Department of Psychology

Placement Options

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  • CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) works with abused, neglected or abandoned children (birth through 17) and making recommendations to the juvenile court.
  • The Family Support Center's mission is to strengthen families, protect children, and promote healthy relationships through educational support, respite care, home visitation services, crisis intervention and community collaboration.
  • Head Start prepares pre-school children for school.
  • Silver Spur Therapeutic Riding Center employs the use of equine assisted therapy to help children with a ride range of disabilities, including autism, developmental disorders and other disabilities.  
  • Also see SCHOOLS and Utah Dept. of Human Services.
  • Cross Creek Manor (LaVerkin, Utah) works with adolescent girls in a residential facility.
  • Fifth District Juvenile Court (Cedar City and St. George offices) offers virtually all aspects of juvenile probation work.
  • Iron County Youth Center is a program that serves truant, run-away, and other youth who need temporary shelter.
  • Raindancer Youth Services provides residential services for Native American (usually Navajo) youth ages 14 to 17.
  • Turnabout Ranch (Escalante) works with troubled teens in a working Western Ranch setting.
  • Utah State Department of Human Services, Division of Youth CorrectionsSouthwest Utah Youth Center - Detention provides custodial care for youth awaiting court adjudication.
  • Utah State Department of Human Services, Division of Youth Services, Southwest Utah Youth Center - Long Term Placement provides individual and group therapy with adjudicated youth who are serving sentences at the facility.
  • Utah State Department of Human Services, Division of Youth Corrections, Youth Crisis Center (Washington County) provides custodial care for youth awaiting court adjudication.
  • Youth and Families with Promise connects SUU students with youth who already have engaged in minor delinquent behavior or who are considered likely to enter the juvenile justice system - an early intervention program.
  • Chrysalis serves developmentally or behaviorally disabled adult men in residential settings.
  • Danville Services Corporation teaches job readiness skills to mentally handicapped adults.
  • Deseret Industries (Cedar City and St. George) provides job training for people with disabilities.
  • Turn Community Services offers residential and day treatment services to developmentally disabled persons.
  • Silver Spur Therapeutic Riding Center employs the use of equine assisted therapy to help people with a ride range of disabilities, including autism, developmental disorders and other disabilities.
  • Also see Utah Dept. of Human Services, Division of Services for People with Disabilities.
  • Horizon House serves adults with drug and alcohol addictions and their families.
  • Kolob Regional Care and Rehabilitation Center Supportive counseling with patients in the nursing home setting.
  • Dixie Regional Medical Center (St. George)
    • A) Social Services Department; Placement offers wide range of social work/counseling type experiences as related  to a medical  setting.
    • B) Home Health; Assists patients and families who are coping with in home social needs that are related to a  current illness.
    • C) Hospice; Involves working with terminally ill patients and their families in a home setting.
  • Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Department (Cedar City) Placement involves assisting the physical therapist with psychological factors among patients.
  • St. George Care Center (St. George) Nursing home setting serving convalescing and chronically ill.
  • Cedar City Hospital (Cedar City)
    • A) Social Services Department; Placement offers wide range of social work/counseling type experiences as related to a medical setting.
    • B) Physical Therapy Department; placement involves assisting the physical therapist with psychological factors among patients.
  • Economic Development Department for Cedar City/Iron County Placement involves working on future Cedar City area development projects; (industrial psychology type work).
  • Central Utah Mental Health/Alcohol and Drug Center (Delta, Utah) - Placement parallels Southwest Utah Mental Health/Alcohol and Drug Center; i.e. wide range of state provided  mental health services.
  • Intermountain Special Abuse Treatment Center (ISAT) - Involves serving as a co-therapist in group therapy for sex offenders at the adult prison, offenders living in the community, and victims of sex abuse.
  • Southwest Center (Mental Health)
    • A) Clinical/Counseling Services: Adult counseling, case management and family support services.
    • B) Prevention Services Program: Placement involves preventative education work regarding alcohol and drug abuse in schools, community groups  and agencies.
    • C) Oasis House Adult Specialty Services: Involves working with mental health patients in day programs.
    • D) Eagle Quest Youth Specialty Services Program: Wide range of counseling/therapy/skills development program for youth.
    • E) Horizon House: Well structured adult drug/alcohol addiction program.
    • F) Mountain View Group: Home for Mentally Ill: Involves working with clients in a community setting.
    • G) Early Family Intervention Program Work with abused, neglected or abandoned children.
  • Southwest Center (Mental Health) (St. George)
    • A) Youth Specialty Services Program: Work with youth by providing skill training and counseling .
    • B) Independence House: Involves working with mental health patients in day programs.
    • C) Drug Rehabilitation and Prevention: Involves working with alcohol and drug prevention and rehabilitation program.
  • Paiute Indian Tribe Social Services Department: Wide range of opportunities providing direct interventions, education and services to children, youth and adults.
  • Raindancer Youth Services: Involves working with six to ten behavior problem, Native American (usually Navajo) youth ages 14 to 17.
Iron County School District
  • East Elementary School: Iron County Schools Special Education & Early Childhood Intervention; Placement involves working with special needs children.
  • Fiddler's Canyon Elementary School: Usual range of opportunities to work with children of K-5 age range; special education program.
  • North Elementary
    • A) Usual range of opportunities to work with children of K-5 age range.
    • B) After School Program
  • South Elementary School: Usual range of opportunities to work with children of K-5 age range.
  • Cedar City High School Guidance Department: Placement involves working in the guidance office doing personal and/or academic counseling with Cedar High students.
  • Cedar Middle School Guidance Department
  • Canyon View High School Guidance Department: Placement involves working with guidance counselor and students.
  • Canyon View Middle School Guidance Department
  • School Psychology: Placement involves participation in psychological testing, teacher consultation, student and family counseling, diagnostic testing, collection of observational data.
  • Special Education Programs:
    • A) Pre-School Program: Placement offers wide range of service opportunities with severely disabled children.
    • B) Speech and Language Program:
      Opportunity to participate in offering speech & language services.
    • C) Youth In Custody & At Risk Youth Program, Middle School: Program serves adjudicated youth in custody of the courts.
    • D) Youth In Custody & At Risk Youth Program, Cedar High School: Program serves adjudicated youth in custody of the courts.
  • Canyon Creek Women's Shelter: Assisting women and children of domestic abuse/violence in a shelter setting.
  • Dove Center Women's Shelter (St. George): Assisting women and children of domestic abuse/violence in a shelter setting.
  • Family Support Center of Southwestern Utah: Placement involves working with dysfunctional children and families.
  • Iron County Care and Share Shelter: Placement involves supervising the shelter and doing wide range of custodial services. Little clinical work, but opportunity to interact with transients.
  • Iron County Youth Center: This program serves truant, run-away, and other youth who need temporary shelter.
  • Victim Advocate Services: Wide range of opportunities to assist victims of crime.
  • Athletic Department: Placement involves sports psychology applications.
  • Psychology Department: Placement involves working as a research assistant, organizing projects for Psi Chi, peer assistance or wide range of other options.
  • Student Support Services
  • Student Development Center: Personal, academic and career counseling for SUU students.
  • Turning Point Program: Program serves displaced homemakers/non-traditional students.
  • Upward Bound Program: Placement involves program development, workshop presentations & direct counseling with economically or academically disadvantaged students; greatest need is in spring and summer.
  • Wellness Center: Placement offers:
    • A) SUU student substance abuse offenders classes and groups
    • B) Peer counseling on an outreach basis for SUU students; wide range of opportunities
  • Utah State Department of Human Services
    • Division of Adult and Aging Services
    • Division of Child and Family Services: Placement involves direct work with child abuse families, case management and counseling of foster children.
    • Children's Protective Services: Students accompany social worker on home investigations of suspected child abuse; counseling with families victims of abuse.
    • Youth Services:Crisis intervention, counseling, parent education & youth advocacy.
  • Utah State Department of Human Services (Kanab, Utah): Placement involves aid to families work.
  • Utah State Department of Human Services (Manti/Fillmore, Utah): Placement offers wide range of opportunities.
  • Utah State Department of Human Services (St. George, Utah): Placement involves aid to families type work.
  • Academy at Cedar Mountain: Residential treatment program for male/female youth, ages 12-18.
  • Cross Creek Manor: Involves working with adolescent girls in a residential facility as counselor, case manager and activity supervisor.
  • Kolob Canyon Residential Treatment Center (New Harmony, Utah): Residential treatment program for adolescent girls, ages 14-17.
  • Moonridge (Remote Location West of Cedar City): Residential treatment program for adolescent girls, ages 12-15.
  • Raindancer Youth Services: Involves working with six to ten behavior problem, Native American (usually Navajo) youth ages 14 to 17.
  • Red Cliff Ascent (Beryl, Utah): Wilderness Program
  • Sorensen's Ranch (Koosharem, Utah): Placement involves working with troubled teens. Set in a real life, working Western Ranch. Concentration is on developing life skills.
  • Triumph Youth Services (Toquerville, Utah): Residential program for male youth offenders.
  • Turnabout Ranch (Escalante): Placement involves working with troubled teens. Set in a real life, working Western Ranch. Concentration is on developing life skills.
  • Youth and Families with Promise: Program connects SUU students with youth who already have engaged in minor delinquent behavior or who are considered likely to enter the juvenile justice system - an early intervention program.
  • * See Mental Health, Corrections, and Utah Dept. of Human Services
  • LDS Family Services: Placement offers limited range of social service experience such as counseling, family intervention, and adoptions; summer placements are not available. All placements are in the Cedar City, Iron County are unless otherwise indicated.