Southwest Behavioral Health Center (St. George, UT)

General Information

Southwest Behavioral Health Center (SBHC) is a political subdivision of the State of Utah, created through and Inter-Local Agreement between the counties of Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane and Washington. As such, SBHC is supported, in part, by County, State, and Federal Funds. Client co-payments are set according to a sliding scale fee based on family size and income. No one will be denied services because of inability to pay. SBHC is a Medicaid provider for the five counties. SBHC provides an array of services including individual, family, and group therapies. There is mental health and substance abuse day treatment program for youth. Both youth and adult treatment services are available. Additionally, therapy services are located in the school provided by staff of SBHC. Psychiatric evaluation, medication management and psychological evaluations are provided. Southwest Behavioral Health Center treatment teams provide services to individuals and families in a culturally competent manner.  We have clinicians who speak the Spanish language that breakdown language barriers in providing services.  

Internship Experience

St. George, Utah in Washington County is one of the fastest growing communities in the nation.  There are multiple national and state parks within a short distance and the weather is beautiful.   Interns placed at Southwest Behavioral Health Center (SBHC) will have an opportunity to be a part of this growing community being  involved in many of the treatment services that SBHC provides.  Their primary clinical responsibilities include conducting mental health assessments, providing individual, family and group therapies and receive training in conducting psychological evaluations.  Interns will also have experiences in learning Dialectical Behavior therapy  (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused –Cognitive Behavior Therapy, (TF-CBT), Attachment, Regulation, and Self-Control Therapy (ARC), EMDR, Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), Seeking Safety, exposure to working with Intensive Outpatient groups and being involved in therapy services provided in the school setting. Interns will experience a diverse culture and have opportunity to travel to outlining areas that SBHC covers to help administer psychological evaluations.  In addition, interns will learn to develop clinical formulations and effective and measurable treatment objectives.   

Special Requirements of Applicants

SBHC is a substance abuse and drug free workplace. 

Contact Information

Paul Staheli, Psy.D. pstaheli@sbhcutah.org