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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.  In addition, in San Jose, there will be a total of five postdoctoral residencies, with three positions on the Child team and two positions on the Adult team.  There will be no positions available at the Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic for 2014-2015. 




The South Bay Consortium is an APA-accredited and APPIC-member postdoctoral residency program* in clinical psychology that is well integrated into the Kaiser Permanente health care system. The consortium is a joint program supported by the Santa Clara and San Jose Medical Centers. The Consortium began in 2006 as part of a restructuring of the larger Northern California Regional postdoctoral training programs. The goal was to provide an integrated and comprehensive training program while retaining local support.

For the current training year of 2013-2014, there are a total of nine Clinical Psychology Residents in the SBC.  The residents are placed in Departments of Child Psychiatry (Santa Clara and San Jose), Adult Psychiatry (Santa Clara and San Jose) or the Autistic Spectrum Disorder Clinic (San Jose). For residents in the ASD Clinic, services consist primarily of conducting developmental and psychological assessments as well as case management and support services for families served by the clinic.

*Accreditation information can be obtained from the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First Street NE; Washington, DC 20002-4242.
Phone: 202/336-5979; TDD-TTY: 202/336-6123; Email:
Web Site:

The South Bay

Santa Clara County, also referred to as "Silicon Valley," is unique because of its combination of scenic attractiveness and economic diversity. With its natural beauty and high standard of living, Santa Clara County has been considered one of the most desirable areas in the United States to live and work. The perfect climate of the region remains temperate year round with mild winters. Santa Clara offers a rich history, cultural diversity, arts, sports, and outstanding academic institutions. Santa Clara County is home to two of the original California Missions, and the city of San Jose.

Patient Population

The South Bay Consortium draws its clientele from Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties. The clientele is derived from Kaiser Health Plan members possessing pre-paid psychiatric benefits. It covers largely an urban and suburban lower middle to middle-class multi-ethnic community with some rural families from the central valley and coastal hills. The ethnic diversity of this community lends its appeal with large numbers of monolingual and bilingual Spanish speakers, as well as several other languages such as Vietnamese, Chinese, Russian, Hindu, to name a few.


The Departments of Psychiatry at the San Jose and Santa Clara medical centers provide individual, group, family and play therapy with children, psychological testing, and psycho-educational programs such as stress reduction, couples communication and other classes. They also include an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) that provides services to recently hospitalized individuals or people who would otherwise be at risk for hospitalization. We run approximately 30 different groups, from Dialectic Behavioral Therapy to Job Stress. The members of the staff represent a variety of theoretical orientations ranging from psychodynamic to cognitive behavioral therapy. The South Bay Consortium also includes the Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic at the San Jose facility and these services are detailed on the San Jose web page (see link at the top of this page).

Program Faculty

The program faculty includes licensed psychologists and board certified psychiatrists who lead seminars and conduct individual and group supervision. A Site Director oversees each site and a Consortium Training Director leads the consortium. The Northern California Director of Training provides additional administrative guidance. For brief biographies on SBC's training faculty click here.    

Contact: Andrew C. Berger, Ph.D. (Consortial Director)

Phone: 408-360-2304

Contact: Marcus Green, Ph.D. (Co-Consortial Director)

Phone: 408-360-2307 

Consortial Seminars

To view our didactic seminar schedule for the South Bay Consortium, for 2013-14, click here.

Additional 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




To begin the application process, please visit the Postdoctoral Residency Programs in Clinical Psychology HOW TO APPLY page and follow the procedure as listed.  After completing the procedure, please read below for additional application information.

The following additional application information is specific to the South Bay Consortium:

As the South Bay Consortium (SBC) will have resident placements at San Jose and Santa Clara (Cupertino), all interviews will consist of supervisors from multiple sites.  You will be interviewing for the SBC but not for a particular site; however, every attempt is made to match you with your first choice site.  We make site placements based on factors such as the needs of the clinic, supervisor specialties and goodness of fit between resident and site.  In order to facilitate matching a resident with his or her preferred site, prior to notification day we will ask you to rank our sites in order of preference to best match you to your first choice site, although we cannot guarantee a particular site placement.  As the SBC program is highly integrated across sites, all residents in the SBC program regardless of site will train together in seminars, group supervision, testing supervision and program evaluation which makes the training program essentially quite similar across all sites. 

At all but one of our sites, each resident has his or her own office.  All residents meet weekly for an hour lunch on their own, without supervisors present, in order to facilitate self-care and encourage professional relationships.  All residents attend weekly staff meetings and year after year report that they are treated like staff while working in the SBC program.  Our overall belief or ideology regarding supervision is that we want to support residents in learning to practice independently so as to support the resident to make the transition to practicing as a licensed psychologist.  Many supervisors see their role as evolving over the residency in being more directive in the earlier stages and moving more towards a more consultative role as the year progresses to help foster a resident to develop his or her own style of practice and independent thinking about cases.  Please click here to read testimonials from past SBC residents.




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