Utah Psychological Association

Wasatch Mental Health/Predoctoral Psychology Internship Program

Type of Site: Internship, Community Mental Health Center, APA Accredited

Program Description:

The internship is in a multidisciplinary out-patient environment serving all age groups in a community mental health organization. The training program is based on a local clinical-scientist model. Interns serve in several clinical settings rotating throughout a weekly schedule in adult and youth outpatient clinics, including direct therapy and psychological evaluation/assessment. Training opportunities include a wide variety of therapeutic interventions; disability, neuropsychological and general psychological evaluations. In addition to offering educational and experiential opportunities for treatment of acute and chronic Axis I disorders, opportunities are also readily available for working with Axis II disorders and adult domestic violence. Interns are encouraged to develop treatment methods in individual, group, and family interventions. Supervision includes 2+ hours per week of individual supervision and two hours per week of group supervision. Interns are required to apply continuous outcome measures throughout the therapeutic process in order to track progress and to become oriented to a culture of clinical accountability. In an effort to provide diversity of thought and professional interaction, interns are required to maintain regular contact with other professionals within the organization for consultation and case conferencing regarding preferred patient care. Didactic training (2 hrs/wk) includes a wide variety of technical and practical subjects important to psychologists in a community mental health organization. Didactic education faculty includes a number of psychologists and psychiatrists on the WMH staff and within a variety of community settings who are known for their knowledge and experience in specific subject areas. Post-Doctoral Residency is possible.

Training Director: Randal Pennington

Address: 750 N. Freedom Blvd.

Provo , Utah 84601

(40 miles south of SLC)

Phone: 801-373-4760

Populations:Children, adolescents, adults, older adults, outpatient, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender, ethnic minorities, Spanish-speaking, students, urban, low-income, homelessness

Treatment Modalities:Assessment, individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, group therapy, community intervention, consultation/liaison, brief psychotherapy, long-term psychotherapy, evidence-based practice

Experience: Rehabilitation psychology, assessment, neuropsychology-adult and child, serious mental illness, anxiety disorders, trauma/PTSD, sexual abuse, substance use disorders, geropsychology, pediatrics, multicultural therapy, religion/spirituality, empirically-supported treatments, program development/evaluation, supervision, research

Position Information

Position Begins: 7/11/2016

Number of Full Time Slots expected in next class: 6

Number of Part Time Slots expected in next class: 0

Full Time Annual Stipend: $22,172

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

Applications/Interviews: Application Info available on the website: http://www.wasatch.org

Applications due:11/20/2015

Interview Dates:12/11/2015

Interviews include: We will be doing Skype interviews only to help lower student cost for interview process. 

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

Minimum number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 250

Minimum number of years of grad training required: 3

Additional Information: Prefers students from Clinical and Counseling Psychology programs. Prefers students from APA-Accredited programs, CPA-Accredited students acceptable. Prefers Ph.D. and Psy.D. degrees.

Summary of 2015-2016 Internship Class

  • ·      114 completed applications
  • ·      24 applicants invited for interviews
  • ·      5 total interns (all from APA/CPA accredited, 3 from Ph.D. programs and 2 from Psy.D programs)
  • ·      Of the 5 total interns, 3 were from a Clinical Psychology program, and 2 were from a Counseling Psychology programs
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