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Providence Medical Group Postdoctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology

The Providence Medical Group Internship operates under the Psychology Department within Providence Medical Group. This internship was part of a consortium with George Fox University until 2021.

Providence Medical Group (PMG)

Providence Medical Group is a division of Providence Health and Services (PHS), a not-for-profit network of hospitals, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health services and affiliated health services. As part of the greater Providence Health and Services (PHS), which functions in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Montana and California, PHS has a tradition of caring that the Sisters of Providence began more than 150 years ago. PHS strives to “reveal God’s love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through compassionate service.” The core values of PHS are Respect, Compassion, Justice, Excellence and Stewardship. There are 70 primary care clinics and 550 providers within the PMG system. The Providence clinics have implemented the Medical Home Model of primary care, which includes the integration of behavioral health services provided by licensed psychologists. PMG has supported a training relationship with the GFU GSCP in their primary care clinics and regional hospital located in the Newberg service area, for over ten years. This relationship includes practicum training for GSCP students, an Emergency Department consultation service staffed by GSCP faculty and students, and an ongoing professional alliance with the former GSCP Program Director and current George Fox University Associate Provost of External Engagement and Strategic Initiatives, Dr. Mary Peterson, ABPP.

Interns are placed within one of the Providence Medical Group clinics within the Portland-Metropolitan area. Interns spend 32 hours per week in the primary care setting, which includes direct service provision for patients from a wide demographic and diagnostic range, opportunities for case consultation, observation of psychologists and primary care physicians and professional mentoring by supervising psychologists. The onsite Providence psychologist provides a minimum of two hours of individual supervision each week. Each clinic also has a large staff of medical and behavioral health providers that includes: physicians, advanced practice providers (physician assistants and nurse practitioners), clinical pharmacists, behavioral health providers, medical assistants, licensed clinical social workers, coordinated care counselors and nurses. These staff are also available to consult and support interns with patient care and issues that may arise.

Location

Providence Medical group has locations throughout Oregon and SW Washington with most centered around the Portland Metro area. Portland is Oregon’s largest city and cultural center with a current metro area population of 2,174,000. Portland is a progressive city with a variety of museums, coffee shops, Saturday Market, the Waterfront and the Portland Trailblazers (see http://www.portlandonline.com/). Mount Hood is approximately one hour east of Portland, offering a variety of winter sports. The Oregon coast is an 85-minute drive west of Portland. The state of Oregon features 96,981 square miles of diverse terrain such as the Columbia River Gorge, the Cascade Mountain Range and high-desert country.

Facilities

Providence Medical Group clinics are located throughout Portland and the metro area. Clinics function as a Patient Centered Medical Home, they have developed an integrated care model where providers share exam rooms, and a limited number of offices, for Behavioral Health Providers and interns. Staffing patterns will be determined at the time of service.