Jennifer Van Gorp

Jennifer Van Gorp

Originally presented: Friday, June 26, 2020

1.0 CE hour (UPA & NASW-UT)

To receive presentation recording, slides, and evaluation form for CE credit, register here:

Here are the two articles referenced in this presentation: (Carter, 2007Jones, et al., 2020)

About the presentation:

With the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, as well as the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 in Black and African-American communities, the need to address race and racism in the context of clinical care, including case conceptualization, intervention, consultation, and supervision. This presentation will present a review of race and racial identity from a developmental lifespan perspective, and highlight promising directions in research and clinical care related to providing care for Black American communities in response to racially charged media events. 

About the presenter:

Kimberly Applewhite, PsyD, School-Clinical Child Psychology. Dr. Applewhite is a primary member of the dialectical behavioral team at UCEBT, and has clinical and research interests in cultural adaptations for evidence-based treatments in Black/African-American communities. 

Originally presented: Tuesday, June 16, 2020

1.0 CE hour (UPA & NASW-UT)

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About the presentation:

The purpose of the presentation is to (1) examine the main structures and function of the brain and neurotransmitters and how the affect our mental health; (2) to review the main types of psychiatric disorders, their presentations/symptoms, neurotransmitters and how they can be treated/managed with psychiatric medications; (3) explain the effect of psychotropic medications on the brain and how they can be therapeutic to the patient/client; (4) and to explain the potential side effects and signs/symptoms that may be observed by other mental health professionals working with the patient.

About the presenter:

Darin Principe, APRN. Darin is a psychiatric/addiction nurse practitioner who trained with the SLC VA prior to joining UCEBT. He is also part of the medical staff at Recovery Ways Treatment Center in Murray, UT for dual diagnosis treatment.

Originally presented: Friday, May 29, 2020

1.0 CE hour (UPA & NASW-UT)

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About the presentation: ADHD is a complicated disorder with a fairly high degree of individual variation.  This lecture will present a broader conceptualization of ADHD across the lifespan and the role it plays in everyday life with this population, raising questions of its frequent placement as a secondary diagnosis. Dr. Pflieger will also discuss evaluation for ADHD and introduce some therapeutic strategies and resources for working with this population.

About the presenter: Dr. Pflieger is a neurodivergent practitioner who follows the social model of disability and is radically open about her neurodivergent identity and experience. She frames ADHD as less of a disorder and more of a dialectic and way of being. This lecture will present the beauty and diversity of ADHD, breaking from the traditional deficit model. Courtney Pflieger, Ph.D. NCSP, school psychology. Dr. Pflieger was a graduate student at the University of Utah and completed her internship training in public school settings with an emphasis on evidence-based interventions for children with disabilities. Dr. Pflieger now works with people of all ages, many with ADHD, and is continuing her postdoctoral training at UCEBT.

Originally presented: Friday, April 10, 2020

1.0 CE hour (UPA & NASW-UT)

To receive presentation recording, slides, and evaluation form for CE credit, register here:

About: Trauma Processing Treatments have advanced significantly in recent years, and this type of psychological care carries a unique set of ethical issues. This talk will provide an overview of current topics, ethical pitfalls, and resources for navigating the often complicated terrain of helping trauma survivors heal. Given the brevity of the talk, it will not provide an in-depth analysis, but rather increase awareness and provide useful follow-up resources. It is intended that the application of content will help providers avoid entering into ethically problematic situations as well as increase consultation seeking. There are no known risks to attendees beyond mild psychological distress related to exposure to trauma case examples. It is expected that this exposure is consistent with existing types of occupational stress

About the presenter:  Ashley Greenwell, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, has worked in the field of trauma for 15 years and is the Clinical Director of UCEBT. She also previously served as a core Ethics Team member, consulting for Veterans Affairs on issues of Bioethics.

April 27, 2021

Suicide Resources

For help, call the Suicide and Crisis Hotline at 988

988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. That could be:

  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Mental health or substance use crisis, or
  • Any other kind of emotion distress

People can call or text 988 or chat for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

988 serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live in the United States, you can reach a trained crisis counselor who can help.

Mobile Crisis Outreach Teams (MCOT)

Dial 988

The Utah Crisis Line sends out mobile crisis outreach teams (MCOT) in many areas throughout Utah. MCOTs provide support that is:

  • Fast
  • Free
  • In-person or Virtual
  • Available 24 / 7 / 365

When Should You Ask for an MCOT?

MCOT is there for you when you are feeling lost, alone, having a difficult time coping with life, or have concerns related to a loved one living with you. Their team will meet you where you’re at—whether that’s at home, at work, or anywhere in the community.

Their team arrives in unmarked vehicles to support your privacy. They do their best to keep those that we serve out of the hospitals and in their communities.

HMHI Downtown Behavioral Health Clinic (Formerly UNI)

The Downtown Behavioral Health Clinic offers therapy treatment, psychological testing, and medication management services for adults, children, and teens. Clinical staff includes: board-certified psychiatrists and triple-board practitioners (physicians who specialize in pediatrics, adult psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry), advanced practice nurses, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, and senior residents.

(801) 585-1212 (for appointments)
(801) 587-3000 (for crisis)
525 East 100 South, 5th Floor, Salt Lake City, UT 84102   (Get Directions)

Suicide Safety Plan App (IOS)

This app is designed to support those dealing with suicidal thoughts and help prevent suicide.

Having a plan can help:

  • Guide you through difficult moments
  • Cope
  • Keep you safe

A safety plan is designed so that you can start at the beginning and continue through the steps. You can customize your own warning signs that a crisis may be developing, coping strategies for dealing with suicidal urges, places for distraction, friends and family members you can reach out to, professionals you can call, methods of making your environment safe, and your own important reasons for living.

If following your safety plan is not enough to stem a suicidal crisis, then this app also contains an easy-to-access list of emergency resources so that help is just a tap away. 

Crisis Nursery

The Family Support Center is happy to offer FREE Crisis Nursery care for children ages 0-11 in three locations throughout the Salt Lake Valley. You must call to reserve a space for your child before every crisis nursery visit.

2020 South Lake Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Tuesday - Friday / De Martes a Viernes: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday / Sábado: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

3663 South 3600 West, West Valley City, UT 84119
Monday - Saturday / De Lunes a Sábado: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

777 West Center Street, Midvale, UT 84047
Monday - Friday / De Lunes a Viernes: 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Saturday / Sábado: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

For the latest statistics on suicide:

April 19, 2021

Autism Evaluations

In addition to our other assessment and testing services, UCEBT offers assessments examining Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for individuals age 2 through adulthood.

This may be a component of a psychoeducational evaluation if you suspect your child has ASD and that it may be impacting academic functioning. However, not all individuals with ASD struggle academically, and ASD is a pervasive neurodevelopmental disorder that impacts more areas in life than academics. Furthermore, many adults may have questions about whether they have had undiagnosed ASD, which can be common for some high-functioning presentations.

Autism evaluations examine whether an individual meets criteria for ASD using evidence-based procedures, and also examines common rule-outs/co-occurring disorders such as ADHD, social anxiety, and/or OCD. Academic achievement measures may or may not be included, depending on individual needs. 

Get started with a free 15-minute consultation >

Our autism testing is not exclusively for children.

ADHD and ASD can be diagnosed in adulthood. Many adults may be experiencing chronic difficulties with meeting job expectations, organizing tasks, completing household chores, engaging in daily living activities, remembering obligations, and forming/maintaining healthy relationships. Often adult clients come to us with prior diagnoses of mood, anxiety, or personality problems, and are frustrated that previous treatments have been unsuccessful in helping them meet their goals.

Through assessment, we can determine whether there may be evidence for a missed ADHD or Autism diagnosis that accounts for pervasive lifelong problems.

We use evidence-based methodologies to examine relevant cognitive processes, behaviors, and social/emotional symptoms tailored to how neurodevelopmental disorders present in adults. However, it is also important to note that criteria for ADHD and ASD state that symptoms need to be present in childhood, even if they were mild and perhaps not as apparent until the demands of the environment exceeded individual capacities. Therefore, we also require parent/caregiver interviews, previous testing, and/or school records from childhood as part of the evaluation for adults.

We have several ways to ensure our clients are receiving the highest quality assessment and testing experience.

Autism Evaluations at UCEBT are led by our Assessment & Testing Program Director, Laura Rowley, PhD.

Our team of clinicians assesses a wide range of referral questions and keeps a consistent flow to keep our skills sharp. To build on our skills, we consult with each other -- no one conceptualizes alone, making sure everything is grounded in data and that we’re not relying too heavily on one person’s clinical judgment.

We’re lucky to be a diverse group of clinicians regarding our backgrounds and specialty areas of testing. In addition, we seek consultation from clinicians in the community, research new testing measures, and find developing evidence-based methods for assessing specific populations. It is important to us that we stay up to date with research and the collective wisdom of the profession.   

Using the "gold standard" of autism assessments.

We use the latest in evaluation measurements, Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2) to assess and aid in autism diagnosis. Often to access services (e.g. speech, occupational therapy, ABA), insurance companies require the use on an ADOS-2 for diagnosis. The ADOS-2 is one component of a comprehensive evaluation. Our clinicians use a variety of measures and obtain sources of information from different settings to provide evidence-based psychological assessment.

Stay at UCEBT for treatment or receive treatment elsewhere. 

Testing is a standalone service offered at UCEBT. However, if you are interested in seeking therapy services, we can refer you to the appropriate treatment team. You would not have to complete an initial intake and would be placed at the top of the list to be scheduled with an available clinician that is trained and experienced in the best evidence-based treatment for you. 

Potential treatment options include:

  • Parent Coaching or Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) to manage child behaviors and improve co-parenting communication.
  • Couples Therapy or Family Therapy to foster relationships for individuals on the spectrum and their families.  
  • Treatments on the Anxiety and Mood and Trauma, Stress, and Resilience Programs support common co-occurring disorders for autistic individuals. 
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Program can support skills in emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness and decrease problem behaviors.

Our pricing for expert clinical evaluations of ASD.

Testing is billed per hour of service that the clinician provides. While the cost of testing may seem high, our licensed clinicians have over 10 years of education and training.  Their expertise and experience are important factors in receiving the clearest diagnosis and most useful recommendations for you.

In order to maintain excellent quality care that is based on client need rather than coverage, our center requires direct pay. We can provide you a receipt of services with diagnoses and billing codes if you would like to seek reimbursement from your insurance. Note that most insurances do not cover academic testing. 

Licensed Clinician: $190 per hour
Postdoctoral Fellow: $170 per hour*
Advanced Doctoral Student: $135 per hour*

After the initial intake session, the clinician will estimate the hours needed for services. 

Estimated average range is 12 - 16 hours. ($1,440  -- $2,720 depending on hours and evaluator).  Note: These estimates include cognitive and academic testing.

*When available. Postdoctoral Fellows and Advanced Doctoral Students are closely supervised by Licensed Clinicians and have had years of training and experience.

Get started with autism testing and evaluation today.

To get started, simply complete this online questionnaire and our front desk will contact you to schedule a free 15-minute consultation.

If you still have questions or are interested in learning more about pricing and insurance, you can check out our Frequently Asked Questions of our Assessment & Testing Center page.

Learn more about autism from UCEBT's autism specialist in this Q&A video:

Local Dieticians

Kelsey Rich, MS, RD, CD, CEDRD-S
Eating Disorder/Disordered Eating Specialist
1384 W State Rd Pleasant Grove, Utah, 84062
In-network with: Regence BlueCross and BlueShield, Cigna, UnitedHealthcare , DMBA, First Health, UofU Healthy Preferred/Premier

Devrie Petit, RDN, CD
Eating Disorder Specialist
Sees clients in Orem, UT & South Jordan, UT
No insurance at Mindful Counseling but offers superbills

Lauren Absher, RDN
Eating disorder specialist, mindful eating, intuitive eating
HAES 3325 N University Avenue Suite 275 Provo, UT 84604 801-691-8090
Self-pay only (provides superbill, but no sliding scale rates)

Positive Nutrition Clinic
Paige Smathers, RDN
Katie Davis, RDN
Lauren Jones, RDN
2936 Highland Dr #100, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
(801) 948-0898

Elizabeth Joy, MD
Sports Medicine Physician
*specializes in disordered eating
(385) 282-2700

Kari Woodruff
Sports Dietician at TOSH

Leah Kirschbaum, RDN
*specializes in disordered eating and ED recovery
Body Meets Food Midvale, UT 84047
(801) 810-2740


Kayla Jessop, RDN, CDN, CEDRD-S
*specializes in eating disorders ;
(801) 888-3397
2984 N. Hill Field Rd. Ste. A1
Layton, UT 84041
314 W 300 S Ste. 222
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

All Of Nutrition
Marysa Cardwell, RDN
Claudia Wilson, RDN Address: 2319 Foothill Dr #180, Salt Lake City, UT

April 07, 2021

LGBTQA+ Resources


Gender Spectrum -- Provides information on gender identity and expression for parents, families, and educators. Virtual groups for children, teenagers, and parents

PFLAG -- National organization with state and local chapters that provide education, information and support for parents, families, and friends of LGBTQ individuals

Your Lessons Now -- Trans voice online training with a qualified vocal expert. Your Lessons Now works with all trans people – MTF, FTM, non-binary. Voice training with a qualified vocal coach that gives you an authentic and dependable voice for the real you, every day. Your Lessons Now can also provide transgender voice lessons to use your new sound for singing and voice-overs. 

LGBTQ Student Support -- LGBTQA+ student support resources and information to help navigate both high school and college environments.

Helping the Straight Spouse When a Wife or Husband Comes Out as LGB or T -- Resources from the American Psychological Association for students and psychologists to better understand the particular issues and concerns that may arise with the straight spouse.

Our Path -- A support network for straight spouses, post-disclosure couples and families.

LGBTQ Senior Housing Options --  According to the American Psychological Association, 2.4 million people over 65 identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. In addition to the typical challenges faced by seniors, those who identify as LGBTQIA+ are at risk of further discrimination due to their lifestyle.  To help seniors in the LGBTQIA+ community find comfortable, accepting housing, this guide provides an overview of inclusive housing and living options, as well as questions you should ask when searching for a community.

Transforming Family -- a Los Angeles-based family support group creating a positive environment for children, adolescents and their families to explore issues of gender identity.

College Resources -- LGBTQ+-friendly colleges, anti-bullying resources, support groups, and more!

Local resources

Encircle -- -- an LGBTQ+ youth and family resource - Salt Lake and Provo Locations - Drop-in hours, daily programs, friendship circles, and therapy

Transgender Education Advocates of Utah -- -- Supporting all Utahns to thrive regardless of gender identity or expression

Utah Pride Center -- -- Unites, empowers and celebrates UT’s LGBTQ+ community

Mormons Building Bridges -- -- Members are primarily part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Their goal is to improve relationships between the members of the church and the LGBTQ+ community

Mama Dragons -- -- Support for mothers with LGBTQ+ children who are part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Treatment - Medical Support & Therapists

University of Utah Adolescent Transgender Medicine - (801) 213-3599 - Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient - Care team includes a physician, endocrinologist, a psychologist and dietician

Rebirth OBGYN in Salt Lake - - a medical practice that specializes in women’ and transgender health

Summer camp

Camp Brave Trails - 12 - 20 year olds - Maryland and Southern California locations - Out of state campers are welcome - Research supported


Becoming Nicole: The inspiring story of transgender actor-activist Nicole Maines and her extraordinary family by Amy Ellis Nutt

This is How it Always Is: A Novel by Laurie Frankel

YouTube Videos

Working with Transgender and Gender Expansive Youth presented by UCEBT's Sloan Strike, Ph.D.

Transgender Children Talk About Being Raised By Their Families

March 25, 2021


The Utah Center for Evidence Based Treatment (UCEBT) offers exceptional training, supportive colleagues, and manageable caseloads in the beautiful state of Utah (home to FIVE incredible National Parks). UCEBT is a hybrid mental health setting that offers the flexibility and ease of a private practice with the benefits of a major medical center including didactic training, exceptional health care, PTO, paid holidays, hybrid work options, bonding events, and Costco membership, among other premium benefits.

Our Center is committed to fostering a diverse, vibrant, and responsive work environment. We adapt to support the individual and family needs of our staff, including flexible work schedules and opportunities for advancement. Employee happiness and work-life balance are regularly discussed in meetings and supported through our Center policies. UCEBT was voted "Best Mental Health Treatment Center" in 2022 for City Weekly's Best of Utah Mind & Body Edition and 2023 Best of State in two categories.

Our supervisors have expertise in child/adolescent, family, couples, and adult populations. Postdoctoral fellows are matched with a primary supervisor and 2-3 treatment teams based upon training goals and population of interest. We have four primary teams:  

We also have a couple supplementary programs on which supervision can occur:

Postdocs are invited to apply for clinician positions upon completion of their fellowship. We plan to accept 1-3 postdoctoral fellows in 2023. 

Our postdoctoral fellows will gain expertise with diverse and complex clinical cases within the supportive context of a team approach. Fellows will have the opportunity to see clients in the age range of their interest(s), including children, adolescents, and adults. Fellows will receive advanced training and ongoing supervision in evidence-based treatments (e.g. DBT, ACT, CBT, PE), participate in consultation teams, learn the business side of a growing practice, supervise doctoral students, and have protected time and funding to work toward licensure. Fellows will see clients on one primary and one or more secondary teams throughout their postdoc year.

Current teams accepting trainees are Anxiety and MoodDialectical Behavior Therapy, and Trauma, Stress, and Resilience. All teams provide opportunities for work with individuals across the lifespan, couples, and groups. Our Assessment and Testing team is currently full.

The Postdoctoral fellowship positions will be primarily clinical in nature, but will also include opportunities for research, program development, administrative tasks, or community outreach. Many of us hold appointments at and collaborate with the nearby University of Utah.

Stipend will range from $40,000-45,000 dependent upon licensure status. Our Center is committed to fostering a diverse, vibrant, and responsive work environment. We adapt to support the individual and family needs of our staff, including flexible work schedules and opportunities for advancement. Employee happiness and work-life balance are regularly discussed in meetings and supported through our center policies. Salt Lake City is a metropolitan hub of the West with access to national parks and abundant outdoor recreation activities, an ideal setting to balance intellectual and personal development.

Please see more information as listed on the APPIC website posting:

Fringe Benefits 

We pride ourselves on providing excellent benefits. 100% health insurance coverage with the option for dental and vision. Funding for EPPP and licensure. Flexible schedule with hybrid work options, a range of training opportunities, and numerous career growth opportunities during and after postdoc. Potential employment opportunities after completion. Flexible start date. Costco membership and a range of other benefits listed here:

Research opportunities

We are in the process of developing an outcomes-based research program and welcome fellows with this interest. 

Additional Comments 

Please note that in order to complete postdoctoral hours toward licensure, your degree must be conferred when you begin the position. 

Application Instructions 

***We are accepting applications for 2024. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.*** Please submit a cover letter and CV that includes a list of three references. Letters of recommendation are not required. Please visit for more information about our treatment programs. In your cover letter, please list your top program preferences for training interests and opportunities. Current programs accepting trainees are: Anxiety and Mood, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Trauma, Stress, and Resilience. Please also indicate the age range of clients you are willing to work with. For flexibility, all interviews will be held virtually with the option of an in-person clinic tour. ***Please email your application materials to *** 

Please see to learn more about us as an organization or also feel free to email with any questions.  

APPIC Website Posting:

March 02, 2021

Refer a Client

Thank you for choosing UCEBT to work with your client. We know that privacy regulations can sometimes make communication with referral sources a challenge. These are the most common questions and concerns that we hear from referral communication.

Do you have a waitlist?

Sometimes we do have a waitlist depending on the services that are requested. The wait time changes from month to month. So it is difficult to provide a general range for wait time. However, you can call Office Manager, Ashley, at any time to check on the current status.  You can reach Ashley at (801) 419-0139 ext. 2 or

I'd like to schedule an appointment on behalf of my client.

If you would like you to schedule an appointment on behalf of your client, we will need to obtain a Release of Information (ROI) from the client first. To request a Release of Information (ROI) form, please have your client email Ashley at or call (801) 419-0139 ext. 2

My client hasn't heard back from you yet.

Our center aims to call new clients within 48 hours from the time they complete the online screener. If it's been more than 48 hours, please have your client email Ashley at or call (801) 419-0139 ext. 2 to check the status.

Where can I send documentation?

If you’re a provider and you have any documentation for a client that you’d like to send us, please fax that information to (385) 227-8099 

I still have some questions/concerns.

If you have any other questions, please contact Ashley at or (801) 419-0139 ext. 2.


Again, thank you for choosing UCEBT. We are grateful to be part of our compassionate professional community.