Utah Psychological Association

Utah State Hospital

Type of Site: Post Doctoral Fellowship, State/County/Other Public Hospital

Program Description:

The fellowship is a 12-month, full-time experience beginning on September 1st of each year. Qualified applicants must be a graduate of an APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology and must have completed an APA-accredited internship and all degree requirements prior to beginning the residency.

The Fellowship Program in Clinical Psychology is a formal training program with an emphasis area in clinical psychology within an inpatient psychiatric setting. The fellowship provides the opportunity to develop advanced skills in working with individuals with serious and persistent mental illnesses. Fellows will be assigned to an adult civil commitment unit. The Fellow will act as a consultant and unit psychologist to the treatment team. Each adult unit consist of a psychiatrist, medical provider (physician or physician’s assistant), unit nurse manager, unit administrator, two social workers, two recreational therapist, nursing staff and support staff.  All treatment teams are supported by consultants from other disciplines. The fellow will partner with treatment team to address the patient’s needs through a collaborative approach with shared decision-making.  Fellows will provide therapeutic interventions, conduct diagnostic assessment, facilitate (co-facilitate) group therapy interventions, and provide training and consultation. Each Fellow will work with at least two adult patients in long-term individual psychotherapy. It is expected that Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) will be used with one of the individual psychotherapy cases. Fellows will work with postdoctoral training staff to customize a training year to meet their individual needs, preferences, and abilities.

Training Director: Amanda Rapacz

Address:  P.O. Box 270

1300 E Center St

Provo, Utah 84603-0270

(45 miles south of Salt Lake City, UT)

Phone: 801-344-4474

Populations: Adults, older adults, inpatients, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender, rural, urban, low income, homeless

Treatment Modalities: Assessment, individual therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, long-term psychotherapy, supervision of practicum students

Experience: Eating disorders, learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, assessment, serious mental illness, anxiety disorders, trauma/PTSD, sexual abuse, substance use disorders, geropsychology, empirically-supported treatments, supervision

Position Information

Position Begins: 9/1/2016

Number of Full Time Slots expected in next class: 2

Number of Part Time Slots expected in next class: 0

Full Time Annual Stipend: $36,212

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

Applications/Interviews: Application Info available on the website: http://www.ush.utah.gov/intern.htm

Applications due: 2/1/2016

Requirements for application: US Citizenship

Summary of 2015-2016 Postdoctoral Class

  •         8 completed applications

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