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The Future of Behavioral Health

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

In 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 an integrated primary care clinic 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.

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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Applications may be submitted anytime before November 15 of the year prior to the desired contract year.

Our Application Process

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
400 NW Hickory St., Suite 300-A
Albany, OR 97321
Phone: 541-812-5760
Fax: 541-812-5650