Name: Ashley Woods
Degree: M.S. Clinical Psychology
Title: Predoctoral Intern
Where did you complete internship? Community Health of Central Washington (currently)
Orientation: Psychodynamic with an emphasis on mindfulness and interpersonal functioning
What draws you to primary care? Practicing population based health care as it values a systems approach to promoting health and wellness of individuals and the community as a whole.
What keeps you at CHCW? CHCW provides a rich learning experience and the faculty/supervisors are very supportive.
What do you like about the Yakima area? It is a culturally diverse community with many opportunities to learn about cultures other than ones own. It is sunny nearly everyday during the summer months; and local wines and fresh fruits are always readily available.
What do you do for fun? Attend local community events, try new restaurants/foods, go camping, and travel.
Research interest: My research specialty includes the qualitative study of historical trauma and other issues related to the well-being of indigenous people.