Education Programs

Behavioral Health Post Doctoral Residency

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 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 candidates interested in future faculty work within medicine and a career in Behavioral Science Education.  

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. 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, and a clinical pharmacist who take a team-based approach to care with a special focus on racial justice. Training opportunities will also include medication-assisted therapy for opiate use disorder, gender affirming care, and the opportunity to provide mentoring to an intern.

Midway: This resident position will work with Dr. Mayberry and 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. Our close team includes medical, dental and pharmacy, as well as our community partners (WIC and Valley Cities Behavioral Health) within our location. Within medical, residents will work with medical providers (MDs, DOs, NDs, and ARNPs), ND residents, acupuncturists, registered dieticians, medical assistants, and support staff. Providers with special interests in pediatrics, OB, refugee health, and medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) create a unique experience for those with special interest in 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. 

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 immunity to varicella, measles, mumps and rubella is a condition of employment. Prospective Residents must provide proof at time of offer. 

Applications and materials are due by Friday, January 1st.

Benefits

Health Insurance: Medical, Dental, & Vision 
 

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

401(k) 

EPPP Study Time 

How to Apply and Questions

To apply, please send a Cover Letter, CV, and 3 letters of reference to: Chris Schei, Education Programs Coordinator at cschei@healthpointchc.org. 

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