Program Information: Samaritan Family Medicine

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2361
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Samaritan Health Services
Department: Samaritan Family Medicine
Address: 534 NW Pleasant View Way
Suite 200
Albany, Oregon 97321
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
Distance from Major City: 27 miles south of Salem, OR
Phone: 541-768-5142x
Fax: 541-768-5355
Email: mherman@samhealth.org
Web Address: https://www.samhealth.org/careers-education/graduate-medical-education/our-programs/psychology-internship-program
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.samhealth.org/-/media/SHS/Documents/English/321-Medical-Education/Samaritan-Health-Services-Psychology-Internship-Training-Manual-321.pdf
Primary Agency Type: Private General Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Private General Hospital
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Michael Herman
Chief Psychologist: Marcus Alderman
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 15
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/19/2021
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 25500
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Upon start of the training year with Samaritan, interns will meet with the DCT and ADCT and review program materials and proceed through hospital and department orientation. Ultimately, there are a number of training clinics and supervisors to choose from in creating the Major/Minor/Long Term case combination for each training Block. To assist the interns in creating their plan, during the orientation period at the outset of the year, they are introduced to and spend time with each supervisor in rotation meetings/presentations. During this time the supervisors provide a detailed description of their site and supervisory style. The interns are encouraged to take notes and ask questions during these meetings. The interns are then given a Block 1-3 worksheet with space to fill in Major, Minor, and Long Term Case locale and supervisor through the entire year, including days of the week on service. This year long plan is then vetted with the Training Committee who ask follow up questions in relation to the intern's overall career trajectory and how their plan informs or adds to that trajectory, as well as how their plan will challenge them in areas of growth. A plan can be approved or amended during the Training Committee vetting, which is done collaboratively with the intern. This plan can be adjusted through the year, and it is the intern who brings such requests back to the Training Committee for discussion and implementation of such changes. Throughout the week, interns are expected to work no less or more than 40 hours per week. The work day will mirror the structure of the primary supervisor's work day. Each intern will receive a maximum of 5 hours of supervision per week, 4 hours being individual and 1 hour being in a group. The 28 clinical hours are based on 4 clinical days (between major, minor, and long term cases), which would provide a total of 32 hours, minus the 4 hours of clinical supervision then received. The fifth day, to make a 40 hour work week, is then spent in didactics, group supervision, journal club, research, social, and administration time for the interns.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
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: 11/16/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 11/30/2020
Interview notification date time zone: Pacific Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/20/2021
Interview process description:

Qualified applicants will be invited to an Interview Day, at current there are 3 days planned for potential interviews 1/20/21, 1/27/21, and 1/28/21. For the 2021 interview season, ALL interviews will be virtual. The interview will be scheduled over a 1 day period and involves the applicant selecting one of the full days where they will meet internship program staff and supervisors, participate in an interview series with program supervisors, be provided with an overview of clinic layout and workflow, and be able to ask questions of their own regarding the program. The interview day, regardless of which day, will include a welcome message and updates to the program (as pertinent), followed by a series of 45 min interviews. The virtual lunch hour is hosted by the current intern cohort. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: We have matched with interns from: George Fox University, Pacific University, Nova South Eastern University, John F. Kennedy University, Carlos Albizu University, University of Oregon, University of San Francisco, Marshall University, Alliant International University - Los Angeles, William James College. This past year was our fourth year with active interns, as such our breadth of students we have matched with should continue to increase over time.
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 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: 350
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 50
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 Accepted
Non-Accredited 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

 

Mission Statement

Equip the psychologists of tomorrow by providing ethical, comprehensive, integrated and innovative training in the field of health psychology and neuropsychology.

 

Training Philosophy

Samaritan Health Services is dedicated to educating and training upcoming practitioners in psychology.  As the national healthcare model adapts, it is appropriate and important for psychologists to be skilled in collaborating with other healthcare professionals in order to best serve the public.  Such proficiency requires being well-informed about the interplay between physical and psychological health.  Similarly, as psychologists merge into medical primary care clinics, generalist training is key in effectively providing primary psychological care.  Thus, the Samaritan internship program espouses a generalist training model; this includes traditional mental health services, health psychology, and neuropsychology as the most salient areas of training for primary care.

Effective psychologists must also have skill in reviewing literature and research as well as clinical skills.  To achieve this goal, our training program adheres to a practitioner/scholar model.  Interns will learn how to responsibly consume evidence-based research as well as how to consult with patients and physicians. 

 

The Samaritan Health Services psychology doctoral internship program contains two different tracks, the Medical/Health Psychology track and the Neuropsychology track. Tracks consist of three different rotations and each rotation consists of a “Major” area of emphasis (24-32 hours per week) and “Minor” area of emphasis (8 hours per week; optional). The other 8 hours of the training week are divided amongst didactics, research activity, class socialization, and administration activities. Interns work with the training committee to develop their training plan for the year at the outset of internship. Please refer to the “training experiences” section at the conclusion of this section for a listing of all the different rotations available. A sample training plan for the year is also provided.

In the Medical/Health Psychology track (#236112), at least two of the three major rotations during the training year consist of experiences emphasizing integration of mental and behavioral health services within primary care. These are primary care placements, with the intern operating as a part of an integrated care team. While the overall goal of this track is to provide experience within a Behavioral Health Consultant model of care, there is some variation in implementation that is based on supervisor style/practice, population being served, and specific clinic needs and set up. Typically, a caseload will include each of: patients with a primary mental health diagnosis, patients with a primary medical diagnosis or condition, and a high level of comorbidity of both mental and behavioral health conditions.

The Neuropsychology track (#236113) consists of two blocks (two 4-month rotations) conducting neuropsychological evaluations within an outpatient neuropsychology clinic and a sports medicine clinic. These major rotations can be either 4 days a week (with no additional minor rotation) or 3 days a week (with a different minor rotation). Minor rotations typically include experiences in a health psychology site. However, a minor rotation is also offered in primary care neuropsychology with an adult focus and a minor or major rotation is offered in pediatric neuropsychology.  The Neuropsychology track meets Division 40/Houston Conference guidelines for training in Neuropsychology, with neuropsychology track interns spending 50-75% of their time within neuropsychology over the course of the training year. 

Each track affords a wide variety of training experiences and intern preference for rotations is taken into consideration when designing a training plan that meets training needs of developing skills for entry level psychologists. 

 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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 : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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:
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Pediatrics: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
School:
Counseling:
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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://www.samhealth.org/careers-education/graduate-medical-education/our-programs/psychology-internship-program  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
Number of Completed Applications: 27 21 66 57
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 17 13 24 22
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 1 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 4 3 3 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 4 4 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 7 11 12 22
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 105 65 98 84
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 3 4 4 4
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0