Providence Regional Cancer Partnership (PRCP) is a comprehensive cancer program integrating medical and radiation oncology, chemotherapy, integrative medicine, and psycho-social-spiritual support services. PRCP is a joint venture by The Everett Clinic, Western Washington Medical Group, Northwest Radiation Oncology and Providence Everett Medical Center.
The psychology training program provides structured pre-internship opportunities for psychology students in doctorate degree programs. The training program provides interns with an opportunity to:
- Assess the needs of patients with cancer;
- Learn about the psycho-social dimensions of living with cancer;
- Provide short-term counseling to patients and their families;
- Work with oncologists, nurses, and other health care providers in a multi-disciplinary setting;
About Psychosocial Support Services
The purpose of the psychosocial support program is to provide cancer patients and their families with a wide array of services to help them cope more effectively with the rigors of cancer treatment. This includes assessment of patient and family needs, referral to other providers (spiritual, psychological, psychiatric, and social work), psycho-educational programs, and support groups.
Each patient receives an assessment by program staff to assess their current level of distress (Distress Assessment), pre-morbid history, quality and extent of support system, coping resources, and potential needs of the patient’s family. Family members will have an opportunity to meet with support staff.
Patients and family members with psychiatric, social, resource, and spiritual needs beyond the scope of this program are be referred to appropriate professional resources in the community.
Psycho-social Support and Follow-up
Each patient has the opportunity to meet with patient support staff to focus on psycho-social issues that may emerge over the course of their treatment. Family members may also meet with counselors, depending on their needs. The patient support team follows patients throughout their cancer treatment to ensure that their psycho-social needs are met. All support is offered free of charge and treatment is generally brief.
Psycho-educational Programs and Support Groups
A variety of programs are available to patients including offerings such as art therapy, meditation, stress management, yoga, and other classes. A range of support groups are provided for patients and their families both during and following treatment.
About the Psychology Training Program
The Everett Clinic/Providence Regional Cancer Partnership will offer 2 advanced pre-internship positions for the 2017-2018 year. These are 12-month unpaid positions that begin July 1, 2017. Students are on site 3 days per week for a total of 24-27 hours. Approximately 30-50% of the hours are dedicated to direct client contact. The remaining time is spent on learning opportunities and other projects to be determined by the needs of the cancer center and individual students’ interests. Students receive individual supervision by a licensed psychologist at The Everett Clinic. The Everett Clinic makes every effort to provide clinical training opportunities to students that meet all requirements for both academic programs and Washington State licensure.
*Please note both positions have been filled for the 2017-2018 term. Applications will be accepted again beginning January 2018.
All application materials should be mailed together and postmarked by March 4, 2017. Applications are also accepted via email (reference letters may be mailed separately). To apply, please send a letter of interest, two letters of reference, a current CV, and a letter from your program indicating your eligibility to begin pre-internship training to the following address:
Kathryn Johnson Ph.D., psychologist, directs the pre-internship program and is the Medical Director of Psychosocial Services at PRCP.