Internship training is carried out in a variety of affiliated member training sites.

The Cascades Region of NPTC is composed of member sites within Northwest and Central Washington. HealthPoint in Renton, Washington, will host most of NPTC’s monthly didactic training for interns within the Cascades Region as well as the regional supervisor orientation each summer. Four times each year didactic training will be held at Community Health of Central Washington in Yakima, WA. This will require monthly travel on the part of the interns depending on site placement. Please see map below for an idea of the travel that may be required. 

For more information about each of these locations, please see the individual site pages in the navigation on the right.

For more general information about the overall internship program check out our FAQ section here.

Cascades Region APPIC Training Experiences

The following tables detail the training experiences at each site based on the categories on the APPIC directory website. Please note that experiences may vary by rotation. The purpose of these tables are to provide side-by-side comparisons of experiences available at each site. Sites which list a range of percentages of populations served represent the full range based on whats available depending on rotation.

More details on these experiences are provided by rotation where applicable on each site page.

Treatment Modalities
CHCW HealthPoint
Assessment Exposure (1% to 20%) Experience (21% to 30%)
Brief Intervention Major Area (50%+) Major Area (50%+)
Community Intervention Experience (21% to 30%) Experience (21% to 30%)
Consultation Major Area (50%+) Major Area (50%+)
Couples Intervention Exposure (1% to 20%) Experience (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention Experience (21% to 30%) Experience (21% to 30%)
Evidence Based Practice Major Area (50%+) Major Area (50%+)
Evidence Based Research Exposure (1% to 20%) Experience (21% to 30%)
Family Intervention Experience (21% to 30%) Experience (21% to 30%)
Group Intervention Experience (21% to 30%) Experience (21% to 30%)
Individual Intervention Major Area (50%+) Major Area (50%+)
Long Term Intervention Exposure (1% to 20%) Experience (21% to 30%)
Primary Care Major Area (50%+) Major Area (50%+)
Supervised Experiences
CHCW HealthPoint
Health Psychology Emphasis (31% to 49%) Major Area (50%+)
Women’s Health Experience (21% to 30%) Experience (21% to 30%)
HIV Exposure  (1% to 20%) Experience (21% to 30%)
Eating Disorders Exposure  (1% to 20%) Experience (21% to 30%)
Sexual Disorders Exposure  (1% to 20%) Experience (21% to 30%)
Sports Psychology N/A Experience (21% to 30%)
Rehab Psychology N/A Experience (21% to 30%)
Physical Disabilities Experience (21% to 30%) Experience (21% to 30%)
Learning Disabilities Experience (21% to 30%) Experience (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities Experience (21% to 30%) Experience (21% to 30%)
Assessment Exposure  (1% to 20%) Experience (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology Adult Exposure  (1% to 20%) Experience (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology Child Exposure  (1% to 20%) Experience (21% to 30%)
Serious Mental Illness Exposure  (1% to 20%) Major Area (50%+)
Anxiety Disorders Emphasis (31% to 49%) Major Area (50%+)
Trauma/PTSD Emphasis (31% to 49%) Major Area (50%+)
Sexual Abuse Emphasis (31% to 49%) Major Area (50%+)
Substance Use Disorders Experience (21% to 30%) Major Area (50%+)
Forensics N/A Exposure  (1% to 20%)
Sex Offenders N/A Exposure  (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology Exposure  (1% to 20%) Experience (21% to 30%)
Pediatrics Experience (21% to 30%) Emphasis (31% to 49%)
School Exposure  (1% to 20%) Exposure  (1% to 20%)
Counseling N/A Experience (21% to 30%)
Vocational N/A Exposure  (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy Experience (21% to 30%) Major Area (50%+)
Feminist N/A Experience (21% to 30%)
Religion N/A Major Area (50%+)
Empirically-Supported Treatments Major Area (50%+) Major Area (50%+)
Policy Experience (21% to 30%) Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Program Development Experience (21% to 30%) Experience (21% to 30%)
Supervision Exposure  (1% to 20%) Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Research Exposure  (1% to 20%) Experience (21% to 30%)
Administration Exposure  (1% to 20%) Experience (21% to 30%)
Integrated Health Care – Primary Major Area (50%+) Major Area (50%+)
Integrated Health Care – Specialty Major Area (50%+) Major Area (50%+)
CHCW HealthPoint
Patient Populations
CHCW HealthPoint
Children 27% – 36% 25%
Adolescents 10% – 19% 25%
Adults 35% – 54% 50%
Family 25%
Older Adults 19% – 22% 50%
Inpatients
Outpatient 100% 100%
LGBT 5 25%
Ethnic Minorites 32% – 37% 80%
Spanish Speaking 10% – 15% 50%
French Speaking 10%
Deaf 1% 10%
Students 10%
INT Students 10%
Rural 25%
Urban 75%
Low Income 46% – 50%
Homeless 1%
Number of Counties Served 1 5
Clients Served 27,144 100,000

Cascades Region Area Information

NPTC – Cascades Region member sites are located across northwest and central Washington. For those who like to access the “big city,” Seattle is within driving distance, depending on the site. For the adventurer, the area is close by grand mountain ranges and state and national parks.

Yakima is located about 60 miles southeast of Mount Rainier in Washington and is the state’s ninth largest city by population. Yakima regularly boasts about its 300 days of sunshine each year and 4 distinct seasons, with a community of people from many cultural and ethnic backgrounds. To learn more about the Yakima Valley region go here.

The City of Toppenish, only 20 miles from Yakima, has preserved its beginnings as a rugged western town through restoration and beautification efforts that make it a popular tourist attraction today.

Salem, Oregon, is its third largest city and only 47 miles from Portland. Salem is located an hour from the Cascade mountains to the east and an hour from the ocean beaches to the west. The downtown area has been recognized as one of the region’s most vital retail centers for a community of its size, along with a thriving historic district.

Woodburn, Oregon, is 20 miles north of Salem and barely an hour from the beaches, the mountains, and the most popular State Park.

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