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. Many of the sites within the consortium employ more than one doctoral-level licensed psychologist, ensuring opportunities for primary supervision by two on-site doctoral-level licensed psychologists.
For more information about each of these locations, please see their individual pages.
For more general information about the overall internship program check out our FAQ section here.
In addition to the information provided on these pages, you can watch the recording of the September 2019 Training Director’s Panel below.
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 distric.
Woodburn, Oregon, is 20 miles north of Salem and barely an hour from the beaches, the mountains, and the most popular State Park.
See linked document below for travel and lodging information to and from Seattle and Yakima.