Programs

The Central Oregon Behavioral Health Consortium is a training and education program supported by collaborative members across Central Oregon serving CADC’s, masters students, and associates and fellows completing their supervision towards licensure.

COBHC Cohort

We’re looking for individuals interested in our 2024-25 COBHC training cohort. See the information below to learn more about what the COBHC has to offer.

Applications closed for 2023-2024 COBHC Training Program

If you are interested in applying for the 2024-2025 COBHC Trainee Program, please click the following link to fill out our interest form: 2024-2025 Trainee Interest Form

  • If you are a consortium member seeking supervision servicescontact the consortium today – we are happy to assess and create a plan to fit your needs.
  • If you are an intern or associate in need of supervision at a nonmember training site – we are happy to explore if your training site is eligible to join the COBHC – have your Training Site contact us!
  • The COBHC is a training consortium built around education and skills development for CDAC’s, master’s level clinicians, associates, and fellows. We aim to increase the skills of our local talent and engage our employer-partners (called members) to help create a stable behavioral health workforce for our growing community. We are currently offering:
    • Stipends: The COBHC will provide stipends for interns/associates in their field placements. To receive this stipend, you agree to engage with the consortium training curriculum, at an approved member site, for the full duration of your field work placement. If you are currently an intern or an associate placed at a member site and would like to get involved in training opportunities, you are welcome to contact us.
    • Training tracks: Our trainings are based on your internship/field placement. We have four training tracks: Integrated Primary Care Behavioral Health, Specialty Behavioral Health, Co-Occurring Behavioral Health, and Pediatric & Family Behavioral Health. Based on your field placement site, you will have specific trainings to complete over the course of your academic year, yielding a Certificate of Completion.
  • Leveled Certificates of Completion: As you complete required trainings, you will be provided a Certificate of Completion and, when applicable, CEU’s. In addition, you will receive a certificate completion from the COBHC after finishing the 9-month academic period (October-June).
  • Associates/fellows: Associates and fellows have a home at the Consortium. Our trainings are graduated in challenge level to foster continued learning for direct skill development to practice through your clinical supervision. As an associate or fellow, we also look to you as part of the training team – helping to develop you as a leader in the field of behavioral health.

Access the current COBHC Training 2023-24 COBHC Handbook for more information.

Case Consultation meetings will give Interns and Associates time to expand on the skill of consultation, case presentation, and conceptualization. A rotating schedule of trainees will present on important cases and seek skill development and guidance from peers and colleagues regarding progress, next steps in treatment, and clinician development.

A monthly Journal Club meeting will provide trainees the opportunity to develop the skill to transfer scholarly researching into practical therapeutic intervention – living out the Practitioner Scholar Model of the COBHC. The Consortium is grounded in evidence-based practice, and we are excited to practice this within Journal club in an effort help develop the skill of understanding how to review scholarly articles, statistical significance, seeking of facts, and testing of theories.

Journal Club will be an in-person monthly meeting on a weekday evening from 5:30-7:00pm. More scheduling information will be provided as soon as it is available.

For trainees (CADC’s, masters students doing internships, and Associates) the didactic series is a required part of your educational experience within the COBHC and will help develop your therapeutic skills and expand your supervision conversations over the course of your field placements. Please refer to the 2023-24 COBHC Handbook for the number of didactic trainings that are required based on your year in schooling and employment status.

To utilize these didactic trainings, you will be given log-in access by request, or as part of the cohort of trainees.

What is an Intern?

  • CADC’s and Masters’ Level students seeking clinical field work.

What is an Associate/Fellow/QMHP?

  • A mental health provider with a complete degree in their field seeking clinical supervision and work experience to fulfill licensure requirements. “Fellow” is a common term for Psychologists, “Associate” is a term referring to someone with a master’s in counseling or a master’s in social work; and QMHP is a term used for a clinical provider working in exempt settings under the license of another provider.

How much learning work will I be asked to complete within the consortium?

  • Interns and associates will spend an average of 3 hours a week engaging in consortium activities. There will also be full-day trainings that are required throughout the year.

    **Time spent may vary per trainee**

Do I get class credit for CME for my trainings within the COBHC?

  • At this time, no credits will be provided for the curriculum completed during your field placement. Our trainings are meant to augment your field placement work through your academic institution.

    If you are a licensed professional seeking CME, you are qualified to get credits for select trainings offered by the COBHC.

Do my COBHC Certificates mean anything to non-member Behavioral Health Agencies?

  • We hope our certificates are a way you can demonstrate that you have chosen an advanced training experience that is beyond your non-COBHC trained peers, leading to greater employment opportunities.

    It is the mission of the COBHC to increase the skill and retention of our local trained talent, making your certificates of completion from the COBHC attractive to our local workforce and member sites.

Supervision

Not all member sites have on-site staff to provide direct clinical supervision. The COBHC has implemented a Clinical Supervision Sharing model with internal supervisors that are able to provide individual clinical supervision for our interns and associates.

If you are a member seeking supervision services, contact the consortium today – we are happy to assess and create a plan to fit your needs.

If you are an intern or associate in need of supervision at a nonmember training site – we are happy to explore if your training site is eligible to join the COBHC.

Membership

Member Benefits

COBHC Members become part of a collaborative and collegial community, benefitting from a host of programs to help grow and sustain their workforce and business.

Our 9-month training program is offered to interns and associates, preparing them to help you streamline employment prospects through highly trained early clinicians.

Learn more about the benefits of becoming a member!