Internship Partners

We are proud to partner with the National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC). NPTC collaborative consortium consisting of behavioral health and primary care service centers throughout the United States focused on provision of services with rural and underserved patients.

NPTC Executive Training

The executive training staff of NPTC-Cascades include the President/CEO, Adam Andreassen, Psy.D., Regional Assistant Training Director, David Bauman, Psy.D., and Director of Accreditation and Compliance, Katherine Dixon, M.A. The Cascades Region of NPTC is comprised of sites located in Washington and Oregon. The Executive Training Office for NPTC is located in the Central Region in Springfield, Missouri.

Mission Statement

Training Tomorrow’s Psychologist in the Discipline and Practice of Psychology with Rural and Underserved Patients

The mission of NPTC-Cascades closely aligns with the vision and mission of the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Rural Health (CRH). The mission of NPTC-Cascades emulates that of the CRH in the following ways: 1) ensuring availability of behavioral and physical health services; 2) improving the availability and retention of psychologists; 3) increasing psychological services; and 4) encouraging collaborative care to reduce behavioral health care stigmas.

NPTC History

The National Psychology Training Consortium is an applied training organization for individuals completing an education in the professional practice of psychology or for individuals who have recently completed a doctoral level academic program and are working to obtain licensure. NPTC-Cascades provides psychological interns the opportunity to take substantial responsibility for fulfilling major professional and psychological functions in the context of appropriate supervisory support and professional role modeling. NPTC-Cascades partners with community agencies to provide a sequential, cumulative, and graded training environment. The objective of the internship is to prepare entry-level practitioners to function effectively in integrated primary care settings and to provide services to a variety of populations in rural health care.