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 five 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
Group Supervision for all interns is provided by the Internship Training Director, Kristie Knows His Gun, PsyD. Dr. Knows His Gun received her degree at George Fox University in 2013.
Two hours of individual supervision is provided by the onsite psychologist who has primary responsibility for patient care in the respective Providence Medical Group clinics. All supervision is under the direction of the Director of Behavioral Health Integration, Dr. Vanessa Casillas, PsyD.
Two hours of individual onsite supervision for the Spanish-Speaking Intern at Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center is provided by Kristin Garcia, PsyD. Dr. Garcia recieved her degree from Duquessne University in 2012.
We are pleased to announce that our program has received APA accreditation and our next review period will be 2020.
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 5 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 NOVEMBER 15th.
Interviews are conducted in person for Phase 1, and by telephone or Skype for Phase 2 (unless the candidate is local and able to attend an in-person interview). Interview day for Phase 1 is usually in Mid-January.
Interested applicants should direct their inquiries to Tammy O'Doherty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions related to the program's accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Spanish Speakers Needed
- 1 of the 5 intern positions available is for a bilingual English-Spanish speaker.