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The Future of Behavioral Health

The Samaritan Health Services psychology internship program offers two different tracks, the Medical/Health Psychology track and the Neuropsychology track.

The Medical/Health Psychology track emphasizes integration of mental and behavioral health services within primary care. The track is devoted to training clinical health psychologists capable of functioning as scientific investigators and as practitioners, consistent with the highest standards of clinical health psychology, including those of the American Psychology Association. Participants have the option to do a rotation with neuropsychology.

The Neuropsychology track consists of two rotations conducting neuropsychological evaluations within collocated primary care settings and a sports medicine clinic.  A third rotation focuses more broadly on medical/health psychology and psychotherapeutic interventions.

Each track will afford a wide variety of training experiences and intern preference for rotations is taken into consideration when designing a training plan that develops the skills necessary for entry-level psychologists.

Mission Statement

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

Training Goals

Tracks consist of three different rotations and each rotation includes a major area of emphasis (24 hours per week) and minor area of emphasis (8 hours per week). The other 8 hours of the training week will be divided amongst didactics, research activity, class socialization and administration activities.

Trainees work with the training committee to develop their training plan for the year at the outset of the internship.

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Accreditation Status

The Samaritan Health Services psychology internship program is not currently accredited by the APA. Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation.

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st St. NE, Washington DC, 20002
Telephone: 202-336-5979 

APPIC Membership Status 

The Samaritan Health Services psychology internship program is a non-member of APPIC but participates in the APPIC Match and has applied for membership.  This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.  

Application Process

The psychology internship program at Samaritan Health Services abides by the APPIC and APA standards, policies and selection procedures. Applicants must be qualified and participate in the interview process. 

Internship applications must be submitted by Nov. 16.

Application Details

Contact Us

For more information about the Medical/Health Psychology track, contact Michael D. Herman, PsyD, Director of Clinical Training
Samaritan Family Medicine Resident Clinic
3517 NW Samaritan Dr., Suite 201
Corvallis, OR 97330
Phone: 541-768-5142
Fax: 541-768-5355

For more information about the Neuropsychology track, contact Robert R. Fallows, PsyD, Director of Neuropsychology, Assistant Director of Clinical Training
Samaritan Neuropsychology - Albany
534 NW Pleasant View Way, Suite 200
Albany, OR 97321
Phone: 541-812-5760
Fax: 541-812-5650