

UT-PIC’s first intern class began in August of 2019.  We are accredited, on contingency by APA, as of April 2020.  UT-PIC does participate in the APPIC Match using the following Match numbers: Dixie State University in St. George, UT (APPIC code: 248711), Southwest Behavioral Health Center in St. George, UT (APPIC code: 248712), Valley Behavioral Health in Salt Lake City, UT (APPIC code: 248713) and Intermountain Healthcare Sevier Valley Clinic in Richfield, UT (APPIC code: 248714).

Applicants must submit their application using the online AAPI (APPIC Application for Psychology Internships) using the match codes listed above. Applicants can submit applications to one or all of the consortium sites. The deadline for applications is November 15. Interviews will be held in January via videoconference. Please contact Program Director Cathie Fox, Ph.D. (cathie.fox@imail.org) or Program Coordinator Valerie Orlemann  (valerieorlemann@suu.edu) with any questions.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
School: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Counseling: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research:
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: UT-PIC.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
Number of Completed Applications: 4 19
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 4 19
Total number of interns: 2 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 1 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 2 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 24 60
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 1
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0