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University Neuropsychiatric Institute

Psychology Internship

The psychology internship program at UNI is an APA accredited* program that provides comprehensive clinical training with severe and diverse psychopathology across the developmental continuum.  Students eligible for the internship must have completed all coursework in an APA approved doctoral program in clinical, counseling, or school psychology.

UNI currently offers three full-time predoctoral internship positions. For prospective applicants, more detailed information about the internship can be found in the Internship Handbook.  All interns complete three four-month rotations with youth day treatment, youth inpatient and adult inpatient psychiatric populations. The internship program provides experience with:

  • training in numerous treatment modalities and various assessment techniques
  • knowledge of hospital practice
  • exposure to matters of professional practice


The internship provides intensive experiential training in the core areas of psychology practice including

  • diagnosis and assessment
  • therapeutic intervention
  • crisis intervention
  • consultation and scholarly inquiry
  • diversity
  • supervision
  • theories and methods of evaluation


All training occurs in an atmosphere of supervision, modeling, and collaborating interactions with supervisors and senior staff members. Internship training is accomplished through

  • direct clinical experience
  • individual and group supervision
  • didactic seminars
  • treatment team staffing
  • psychotherapy seminar
  • professional consultations
  • peer-group meetings
  • continuing professional education
  • grand rounds presentations
  • scholarly readings


The breadth and depth of clinical experience combined with our training seminars/activities, and quality supervision creates a unique and excellent clinical internship experience.  The goal is to prepare interns for professional practice in a variety of settings.

All internship appointments are of a continuous 12-month period beginning at the end of August. Interns are paid a stipend of $25000 and receive a comprehensive health/dental insurance benefits package, and paid time off.


Ethnic minority and culturally diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply. For additional information, please contact:

Deanna Reilly, Ph.D., Director of Psychology Training
University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute
501 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
(801) 587-3230

*Accredited by the American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC  20002-4242 
(202) 336-5979