Education Programs

Behavioral Health Post Doctoral Residency


HealthPoint's Behavioral Health Student/Intern program started in 2004. In 2018, HealthPoint established a Behavioral Health Post Doctoral Residency program.

Model of Care

Residents will have the opportunity to receive extensive training in the Primary Care Behavioral Health Model. This is a unique opportunity to be trained in a fully-integrated interdisciplinary team environment providing services to underserved populations. Our residents are valued members of our team assisting in providing behavioral health care which includes providing brief individual, group, and co-visits with primary care team members.  

Training and Learning Opportunities 

We train our residents throughout the year in relevant behavior change theories such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and acceptance and commitment therapy as well as how to triage and consult in a fast-paced primary care environment. In addition to providing patient care and consultations to our teams, residents have the optional opportunity to engage in quality improvement projects, program evaluations, provide presentations/didactic trainings, mentor and participate in supervision of pre-doctoral psychology interns, and engage in leadership and administrative duties. Residents will have the opportunity to collaborate and engage with our large behavioral team which consists of residents, interns, pre-interns, care coordinators and 17+ full time Behavioral Health Consultants. 

Post Doctoral Residency HealthPoint Locations

Auburn: This position offers the BH resident a unique opportunity within the already innovative and integrated BH model of HealthPoint. Auburn will be launching a new care model offering expanded BH services integrated with medical, dental, pharmacy and care support services in a barrier-free model tailored to our community’s highest needs individuals. The resident will work with Dr. Foster and Dr. Goel, experienced BHCs with HealthPoint Auburn. This residency will offer ample opportunity for patient care experience but also provide experience in implementing, reviewing and refining the new behavioral health focused model of care. As with other sites, the resident will work with a diverse team of clinicians to collaboratively serve our community’s ever-evolving needs. Auburn clinicians include MDs, DOs, NDs, NPs, PAs, DDSs, RNs, RDs, pharmacists, PhDs and MSWs as well multiple learners from many disciplines.

This new model of care will be launched on a freshly remodeled and specifically designed floor of the HealthPoint Auburn in early summer of 2022. Working within this collaborative, patient-driven model of care, there will be time for consultation with HealthPoint Auburn clinicians of all types. Additional training support will include consultation time with psychiatric providers, care support staff and community partners. This position will be best suited to an individual desiring primary care BH experience with additional interests in collaborative care, model design and high touch patient support.

Auburn North: This resident position will work with Dr. Dalbey at our Auburn North Medical Residency Clinic. In 2013, HealthPoint established a Family Medicine Residency program at the Auburn North clinic that trains medical residents in a three-year longitudinal curriculum in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Along with patient care, the psychology resident in this clinic will assist the Behavioral Science faculty (Dr. Dalbey) in the planning, development, and implementation of the behavioral science portion of the family practice residency curriculum, didactic teaching, and consultation with medical residents and faculty. This position is ideal for individuals looking for generalist training with an emphasis in future faculty work within medicine and a career in Behavioral Science Education.

Federal Way: This resident position will work with Dr. Wilson at our Federal Way clinic in Federal Way, WA.  This position offers residents the opportunity to work with a diverse team of medical, dental, and behavioral health clinicians, as well as pharmacy, nutrition, acupuncture, and our community partners like King County Public Health. Our clinic has 11 medical providers, 2 RNs, an in-house Spanish interpreter, and 2 full-time behavioral health staff.  We also have a small sister clinic at one of the local high schools providing school-based services and care.  Additionally, our clinic provides specialty services for OB, Pediatrics, Refugee Health, and Medication-Assisted Treatment for substance use disorders.  Residents will get exposure to applicable The residency position is ideal for individuals looking for generalist training within a fully integrated medical care team.

Kent and Kent Urgent CareThis resident position will work with Drs. Allred and Tiernan at our Kent clinic as well as providing behavioral health services at the Kent Urgent Care location. The Kent location offers a unique training opportunity in both primary care behavioral health (PCBH) and urgent care behavioral health (UCBH) treating a culturally diverse population for a variety of presenting concerns. 

Kent Urgent Care is HealthPoint's only stand-alone urgent care clinic and has a dedicated and diverse staff of regular and float providers and medical assistants. The main Kent clinic is the largest clinic in the HealthPoint system and houses 13 medical providers, as well as two naturopaths, two acupuncturists, a nutritionist, three nurse clinicians, and a clinical pharmacist who take a team-based approach to care with a special focus on racial justice. We also have a full pharmacy and dental clinic on-site. Our clinic provides specialty services for OB, Pediatrics, Refugee Health, and Hepatitis C treatment which the resident will have opportunities to be involved in.

This resident position is ideal for individuals looking for exposure to generalist PCBH and UCBH training with an emphasis on medication-assisted therapy for substance use disorders (primarily AUD, OUD, and tobacco use disorder), gender affirming care, management of chronic conditions, and conducting brief assessments for medical exemption from the US citizenship exam, bariatric surgery evaluations, cognitive impairment, ADHD and ASD, and the opportunity to provide mentoring to one or two pre-doctoral interns.

MidwayThis resident position will work with  Dr Sidhu at our HealthPoint Midway clinic located in Des Moines, WA. This position offers residents the opportunity to work with a diverse team of individuals to collaboratively serve our community by promoting patient health and well-being. The clinic’s close team includes medical, dental, and pharmacy, as well as its community partners (WIC and Valley Cities Behavioral Health) that are also located inside the building. Within medical, residents will work with medical providers (MDs, DOs, NDs, ARNPs, and PAs), ND Residents, acupuncturists, registered dieticians, medical assistants, and support staff. Medical providers with special interests in pediatrics, OB, refugee health, and medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) create a unique experience for behavioral health providers interested in working with any of these populations and those looking for a truly generalist training experience. Additional training opportunities include weekly consultation with psychiatric providers, gender-affirming care, conducting brief assessments for cognitive concerns, participating in N-648 evaluations, and involvement with Centering groups (pregnancy, parenting, and more). This position is ideal for individuals looking for generalist training with an emphasis on working with diverse individuals including our staff, partners, patients, and community members. 

SeaTacThis resident position will work with Dr. Zimberoff at our SeaTac clinic. The SeaTac location serves a highly diverse patient population including individuals born in Latin America, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Bhutan, Ethiopia and Northern India (Punjab). The clinic has a high utilization of Behavioral Health services and many diverse providers. The Lead Provider at the SeaTac location is HealthPoint’s point person for Refugee Care. The SeaTac Clinic has 7 medical providers including a natural medicine provider, acupuncturist, and nutritionist. HealthPoint SeaTac shares a building with Immigrant-friendly services such as a Global to Local, WIC, and Lutheran Refugee and Immigrant Services, as well as a child care facility. There is also a subsidized senior housing right next door. The resident position at HealthPoint SeaTac will focus around mind-body integration and trauma-informed care. This position is ideal for individuals looking for generalist training with an emphasis and exposure to suboxone treatment, brief neuropsychological testing, assessments toward immigrant and citizenship advocacy, chronic disease management, gender-affirming care, well child visits for pediatric patients, and preventive care.

Tukwila/Float: This resident position will work with Dr. Berghuis at our Tukwila clinic 3 days per week and 2 days per week as a float BH resident (working at Tukwila or our other clinics depending on need). This will provide the opportunity to gain experience at most of our clinics over the course of residency. At Tukwila, we serve a highly diverse patient population including individuals born in Latin America, Burma, Nepal, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Northern India (Punjab). The small, close-knit clinic has 5 medical providers. The location also has onsite acupuncture, pharmacy, nutrition, and dental. The location is home to HealthPoint's Dental Residency which trains 4 dental residents. Behavioral health services are fully integrated into clinic services. The resident position at HealthPoint Tukwila is ideal for individuals looking for generalist training with an emphasis on and exposure to team-based care, mind-body integration, trauma-informed care, Suboxone treatment, brief neuropsychological testing, immigrant and citizenship assessments and advocacy, chronic disease management, gender-affirming care, and preventive care.  

Requirements for Application

Completion of APA accredited Doctoral Degree Program in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology. 

License eligible in Washington State for Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA). 

Proof of immunizations and/or immunity to: COVID-19, MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), Varicella, Annual Influenza, TB, Hepatitis B, and Tdap (within last 10 years) is a condition of employment. Prospective Residents must provide proof at the time of offer.

Program year start dates are negotiable upon application. However, start date needs to be between June 15th - August 29th 2022. This is a 1 year Residency.

Applications and materials to apply for the for the 2022-2023 program year are required by December 31, 2021. Please see below for more information about application.


Health Insurance: Medical, Dental, & Vision 

14 paid time off days, 3 CME days, and 10 paid Holidays 


EPPP study time, and reimbursement

How to Apply and Questions

 To apply, please send a Cover Letter, CV, and 2 letters of reference to: Chris Schei, Education Programs Coordinator at 

For program questions, contact: Melissa Baker, PhD, ABPP Board Certified Clinical Health Psychologist Behavioral Health Education Program Director at