Program Information: Western Psychological & Counseling Services/Lifestance Health

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2084
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Western Psychological and Counseling Services/Lifestance Health
Department: Western Psychological & Counseling Services/Lifestance Health
Address: 2222 East Powell Blvd
Gresham, Oregon 97080
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 503-669-4300x
Fax: 503-669-4301
Email: jonim@westernpsychservices.com
Web Address: http://www.westernpsych.com
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.westernpsych.com/about/internships/
Primary Agency Type: Private Outpatient Clinic
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Joni Moon
Chief Psychologist: Daryl Quick
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 14
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 09/06/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 29000.00
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave,
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Interns are eligible for health insurance through WPCS. WPCS pays 75% of the premium and interns pay 25%.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Approximately 8 hours per day mixed with seeing clients, administrative work, training and supervision. Modalities of therapy include individual, couples, group and family.
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: 12/03/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/13/2022
Interview process description:

Due to the ongoing restrictions of Covid-19 pandemic, all interviews will be held on a virtual platform. If restrictions are eased, we may offer on-site interviews.

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, George Fox University, Wright Institute, Argosy, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Palo Alto Univeristy, University of Oregon
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
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 application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
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:
Program Description

Thank you for your interest in WPCS Psychological and Counseling Services’ (WPCS) doctoral psychology internship program.  WPCS offers a 1-year, 1800-hour, full-time doctoral internship that emphasizes learning about the nature of psychopathology using diagnosis, assessment, and an array of treatment approaches.  The training program at WPCS attempts to provide the Intern with the opportunity to begin assuming the professional role of the psychologist, consistent with the practitioner-scholar model.  The model focuses on integrating knowledge that the Intern has already acquired with practical experience derived from the application of skills to clinical work.  It is the goal of WPCS to build on and expand the Intern’s current level of abilities and skills to increase professional competencies and the ability to function as an independent practitioner. 

The training program emphasizes learning about the nature of psychopathology using diagnosis, assessment, and an array of treatment approaches.  WPCS values combining best practice standards in conjunction with a consideration of the Intern’s current level of competency and theoretical orientation, when assessing the needs of the client. WPCS is an outpatient mental health company that serves a variety of populations and mental health diagnoses. In addition, Interns will have the opportunity to work on a multi-disciplinary team.

Multiple supervisory experiences will be provided, as well as diverse learning opportunities.  Interns will be expected to actively participate in case conferences and clinical decisions, and will be considered highly regarded and respected members of the clinical staff.  Once their level of competency and training needs have been assessed, and they are aware of the policies and procedures of WPCS, Inters perform all of the clinical functions for which they are qualified.  Training and professional development activities continue throughout the year to prepare the Intern to function as a competent generalist psychologist.  Interns develop an individualized plan that incorporates their goals with the goals of the agency.

Several qualities will promote the best fit for this opportunity.  Applicants should have some knowledge of evidence-based practices and have an interest in providing brief and long-term focused therapy.  Additionally, Intern applicants should have an interest in working with a wide variety of presenting problems (e.g., depressive, anxiety, bipolar, and personality disorders; parent-child problems; trauma; etc.) and age ranges.  Interns can expect to work with underserved populations and must have an understanding and appreciation for cultural and economic diversity.  Currently, Interns are serving clients with Medicaid and Kaiser insurance and those who elect to cash pay for services

WPCS is committed to providing mental health services that are affordable, accessible and nondiscriminatory.  We understand the importance of recognizing diversity and appreciate the differences and unique experiences of clients, staff, providers, and trainees. We welcome trainees from a variety of backgrounds and encourage those from diverse backgrounds and/or an interest in working with diverse issues that include, but is not limited to, ethnic, racial, sexual orientation, religion and SES to apply to our internship.

 

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:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students: Yes
International Students:
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison:
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
School:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research:
Administration: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - specialty:
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: www.westernpsych.com  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: 35 14 12
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 14 9 9
Total number of interns: 2 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 1 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 2 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 0 2 0 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
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 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 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 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0