Postdoctoral Psychology at Antioch
KAISER PERMANENTE, ANTIOCH
3454 HILLCREST AVENUE
ANTIOCH, CA 94531
APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENSION FOR 2019-20 TRAINING YEAR
We have extended our application deadline for our Adult & Adult IOP track. Please check the APPA CAS applicant portal for more information.
POSTDOCTORAL RESIDENCY IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Antioch currently offers three postdoctoral positions. One position splits time between our Adult Team and Adult Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). A second position splits time between our Child/Family team and the Adolescent IOP. Our third position splits time between our Adult team and our Adult Chemical Dependency Program (CD). All residents conduct initial intake evaluations, provide individual and follow up appointments as indicated, co-lead therapy groups, conduct at least four psychological test batteries, and attend weekly trainings with all other Kaiser residents of the DSA, as well as monthly trainings with all other Kaiser residents of Northern California.
The Chemical Dependency Program in particular is run predominantly by a group model, and the post-doctoral resident in this position co-leads several groups. All residents participate in clinical staff meetings for their respective departments, as well as all-staff meetings. Residents receive individual supervision on site, as meets requirements by the California BOP. They participate in weekly didactic seminars and group supervision with other DSA residents, and occasional trainings with all Northern California Kaiser Residents. Residents conduct a small program evaluation project and engage in some community outreach.
Antioch, California is located about a 50 minute drive East of San Francisco, closer still to Berkeley, Oakland, and Walnut Creek, which are just a few of the vibrant areas of the East side of the San Francisco Bay. Many people are eager to reside here for the culture, diversity, and broad range of topography and recreational opportunities.
Antioch is a quickly expanding rural/suburban area. A full-service Kaiser hospital recently opened, to which our staff provides emergency consultation. Our mental health clinic has been fortunate to be growing in the wake of these economic times – a reflection of the growing population and needs of this particular community. We have recently moved in to a newly refurbished building in the Hillcrest Area.
The Antioch mental health department is a satellite clinic which is part of the Diablo Service Area (DSA) East Bay Consortium (Antioch, Pleasanton, and Walnut Creek are out-patient clinics). We coordinate with our local hospitals and medical clinics, and are able to refer to specialists around the Bay Area, as is needed to ensure quality care for our patients.
The patient population consists of Kaiser Health Plan members possessing prepaid psychiatric benefits and covers a broad ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic spectrum. All age groups and virtually all psychiatric categories are represented. In addition, some of our clientele also includes people who qualify for Medicare. The ethnic diversity of these counties is also fairly broad, including Caucasians, African-Americans, Latinos, and Asians. Our clients also include monolingual families who speak languages such as Spanish and Tagalog.
As of January 2014, professional staff consists of: 19 Psychologists, 7 Psychiatrists (including Adult, Child, and Addiction Specialists), 10 Licensed Clinical Social Workers, 5 Marriage and Family Therapists, and 2 Psychiatric Advise Nurses, and a highly trained reception/support staff.
Our supervising clinicians are licensed psychologists, who enjoy mentoring and collaborating with post-doctoral residents. We hope to have post doctoral residents leave their training year with a higher level of competency, experience, confidence, and clarity regarding their professional interests.
Housed at Kaiser Permanente-Antioch are General Child and Family Mental Health Services, General Adult Mental Health Services, Adolescent IOP for high risk teens, Adult IOP for high risk adults or adults with acute psychiatric conditions, and Adult and Adolescent Chemical Dependency Programs. Our multidisciplinary teams consist of: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Case Managers, Advice Nurses, and an excellent support staff. In addition to individual services, there are extensive group programs, some of which include: Parenting, Anxiety, ASD, Teen Support, Depression and Mood Disorders, Bereavement, Work Stress, Early and Long Term Recovery for CD, and supportive aftercare groups for our IOP patients. Antioch prides itself on its comprehensive and collaborative approach in our efforts to meet the needs of our patients.
THE TRAINING PROGRAM
Residents from the consortium attend weekly seminars at the Walnut Creek training site with presenters recruited from all three sites, and attend group supervision afterwards, led by the training directors in rotation. Residents from Antioch travel to Walnut Creek on their own but often carpool and can apply for mileage reimbursement. Residents also participate in the weekly team meetings at their respective sites. Several times a year, EBC residents travel to Oakland for workshops that focus on Best Practice Guidelines and include topics such as Ethics and the Law, Diversity, and Neuropsychology. Workshop presenters are usually well known experts in their specialty.
Residents are expected to complete four psychological assessment batteries in the training year. Residents participate in a twice-monthly small group seminar for the supervision of psychological assessment cases and have additional individual assessment supervision as needed.
General Program Information
General information pertaining to this training program is located on the main web page for Postdoctoral Residency Programs in Clinical Psychology. Information listed on the main page includes:
- Program Mission and Training Model
- Program Background and History
- Program Goals, Objectives and Competencies
- Resident Hours, Supervision and Training
- Resident Competencies Evaluations and Program Surveys
- Resident Due Process and Grievance Procedures
Accessible from the main page is the Postdoctoral Residency Programs Policy and Procedure Manual, where most program information is located. Information located in this manual includes but is not limited to the items listed above, as well as the following policies:
- Program Minimum Requirements
- Program Minimal Levels of Achievement
- Resident Remediation and Corrective Action Procedures
- Resident Benefits and Services
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