Postdoctoral Psychology at Richmond
DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION MEDICINE RECOVERY SERVICES
901 NEVIN AVE
RICHMOND, CA 94801
POSTDOCTORAL RESIDENCY IN PSYCHOLOGY
The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Medicine Recovery Services (AMRS, formerly CDRP) offers three full-time (40 hours) postdoctoral residency positions. Residents will work primarily in either adult/IOP services or child/family services. Additionally, each resident will be able to participate in rotations that include the DBT program and/or the crisis response team.
This training provides crisis intervention, brief psychotherapy, psychoeducational groups, case management and intensive outpatient treatment services. Many patients who are served by this resident receive a team approach delivered by a psychologist or licensed clinical social worker (who provides psychotherapy), and/or a prescribing psychiatrist or clinical nurse specialist (who provides medication services), and/or psycho-educational classes and groups. The resident in this position may be required to supervise practicum student(s).
This program also provides training in intake, evaluation and treatment planning with adults as well as short term psychotherapy and crisis intervention. The resident co-leads therapy groups and observes as well as assists in teaching psycho-educational (primarily cognitive-behavioral oriented) classes. The resident may rotate through the crisis response team and spend a quarter of their time during the training year in the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). The supervisors for this team are selected from psychologists whose primary assignment (meaning at least .6 FTE) is solely dedicated to that service. At this time, all supervising psychologists on the team are employed solely to work in the service providing the same clinical services as the resident.
Child and Family Services
The resident on the multidisciplinary child and family team receives training in general child and family clinic work as well as formal psychological and neuropsychological assessment with children and adolescents. The resident spends most of the clinical time doing individual, family and group therapy. The resident in this position may be required to supervise practicum student(s). The resident has the opportunity to work with children and adolescents presenting with a range of difficulties, including behavior and peer problems, depression and anxiety, psychosis, psychosomatic concerns, abuse and neglect (of all kinds), divorce, and general family conflict. The resident may also be assigned to conduct ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Disorder evaluations, co-lead therapy groups and/or assist in the teaching of psycho-educational parent classes
The supervisors for this team are selected from psychologists whose primary assignment (meaning at least .6 FTE) is solely dedicated to that service. At this time, all supervising psychologists on the team are employed solely to work in the service providing the same clinical services as the resident.
We are excited to offer a new specialized bilingual track postdoctoral residency within the Central Bay Consortium (CBC) at Kaiser Permanente for the 2019-2020 training year! The residency will be located at the Richmond Medical Center. Richmond lies eight miles north of Oakland on a peninsula dividing the San Francisco and San Pablo Bays.
The clinic serves a large monolingual, Spanish-speaking population that is richly diverse socio-economically, educationally, and diagnostically. The resident will become part of the existing “La Clinica at Kaiser” program within the Richmond Department of Mental Health and Addiction Medicine Recovery Services and will be engaged in providing direct service activities (individual therapy, group therapy, Intensive Outpatient Services) to Spanish-speaking patients via individual and group therapy.
This resident will carry a caseload where at least 50% of patients are monolingual Spanish-speaking. Further, the resident will co-lead 2 groups per week with Spanish speaking patients. The resident will receive 2 hours of bilingual primary and secondary supervision per week. Additionally, the resident will also participate in a weekly Spanish consultation group to review cases and a monthly Spanish provider’s meeting to contribute to program development. In addition to training on this specialized training the Bilingual Track, the resident will participate in all standard trainings with residents from other Central Bay Consortium tracks. These training activities will include group supervision, assessment, program evaluation, consultation services, team meetings and supervision of supervision. Applicants with advanced Spanish language skills are preferred.
Richmond is located 16 miles northeast of San Francisco on a peninsula dividing the San Francisco and San Pablo Bays. The medical center is located a few blocks from a BART station (Kaiser provides a shuttle) and is close to the 80 and 580 freeways. Richmond’s central location makes it within commuting distance of Contra Costa, Alameda, San Francisco, Marin, and Solano Counties.
The Department of Mental Health and AMRS is divided into four primary service teams: Adult, Child and Family, Intensive Outpatient/Case Management, and Addiction Medicine and Recovery Services. All teams are in the same location allowing for quick, efficient and effective consultation. We provide individual, group, and family (including couples) therapy, psychological assessment, psycho-educational classes, case management, medication management and psychiatric crisis management. Our department provides a broad assortment of groups for both children and adults. The members of the staff represent a variety of theoretical orientations with psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral being the most prominent.
What To Expect At Our Clinic
The resident training at Richmond can expect to find the following: We serve patients from a lower socio economic status background and deal with a lot of trauma. We have a large population of Spanish speaking patients. Clinicians use a brief 3-5 session model with the use of groups as a treatment modality. Sophisticated application of CBT techniques is required. We have an ethnically and culturally diverse staff.
The start and end dates of the postdoctoral residency training year vary from year to year. Please use the How to Apply web page link, below, to learn about the upcoming training year’s start and end dates. The training program requires a commitment of at least 40 hours per week for 52 weeks.
Qualifications of Candidates: Candidates must complete all requirements for their doctoral degree from a clinical or counseling psychology program no later than August 31st for the residency program that begins in September of the same year. Candidates must graduate from APA-accredited doctoral programs, and complete their pre-doctoral internships at APA-accredited and/or APPIC-member programs, although preference is for persons who are coming from programs which have achieved APA accreditation, received APA “candidacy” status or who have had their site visit from APA. Applicants must also have the unrestricted legal right to work in the United States at the time that they apply. If the candidate is retraining in a new specialty, appropriate certification from the training program director will be required. We regret that we cannot accept any applicant who has already completed a postdoctoral training year.
Richmond Postdoctoral Positions are Program/Team-Specific: Each postdoctoral position corresponds to one of the following programs/teams:
- Adult Services
- Child and Adolescent Services
- Bilingual Services
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