Dear Prospective Intern:
Welcome to the Doctoral Internship program in Health Service Psychology at Columbia Valley Community Health (CVCH) in Wenatchee, WA. Our program offers an in-depth training and applied clinical experience within an integrated primary care/ community health center setting in the beautiful North Central Washington state. With emphases on support and flexibility, our objective is to provide a stimulating learning environment in which interns hone their clinical and scholarly skills and acquire expertise that allows them to work in a variety of professional settings after graduation.
The overall goal of CVCH’s Doctoral Internship is to provide broad-based, generalist training in nine different competencies that are supportive of our model of integrated healthcare in a community health setting that provides a broad spectrum of mental health services that ranges from prevention, consultation, brief therapy, as well as long-term therapy, and assessment and psychological testing.
The internship begins in the last week of July each year and runs for 12 months/52 weeks. The current stipend is $34,715.20. Interns receive three weeks of paid time off (PTO) and are eligible for benefits, such as dental insurance, medical insurance, and disability insurance. All candidates that will be considered must have a Master’s degree in psychology, mental health counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy, or another related field and must be eligible for Master’s level licensure in Washington State at that Associate-level or above. If you match with us, our agency will provide extensive support in obtaining the required licensure. See the DOH Mental Health Professions website for more details:
We know how anxiety-provoking the application and interview process is, and so we strive to make it as stress-free as possible. Do not hesitate to reach out to us with questions or comments. We look forward to hearing from you.
To learn more about the program, please review a copy of our current Behavioral Medicine Doctoral Internship Manual located at the bottom of this page.
Misha Whitfield, Psy.D.
Director of Training
Columbia Valley Community Health
600 Orondo Avenue
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology at Columbia Valley Community Health is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) Commission on Accreditation.
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 Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002