Training Committee Supervisors, AHEC staff, and Interns
Dixie State University
Dylan Matsumori, Ph.D.
Dr. Dylan Matsumori is the Director of the Dixie State Health & Counseling Center. He has been a professor, advisor, mentor, counselor, coordinator and psychologist at 4 other Universities throughout the United States. He earned his Ph.D. from the Brigham Young University Counseling Psychology program in 2011 and completed his doctoral internship at the New Mexico State University Counseling and Career Center. He completed his post-doctoral hours at the University of North Texas Counseling and Testing Center. Dr. Matsumori worked at the University of North Texas as the System Administrator, Outreach Coordinator and Served on the UNT Staff Association Board. He has worked in private practice and in the youth residential treatment environment as a therapist and an evaluator.
Cathie Fox, Ph.D.
Dr. Cathie Fox is a clinical psychologist who works as a regional clinical lead for Intermountain Healthcare’s mental health integration program. She mentors primary care providers, mental health clinicians and clinic staff in providing team based care at primary care clinics. She has more than 20 years of experience providing therapy, assessment, and consultative services to patients of all ages with a specialty in treating adolescents and families. She has served on the Intermountain MHI Development Committee and the Primary Children’s Ethics Committee. She is on the executive board for the Utah Psychological Association and the Utah representative to the American Psychological Association Council of Representatives. Prior to her current role, Dr. Fox was the program director for Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital adolescent residential and day treatment programs. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Utah clinical psychology program.
Southwest Behavioral Health Center
Paul Staheli, Psy.D.
Paul Staheli, Psy.D. a St. George, Utah native returned to work in his hometown after obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Alliant University in Fresno, Ca.
He has worked at Southwest Behavioral Health Center in St. George, UT. as a clinical psychologist for the past twenty three years. He provides treatment services including psychological assessment, Individual, family and group therapy using a variety of modalities such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational interviewing, Moral Reconation Therapy, and Functional Family Therapy. He also goes to the local schools to work with middle and high school students. He speaks fluent Spanish.
When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his family in Southern Utah's amazing outdoors.
Valley Behavioral Health
Julia Hood, Ph.D.
Julia Hood, Ph.D., BCBA-D, NCSP received her bachelors degree from Westminster College and her masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Utah. She is one of the published authors of Superheroes Social Skills, a program that has been used and researched internationally. Her masters and doctorate research studied the efficacy of Superheroes Social Skills for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and externalizing behaviors.
Julia is a Licensed Psychologist, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst- Doctoral, and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Julia is the Chief Clinical Officer at Valley Behavioral Health and oversees the clinical services and staff throughout all programs at VBH. She was hired on with Valley as the Director of the Carmen B. Pingree Autism Center of Learning in 2014. In addition to her work at VBH, Julia is the Grant Director for an autism training grant for graduate students at the University of Utah funded through the US Department of Education. She works closely with the Educational Psychology department to help train doctoral students. Previously, she worked as a psychologist in Granite School District and she has also had experience working in substance abuse treatment centers, international humanitarian work, work with refugee populations, various clinical settings, and with gang and substance prevention programs.