Program Information: Cascades Region

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2044
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: National Psychology Training Consortium
Department: Cascades Region
Address: 955 Powell Avenue SW
Renton, Washington 98057
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
Distance from Major City: HealthPoint sites are within 23 miles of Seattle; CHCW sites 2.5 hours from Seattle
Phone: 417-812-6495
Fax: 816-301-6233
Email: aandreassen@psychologyinterns.org
Web Address: https://psychologyinterns.org/cascades-current-sites/
Brochure Website's Address: https://psychologyinterns.org/wp-content/uploads/Cascades-Internship-Brochure_2022.pdf
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Consortium
  • Other
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Adam Andreassen
Chief Psychologist: David Bauman
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 19
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 06/15/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 12
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 35000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): • Interns are provided with 24 hours (~3 days) of CME/Professional development time. • Interns are provided with at least eight (8) holidays. HealthPoint observes ten (10 holidays). • Malpractice insurance for anyone not already covered by their school • Interns are provided with access to health insurance, vision coverage, and dental coverage. Vision and dental insurance are provided to interns for free. • Health insurance is free for CHCW interns and at reduced cost at HealthPoint. • Interns at CHCW are also provided with Disability insurance and Life insurance. • Discounts on EPPP study materials through partner agency (all interns and alumni)
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns daily schedule and experiences vary by clinic site; however, most interns work normal daily hours (8 am-5 pm) Monday-Friday, except for some sites may require working one day per week where they come in later and work until early evening (e.g., 7 or 8 pm). These requirements are laid out in the intern manual and discussed prior to internship so interns are aware of the expectations. More information about the sites can be found on our website.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?No
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? Yes
Details of the above affiliations National Psychology Training Consortium is partially affiliated with both The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Pacific University School of Professional Psychology. These partial affiliations state that between equal candidates, students from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology or Pacific University School of Professional Psychology will be given preference. Interns from other programs will still be considered and are encouraged to apply.
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/21/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/08/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

The National Psychology Training Consortium requires that the AAPI Online application service be used by all applicants in order to be considered for our internship training program. Each of our regions is considered a separate application and each site within our regions is listed as a separate experience to which someone can choose to apply. For example, applicants will find the following three application options within AAPI:

  • National Psychology Training Consortium – Central Region
  • National Psychology Training Consortium – Great Lakes Region
  • National Psychology Training Consortium – Cascades Region

Our individual sites are then listed much like you would see “tracks” or “rotations” listed within other internships. You can apply to as many or as few of these opportunities as you choose within one regional application (i.e. you still only pay for three applications even if you apply to 14 different locations!). However, due to the limitations of the AAPI, only one cover letter can be submitted. In your cover letter for each region, please indicate all the sites you are applying to in separate paragraphs listing the various ways you are a good fit for each of them. Our sites are well accustomed to this practice and will not penalize anyone for mentioning other sites in their cover letter.

The following information is required:

  • Cover letter specifying the sites being applied to and why the intern is a good fit for each
  • APPIC AAPI as designated on the online application
  • Three letters of reference

NPTC will be hosting a Virtual Open House on September 21, 2021 providing a general overview of the training program from 10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific time. There will be a Cascades Region specific meeting hosted on September 22nd, 2021 to discuss the opportunities available within the Cascades Region from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Pacific time. Go here to RSVP for these events: https://fpls.in/virtualopenhousersvp.

Eligible applications are reviewed and ranked by a combination of NPTC staff and individual site directors. A select group of applicants are invited for interview. Notification of invitation to interview will be made by December 8th.

NPTC will also host a meeting in December to discuss the interview process and to give applicants the opportunity to ask questions they have. More information about this meeting will be provided closer to the event. Sites in the Cascades Region will also host their own individual interview days in January. Applicants will be given date options to choose from for the site(s) they are invited to interview with. Interview days consist of multiple 30 minute individual interviews, group discussion, and introductions to the site, staff and area. These interviews take most of the day for the day selected. More information on interview dates and process will be available soon on the individual site pages.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Pacific University Washington State University George Fox University Palo Alto Univ (formerly Pacific Grad Schl Psych) Antioch University - New England Antioch University - Seattle Azusa Pacific University Chicago School of Professional Psychology - Chicago Florida Institute of Technology Kansas City University Midwestern University Midwestern University - Glendale Minnesota School Prof Psych, Argosy - Twin Cities Northwest University Seattle Pacific University Texas A&M University University of Alaska Joint Fairbanks / Anchorage University of Central Florida University of North Carolina - Charlotte University of Oregon University of San Francisco University of St. Thomas University of Utah Western Michigan University Wright Institute
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: Yes
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 ranking deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 250
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree 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: Please note that travel to monthly didactics is required. Didactics is held for one day at the beginning of each month either in Renton, WA or Yakima, WA. Applicants should review the map located on the NPTC website (https://psychologyinterns.org/cascades-current-sites/) and make note of the distance between the site(s) they wish to apply and these locations. Sites will also make travel reimbursement considerations depending on the distance between the intern's office location and didactics. All NPTC Cascades Region sites require interns to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved exemption prior to their start date. Many NPTC sites require background checks and drug screens prior to beginning the internship. Eligibility to begin internship, even after match, is contingent on a satisfactory background check, which, depending on the position, may include review of conviction records, credit histories, &/or driving records. If a matched intern fails to pass a background check or drug screen, NPTC reserves the right to withdraw the invitation to match with the intern. For more detailed information on which sites require background checks and what their specific requirements are, please see the individual site pages on our website. NPTC-Cascades accepts applicants from non-APA accredited schools, but only those that have had or that have been approved for an APA site visit.
Program Description

Welcome to the NPTC-Cascades Region! The National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) is a collaborative consortium which employs an empirically-informed competency-based practitioner-scholar model while training prospective psychologists in the integration, discipline and practice of clinical psychology focusing on provision of services in rural and underserved health care. The Cascades Region has been fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the APA since October 20th, 2019, with our next site visit occurring in 2022. NPTC-Cascades has been an APPIC member since 2017.

The Cascades Region is made up of two Community Health Center’s within the state of Washington, HealthPoint and Community Health of Central Washington (CHCW). These two organizations share a common value of providing future psychologists and medical providers training in a fully integrated community health center. Operating as behavioral health consultants (BHCs) via the Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model, predoctoral interns will work alongside medical professionals and trainees to provide patients holistic care. Specifically, our health centers embrace the philosophy of GATHER (Reiter et al., 2018). Our BHCs are true Generalists, serving all ages and conditions seen in primary care. They strive to be Accessible to their community by being imbedded and fully integrated within primary care clinics and providing same-day access for patients and providers. Further, the BHCs are Team-oriented and work side-by-side with all medical personnel, including medical providers, nurses, medical assistants, pharmacists, interpreters, etc. We also value being Highly productive and applying population-based principles to behavioral health; meaning, we strive to provide meaningful and intentional interventions to as much of our community as possible. This value of high productivity also corresponds with our value of social justice, as our communities often do not have access to behavioral health providers. Our BHCs also value being Educators to our community and our medical organizations; essentially, we want our entire communities and health centers to be more aware of the interconnection between physical and behavioral health. Lastly, we want to be a Routine part of the health system and work to ensure that BHC involvement in patient care and clinic workflows is the expectation, rather than the exception. Due to our organizations being Community Health Centers, interns will be able to work with a variety of patients from different backgrounds, which are culturally diverse, and largely underserved. Further, our mission of being a CHC is rooted in social justice and ensuring healthcare is provided to every individual within our communities.

HealthPoint – HealthPoint has several clinic locations for our doctoral psychology internship program. All of our clinics are within 23 miles of Seattle. HealthPoint’s mission is to provide services to individuals and communities in King County that are unable to receive care in the city of Seattle. Each intern will be assigned to either one large clinic or two smaller clinics where he/she/they will split his/her/their time. All clinics will provide the same training opportunities and model of care, but clinics to have some variability in populations served and some individual clinic services (OBGYN, pediatrician, natural medicine providers are examples). Please see our website to learn more about the opportunities at HealthPoint https://www.healthpointchc.org/join-our-team/education-programs/behavioral-health-education-training!

Community Health of Central Washington (CHCW) is located in Yakima, Washington. Two hours southeast of Seattle, Yakima is a metropolitan agricultural community rich in culture and, for a health professional, rich in opportunities to make a difference in people’s lives. For more information about the Yakima area of Washington go here: https://www.cwfmr.org/enjoy-yakima-valley/.

Interns matched to CHCW will provide services within three different clinic locations through specific rotations, including a full spectrum family medicine residency clinic, a pediatric clinic, and a rural clinic. Please see our website to learn more about the opportunities at CHCW/YNHS http://chcw.org/predoctoral-clinical-psychology-internship-program/

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other: Quality Improvement Project

Experience

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

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: https://psychologyinterns.org/cascades-current-sites/  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
Number of Completed Applications: 81 38 96 117 125
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 60 35 81 80 78
Total number of interns: 9 10 10 10 10
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 8 9 10 10 10
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 4 5 2 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 8 6 5 8 9
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 8 6 9 9 10
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 1 1 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 2 0 1 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 0 0 2 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 51 25 87 93 67
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 2 0 0 0 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 5 7 7 9
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 3 3
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 1
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 1 0 0 2
Other Medical Center: 0 2 7 5 2
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 1 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 1 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 1 1 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 1 1 0 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 2 2 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 2 0 0 1
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 1 0 0 1 0