Postdoctoral Psychology at Santa Clara Psychiatry and CDRP
APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENSIONS FOR 2018-19 TRAINING YEAR
We have extended our application deadline for the following tracks:
- Santa Clara Child/Adolescent team
- Santa Clara Chemical Dependency Recovery Program
- Milpitas Internal Medicine team
Please check the APPA CAS applicant portal for more information.
The Santa Clara Department of Psychiatry is comprised of a main campus at 19000 Homestead Road in Cupertino, that houses Adult Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry, and a Chemical Dependency Recovery Program (CDRP). Additionally, there are three satellite clinics that provide mental health services at convenient locations within the community. The residency program utilizes the main campus at Cupertino for postdoctoral training, where two residents train on the child team, one resident trains on the adult team and one trains in CDRP.Director of Training: Amara Brook, PhD
Department of Adult Psychiatry
19000 Homestead Rd, Bldg 2
Cupertino, CA 95014
The Adult Psychiatry clinic in Santa Clara/Cupertino is an outpatient treatment clinic that offers services to a wide and diverse range of adults residing in Silicon Valley. It is an interdisciplinary clinic which includes 10 psychologists, 15 psychiatrists, 12 clinical social workers, 9 marriage and family therapists, 3 pharmacists, 2 medical assistants, and several support staff. Psychotherapy is typically brief and utilizes evidence-based practices. We also have an Intensive Outpatient Program for members who are just coming out of psychiatric hospitalizations or who are at risk of getting hospitalized. We treat a wide variety of psychiatric conditions, including depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, schizophrenic spectrum disorders, eating disorders, PTSD/trauma, and adjustment disorders. We offer groups based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (including CBT for Insomnia and Chronic Pain), Cognitive Processing Therapy, Seeking Safety, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy to name a few. We also work in a collaborative fashion with CDRP through our Changes group, a dual diagnosis Motivational Interviewing based group, and with Child and Adolescent Psychiatry through the young adult Intensive Outpatient Program. The adult psychiatry staff also provides crisis evaluations and triage services, including safety assessments and evaluation for hospitalization.
Postdoctoral residents would be involved in doing intake evaluations, determining diagnoses and developing treatment plans, providing individual therapy to their caseload of patients, and co-leading group therapy. Psychological assessment will also be a part of their training, primarily focused on cognitive and personality assessments that aid in psychodiagnostic clarification.
Santa Clara Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
19000 Homestead Road, BLDG 2
Cupertino, CA 95014
The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Cupertino is housed in an outpatient clinic, which provides diagnostic, therapeutic and consultation services to Kaiser Members. In addition, we also support other departments within the Kaiser Medical Center with consultation and educational services. We also partner closely with the Chemical Dependency Recovery Program (CDRP) on cases where Dual Diagnosis is a question. While initial intake is done on an individual family basis and family therapy is provided, we also provide play therapy and individual therapy as well as an extensive array of group programs for kids and parents.
In addition, the clinic provides an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) to those children and teens who have been recently hospitalized or those who would otherwise require hospitalization. The staff members comprise a wide spectrum of theoretical orientations—analytic, behavior modification, family systems and narrative to name a few. The Department of Child Psychiatry‘s professional staff includes approximately 3 full-time psychiatrists, 2 nurses, 7 psychologists, 7 social workers and 3 MFTs.
Santa Clara Chemical Dependency Recovery Program (CDRP)
19000 Homestead Road, BLDG 1
Cupertino, CA 95014
The Chemical Dependency Recovery Program provides outpatient substance abuse services for adults, adolescents, and their families. Members apply for services directly, or may be referred by providers. Services for adults range from detoxification, through Day Treatment, Intensive Outpatient programs and individual therapy. Adolescent, codependency and psycho-educational services are provided. Services are provided to clients along the spectrum of stages of change, including harm reduction and relapse treatment. Family members are offered education and are involved in therapy, as appropriate.
Clinical opportunities for residents may include short term individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, crisis intervention, chemical dependency evaluation, adult and adolescent group therapy, educational groups, and psychological assessment. The service stresses a commitment to providing the highest possible quality substance abuse treatment. Residents are exposed to patients representing a wide range of socioeconomic status. The resident may be required to work an occasional weekend
THE TRAINING PROGRAM
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
- 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
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