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 possible rotation.