Psychology Fellowship Rotations

CHCW offers a variety of experiences for fellows related to behavioral health integration. Specifically, there are three post-doctoral fellowship tracks; Pediatric, School-Based Health, and Family Medicine tracks.

Take a Virtual Tour

Tour around our Central Washington Family Medicine Residency Clinic (CWFMR) with our very own Behavioral Health Fellow Hilary Richardson, M.A., and one of our CWFMR resident’s Onel Martinez, D.O.

Pediatric Track

The Pediatric Track is designed to allow fellows to gain experiences working with children and adolescents in a robust PCBH pediatric clinic. Fellows will also provide behavioral scientists experiences (e.g., shadowing of Family Medicine residents) within the CWFM residency. Lastly, fellows will also have opportunities to engage in quality improvement projects and expand on their leadership knowledge base and skill set, with the goal being for fellows to be prepared to take on director roles in medical clinics upon graduation.

Tour of Yakima Pediatrics

Tour around Yakima Pediatrics with our very own Behavioral Health Intern Alyssa Gonzalez, M.Ed., and learn about the unique experiences on this particular rotation!

School Based Health Track

The School Based Health Track is designed to allow fellows to gain experiences working with children and adolescents in a robust School Based Health Centers throughout Yakima and surrounding areas. Fellows will also provide behavioral scientists experiences (e.g., shadowing of Family Medicine residents) within the CWFM residency.

Lastly, fellows will also have opportunities to engage in quality improvement projects and expand on their leadership knowledge base and skill set, with the goal being for fellows to be prepared to take on director roles in medical clinics upon graduation.

Other Experiences:

Shadowing and providing feedback to family medicine residents (Location: CWFM/Ellensburg, 1 clinic per week: RES):

Fellows will shadow residents in their clinics and provide patient centered communication and psychosocial medicine feedback. This experience will help prepare them for employment as Behavioral Scientists in family medicine residencies.

Experiential Learning and Group Supervision (1 clinic per week: EL):

One afternoon per week (except the week of consortium didactics) will be used to provide fellows with an in-depth, interactive learning experience in which they will practice skills and discuss topics relevant to PCBH and the practice of psychology. This time will also be used for group supervision in the form of case presentations and consultation. This will take place at CWFM.

Leadership Development:

Fellows will progress through a Leadership Development Curriculum. This curriculum will have assigned readings throughout the year, as well as a Quality Improvement project related to program initiatives within the PCBH Clinical and Training Departments (See Quality Improvement Project for more details). Fellows will work closely with CHCW leaders, as well as attend leadership meetings throughout the year.

Experiential Learning and Group Supervision (1 clinic per week: EL):

One afternoon per week (except the week of consortium didactics) will be used to provide fellows with an in-depth, interactive learning experience in which they will practice skills and discuss topics relevant to PCBH and the practice of psychology. This time will also be used for group supervision in the form of case presentations and consultation. This will take place at CWFM.

Projects and Paperwork Time (.5-1.5 clinics per week: PPW):

One afternoon per week (except the week of consortium didactics) will be used to provide fellows with an in-depth, interactive learning experience in which they will practice skills and discuss topics relevant to PCBH and the practice of psychology. This time will also be used for group supervision in the form of case presentations and consultation. This will take place at CWFM.

Quality Improvement Project:

Fellows will design and implement a quality improvement project at a CHCW clinic. Quality improvement consists of systematic and continuous actions that lead to measurable improvement in healthcare settings and the health status of targeted patient groups. Fellows will have the flexibility in the topic and are encouraged to focus on a quality improvement area that interests them. The project will culminate in a presentation, forum TBA. Projects will not be penalized based on whether or not improvements are made but rather the thought, planning, and critical analysis that is put into the project.

Projects will be evaluated based on:

  • Addressing an identified need
  • Sustainability
  • Consideration of all members of the team
  • Research methodology
  • Use of the Plan, Do, Study, Act model
  • Presentation