Predoctoral Internship (APA Accredited) in Clinical Psychology Program

The American Psychological Association accredited psychology internship at Utah State Hospital offers 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.

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.

For additional information, please contact:

Amanda L. Rapacz, Psy.D.

Training Director

P.O. Box 270

Provo, Utah 84603-0270

(801) 344-4474

*Questions related to the program’s accredited 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