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Welcome to the Utah Psychological Association! We are dedicated to supporting and advancing the field of psychology in our state.

The Utah Psychological Association assists its members of approximately 300 psychologists, psychology researchers, graduate students of psychology, and high school teachers of psychology in the mission to advance psychology as a science and as a profession.

We also welcome non-members and the public to take advantage of our resources, including our "Find a Psychologist" directory

Dear Utah Psychologists

Heartfelt Thanks For Your Continued Support! Please renew your membership by August 1, 2024.

We at the Utah Psychological Association (UPA) are grateful for your support. We remain dedicated to reciprocating that support by furthering the well-being of all our valued members and continuing to advocate for the profession.

UPA Advocacy in 2024: A Year of Change

UPA was a powerful and important voice in the past year to support meaningful regulatory changes to increase access to behavioral health services. To this end, prescribing authority for trained Psychologists is now a reality in Utah. Your support is essential for UPA to continue to play a respected and vocal role in legislative and regulatory efforts affecting our profession and those we serve. 

Investing in Your Growth with CE’s and A New Podcast!

Committed to your professional development, UPA is planning enriching Continuing Education (CE) events. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements via email.

UPA's latest podcast is now on Spotify!  The latest episode is about self-care. Our wonderful Student Rep and Student Rep-elect talk about the importance of self-care and making it a priority. They share a model of monitoring ourselves, discuss some of their experiences with high levels of stress, and provide some great tips we can all use. Please click this link to listen to the podcast: Podcast

We launched a Job Board!

UPA members can now employ our new Job Board! Find and share psychology jobs, contracts, training sites, and even office space. Postings are free for members, while non-members can access it for a small fee. Spread the word and explore exciting new career and hiring opportunities!

Exclusive Member Benefits

In addition to the changes mentioned above, your UPA membership continues to provide a comprehensive package of exclusive benefits:

  • Members-Only Forum Listserv: Connect and engage with peers on topics of interest, fostering a vibrant professional community.
  • Discounted CE Workshops: Access discounted rates on a variety of enriching workshops.
  • Referral Network: Expand your reach and connect with potential clients.
  • Ethics Committee: Upholding the highest ethical standards within the profession, the Ethics Committee provides guidance and ensures ethical conduct.
  • Members-Only Website Access: Explore exclusive website areas filled with valuable resources essential to your practice.

Please Renew Your Membership BY AUGUST 1, 2024

Renew your membership today and join us in shaping the future of psychology in Utah! You can renew by going to the following webpage https://www.utpsych.org/ or by contacting Teresa Bruce, Executive Director, at 801-410-0337.

Thank you for your commitment to UPA. We stand beside you as we continue to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve.

With sincere appreciation,

The Utah Psychological Association Board of Directors

UPA Podcast Episode 4: Jisoo Park

Welcome to the Utah Psychological Association podcast. In today's episode, we're delighted to feature Jisoo Park, a promising Counseling Psychology graduate student at the University of Utah and recipient of the UPA student scholarship. Jisoo sits down with Cat Sales, our UPA Student Representative, to discuss her research on the impact of microaggressions on students of color.

Jisoo's work explores how microaggressions and bias incidents within university environments can affect the mental health of students of color, even when they're not directly targeted. This fascinating study sheds light on the vicarious effects of a negative campus climate and its broader implications for student wellbeing.

During their conversation, Jisoo and Cat delve into the critical role universities play in supporting students of color who may be struggling with psychological wellbeing and loneliness. They discuss potential strategies and interventions that institutions can implement to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for all students.

Join us for this thought-provoking discussion on a topic that's crucial for fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. Whether you're a student, educator, mental health professional, or simply interested in promoting positive change, this episode offers valuable insights into an important area of psychological research.

Jisoo Park and research on microaggressions

UPA Job Board

We are excited to announce UPA's Job Board, a platform that hosts psychology-related job opportunities, contract work, and training sites. There is also the option to share available office space. This job board is designed to help you find and share career opportunities in psychology.

Employers can post positions, view CVs/resumes, edit posts, and allow for applying for positions directly from the board or link to their own job application web pages. Job seekers can post their CVs/resumes, apply directly from the Job Board, and receive notifications of new listings.

Posting to this site is free for UPA members and is a member benefit. Non-members can also post to the job board for a small charge. We encourage you to post your jobs and spread the word about this resource.

Utah Psychological Association Job Board 

The job board is in development, so we welcome your feedback and suggestions on how to improve it. Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this new feature. You can contact us at utahpsych@gmail.com

We thank you for your contributions to Utah Psychology and for being a part of UPA. We hope that this job board will serve as a valuable tool for your professional development and networking.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming UPA Meetings

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Find a Psychologist

Interested in finding a psychologist in Utah? Check out the Find a Psychologist Directory

You can search the directory for specialty areas to suit what you need.

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Featured UPA Member

Ethics on Call

A member benefit of UPA is that members can request an Ethics Consult at any time. Doing so is easy and can be tremendously helpful when struggling with an issue that raises some ethical questions

Advertising Through UPA

Interested in advertising an event or product through UPA? Click here for information

Not a member of UPA? Please consider joining. UPA has historically helped define the role of psychology in Utah and continues to play a strong role in making sure that psychologist have a voice in State legislation, licensing changes, and scope of practice. There are some very real challenges over the next several years that will require the support of as many psychologists as possible. Please visit www.utpsych.org or call (801) 410-0337 to join. 

If you are already a member, we encourage you to consider joining a committee and getting more involved in the work of UPA. Together, we can make a real difference in the lives of our clients and community

UPA Fulfilling the Promise to its Members and the Community:

  • Serving its members by providing access to the highest quality educational programs with the latest data on the science and practice of psychology.
  • Advocating for public policies and legislation that promote psychological services and the psychological health of Utah.
  • Promoting human welfare by the responsible encouragement of the development of psychology in all its branches in the broadest manner consistent with ethical and scientific standards.
  • Creating and sustaining an environment of diversity and inclusion along with supporting increasing cultural competence for Utah Psychologists.
  • Making psychology more visible to the public by providing public education on psychological issues, providing psychological resources and referrals, and disseminating psychological scientific knowledge.

UPA online has information about UPA’s Board, our goals; continuing education opportunities; news of our advocacy work at the Federal and state level; and much more. This is an unfolding website, so expect changes as we develop it. Thanks for visiting and we hope you will return often!

Members, if you have any questions about the financial status of UPA or would like to see the minutes to the UPA board meetings, please contact Teresa Bruce, Executive Director.

Utah Psychological Association
5442 South 900 East, Suite 512
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
phone: (801) 410-0337
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