Integrated Care Internship Program

The George Fox Integrated Care Internship is an APA-accredited training program within a Primary Care/Medical setting. We provide training and experience within the complex environment of primary care medicine. Interns will be an integral part of a medical team of interprofessionals who collaborate on patient care. As such, the interns will develop skills in assessing and treating a wide range of presenting problems, from mood disorders through the psychosocial variable influencing complex medical conditions. Interns will have the opportunity to provide services to a broad range of patients from diverse backgrounds. 

Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Training Available 

The aim of the internship is to equip interns to be generalist clinicians with competence in behavioral health integration, which will be developed during their training in primary care psychology. The interns will receive two hours of individual supervision by the onsite psychologist who has primary responsibility for patient care in the respective Providence Medical Group clinics. Additionally, interns will have two hours of group supervision and three hours of didactic training. As a consortium, Dr. Kristie Knows His Gun, the internship training director works closely with the onsite supervisors and the Internship Training Committee.

Interns will focus their training on the following areas:

  • Research
  • Ethical and legal standards
  • Individual and cultural diversity
  • Professional values, attitudes, and behaviors
  • Communications and interpersonal skills
  • Assessment
  • Intervention
  • Supervision (see below)
  • Consultation and interprofessional/interdisciplinary skills

Weekly didactic trainings in all areas, through a primary care behavioral health model, provides knowledge, to enhance competence, within these professional wide areas of focus.

The Intern Training Manual can be downloaded here.

Supervision

The George Fox Integrated Care Internship offers a specific opportunity in building the supervision competency. Interns serve as a supervisor for the practicum students of the George Fox University’s Behavioral Health Center – Therapy Clinic (BHC-TC). This weekly experience is followed by supervision of their supervision, facilitated by the Internship Training Director, Kristie Knows His Gun, PsyD. In addition to providing individual supervision, the interns participate in a vertically integrated weekly group supervision which is a combined experience with the interns and practicum students, co-facilitated by the Internship Training Director and Director of the BHC-TC, Joel Gregor, PsyD.

For additional information regarding the George Fox Integrated Care Internship, including:

  • Admission criteria
  • Application and selection processes
  • Training aim(s)
  • Expected competencies
  • Requirements for completion
  • Resources
  • Administrative policies and procedures

Accreditation

We are pleased to announce that our program is APA-accredited 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 while it exists as a training resource for the Graduate School of Clinical Psychology students, each year we take students from other programs. We value the variety of training and perspectives that students from other programs bring. We warmly invite you to please consider applying to our program.

We value diversity! We welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We strive to create a welcoming, supportive and encouraging learning environment for all interns, including diverse and underrepresented communities. We hope that any applicant interested 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 # 2197

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

Application Dates

Our application deadline is NOVEMBER 11th.

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 early to mid-January.

Questions?

Interested applicants should direct their inquiries to Kristie Knows His Gun at kknowshisgun@georgefox.edu

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
Email: apaaccred@apa.org  
Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

14 15 Group Picture

Internship Requirements:

  • From an APA/CPA accredited doctoral program
  • Some experience in Primary Care
  • 450 intervention hours
  • 35 assessment hours
  • Successful completion of a 10-panel drug test
  • Background check