Internship Program

The George Fox University Graduate School 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.

Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Training Available

Interns receive training at the George Fox Behavioral Health Center (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
  • Supervision

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.


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 Graduate School of Clinical Psychology 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!

Applications should be submitted through the AAPI Online process administered by APPIC. 

  • Program Code # 219711

Details are available at the APPIC website (  No supplemental application materials are required beyond the AAPI Online requirements.  

Application Dates

Our application deadline is NOVEMBER 15.

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 Heidi Cuddeford at

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
Phone: 202.336.5979

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