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Postdoctoral Psychology at Santa Clara Psychiatry

Please Note: For the 2014-2015 training year, there will be a total of four Santa Clara postdoctoral residencies, with two positions on the Child team, one position on the Adult team and one on the Chemical Dependency team.  All placements will be located in Cupertino.


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 and 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 and one of its satellites, at Campbell, for postdoctoral training. The Santa Clara/Cupertino campus has child positions; the Campbell site has adult positions.


Santa Clara Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
19000 Homestead Road, BLDG 2
Cupertino, CA 95014

The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Cupertino is 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 Dependence 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.


Campbell Department of Psychiatry
200 E Hacienda Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008

All clinics of the Santa Clara Department of Adult Psychiatry are fast-paced, providing diagnostic, therapeutic, and consultation services to Kaiser Members as well as support to other departments within the Kaiser Medical Center with consultation and educational services. The postdoctoral residency positions on the Adult team are located in the Campbell satellite.

Clinical staff partner closely with the Chemical Dependence Recovery Program (CDRP) on cases where Dual Diagnosis is a question. Kaiser adult psychiatry provides short-term therapy in a multi-disciplinary setting. The Clinic also offers an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) to those adults who have been recently hospitalized or to those who would otherwise be at great risk for hospitalization.

The staff members’ theoretical orientations represent a wide spectrum of treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, integrative, analytic, family systems and narrative approaches. The staff at the four sites consists of full- and part-time staff members, including approximately 13 psychiatrists, 3 nurses, 18 psychologists, 17 social workers, and 8 marriage family therapists. The Campbell site is a satellite clinic which has two psychologists, two LMFT’s, one LCSW, and three psychiatrists working full or part-time. Postdoctoral residents are placed in either our Cupertino or Campbell sites.

Postdoctoral residents in adult psychiatry work 40 hours/week and are involved in a wide variety of activities including intake evaluations, providing on-going therapy, crisis evaluations, management of their growing case load, co-leading  groups, and completing psychological assessments. In return, they are afforded an outstanding training and supervision program which includes individual supervision, group supervision, and weekly didactic training with other post-doctoral residents in the South Bay Consortium.



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



To begin the application process, please click on the "How to Apply" heading above, and follow the procedure as listed.  After completing the procedure, please read additional application information as described at the bottom of the SBC Consortium web page.



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