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

COBHC Services Include:

The COBHC is excited to offer a Peer-to-Peer Consultation line for supporting providers facing challenges with client care.

If you are looking for peer-to-peer consultation regarding a current or future client, please call. We look forward to:

  • Providing consultation on current and potential treatment plans
  • Using the Assessment and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) format to address risk and management of suicidal thinking
  • Discussion of documentation standards
  • Exploration on other areas of treatment

This consultation is private, confidential, and for non-emergencies. If you have crisis issues with a client that requires immediate support and assistance, please see the Crisis Resources listed on our Resource Page.

Contact us today at: 458-218-5603

The COBHC will offer a weekly, rotating, Didactic series. This training series will be offered for CME credit to those practitioners who are licensed and seeking CMEs to qualify towards their licensure requirements.

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 developed your therapeutic skills and expand your supervision conversations over the course of your field placements. Please refer to the Handbook on the number of didactic trainings that are required based on your year in schooling, and or employment status.

To view the didactic series – please visit out Event Calendar

In rotation with Journal Club – the Monthly Consult group 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.

To view Bi-monthly Consult Group events, please visit our Event Calendar

In rotation with Consult Group – the monthly Journal Club 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.

To view Bi-monthly Journal Club events, please visit our Event Calendar

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 – contact us!

The Consortium offers quarterly trainings to help provide robust training opportunities to our current trainees and licensed providers within the Central Oregon region. The COBHC will offer four intensive trainings annually, here are the 2022-2023 training events:

  • Changing the Conversation About Pain: Steps to Success That Make Your Job Easier
    • Nov 9, 2022 – 7:30am to 4:30 pm
    • OSU Cascades Campus, Tykeson Hall 111
    • REGISTRATION (closed)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD
    • Nov 28 & 29, 2022 -8:00am to 5:00pm (Two Day Training)
    • OSU Cascades Campus, Obsidian 207
      • REGISTRATION (closed)
  • Motivational Interviewing, Current Practices Training, and Case Consultation Skills Practice Sessions (*included with registration)
    • Feb 8, 2023 – 9:00am to 5:00pm
    • Central Oregon Community College, Wille Hall
  • Case Consultations: March 17, April 14, May 12, June 9, 2023, 8:30-10:00am (optional, up to 4 sessions included with registration)
    • COCC Campus – Cascades Hall 104
      • REGISTRATION (closed)
  • Treatment Needs and Approaches for Gender Diverse Youth; A One, or Two-day Training
    • April 17 & 18, 2023, 8:30am check-in, program from 9:00am to 5:00pm
    • OSU Cascades Campus, Obsidian 207


  • 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 – have your Training Site contact us!
  • The COBHC is a training consortium built around skills development for CADC’s, master’s level clinicians, and associates/fellows. We aim to increase the skills of our local talent, engage our employee-partners (called members), to help create a stable behavioral health workforce for our growing community. We are currently offering:
    • Stipends for field placement work at one of our member sites: If you are currently interning or are an associate placed at a member site and would like to get involved in training opportunities, please consider filling out the brief application here. (PLEASE NOTE APPLICATIONS FOR 2023-2024 ARE COMING SOON). If you apply, we will reach out to you and discuss keeping your application on file for the next cohort.
  • Training tracks: Our trainings are based on your intern/field placement. We have four 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 Certificates of Completion.
  • 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. Part of your learning will be to provide trainings to our interns in areas of skills you are passionate about.
  • Stipends: The COBHC will provide stipends for interns 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.
    • Please see our application, *PLEASE NOTE APPLICTIONS ARE CLOSED FOR FALL 2022/2023* and if you apply we will reach out to you, and discuss keeping your application on file for the next cohort), our Q and A section on this page, the Trainee Fact Sheet, and our Training Handbook for more information.

Q and A

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

Mental health providers 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 revering to master’s in counseling and master’s in social work, and QMHP is a term used for clinical provider working in exempt settings under the license of another provider.

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

Associates and fellows will also spend an average of 3 hours engaging in consortium activities. **Time spend may vary per trainee**

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

If you are a licensed professional seeking CME, you are able to get credit for select trainings the COBHC offers.

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