Post-Doctoral Training



The Postdoctoral Residency at CVCH offers advanced training in clinical psychology and health psychology due to its emphasis on Integrated Primary Care model. We are a Patient-Centered Medical Home and behavioral health services are fully integrated. The program’s overall goal is to train competent, ethical, and self-aware psychologists, who have acquired the requisite knowledge and skills for the practice of professional psychology. The Residents learns to focus on the patient from a whole-person perspective consistent with a biopsychosocial conceptualization and engages in a wide variety of clinical activities which are required of a psychologist in an Integrated Primary Care setting as a Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC). Our program is firmly rooted in the practitioner-scholar model. We emphasize experiential learning with a strong emphasis on scholarly approach and research as a means of informing the clinical practice.


  • Integrated primary care
  • Multidisciplinary consultation
  • Community health psychology
  • Chronic illness management
  • Health behavior change
  • Psychological assessment
  • Crisis management
  • Program development and evaluation
  • Supervision of pre-doctoral interns in our APA-accredited internship program
  • Clinical work with underserved population


Applicants should be comfortable in a fast-paced work environment that can change throughout the day and have an interest in Health Psychology. The CVCH Behavioral Medicine Postdoctoral Residency position is a one year, full-time position with a flexible start time.  Preference will be given to candidates who can start in late July to early August of 2022.

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 as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Advanced Social Worker (LASW), Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). This generally requires 3,000 hours of post-Master’s degree supervised experience or 3 years of full-time work experience. Our agency will provide extensive support in obtaining the required licensure to qualified candidates.

See the DOH Mental Health Professions website for more details:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV to Dr. Whitfield at We will continue to receive applications until the position has been filled. Applicants that we are interested in will be contacted for a phone interview and possibly an onsite interview. Candidates chosen for an interview must provide 3 letters of reference or provide 3 people that can be contacted by phone for a reference.