Department : Psychology Training Program

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1526
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Pacific Psychology and Comprehensive Health Clinics
Department: Psychology Training Program
Address: 1411 SW Morrison Street
Suite 310
Portland, Oregon 97205
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
Distance from Major City: In downtown Portland and 15 miles West in Hillsboro
Phone: 503-352-2429
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Peter Vik
Chief Psychologist: Peter Vik
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 20
Position Information
Start Date: 07/21/2023
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 30000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Closed all national holidays and additional closures during university holiday breaks.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns participate in a variety of activities, so each day is a little different. Interns work approximately 45 hours per week, including one evening per week (until 7 pm in person and 8pm virtual). Some weeks might require more than 45 hours, some fewer. Our interns have a variety of roles. Here is an estimate of how interns spend their time. • Assessment Services: 20% • Intervention Services: 20% • Inter-professional Practice: 10% • Supervision, Consultation, and Clinical Mentoring of practicum clinicians: 15% • Community Outreach: 10% • Intern Supervision & Training: 15% • Administrative Tasks: 10% Typical Intern's Week: Supervision & Training 2 hours of individual supervision, at a minimum 2 hours of therapy group supervision with practicum students 2-4 hours of assessment group supervision with practicum students 2 hours of training seminars 1 hour of clinic-wide training 1 hour of interprofessional team meeting 10-12 hours total Clinical Duties 10-12 hours providing therapy and writing notes 6-8 hours conducting assessments and writing reports 2-4 hours providing and overseeing outreach activities 10-12 hours of clinical mentoring, consultation, and supervision of practicum students 28-36 hours total
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum Students
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/01/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2022
Tentative interview date: N/A
Interview process description:

We recognize the adverse impact of the novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 pandemic on accrual of clinical training hours. While we will still consider experiential hours, for applicants for the 2023/2024 training year (who will apply this fall), we will suspend the minimum hours requirements. We encourage applicants whose training hours fall short of our published number, but who otherwise meet all other minimum requirements, to apply.

There will be two days to attend interviews and open house presentation: January 6 & 20, 2023

***Interviews will be virtual in 2023/2024 match cycle.

Applicants invited to interview will meet individually with a licensed psychologist who is on the internship committee, individually with a current intern and group meeting with the internship training director. There will also be a presentation about the internship and opportunities to ask lots of questions. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Visit Website
We have matched with interns from these programs: Adler School of Professional Psychology; Alliant Fresno, San Diego and San Francisco; Antioch University - New England; Carlos Albizu University-Miami; Chicago School of Professional Psychology; George Washington University; LaSalle University; Marshall University; Nova Southeastern; Ohio State University; Palo Alto University; Pacific University; The Wright Institute; University of Buffalo; University of Denver; University of Indianapolis; University of Oregon; University of Missouri; University of Northern Colorado; Washington State University; University of Wisconsin - Madison; Wright State University; University of Connecticut; University of Indiana; Purdue University; University of St. Thomas; Colorado State University.
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is Required: No
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 100
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not Accepted
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements:
Program Description

The Pacific Psychology and Comprehensive Health Clinics of Pacific University’s School of Graduate Psychology offers a 2000 hour, one-year, full-time, doctoral internship to prepare qualified graduate students for entry-level practice in clinical psychology. We do not accept part-time interns.  The internship starts late July, which allows for an overlap with outgoing interns to provide a thorough two-week orientation process and streamlines client transfers. Our interns get approximately six weeks off throughout the year as well as release time for dissertation defense, graduation, and seeking the next position. Our internship starts July 21, 2023, and ends on August 3, 2024. Interns work 45 hours per week, which includes at least one evening (until 8pm).

PCH Internship’s Mission - To prepare interns for entry-level work as clinical psychologists  competent to provide assessment, therapy, and outreach in a culturally responsive manner. As Health Service Psychologists, our graduating interns have the foundational skills to work interprofessionally with a variety of healthcare settings.

PCH Clinics’ and Internship’s Diversity Mission - The PCH clinics embrace the diversity embodied within each individual and acknowledges group differences. We strive to provide culturally responsive and evidenced based services in a safe and affirming space. Our clinicians, supervisors, and staff are committed to the promotion and affirmation of diversity in its broadest sense. We recognize that prejudice and discrimination based on sex, gender identity and expression, ethnicity, race, sexual/affectional orientation, age, physical and mental abilities, size, religious beliefs, and socioeconomic class, have historically impacted mental health practices, both in terms of defining mental health issues as well as in the provision of care that is informed by cultural awareness and identity-affirmation. Prejudice and discrimination are incompatable with the professional ethics of a clinical psychologist, the PCH clinics’ commitment to social justice, and they are detrimental to the practice of psychotherapy, assessment, outreach, integrated care, and interprofessional collaborations.

For the 23/24 training year, there will be two tracks: Adult Track (#1526-12) will have three slots and Youth and Family Track (#1526-13) will have one slot. Adult Track interns provide therapy and psychological assessment to adults and older adolescents. We prefer a minimum of 400 intervention and 100 assessment hours, with at least 50% of hours accrued with adult clients. Youth and Family Track interns will be placed on a child therapy and assessment teams. Based on client demands, the youth/family intern may have a few adult clients on their caseloads. We prefer a minimum of 400 intervention and 100 assessment hours, with at least 50% of hours accrued with youth and family clients.  

Interns will receive training in ten competency domains: intervention, assessment, interprofessional collaboration, consultation, supervision, community outreach, diversity, practitioner-scholar methodology, professionalism, and ethical practice. Intern supervisors work from a variety of frameworks such as CBT, DBT, ACT, Integrated CBT, and Mindfulness-based CBT. We do not supervise Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Jungian, or Gestalt.

Pacific University has two training clinics, one in downtown Portland and one in Hillsboro. Interns may work from one or both clinics, depending upon supervisor assignments. All interns are in the Portland clinic for training seminars. These seminars include diversity, interprofessional collaboration, community outreach, along with professional development and self-care. Approximately 20% of interns' workload is spent in supervision and training.

Our ideal interns have developed intermediate competency with therapy and assessment and are eager to learn more. Additionally, qualities of ideal interns are:

  • Self-directed while being an active team member
  • Knows their strengths while still being humble
  • Self-aware and works well in a fast-paced environment with many facets
  • Committed to being the best psychologists while maintaining a sense of humor
  • Interested in a variety of roles psychologist can play, beyond clinical services, including outreach, interprofessional training, and interventions, teaching, etc.  


Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Family Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Group Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Community Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Other: Interprofessional Collaboration, mindfulness, PCIT for Youth & Family Track


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Offenders:
Pediatrics: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Counseling: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Vocational/Career Development: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Religion/Spirituality: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Administration: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - specialty: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)

The PCH Clinics have been serving youth and adult clients for more than 35 years through two primary missions: 1) providing integrated mental health services for underserved, medically disadvantaged, and economically challenged individuals with a variety of health and mental health needs and 2) training mental health care providers to deliver effective integrated, client-centered, trauma-informed, culturally competent care to these individuals. 

Our treatment philosophy is holistic, strength-based, client-centered, trauma informed, culturally responsive and individualized. We utilize evidenced-based psychology and medical practices. The PCH Clinics are a Behavioral Health Home (BHH), similar to a Patient-Centered Medical Home. A BHH is created when an existing mental health organization integrates primary care and other medical services to treat patients holistically and comprehensively. The PCH Clinics currently function at Level 4 of SAMHSA’s framework of integrated healthcare, with the goal of reaching Level 6 within five years. Level 4 can be described as close collaboration onsite with some system integration, whereas Level 6 is full collaboration in a transformed/merged integrated practice.

The PCH Clinics offer primary care and medication management in-house through a partnership with the NCNM. In Oregon, Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are recognized as physicians and have a comparable scope of practice as Medical Doctors. NDs provide primary care, including prescribing psychiatric medications along with natural medicine. Other healthcare services at the PCH Clinics include SLP services. Based on the triple aims of the ACA, integrated care is considered the most responsive, efficient, and effective form of medical and mental health services. We engage in interprofessional collaboration and care integration at the PCH Clinic. Interprofessional collaboration takes many forms, such as communicating with a PCPs or medical providers; engaging in weekly Interprofessional Team Meetings, considering medical, functional, physical, and other health-related issues when treating mental health concerns; patient advocacy; and referrals to specialty services. 

The PCH Clinics treat a variety of mental health problems in adults, couples, youth/children, and families.

Typical adult presenting concerns include depression, bipolar, anxiety, trauma, adjustment, hoarding, obsessive-compulsive, problematic eating, gender dysphoria, poor impulse control, and substance use disorders. We offer treatment for mild to moderate personality disorders, such as borderline, narcissistic, histrionic, avoidant, dependent, and obsessive-compulsive.

Typical youth and family presenting problems are separation anxiety, major depressive disorder, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, reactive attachment disorder, adjustment disorders, eating disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, and ADHD. Through dedication to providing culturally relevant and systemic treatments, clinicians address problems related to environmental stressors such as poverty, family distress, acculturation, and educational disadvantage and challenge. 

Adult EBPs
Stages of Change and Motivational Interviewing
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Seeking Safety and Other Trauma Treatments
Exposure-Based Anxiety Treatment
Therapeutic Yoga & Other Mindfulness Interventions
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Strengths-Based Case Management

Youth and Family EBPs:
Family Psychoeducation and Parent Training
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Collaborative Problem-Solving
Functional Family Therapy
Therapeutic Yoga & Other Mindfulness Interventions
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Strengths-Based Case Management

In addition to our integrated care services and outpatient mental health therapy for adults, youth and families we provide a variety of specialty services. Since the PCH Clinics are part of the School of Professional Psychology, we have access to more than 25 licensed psychologists with a variety of expertise. This variety of expertise creates the opportunity for the PCH Clinics to offer a number of specialty services to our clients. Our specialty services include

  • Psychological assessment of youths who have experienced complex trauma
  • Psychological assessment and therapy with transgender youths and adults
  • Therapy services in Spanish
  • In-vivo exposure-based anxiety treatments for youth and adults
  • ADHD treatment for adults
  • Office-based and in-home treatment of adults with hoarding disorder

We value diverse perspectives & appreciate differences in backgrounds & experiences as they directly benefit the clinics, our staff, our interns and student clinicians the clients & communities we serve.


Adult: #1526-12 (4)

Youth & Family: #1526-13 (1)

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at:  for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023
Number of Completed Applications: 92 116 76 71 96 96
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 44 46 37 30 48 48
Total number of interns: 6 6 5 5 5 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 6 6 5 5 5 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 2 1 3 2 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 5 4 4 2 3 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 5 5 5 5 5 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 1 0 0 0 2
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 7 7 6 2 2 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 34 15 18 60 15 15
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 1 1 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 5 4 5 4 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 2 2 0 0 3
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 2 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 1 1 0 2 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 1 0 2
General Hospital: 0 0 1 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 1 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 1 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 1 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 1 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 2 0 1 1 3 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 1 1 1 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 1 0