POSTDOCTORAL RESIDENCIES IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY IN THE SOUTH BAY
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 2014-2015, 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) and Chemical Dependency (Santa Clara).
For the 2015-2016 training year, there will be a total of four Santa Clara postdoctoral residencies, with three positions on the Child team and one on the Chemical Dependency team. All placements will be located at the Cupertino campus. 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.
*Accreditation information can be obtained from the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First Street NE; Washington, DC 20002-4242.
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.
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 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.
Marcus Green, Ph.D.
Andrew C. Berger, Ph.D.
To view our didactic seminar schedule for the South Bay Consortium, for 2013-14, click here.
Additional Program InformationGeneral 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
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