Utah Psychological Association

address: 5442 South 900 East, Suite 512, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 | phone: (801) 410-0337 | emailutahpsych@gmail.com

 University of Utah

Type of Site: Internship, University Counseling Center, APA Accredited

Program Description:

The UCC embraces a scientist-practitioner training philosophy to train Health Service Psychologists in a comprehensive outpatient multidisciplinary agency; staff members include licensed psychologists, social workers, and a part-time psychiatrist. We provide preventive, developmental, and therapeutic services to a large and diverse university community. The agency has a strong and enduring commitment to diversity. We consistently strive to integrate multiculturalism into our everyday functioning. We advocate a philosophy of acceptance, compassion, and support for those we serve, as well as for each other. We have equally strong commitments to high-quality service delivery and to training. Specific opportunities include: Counseling with individuals, groups, and couples; providing crisis intervention; co-teaching a credit-bearing undergraduate Multicultural Issues Class; providing clinical supervision; conducting campus outreach/consultation; and completing formal assessment batteries and test reports. Each intern completes a Diversity Initiative of her or his choosing. Interns participate in our Staff Development series with permanent clinical staff. Interns also participate in intern training seminars in clinical case conceptualization, group therapy, couples therapy, diversity issues, consultation/outreach, professional development, psychological assessment, applied ethics and clinical supervision. Research opportunities are available. Please see our website for a video overview and a complete description of our training program:  http://counselingcenter.utah.edu/training/index.php

Training Director: A. Glade Ellingson

Address: 201 South 1460 East, Rm 426

Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-9061

Phone: 801-581-6826

Populations: Adolescents, adults, outpatients, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender, ethnic minorities, Spanish-speaking, students, international students, rural, urban, low income

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

Experience: Eating disorders, learning disabilities, assessment, serious mental illness, anxiety disorders, trauma/PTSD, sexual abuse, substance use disorders, counseling, vocational/career development, multicultural therapy, feminist therapy, religion/spirituality, empirically-supported treatments, supervision, research


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: $25,548

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

Applications/Interviews: Application Info available on the website: http://counselingcenter.utah.edu/training/index.php

Applications due: 11/2/2015

On-site Interviews: Not offered

Interviews include: Applicants will be notified by email regarding their interview status. Interviews with 2 members of the Selection Committee will be 45 minutes by phone in late December or early January.  There is a follow-up 30 minute phone contact with the Training Director.  An optional, informational Open House will be held for applicants January 8, 2016; please see our website for an invitation.  Informal informational visits may be arranged for those unable to attend the Open House.  Once invited to interview with us, applicants may contact UCC staff or current interns to learn more about the internship training program. 

Requirements for application: Pass comprehensive exams by ranking deadline

Minimum number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 350

Minimum number of years of grad training required: 3

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

Summary of 2015-2016 Internship Class

  •        71 completed applications
  •       35 applicants invited for interviews
  •        4 total interns (all from APA/CPA accredited programs and Ph.D. programs)
  •        Of the 4 total interns, 1 was from a Clinical Psychology program, and 3 were from Counseling Psychology programs
  •        Range of integrated assessment reports: 0-11

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