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Associate Post Masters Mental Health Fellowship

By the start of the training year, fellow must:

  • Must have completed Master’s Degree in Social Work, Social Welfare from a clinical track, Clinical or Counseling Psychology or related field from an accredited college or university by program start date.
  • In the process of preparing for licensure as Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist or Professional Clinical Counselor
  • Current valid Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, Associate Clinical Social Worker or Associate Professional Clinical Counselor registration with the State of California Board of Behavioral Science by start date.
  • No applicant who has more than 2000 hours of supervision towards licensure will be accepted into the Training Program in their first training year by program start date.
  • Successful completion of pre-master’s internships in mental health settings

Additional Requirements

  • Competence in Mental Status Evaluation; Mandated Reporting; Suicide/ Homicide/ Danger Assessment; Ethics and Confidentiality; the DSM (Psychopathology/Abnormal Psychology); Theories and Practices of Psychotherapy; and Personality and Psychological Development; Domestic Violence; and Chemical Dependency.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing individual, family and/or group psychotherapies.
  • Demonstrated professional maturity and ethical integrity necessary for assuming professional responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality of service, teamwork, and participation in a highly interactive multidisciplinary clinic.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete multiple tasks/objectives in a timely manner.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Acquisition of a theoretical background in cognitive, emotional, and interpersonal functioning, abnormal psychology, and in the major schools of psychotherapy, preferred.
  • Experience and/or training in working with Adult and/or Child and Adolescent, Chemical Dependency, IOP or Bilingual Clinical Therapy populations preferred.
  • Experience and/or training in establishing psychosocial diagnoses and providing standard psychotherapeutic services, preferred.
  • Experience and/or training in Clinical Case Management, preferred.
  • Experience and/or training in group therapy, preferred.

The training program’s selection process is directed toward identifying post master’s candidates who have competencies in providing individual and group psychotherapy and who have had exposure to models of brief therapy.  In addition, targeted applicants have experience working with diverse clientele, are familiar with evidence-based treatments, and have experience administering psychological assessments.

  • Positions are typically posted in January of the year in which the training program starts
  • Recruitment process starts upon posting of positions
  • Confirmation of Degrees must be validated by July prior to start date of the training program
  • Create a Profile at kaiserpermanentejobs.org
  • Options for Submission:
    • Set up your Area of Interest Option within your profile to be notified of Behavioral/Mental Health opportunities and parameters of your search
    • Search for Associate Post Masters Mental Health Fellow opportunities
    • Job Number: if you are aware of a specific position, enter number into search bar
  • Submit Interest to all opportunities of interest (one submission per position)

Doctoral Practicum

  • Be enrolled in an APA-accredited PhD/PsyD/EdD academic program
  • Be enrolled in at least the third year of their graduate coursework
  • Have completed at least one year of practicum experience in mental health

Before they see patients individually, all practicum students must have prior training in the following areas:

  • Mental Status Evaluation
  • Mandated Reporting (CPS, APS, etc.)
  • Suicide/Homicide/Danger Assessment (Tarasoff, etc.)
  • Ethics (i.e. confidentiality, professional boundaries, etc.)
  • Psychopathology/Abnormal Psychology
  • Theories and Practices of Psychotherapy
  • Personality and Psychological Development
  • Domestic Violence
  • Chemical Dependency

The student and his/her training director will insure that these competencies are met before the student begins seeing patients.

  • The training program’s selection process is directed toward identifying practicum students who have competencies in providing individual and group psychotherapy and who have had exposure to models of brief therapy
  • In addition, targeted applicants have experience working with diverse clientele, and are familiar with evidence-based treatments
  • All candidates must participate in the Bay Area Practicum Information Collaborative (BAPIC) Match Process

Applicants must undergo requisite screenings including routine health screening performed by KP Employee Health, background check and drug screen (student pays).

  • Positions are typically posted in January of the year in which the training program starts
  • Recruitment process starts upon posting of positions; standard BAPIC Application deadline is mid to late February of the training year
  • BAPIC Ranking deadline is typically the first week of April of the training year
  • BAPIC Match Day is typically the second week of April of the training year
  • The term of the training program is generally one year
  • All applications must be submitted through the Bay Area Practicum Information Collaborative (BAPIC) website.
  • Create a profile at https://bapic.practicumfit.com
  • Follow BAPIC guidelines and KP directory information for further information on required application materials including cover letter, curriculum vitae, and letters of recommendation

Doctoral Internship

Each candidate selected for a Kaiser Permanente Northern California Psychology Doctoral Intern must meet the following requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in an APA accredited psychology doctoral program leading to a PhD, PsyD, EdD in Clinical, Counseling, Health or School Psychology by start date
  • Must participate in the national APPIC application process prior to applying to Kaiser Permanente
  • Successful completion of practicum placements
  • Candidate must have advanced doctoral candidacy status for PhD, PsyD or EdD in clinical, health, school or counseling psychology in an APA accredited program
  • Demonstrated professional maturity and ethical integrity necessary for assuming professional responsibilities
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality of service, teamwork and participation in a highly interactive multidisciplinary clinic
  • Demonstrated ability to complete multiple tasks/objectives in a timely manner

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in psychological assessment, diagnosis and treatment using standard psychotherapeutic methods
  • Experience working with Chemical Dependency, Adult and/or Child and Adolescent populations
  • Successful completion of practicum placements in an outpatient mental health setting

Kaiser Permanente’s Mental Health Doctoral Internship positions meets all requirements for psychology doctoral internship and follows the guidelines as set forth by California Board of Psychology, APPIC and APA. Position is designed to provide clinical supervision to psychology doctoral interns who have prior experience working in a mental health setting. Internship is based in the departments of Psychology and/or Chemical Dependency and serves primarily outpatient clientele. Position provides 2 hours per week of each of the following: individual supervision; group supervision; and didactic training. Supervision is provided by licensed psychologists.

For most recent dates and guidelines

https://www.appic.org/internships/Match/About-The-APPIC-Match/APPIC-Match-Dates

APPIC Internship Matching Program: National Matching Services Inc

https://natmatch.com/psychint/

Kaiser Permanente’s Mental Health Training Doctoral Internship Program programs selects candidates through the APPIC Match program.  Internship applicants register for the APPIC Match via an online registration process.

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Postdoctoral Residency

Each candidate selected for a Kaiser Permanente Northern California postdoctoral residency position must be enrolled in or have completed:

  • Completion of PhD/PsyD/EdD in Clinical, Counseling, Health or School Psychology from an APA-accredited doctoral program by residency start date (Verification of Completion of all Requirements for Doctoral Degree form required
  • Must have received doctoral internship training at an APA-accredited or APPIC-member internship program
  • Must participate in the national APPA CAS postdoctoral application process prior to applying to Kaiser Permanente
  • Degree must be officially conferred upon them by December 31st of the same year in which their residency begins
  • Three Letters of Recommendations
  • All selected applicants MUST have completed ALL requirements for their doctoral degrees before starting the formal program

Additional Requirements

  • Knowledge of Evidence-Based Practice and psychotherapy research methods
  • Knowledge of the bio-psycho-social functions that contribute to mental health
  • Accuracy in diagnosing patients and developing effective treatment plans
  • Competence in individual, family and group psychotherapy
  • Professional maturity and ethical integrity necessary for assuming professional responsibilities
  • Commitment to quality of service, teamwork, and participation in a highly interactive multidisciplinary clinic
  • Ability to complete multiple tasks/objectives in a timely manner
  • Must submit three letters of reference: one letter must be from most the recent primary supervisor
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in psychological evaluations of adults, children, adolescents, & families, including administering & writing up psychological testing & assessment batteries, preferred
  • Demonstrated professional maturity and ethical integrity necessary for assuming professional responsibilities, preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality of service, teamwork, and participation in a highly interactive multidisciplinary clinic, preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to complete multiple tasks/objectives in a timely manner, preferred
  • Accuracy in diagnosing patients and developing effective treatment plans, preferred
  • Competence in individual, family and group psychotherapy, preferred

Guidelines and Requirements refer to APPA CAS

The selection processes for our residency programs are directed toward identifying postdoctoral candidates who have competencies in providing individual and group psychotherapy and who have had exposure to models of brief therapy.  In addition, targeted applicants have experience working with diverse clientele, are familiar with evidence-based practices and have experience in administering psychological assessments and in team-specific duties.  We encourage each applicant to apply to only those positions for which the applicant is qualified.

Guidelines

BEFORE UNIFORM NOTIFICATION DAY (UND) Reciprocal Offer Process

  • A Candidate who has received a placement offer from a non-KP and who requires a decision prior to UND date may contact the training director (TD) from their first choice Kaiser Permanente site and indicate their offer situation. Please provide the following information:
    • Name of the program that has made them a pre-UND offer
    • Name and telephone number of the person who contacted them
    • Time frame within which they have been allowed to hold this offer
  • Kaiser Permanente Training Director will contact the non-KP program to verify offer
  • The Kaiser Permanente TD can make a reciprocal offer. The Candidate is expected to accept or decline immediately. This decision is binding
  • If the Kaiser Permanente TD declines to make a reciprocal offer, the Candidate is permitted to contact another Kaiser Permanente TD/site, indicating that this site is now their first choice

We strongly recommend candidates have their top training sites identified to be ready for UND

ON UNIFORM NOTIFICATION DAY (UND)

  • UND for the 2020-2021 is TBD
  • Kaiser Permanente Training Directors will begin offering placements at 7:00 am (Pacific Standard Time). This process may last throughout the day
  • It is recommended not to schedule activities on this date that could interfere with the UND process

1)  Acceptance:

  • Once a Candidate accepts an offer, they must call the remaining programs on their preferences list and inform them that they no longer wish to be considered at those locations
  • Postdoctoral Training Directors (or their designees) will contact all other applicants by phone or e-mail on the day of the UND to inform them that the position is no longer available
  • A formal offer letter will be emailed to the Candidate from Kaiser Permanente’s Recruitment department.  The Candidate will formally accept the offer in writing and return the letter to HR
  • The Candidate will also receive a welcome letter from the Training Director.  (Please see an example of this letter in the Resident Policy and Procedures Manual)

2) “Holds”:

  • Candidates can place only one offer on “hold” at a time
  • If a candidate is offered a position by one Kaiser program/site but would prefer another Kaiser Permanente position, they can put the first position on hold for up to 30 minuteswhile they find out where they stand with the training director at their preferred Kaiser position.
  • If a candidate is offered a position by a Kaiser Permanente site, but would prefer another position that is outside of the Kaiser programs, they can put the Kaiser site on hold for up to 4 hourswhile they find out where they stand with the training director at their preferred non-Kaiser Permanente site.
  • Either way, the candidate must get back to the training directors as soon as possible within these windows of time,when they decide whose offer to accept.

 HOLD Responsibilities

  • Make calls to the programs they are more interested in and try to secure a position
  • If another placement is accepted during this “hold” period, they must “release” the hold as soon as possible by calling the Training Director for the program on hold
  • If Candidate does not call the KP Training Director back in 30 minutes (for KP) or 4 hours (for non-KP), either to accept or decline the offer, the Training Director may “release” the hold and offer the position to another candidate

If you are not selected for a postdoctoral residency position with Kaiser Permanente on UND, please know that there may be a possibility for additional opportunities.

Qualified applicants will be invited to be interviewed and will take place in January and February.  As member programs of APPIC, all Kaiser Permanente Northern California postdoctoral residency programs in clinical psychology adhere to APPIC’s Uniform Notification Day (UND).  Applicants are advised to submit their applications as early as possible once the application portal opens.

Uniform Notification Day (UND) will be February 24 2020 

The APPA CAS portal closes on January 6, 2020.  The deadline may be extended at any time depending on selection of our tracks.

Go to APPA CAS and check the full program list of available opportunities/tracks.

Start date for the 2020-21 Training year will start on September 14, 2020 through September 10, 2021

  • All Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs Postdoctoral Residency programs participate in the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers’ (APPIC) national Postdoctoral Psychology Centralized Application Service (“APPA CAS”).
  • All applicants must complete the online application process for our positions through the national APPA CAS system. Early submissions are recommended. Fees, Resume, Letter of Intent are needed for an interview and Letters of recommendations are required and may be eligible for submission after program deadline.
  • Servers most compatible with APPA CAS system: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome
  • To begin the APPA CAS application process, go to: https://appicpostdoc.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login
  • If Selected for a position a profile and application submission is required at kaiserpermanentejobs.org

Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Residency

  • Completion of PhD/PsyD/EdD in Clinical, Counseling, Health or School Psychology from an APA-accredited doctoral program, to be completed by residency start date (Verification of Completion of all Requirements for Doctoral Degree form required).
  • Must have received doctoral training at an APA-accredited or APPIC-member internship program.
  • Registration as a psychological assistant with the Board of Psychology of the State of California by start date.

Additional Requirements

  • Must submit three letters of reference: one letter must be from most recent primary supervisor.
  • Demonstrated professional maturity and ethical integrity necessary for assuming professional responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality of service, teamwork, and participation in a highly interactive multidisciplinary clinic.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete multiple tasks/objectives in a timely manner.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in neuropsychological evaluations of adults, children, adolescents, and families, including administering and writing up psychological test reports and assessment batteries.
  • Coursework in neuropsychology
  • Selected applicants should have experience in neuropsychological and psychological assessments, received a PhD/PsyD degree from an APA-accredited program before the beginning of the program and completed a full-time APA-accredited (or APPIC-approved) internship.  The position is benefited and full-time with hours determined by the local Training Director.
  • The training program’s selection process is directed toward identifying postdoctoral candidates who have competencies in providing individual and group psychotherapy and who have had exposure to models of brief therapy.  In addition, targeted applicants have experience working with diverse clientele, are familiar with evidence-based treatments, and have experience administering psychological assessments.
  • All selected applicants MUST have completed all requirements for their doctoral degrees before starting the formal program.
  • Positions are typically posted in early December, and all applications are due by January 6, 2020 for the training year beginning the following September.
  • Interviews take place from late January through early February
  • Notification day is coordinated with other postdoctoral programs on the specified UND date of February 24, 2020

Please note that all Neuropsychology Consortium Training positions differ differs from the APA-accredited postdoctoral fellowship positions in Kaiser Psychiatry (Vallejo, San Francisco, and Vacaville).

Each applicant must:

  1. Create a Profile on kaiserpermanentejobs.org and include:
  • Current resume
  • Three letters of recommendation (one must be from most recent primary clinical supervisor) to include signature
  • Letter of Intent
  1. Apply to the open job posting on kaiserpermanentejobs.org
  2. Email the Consortium Director, anna.k.morita@kp.org the following information:
    • Letter of Intent
    • Auxiliary Information
    • 2 sample neuropsychological reports (de-identified)

Onboarding Requirements

Drug Screen Requirements

  • Must be available to complete a drug screen within 48 hours of official offer
  • Kaiser Permanente follows Federal Guidelines
  • Lab Vendors support US locations

Background Check

  • Kaiser Permanente currently utilizes First Advantage to conduct pre-employment background checks
  • Will be conducted 90 days prior to start date

I-9 Eligibility to work in the United States

Employee Health

  • Recruitment Coordinator will collaborate to make arrangement to have lab/physical requirements completed
  • Arrangements will require local appointments in the Training Program Service Area 1-2 weeks prior to start date

New Hire Paperwork

  • Recruitment Coordinator will be connecting regarding required documentation prior to start date (I-9, Associate Registration Numbers, etc)

Value Statement Guidelines attachment

  • Value Statement Guidelines

Letters of Recommendations (Postdoctoral Residents and Doctoral Interns) attachment

  • 3 letters of recommendation are required (one to include current supervisor)

Verification of Completion of Doctoral Degree (Postdoctoral Residents) attachment

  • Must be completed and turned into Recruitment Services prior to start date

Final conferral of Degree: Official Final Transcript with Conferral Date or Official Copy of Degree (Postdoctoral Residents) Due by December 31st