Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program

Male doctor providing consultation to male patient

Become a Leader in Behavioral Health

The Health Psychology Postdoctoral Residency program’s mission is to provide a diverse group of residents with comprehensive training in integrated behavioral health care that emphasizes ethical practice while providing the skills to become effective leaders in the field of health psychology and confidently serve underrepresented or marginalized populations.

This one-year postdoctoral program allows residents to advance in their clinical and professional skills through two tracks: 1) Primary Care Behavioral Health and 2) Cardiac Psychology.

Residents typically spend three days/ week in their major rotation (a primary care setting or cardiology, based on track), one day/ week in a minor rotation (options currently include rotations in OBGYN, endocrinology, and primary care), and 1 day/ week engaged in didactic and research activities.


Director of Clinical Training: Terra Bennett-Reeves, PsyD
Associate Director of Clinical Training: Petra Zdenkova, PsyD, MBA
Assistant Director of Clinical Training (Residency): Julie Cunningham, PhD 

Women patient speaking with doctor


This program is not a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). We are currently applying for APPIC membership status for the 2023-2024 training year. This site does agree to abide by APPIC policies for postdoctoral training. 

Get more information on APPIC Postdoctoral Training policies or contact APPIC regarding postdoctoral issues by emailing Wayne Siegel, PhD, ABPP.

The psychology postdoctoral residency program is currently not accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation.

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st St. NE, Washington DC, 20002
Telephone: 202-336-5979

Application Process

Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are due by Dec 4, 2023 and should be submitted through APPIC’s Centralized Application Service (APPA CAS): APPA CAS Postdoc Online Application (

Contact Us

Samaritan Health Services Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program, contact Julie Cunningham, PhD, the Assistant Director of Clinical Training (Residency).

3640 NW Samaritan Drive, Suite 100
Corvallis, OR 97330
Phone: 541-768-5205
Fax: 541-768-9382

circle-chevronemailfacebookSHS AffiliateinstagramlinkedinMyChart IconMyHealthPlan IconphonepinterestSearch Iconsilhouettetwitteryoutube