Training Opportunities at Portland Mental Health & Wellness
Portland Mental Health and Wellness is a private, group practice that offers externs and postdocs with an interest in working with clients of diverse and intersecting identities an exciting opportunity to deepen their therapy skills. Our clinicians practice from relational and process-oriented models and focus on the whole person in the context in which they live. Staff psychologists practice from Gestalt and Psychodynamic frameworks and utilize a therapeutic model of supervision in an effort to both support and challenge our trainees to attend to both their patients and their own process.
Portland Mental Health & Wellness has two locations in Portland to which clinicians may be assigned: 3050 SE Division St., Ste 215, Portland, OR 97202 and 1785 NE Sandy Blvd, Ste 270, Portland, OR 97232
Portland Mental Health & Wellness is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic clinical staff. We are committed to sustaining a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from underrepresented or marginalized groups. We are an equal opportunity training site; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for clinical fieldwork placement without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, as well as those not protected by law.
Portland Mental Health and Wellness provides advanced clinical placements (those who are in their internship application year) for doctoral students from George Fox University, Pacific University, and the University of Oregon. This is a primary placement (16 hrs/wk minimum). The placement includes the following:
- Brave space environment to challenge, develop, and grow personally and professionally
- Days: Mondays 9 AM – 6:30 PM and an additional training day 9 AM – 6 PM during same week.
- Caseloads: 10 patients/week by October
- Weekly individual supervision and group supervision
- Alternating biweekly didactic training and process group
- Some limited assessment opportunities available (Interested students must have prior coursework covering projective assessment, specifically the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS))
We expect our trainees to have advanced clinical skills, including the ability to demonstrate interest and curiosity with ambiguity and uncertainty and be prepared to explore their own process and clinical judgment. As such we are only accepting applications from doctoral students with master’s degrees.
We anticipate offering six extern placements for the 2020-2021 training year.
If you are interested in applying for the following academic year we typically start accepting applications in January or February (depending on the requirements of each program) for the following year’s practicum placement positions. Application materials must include the following to be considered complete and ready for review:
- Letter of Interest
- Current CV
- The most recent review from your current externship placement
For more information or to apply please contact our Training Coordinator, Del Rapier, Psy.D. at email@example.com
PSYCHOLOGIST RESIDENT (POSTDOC) PLACEMENTS
Postdoctoral Psychology Position
Portland Mental Health and Wellness currently offers three full-time psychologist resident (postdoc) placements each year. Supervision and training is a combination of weekly didactic seminars, biweekly consultation group, biweekly supervision of supervision group, and individual supervision. Postdocs gain experience in the year-long supervision of two doctoral students, as well as co-leading a group.
If you are interested in applying for the 2020-2021 academic year postdoc positions please CLICK HERE to first review the full position description.