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The Future of Behavioral Health

The Samaritan Health Services Psychology Internship Program is dedicated to educating and training upcoming practitioners in psychology. As the national health care model adapts, it is appropriate and important for psychologists to be skilled in collaborating with other health care professionals in order to best serve the public. Such proficiency requires being well informed about the interplay between physical and psychological health, driving use of the biopsychosocial medial.

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 learn how to responsibly consume evidence-based research, as well as how to consult with patients and physicians.

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

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.

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Directors & Interns

Our interns are on the leading edge of behavioral health care in the primary care setting.

Our faculty is knowledgeable, dedicated, attentive and compassionate.

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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 

Samaritan Health Services Psychology Internship Program is a member of APPIC and participates in the APPIC Match. 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
Email: mherman@samhealth.org
Phone: 541-768-5142
Fax: 541-768-5355

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