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Associate Post Master’s Mental Health Fellowship – Roseville/Sacramento

Sacramento Valley Consortium (South Sacramento and Roseville/Sacramento)

Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center
Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center

The city of Roseville is firmly rooted in the Northern Sacramento Valley and was named for the wild roses that grow in the area. It is the most populous city in Placer County with over 140,000 residents and lies 16 miles northeast of Sacramento. Roseville’s scenic natural areas, extensive park system and bike trails, excellent schools and job opportunities attract individuals, families and retirees to the area. Within an hour’s drive there are Gold Rush towns to explore, water sports in nearby lakes and rivers, and skiing in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Given its proximity to Sacramento, Roseville offers easy access to a large city, while still providing the best of suburban living, including renowned dining, arts, and retail shopping. Roseville is an easy day trip to the coast, San Francisco, Napa, Lake Tahoe or Sonoma County. The cost of living is moderate compared to other California communities and more affordable than the SF Bay Area.

Kaiser Permanente has three medical centers and 10 medical offices in the four-county greater Sacramento region. The Kaiser Roseville service area includes the hospital center on Eureka Road and outpatient facilities in Roseville, Folsom and Lincoln. Approximately 365,000 KP health plan members receive care in this service area. The Roseville Psychiatry Department serves a range of patients, with a variety of clinical presentations.


Program Curriculum

Equity, Inclusion & Diversity

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) are vital parts of training in North Valley. We have a diverse staff, which is reflected in our diverse supervision team. In addition to regional didactics, here are some of the local JEDI trainings we offer:

  • Cultural Humility and Unconscious/Implicit Bias
  • Transgender and non-gender conforming population
  • Culturally Responsive Care: Integration of an Anti-Oppressive Framework
  • ADDRESSING/Intersectional approach
  • IPV in Communities of Color/South Asian Community
  • Muslim American Populations in Behavioral Health Settings
  • Black Men’s Experience of Police Harassment

Furthermore, Journal Club is specifically focused on JEDI issues and research. Trainees are also invited to join the local JEDI improvement planning group for the North Valley.

Fellows are also encouraged to participate in the Regional Mental Health Training Program EID Forums, which provide advanced training on topics related to cultural humility and competence and a safe space in which to reflect upon and discuss their varied experiences.

Didactic Training

The primary goal for didactic training is to provide Associate Post Master’s Mental Health Fellows with the tools necessary to function and thrive in an integrated healthcare setting and prepare them for independent practice.

Regularly scheduled weekly didactic seminars are organized and administered at the regional level for all Kaiser Permanente Northern California mental health trainees. Post master’s fellows are required to attend the two-hour weekly seminar, which focuses on aspects of clinical practice that the residents may not regularly encounter. Diversity issues are always integrated into seminar presentations.

From year-to-year training topics can vary, but in the recent past training topics have included:

  • ADHD assessment
  • Treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Introduction to DBT
  • Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Psychiatric Disorders
  • Psychological assessment
  • Law and Ethics
  • Eating Disorders
  • Thought Disorders
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Childhood resilience

Our Regional Mental Health Training Program also sponsors professional training courses for continuing professional development. These courses and presentations are offered at select times during the year for all Kaiser Permanente mental health trainees and staff at Kaiser Permanente Northern California Medical Centers. We bring in national experts and keynote speakers on a variety of cutting-edge topics in mental health treatment and research. Fellows are required to attend these monthly regional trainings in addition to the weekly didactic seminars. Training course dates and a list of speakers and topics can be found on the Regional Mental Health Training Programs website. In addition, many of these lectures are recorded and available under the continuing education lecture library.

Seminars and Meetings

Meetings and seminars are aimed at supporting professional development and clinical growth. Fellows can expect to attend the following meetings.

  • Weekly Huddle: 15-minute meeting with training director to review and prepare for the day.
  • All Staff Meeting: Monthly meeting with department staff. Focus is on operations and announcements.
  • Journal Club: Weekly meeting to review research. Research articles are selected by the trainee. Twice a month the research article is focused on Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion topic.
  • Trainee Hike: At the start and end of the training year we take hike in the Auburn Forest to reflect on the training year and connect as cohort.
  • Mentorship: Associate Post Master’s Mental Health Fellows are offered the opportunity to mentor a pre-master’s trainee. The fellow also has the option to be a mentee through our regional mentorship program. Both opportunities are voluntary.
  • Licensure preparation: Trainees are provided 1 hour per week to prepare for licensure.
  • Fellows also have the opportunity to participate in weekly Feedback Informed Care (FIC) case consultations.


All fellows are provided with two hours of weekly individual supervision with a primary and secondary supervisor, and two additional hours of weekly group supervision.

The primary and secondary supervisor is responsible for supervising the direct delivery of clinical services. This supervisor takes the lead role in monitoring the fellow’s progress, providing feedback on strengths and areas in need of further development, ensuring effective and safe patient care, adequate documentation, and evaluating training schedules.

Group supervision includes opportunities for fellows to present and discuss cases. Fellows learn how to address treatment through a cultural framework including ethnicity, language, age, gender and sexual identity. Group supervision allows for vicarious learning, practice with professional public clinical presentations, and learning how to give and receive feedback.

Community Partnership Program

Reflecting Kaiser Permanente’s core commitment to mental health and wellness in our communities, each trainee will spend at least 32 hours during their training year on a Community Partnership Project that focuses on improving mental health in the local community beyond our Kaiser Permanente members.

We have a variety of local partnerships for our Community Partnership Program. Currently, we have partnerships with several community colleges, high schools, junior high schools, elementary schools, and after school programs. Often these partnerships include completing a mental health presentation, tabling for a career fair, being part of a career panel, etc.

Tracks and Rotations

Adult Outpatient Clinic

Associate Post Master’s Mental Health Fellows in the Adult or Child Outpatient Clinic can expect to work with a range of presenting disorders, including behavior and relational problems, depression and anxiety, psychosis, psychosomatic concerns, trauma, personality disorder. Treatment in the North Valley is grounded in evidence practices, such as CBT, ACT, DBT, among others.

On average, fellows are expected to see 15-18 patients per week. Caseload size will vary depending on the number of new patients seen, groups run, and cadence at which patients are scheduled. Post-master’s fellows are also expected to co-lead therapy groups and assists in the teaching of psychoeducational classes.


Total 40 hours

Please note that trainees will work 3 days remotely. This is subject to change.

  • Direct Patient Care: 20 hours
  • Non-Patient Care: 9 hours
  • Individual Supervision: 2 hours
  • Group Supervision: 2 hours
  • Journal Club: 1 hour
  • Didactic Training: 2 hours
  • License Prep: 1 hour
  • Community Partnership Project: 1 hour
  • Meetings/other: 1 hour


Program Graduates

2022 Cohort

Graduate University/Institute Track/Specialty Rotation Current Position, Specialty & Location
Eliza Garbutt California State University, Sacramento Adult Outpatient, Roseville, CA Associate Social Worker, Adult Outpatient, Kaiser Permanente Roseville

2021 Cohort

Graduate University/Institute Track/Specialty Rotation Current Position, Specialty & Location
Scarlett Arnold California State University, Sacramento Adult Outpatient, Roseville, CA Social Worker, Adult Intake, Kaiser Permanente Folsom

Current Opportunities

Position Track(s)
Adult/Child Outpatient Adult, Child


Adult Outpatient
1660 E. Roseville Pkwy Suite 100
Roseville , CA 95661

Adult Outpatient
906 G Street, Suite 510
Sacramento, CA 95814

Child Outpatient
2008 Morse Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95825

Training Director

Gabriela E. Gutierrez, PhD, LMFT
Adult Training Director
(916) 878-4455

Henry Collier, LCSW
Child Training Director
(916) 973-7213

Meet the Roseville/Sacramento Training Team

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