Interns in Primary Children's Hospital Psychology Internship Program will have an opportunity to work with the following staff psychologists:

Brian Allen, PsyD

Psychologist, Center for Safe and Healthy Families
Psy.D., 2008, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Interests: Evaluation, dissemination, and implementation of evidence-based treatments; attachment theory and research with maltreated children; secondary prevention and early intervention

Ben Belnap, PhD

Psychologist, Child and Adolescent Residential/Day Treatment Programs
Ph.D., 2011, University of Utah
Interests: Psychological assessment, psychoeducational evaluation, and behavioral intervention for ADHD and autism spectrum disorders.

Robert Burr, PhD

Neuropsychologist, University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Ph.D., 1992, Brigham Young University
Interests: Sports concussion, Wada (intra-carotid amytal) procedure, intra-operative cortical brain mapping, and functional brain mapping.

Nancy Cantor, PhD

Psychologist, Department of Pediatric Behavioral Health
Ph.D., 1980, University of Utah
Interests: Children and adolescents with a wide variety of acute and chronic medical problems, including spina bifida, diabetes, developmental disabilities, and genetic disorders, particularly inborn errors of metabolism and neurofibromatosis, type 1.

Dedee Caplin, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist, University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Ph.D., 1998, Ohio University
Interests: Behavioral management of children and adolescents with chronic medical problems, medical hypnosis with children and adolescents; anxiety, pediatric consultation/liaison.

Paul Colte, PsyD

Pediatric Psychologist, Primary Children's Hospital, Department of Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant.
Psy.D., 2003, Minnesota School of Professional Psychology
Interests: Pediatric consultation liaison services for children with medical problems, including various pediatric cancers (leukemias, solid tumors, brain tumors, bone marrow transplant patients), sickle cell disease, epilepsy, burns, Prader-Willi syndrome, and cerebral palsy; clinical pyschopharmacology; psychological and neuropsychological sequelae of pediatric cancer, including cognitive late effects of tumor(s) and treatment (e.g., chemotherapy and radiation therapy).

Stephanie Creekpaum, PsyD

Psychologist, Primary Children’s Center for Counseling
PsyD, 2009, University of Indianapolis
Interests: Intellectual and neurodevelopmental disabilities (including the evaluation and treatment of autism spectrum disorders), emerging severe mental illnesses, early onset psychosis,  the use of projectives in assessment, integrating psychodynamic theory in treatment, the use of art in treatment, pain disorders, early assessment and intervention.

Annie Deming, PhD

Psychologist, Primary Children's Center for Counseling
Ph.D., 2009 University of Alabama
Interests: Cognitive-behavioral therapy, individual therapy with children and adolescents, family therapy, parenting, assessment, assessment and treatment of disruptive behavior disorders and co-occurring conditions.

Merrill Kingston, PhD

Psychologist
Primary Children's Center for Counseling Clinical Director
Ph.D., 1988, Brigham Young University
Interests: Family therapy, parenting, adolescent individual therapy, assessment.

Lara Leishman, PhD

Psychologist, Adolescent Residential and Day Treatment Programs
Ph.D., 2006, University of Utah
Interests: Cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychological assessment and psychoeducational evaluation.

Bruce Poulsen, PhD

Director of Psychology Internship Program, Psychologist, Adolescent Residential and Day Treatment Programs
Ph.D., 2000, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Interests: Psychotherapy integration, psychodynamic therapy, forensic psychology, mindfulness.

Michael Steele, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Psychiatry, University of Utah, PCMC C&L Service
Ph.D., 2007, University of Kansas
Interests: Impacts of medical issues on psychosocial functioning, adherence to medical treatment, family-based behavioral treatments of obesity.

Brian Thorn, PhD

Psychologist, Center for Safe and Healthy Families
Ph.D., 1994, University of Texas at Austin
Interests: Trauma and abuse issues with children and adults, forensic work, individuals with developmental disabilities.

Matthew Wenner, PhD

Psychologist, Union Park Psychiatry and Counseling
Ph.D., 1994, University of Georgia
Interests: Individual therapy with children and adolescents. Areas of specialty include treatment of depression, anxiety, OCD, behavioral disorders, and eating disorders.

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