Utah Psychological Association

The University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute

Type of Site:Internship, Private Psychiatric Hospital, APA Accredited

Program Description:

UNI is a 150-bed full-service psychiatric hospital. The Psychology Internship Program includes exposure to adult inpatient and youth inpatient and day-treatment populations. The internship program's primary goal is to provide high quality training that prepares interns for the practice of professional psychology. The internship program trains doctoral level clinical, counseling, and school psychology students in accordance with a practitioner model. The internship provides intensive experiential training in the core competency areas of psychology practice including ethics and professionalism, diagnosis and assessment, therapeutic intervention (including crisis intervention), consultation, diversity and cross-cultural issues, supervision, and scholarly inquiry. Interns gain direct experience with the hospital practice of psychology and are exposed to multidisciplinary teams and matters of professional practice. Over the 12 months, interns participate in three out of four possible rotations: adolescent inpatient, child inpatient, adult inpatient and youth day treatment. This system allows the intern to rank their preferences for clinical rotations and affords the opportunity for a comprehensive training experience with moderate to severe and diverse psychopathology across the developmental continuum, exposure to numerous treatment modalities and assessment techniques as well as a variety of supervisors/mentors. The training experience is primarily experiential and developmentally structured in terms of sequence, intensity, duration, and frequency. Training activities include individual supervision, group supervision, weekly didactic training, weekly psychotherapy seminar, multidisciplinary treatment team staffings, psychology staff meetings, and continuing education opportunities. All training occurs in an atmosphere of modeling, mentoring, and collaborative interaction with the senior psychology staff members. For more detailed information, please review our website or contact the Director of Psychology Training.

Training Director: Deanna Reilly

Address: 501 Chipeta Way

Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

Phone: 801-587-3230

Populations: Children, adolescents, adults, family, older adults, inpatients, outpatients, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender, ethnic minorities, Spanish-speaking, deaf/hearing impaired, rural, urban, low income, homeless

Treatment Modalities: Assessment, individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, group therapy, consultation/liaison, crisis intervention, brief psychotherapy, long-term psychotherapy, evidenced based practice, supervision of practicum students

Experience: Eating disorders, learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, assessment, neuropsychology-adult, neuropsychology-child, serious mental illness, anxiety disorders, trauma/PTSD, sexual abuse, substance use disorders, geropsychology, pediatrics, empirically-supported treatments, program development/evaluation, supervision

Position Information

Position Begins: 8/1/2016

Number of Full Time Slots expected in next class: 4

Number of Part Time Slots expected in next class: 0

Full Time Annual Stipend: $25,000

Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation

Applications/Interviews: Application Info available on the website: http://healthcare.utah.edu/uni/internship

Applications due: 11/16/2015

On-site Interviews preferred: December 4th, 11th, 18th 2015.

Interviews include: Breakfast, an overview of the psychology internship program, 3 individual interviews with training supervisors and current trainees, a tour of the hospital, and lunch with the current intern class.  

Requirements for application: Pass comprehensive exams by start of internship, dissertation proposal approved by start of internship

Minimum number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 500

Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100

Minimum number of years of grad training required: 3

Additional Information: Prefers students from Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychology programs. Prefers students from APA accredited programs.  Will not accept CPA or Non-Accredited programs. Prefers Ph.D. and Psy.D. Degrees, but will accept Ed.D. degrees.

Summary of 2015-2016 Internship Class

  •         44 completed applications

  •         25 applicants invited for interviews

  •         3 total interns (all from APA/CPA accredited programs and Ph.D. programs)

  •         Of the 3 total interns, 1 was from a Clinical Psychology program, and 2 were from Counseling Psychology programs

  •         Range of integrated assessment reports: 10-45

UPA Address: 5442 South 900 East, Suite 512 | Salt Lake City, UT 84117 |(801) 410-0337
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