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Postdoctoral Residencies in Clinical Psychology at Kaiser Permanente
South Sacramento/Elk Grove and Roseville


The Sacramento Valley Consortium (SVC)--formerly the Central Valley Consortium--is an APPIC-member postdoctoral residency program in clinical psychology that is integrated into the Kaiser Permanente health care system. The consortium consists of two main training sites, located at South Sacramento/Elk Grove and Roseville, with satellite clinics in multiple other locations.

The SVC postdoctoral residency program is sequential, cumulative, and graduated in complexity.  These training aspects are achieved through the residents’ supervision, quarterly evaluations, professional development, seminars, and opportunities to collaborate with a diverse population of individuals and families on various struggles.  Postdoctoral residents are required to complete 40 hours of supervised training per week, over a 12-month period, during which they accrue a total of 2,000 training hours.  Residents spend half of their time providing direct services to clients through individual, group, and/or family therapy and conducting psychological assessments.  The rest of their time is divided into training.  This includes at least two hours of individual supervision and two hours of group supervision, by licensed psychologists on staff.  Residents from the SVC participate in weekly didactic trainings provided by a range of mental health professionals from both South Sacramento and North Valley (Roseville) clinics. 

In addition to weekly seminars, individual supervision, and group supervision, residents attend Regional seminars in Oakland approximately five times per year.  A range of topics are covered at these seminars.  Usually, the first seminar focuses on Ethics and Laws, and typically there is at least one training that is focused on a topic that would assist with the EPPP.  These seminars provide opportunities for networking, developing professional relationships with a large community of psychologists, and learning from cutting edge theorists in the field of psychology. 

The SVC has ten full-time, temporary, postdoctoral positions in total.  The South Sacramento-Elk Grove training site has three postdoctoral residency positions in the Outpatient Program: Two are in the Adult Outpatient Program, and one is in the Child & Adolescent Outpatient Program.  The Roseville site has seven positions, with four residents training in the Adult Outpatient Program, two in the Child & Adolescent Outpatient Program, and one in the Health Psychology team in the Pain Clinic.

** Postdoctoral Residency Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data:  To view these data, click here.


Elk Grove Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

9201 Big Horn Boulevard

Elk Grove, CA 95758-1240

Consortium Director: Heidi Schrumpf, JD, PhD

Phone: 916-627-7982



The Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento/Elk Grove training site offers three full-time postdoctoral residency positions each year.  All three residents are located in the Elk Grove Psychiatry clinic, which has both adult and child/adolescent therapists, as well as psychiatrists, registered nurses, and a neuropsychologist.  Two of the positions are on the adult team and one of the positions is on the child/family team.  Each of these positions includes at least one day per week with the Behavioral Medicine Specialists team of psychologists.

Behavioral Medicine (BMS) is fully integrated into the medical clinics in both adult and pediatric medicine. They work directly with physicians, pediatricians, pain specialists, medical weight management teams, and other medical providers.  Other training opportunities for the residents have included participating in the Intensive Outpatient Program, the Eating Disorder clinic, the Chemical Dependence Services clinic, creating or joining groups that are of interest to trainees, ADHD assessments, Adult Autism assessments, and other training opportunities.

The department of Psychiatry at South Sacramento and Elk Grove offers outpatient therapy to adults, couples, families, and children. The therapy coverage for most Kaiser Permanente members is research-based, brief treatment, although patients with severe and chronic problems have access to ongoing services. Treatment for diagnostic groups is informed by Best Practice guidelines, developed and periodically updated by regional work groups. Patients are encouraged to participate in classes and groups.

For more information about the specifics of this training site, please click here to go to the Elk Grove web page.


Roseville Department of Psychiatry

1660 East Roseville Parkway

Roseville, CA 95661

Director of Training: Jennifer C. Salib, Psy.D.



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The Kaiser Permanente Roseville training site offers seven (7) postdoctoral residency positions: four (4) residents have their primary placement with the adult outpatient team; two (2) residents have their primary placement with the child team; and one (1) resident has their primary placement with the health psychology team in the pain clinic.

Residents have the option of selecting major and minor training rotations.  Major rotations include: the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP); the Chemical Dependency and Recovery Program (CDRP); the Eating Disorders Intensive Outpatient Program (EDIOP); and the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) clinic. 

Minor rotations include: the crisis/Emergency Department (ED) team; the adult ADHD assessment clinic; trauma focused treatment; program development and using “lean” management techniques; and our Psychological Assessment Clinic (PAC).

Depending upon a resident’s progress in the program we also offer the opportunity to train in supervision over 2nd and 3rd year practicum students.

The department of Psychiatry provides services to adults including individual, group treatment, psychological and neuropsychological testing, and psycho-educational programs (such as stress reduction, couples communication and anger management). Intensive Outpatient (“day treatment”), Alcohol and Drug treatment, Eating Disorders, and Dialectical Behavior Programs provide more intensive, focused options for treatment. The members of the staff represent a variety of theoretical orientations.

For more information about the specifics of this training site, please click here to go to the Roseville web page.



The greater Sacramento area has a population of one and a half million people. The area is located at the confluence of the Sacramento and American rivers, in the Sacramento valley, an easy day trip from the ocean, San Francisco, Napa, or the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Outdoor activities are popular, especially from April to November, when the weather is warm and dry. Sacramento is the heart of California’s Central Valley and also the state capitol.  The cost of living is moderate for California communities and much more affordable than the Bay Area.

Patient Population

The SVC has 180,000+ members covered in our area; the Kaiser programs in Sacramento cover approximately 30% of the residents of the county. The diversity of the south area is reflected in our patient population: White = 42%; Hispanic = 23%; Asian = 21%; African-American = 13%; Native-American = 1%.

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 Aims, 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



Information on candidate qualifications, selection and the application process is located on the Postdoctoral Residency Programs in Clinical Psychology HOW TO APPLY web page.  Applicants are also advised to check the individual consortium pages for any additional application requirements.


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