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ADMINISTRATION OF MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING PROGRAMS


Although Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs involve 42 training teams located within 18 medical centers, the programs are centrally administered. The office of the Northern California Regional Director of Training provides direction and guidance for the training directors throughout the region. Training directors meet regularly with the regional director to discuss administrative functions pertaining to the operation of the programs. An program adminstrator helps with the coordination of regional meetings and facilitation of ongoing communication among the training directors, supervisors, and the interns and residents.

KP Northern California has made a major investment in training programs as part of an effort to be a partner with the local communities. This commitment drives what we refer to as Community Benefits (CB), through which the majority of the mental health training programs are funded. Additional funding comes through the Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine department budgets. The joint monetary contributions of CB and department funds to mental health training demonstrate the commitment of the organization as a whole. Additionally, the programs train mental health professionals not only for the community at large, but also for KP's internal recruitment.

For information about specific training programs and the availability of training positions, please visit the individual programs' web pages.

For questions pertaining to program administration, contact the Northern California Regional Director of Training, Kathryn Wetzler, PsyD.  Please do not contact Dr Wetzler for inquiries regarding applications or availability of training positions.

Kathryn Wetzler, PsyD
Director of Training
Northern California Regional Mental Health Training Programs
Kaiser Permanente, Vallejo
Department of Psychiatry
1761 Broadway Street, Suite 100
Vallejo, CA 94589-2227
E-Mail: kathryn.wetzler@kp.org
(To reach Dr Wetzler by phone, please contact Valerie Walker--see below)

 

Dr Wetzler's assistant is Julie Runkle, who can be reached at:

Julie Runkle
Program Coordinator
Northern California Regional Mental Health Training Programs
Kaiser Permanente, Vallejo
Department of Psychiatry
1761 Broadway Street, Suite 100
Vallejo, CA 94589-2227
Phone: (707) 645-2313
E-Mail: julie.runkle@kp.org