The Utah Psychology Internship Consortium

In partnership with the Utah Medical Education Council and the Southern Utah Area Health Education Center, UT-PIC is pleased to offer a $5000/year for housing support to all interns in addition to the general intern stipend!


Mission:

The Utah Psychology Internship Consortium's mission is to prepare, train and retain high quality culturally competent psychologists to provide behavioral health care for the rural and underserved people of Utah. 

General Information:

The Utah Psychology Internship Consortium (UT-PIC) represents the collaborative effort of four Utah agencies to share resources and faculty for the purpose of providing a diversified educational program for psychology doctoral interns. Please note that UT-PIC is a psychology doctoral internship program and not a practicum training site.

Click HERE to download the UT-PIC Brochure. 

Accreditation:

UT-PIC was newly formed in 2018 and has submitted a self-study to the American Psychological Association for APA accreditation and an application for APPIC membership, although there is no guarantee accreditation will ultimately be granted. UT-PIC does participate in the APPIC Match using the following Match numbers: Dixie State University in St. George, UT (APPIC code: 248711), Southwest Behavioral Health Center in St. George, UT (APPIC code: 248712), Valley Behavioral Health in Salt Lake City, UT (APPIC code: 248713) and Intermountain Healthcare Sevier Valley Clinic in Richfield, UT (APPIC code: 248714).

Questions specifically related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979
Email: apaaccred@apa.org

Licensure:

Please note that current psychology licensure rules in the state of Utah do not require an APA-accredited internship program, meaning that applicants/interns wishing to practice in Utah or in many other states will be license eligible. Current Utah licensure rules do require a degree from an APA-accredited doctoral program. 

Life in Utah: 

Utah is a Ute Indian word meaning "home on the mountain top" and makes sense if you consider that Utah is the rooftop of the United States. The average elevation of the tallest peaks in each of Utah's counties is 11,222 feet above sea level, higher than the same average of any other state. Utah also has incredible deserts and plateau regions.

Visitors love Utah's extravagant landscapes, its awesome redrock canyons, lush emerald forests and flaming sunsets. There is nothing like making first tracks on fresh snow, flyfishing in a trout stream or just listening to aspen leaves whisper in a cool autumn breeze. Utah's attractions include world-class skiing, canyons, gorgeous lakes, five breathtaking national parks and 43 state parks. 

Utah is a wonderful place to live and work. Utah's economy, internationally recognized for its rapid job growth, low unemployment and increasing diversity, is as strong as it has ever been. Utah's work force is outstanding and continues to earn national acclaim. 

Utah ranks among the leading states in the educational attainment of its population. The state's system of public and private education offers a high quality educational experience for the nearly one-half million students in elementary and secondary programs. Utah has six four-year, degree-granting universities and colleges, including four state institutions and two private institutions as well as five community colleges. 

It's not hard to understand why Utah is experiencing such a rapid population increase. Utah is truly an incredible place to live. Utah's low crime rate and growing job market coupled with our beautiful surroundings, make it difficult to find a place more suitable to live and raise a family.