The Family Academy is a non-profit organization located in Provo (approximately 10 minutes away from
campus). It provides a variety of interventions for divorced families and children.
Many of the clients of The Family Academy are court-ordered and a few of them are
UVU students. This rotation improves knowledge of developmental issues relevant to
some UVU students (i.e., divorce, marital issues) and improves therapeutic objectivity
and understanding of pathology in a systems environment. The SHS Internship Program
believes that such improvements are invaluable to interns and can aid in their sophistication
and proficiency as a psychologist regardless of specific professional goals. Services
and opportunities include: interviewing, parent training, divorce support and adjustment
groups, supervision of behavioral science student interns, program development, assessment
issues relevant to custody, and forensics.
Psychological Assessment. Interns conduct two comprehensive assessment batteries each semester as their core
requirement; however, if interns desire more assessment experience as part of their
internship, that can be arranged. Each assessment battery may include a clinical interview;
cognitive, achievement and personality testing; integration and interpretation of
data; report writing; and providing feedback to clients. Assessment is utilized to
assist in diagnosis of ADHD and/or Learning Disorders, differential diagnosis, therapy
planning, and intervention.
Career Counseling. Utah Valley University provides career and academic counseling services to current
and future students, as well as faculty, staff and community. The Academic Counseling
Center (ACC) is an ideal starting point for undecided students who are not sure which
majors/careers best fit them. Most of our students work towards their Associates in
Science (AS) or Associates in Arts (AA) in University Studies. ACC also assist students
who want a head start in Pre-health majors like Nursing, or need registration clearance
for our Dental Hygiene program. Professional staff are ready to discuss the students'
educational program goals. ACC also provide major advisor referrals, transfer/graduation
information and support, and community outreach. Interns may choose to become involved
in career counseling and assist students in career exploration, life planning, decision-making,
and goal setting. Training in interest and skills assessment, values clarification,
career decision-making and computer-assisted career counseling are available as part
of this rotation. A psychologist well-versed in career counseling supervises the interns
in this rotation.
Teaching. Opportunities for teaching a variety of Behavioral Science credit courses are available
for interns. For an idea of courses that are taught at UVU, see the course catalog.
To be eligible for this rotation interns will need to apply for a Behavioral Science
adjunct faculty position.
Women’s Success Center. The Women's Success Center of Utah Valley University specializes in meeting the
needs of women students and is dedicated to encouraging women in all areas of education.
Interns may choose to work with the Women’s Success Center. Experiences may include
such activities as intake interviewing, counseling women, or leading workshops and
interest groups designed to address issues of concern to women.
Center for Change Eating Disorder Clinic. Center for Change is devoted to providing a warm, caring atmosphere for those suffering
from eating disorders, and treatment which gives hope, healing, and recovery towards
a full and meaningful life. Through research, experience, and hard work, Center for
Change has become a leader in the development of high-quality, cost-effective programs,
treatments, and educational materials designed to enhance understanding of the successful
treatment of those suffering from eating disorders and related emotional illnesses.
Interns may choose to work with the Center for Change. Experiences may include such
activities as intake interviewing, counseling, and leading workshops and groups designed
to address eating disorder issues.
Outreach and Research Opportunities. If an intern has any outreach and/or research proposals, they can be discussed with
the Training Committee. If deemed appropriate, such proposals may be treated as a
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