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Student Training Program

Clinical Practicum for Mental Health Graduate Students

Portland Anxiety Clinic (PAC) offers a clinical practicum in behavioral health. Students will engage in their fieldwork experiences in the Intermediate Care Programs (ICPs). These programs offer students the opportunity to learn and apply evidence-based cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal treatments for individuals who suffer from a variety of anxiety, anxiety related, and depressive conditions. Typically, students will see individuals and their families who suffer from a variety of problems including obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, body focused repetitive behaviors, trauma spectrum disorders, depressive disorders, and other related conditions.

Requirements: Any student who elects to have their fieldwork completed at PAC must currently be enrolled in a graduate training program (masters or doctoral) in the areas of clinical psychology, counseling psychology, clinical social work, or other related mental health field of study.

Hours and Schedule: Students can be placed at either the full-time level of commitment (16-24 hours/week) or part-time (8-10 hours/week). We are aware that students have academic and other personal commitments and efforts will be made to accommodate pre-existing academic and other commitments. Didactic trainings on evidence-based assessments and psychotherapies are offer one evening a week. Although this is not a requirement for students, this opportunity will greatly enhance your practice and learning.

Starting and End Dates: All field training opportunities typically require a 9- to 12-month training commitment. Typically, students are asked to start their training year in late July or early August. These dates can vary somewhat depending on the student’s academic schedule. There are not currently any opportunities for students to complete a 3- or 6-month field placement. Due to the competitive nature and limited number of slots available, we strongly encourage students to submit their applications 6-months prior to the start date.

Student Responsibilities: Students are assigned to a treatment team along with other student clinicians. These teams are led by postdoctoral residents and post graduate clinicians. Students will disseminate evidence-based assessment and psychotherapy. Students will typically co-facilitate groups and will be assigned to patients individually or in group settings throughout any given training day.

Supervision: All students will work in a live training model where they will have access to a licensed clinical psychologist throughout their time in the program. Additionally, students can schedule individual supervision with their assigned postdoctoral resident or treatment team leader. The number of supervision hours is dependent on the number hours the student is dedicated to spending onsite each week.

Program Director: Brandon A. Markel, PsyD, MBA, ACT, Director of Intermediate Care Programs, Portland Anxiety Clinic.

For Additional Information: Call Portland Anxiety Clinic at 503-894-9630

To Apply: Send an email to Dr. Markel with an updated curriculum vitae to: drbrandonmarkel@portlandanxietyclinic.com

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Clinical Psychology

Portland Anxiety Clinic

Application Procedure

  1. Complete the Application (request the application at drbrandonmarkel@portlandanxietyclinic.com)
  2. Two Letters of Reference from Clinical Supervisors
  3. Letter From your Internship Training Director Describing your Status in Completing your ClinicalInternship Training
  4. CV
  5. Letter from your School or Dissertation Chair Describing the Status of your Dissertation
  6. Copy of your Graduate Transcript

Send All Application Materials to:

Brandon A. Markel, PsyD, MBA, ACT

Director of Intermediate Care

Programs Portland Anxiety Clinic
1130 SW Morrison St. Suite 619

Portland, OR

97205

drbrandonmarkel@portlandanxietyclinic.com

Any applicant who wishes to be considered for placement as a postdoctoral resident must have completed (or is projected to complete) all requirements for the Doctoral Degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. Additionally, the individual must have attended an APA accredited doctoral psychology program or are in the process of completing a program from an accredited institution of higher education. Preference will be given to individuals who are in the process of completing an APA accredited internship or an internship listed on the approved APPIC list.

Goals and Objectives Associated with the Postdoctoral Residency Training Program

The goal of the postdoctoral residency is to teach fellows to effectively assess, conceptualize, and treat individuals and families who suffer from anxiety conditions, anxiety related conditions, OC spectrum disorders, trauma spectrum disorders, depressive disorders, other related conditions, and behavioral disorders using evidence-based methods. Additionally, fellows will learn how to supervise masters and doctoral students using a behavioral orientation-specific model of clinical supervision.

Objectives:

  1. Gain an understanding and application of psychological assessment using evidence-based symptom measures and clinical interviewing to develop a cogent conceptualization and treatment plan.
  2. Develop a skill set associated with the application of evidence-based psychotherapies and supervision of such psychotherapies as it relates to the presenting patient population.
  3. To gain competence in the sub-specialty of the assessment and treatment of specialized patient populations.
  4. To gain a strong understanding of the scientific literature that directly informs the specialty practice of clinical psychology.

 

Supervision

Each postdoctoral fellow will receive a minimum of two hours per week of individual supervision. Fellows are also encouraged to receive additional supervision/consultation from other licensed staff onsite. Supervision will take the form of case conceptualization, development of clinical skills, learning how to navigate managed care authorizations, and developing a professional identity. Supervisors will provide a written evaluation of the fellow’s performance as well as verbal feedback on performance. Written feedback will be provided twice a year.

Fellows are expected to form a formal psychologist resident supervision contract with the Oregon Board of Psychology found here: https://www.oregon.gov/psychology/Pages/Residency.aspx.