The George Fox University Graduate Department of Clinical Psychology Internship Consortium program provides training for assessing and treating a wide range of psychological problems, including mood and anxiety disorders, co-occurring disorders, trauma, eating disorders and other behavioral health conditions. The clinical training in our program is almost entirely geared towards behavioral health work in a Primary Care/Medical setting.
Interns receive training at the George Fox Behavioral Health Clinic (GFBHC) located in Newberg, Oregon, as well as medical clinics, operated by Providence Medical Group, located in Portland, Oregon and Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Centers located in Yamhill County.
The goal of the internship is to equip interns to be generalist clinicians with competence in behavioral health integration, which will be developed during the interns’ major training in primary care psychology.
Interns will focus their training on the following areas:
- Scientific Knowledge and Methods
- Individual and Cultural Diversity
- Interdisciplinary Systems
- Clinical Intervention
Didactic trainings in all 5 of these focus areas and supervision duties will take place in at the GFBHC. Application of the clinical skills will take place onsite at the various Primary Care clinics that are part of our consortium.
The Intern Training Manual can be downloaded here
Supervision for all interns is provided by the Internship Training Director, Joel Gregor, PsyD. Dr. Gregor got his degree at George Fox University in 2007.
On-site supervision at Providence Medical Group Clinic is provided by Dr. Vanessa Casillas, PsyD. Dr. Casillas also got her degree from George Fox University in 2009.
On-site supervision for the Spanish-Speaking Intern at Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center is provided by Scott Kaper, PhD. Dr. Kaper got his degree from Duquessne University in 2005.
Our program is in the process of applying for APA accreditation and our program is currently listed as “under review.” This means our self-study has been submitted and we are waiting to hear back from the Commission on Accreditation.
Application for Internship
Our internship participates in the APPIC Match and is considered “partially affiliated” with George Fox University. This means that it exists primarily as a training resource for GDCP students. However, each year we take students from other programs and we value the variety of training and perspectives that students from other programs bring. Please consider applying to our program. We value students who are a “good fit” for our program even more highly than students who are from George Fox but lack the proper experience. We strongly prefer our applicants to come from APA/CPA-accredited doctoral programs.
We value diversity! We are always seeking applicants from various walks of life to attend our program. Having a diverse team creates a rich learning environment for everyone and we hope that any applicant that has an interest in Primary Care Behavioral Health, no matter their background, will consider reading over our materials and possibly applying.
If you are bilingual, and have an interest in working in a medical environment, please apply! We have a separate track on Natmatch for a Spanish Speaking Intern. Each year 1 of our 4 intern positions is reserved for this specialized position.
Applications should be submitted through the AAPI Online process administered by APPIC.
- Program Code # 219711 for English speaking positions
- Program Code # 219712 for the Spanish speaking position
Details are available at the APPIC website (www.appic.org). No supplemental application materials are required beyond the AAPI Online requirements.
Our application deadline is DECEMBER 1
Interviews are conducted in person for Match 1, and by telephone or Skype for Match 2 (unless the candidate is local and able to attend an in-person interview). Interview day for Match 1 is usually in Mid-January.
Interested applicants should direct their inquiries to Tammy O'Doherty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spanish Speakers Needed
- 1 of the 4 intern positions available is for a bilingual English-Spanish speaker.