PSYCHOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAMS

Predoctoral Internship (APA Accredited) in Clinical Psychology Program

The American Psychological Association accredited psychology internship atUtah State Hospitaloffers three full-time predoctoral internship positions. All internship positions are for an uninterrupted, 12-month period beginning July 1st and ending June 30th the following year.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology Program

The Utah State Hospital Psychology Department offers two full-time postdoctoral fellowship positions. All Fellow positions are for an uninterrupted, 12-month period beginning September 1st and ending August 31st the following year.

Psychology Department Mission

The mission of Psychological Services is to deliver excellent inpatient psychiatric care to those who suffer severe and/or chronic mental illness. Furthermore, we strive to provide high quality training to graduate students, predoctoral psychology interns, and postdoctoral fellows as they become integrated into the professional practice of psychology.

The Utah State Hospital Psychology Department strives to provide an optimal working and learning environment for all faculty, trainees, interns, and fellows by stressing the importance of cultural and individual diversity in its training program. This includes a commitment to recruiting, retaining, and enhancing the growth of psychology interns, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty to represent various aspects of diversity, including but not limited to age, color, disabilities, ethnicity, gender, language, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

Internship Training Philosophy

The Utah State Hospital's Psychological Services is committed to providing high quality graduate training in psychology which includes in-depth training and exposure to a variety of clinical and professional issues. The program provides interns with experiences that will make the transition from "student" to "professional" as smooth and orderly as possible. In addition to a general clinical training position, we also offer specialized areas of focus in developmental neuropsychology and law-related psychology. The internship is a training experience during which interns receive practical service-oriented experiences that add substantially to their academic training.

The Utah State Hospital psychology internship offers three full-time predoctoral internship positions. Interns are paid a stipend of $21,000. All internship positions are for an uninterrupted, 12-month period beginning July 1st and ending June 30th the following year.

Internship Application Instructions
Download the Psychology Predoctoral Internship Program Manual

Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Philosophy

The Utah State Hospital's Psychological Services is committed to providing high quality post-graduate training in psychology which includes in-depth training and exposure to a variety of clinical and professional issues.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship ascribes to the practitioner-scholar model of training. As such, the goal of the fellowship program is to train psychologists to function in an informed, competent, independent, and ethical manner across a wide range of health care settings. The fellowship program is structured to allow for both breadth and depth of clinical experiences, as well as exposure to a variety of intervention approaches and professional issues. Fellows are here for training and professional development. Consequently, didactics, training seminars, and any other educational activities take priority in a fellow's schedule.

The Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship provides advanced interdisciplinary education and training within an inpatient mental health setting with the goal of training future psychologists who are capable of providing the next generation of psychological services within a variety of settings. Within this goal, there are several training objectives.

The Utah State Hospital psychology internship offers two full-time postdoctoral fellowship positions. Fellows are paid a stipend of $36,212.00 and are provided full benefits. All Fellow positions are for an uninterrupted, 12-month period beginning September 1st and ending August 31st the following year.

Fellowship Application Instructions
Download the Psychology Fellowship Program Manual


For additional information, please contact:

Amanda L. Rapacz, Psy.D
Training Director
Utah State Hospital
P.O. Box 270
Provo, Utah 84603-0270
(801) 344-4474
arapacz@utah.gov