Department : 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: 3600 NW Samaritan Drive
Corvallis, Oregon 97330
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
Distance from Major City: 27 miles south of Salem, OR
Phone: 541-768-2146x
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Private General Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Private General Hospital
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Terra Benett-Reeves
Chief Psychologist: Petra Zdenkova
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 12
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 07/15/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 37000
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): Time available for engagement in Samaritan Employee Resource Groups that encourage connections with employees related to diversity factors. Paid coverage for language proficiency exam and certification along with time off needed to take exam. Four (4) paid professional days for dissertation defense, conference time, and residency interviews.
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. 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 primarily 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: 11/06/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 11/21/2023
Tentative interview date: 01/24/2024, 01/25/2024
Interview process description:

Qualified applicants will be invited to an Interview Day. Currently, there are 2 days planned for potential interviews, 1/24/24 and 1/25/24. For the 2024 interview season, interviews will be virtual. The interview will be scheduled over a 1/2 day period and involves the applicant selecting one of the morning or afternoon schedules for the specified days. Applicants will meet will meet internship program staff and supervisors and 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 will include a welcome message and updates to the program (as pertinent), followed by interviews. A virtual hour will be 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, William James College, Southern Illinois University, Adler University, Georgia Southern University, and Palo Alto 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: 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 (if applicable): 350
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 50
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 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 assessment 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 three (3) positions in the Medical/Health Psychology track. The track consists 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. 

The Medical/Health Psychology track (#236112) requires 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.

Our site 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


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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Exposure (1% to 20%)
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%)


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: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Exposure (1% to 20%)
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%)
Sexual Offenders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Pediatrics: Exposure (1% to 20%)
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%)

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 2023-2024
Number of Completed Applications: 27 21 66 57 93 87 87
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 17 13 24 22 30 30 27
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 3 3 3 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 3 3 3 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 1 1 1 2 2 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 4 3 3 2 1 1 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 4 4 3 3 3 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 7 11 12 22 9 5 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 105 65 98 84 57 26 6
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0
Consortium: 0
University Counseling Center: 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0
Psychiatric facility: 0
Correctional facility: 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0
School district/system: 0
Independent practice setting: 1
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0