Education Programs

Behavioral Health Post Doctoral Residency

BH

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 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.

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.

 

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. The clinic’s close team includes medical, dental and pharmacy, as well as it’s 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, 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. 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: This resident position will work with Dr. Berghuis at our Tukwila clinic. 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 6 medical providers including a natural medicine provider. 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 immunity to varicella, measles, mumps and rubella is a condition of employment. Prospective Residents must provide proof at time of offer. 

Applications are closed for the 2021-2022 program year. We will be posting more information about our Post-Doctoral Resident positions for the 2022-2023 in September 2021.

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   

Meet our Current Post-Doctoral Residents

Tala Nahardani, PsyD

Tala Nahardani, PsyD

Specialty(s): Behavioral Health, Transgender Health

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Hannah Strom, LMHCA, MS

Hannah Strom, LMHCA, MS

Specialty(s): Behavioral Health, Transgender Health

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Danielle Fiore, MA

Danielle Fiore, MA

Specialty(s): Behavioral Health, Transgender Health

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Hayley Hemphill, PsyD

Hayley Hemphill, PsyD

Specialty(s): Behavioral Health, Transgender Health

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Alison Batchelder, PhD

Alison Batchelder, PhD

Specialty(s): Behavioral Health, Transgender Health

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Nadia Jafari, PhD

Nadia Jafari, PhD

Specialty(s): Behavioral Health, Transgender Health

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Caleb Nixon, PsyD

Caleb Nixon, PsyD

Specialty(s): Behavioral Health, Transgender Health

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