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Doctoral Internship – Roseville

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 San Francisco 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
  • Multicultural Assessment
  • Telebehavioral Health: Ethical, Clinical, and Cultural Considerations
  • Culturally Aware Feedback Informed care
  • Working with African-Americans in a Medical Setting
  • Muslim American Populations in Behavioral Health Settings
  • Black Men’s Experience of Police Harassment
  • Gender Affirming Surgery Evaluations

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.

Didactic Training

Regularly scheduled weekly didactic seminars are organized and administered at the regional level for all KP Northern California doctoral interns. Interns are required to attend the two-hour weekly seminar, which focuses on aspects of clinical practice that the interns may not regularly encounter. Diversity issues are always integrated into seminar presentations.

Seminar topics include: Frontiers in Trauma Treatment; Advanced Risk Assessment; Updates in Substance Abuse Research & Treatment; Advancements in Psychopharmacology; Cognitive Processing Therapy; Technology and Mental Health; Trans/Nonbinary Mental Health; Building a Better Brain through Exercise, Nutrition, Sleep and Stress Management; and Self-Compassion.

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 KP Northern California mental health trainees and staff at Kaiser Northern California Medical Centers. The Regional Mental Health Training Program brings in national experts and keynote speakers on a variety of cutting-edge topics in mental health treatment and research. Interns are required to attend these monthly regional trainings in addition to the weekly didactic seminars. Course dates and a list of speakers and topics for the regional trainings can be found on the Regional Mental Health Training Programs website. In addition, many of these lectures are recorded and available on the regional website under the continuing education lecture library.

Seminars and Meetings

Meetings and seminars are aimed at supporting professional developmental and clinical growth. Predoctoral interns 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 a hike in the Auburn Forest to reflect on the training year and connect as cohort.
  • Research Hour: Interns are provided 1 hour per week to complete their research project.
  • Mentorship: Interns are offered the opportunity to mentor a practicum or master’s trainee. The intern also has the option to be a mentee through our regional mentorship program. Both of these opportunities are voluntary.
  • Supervision: Interns are given the option to supervise a practicum trainee.
  • Licensure preparation: Interns are provided 1 hour per week to prepare for licensure.

Supervision

All doctoral interns are supervised by licensed psychologists and are assigned to a primary and secondary supervisor. These two clinical supervisors meet with their assigned intern one hour per week for individual face-to-face supervision, for a total of two hours of individual supervision per week. The primary and secondary supervisor in each training rotation are responsible for supervising the direct delivery of clinical services. The primary supervisor takes the lead role in developing the intern’s learning plan, monitoring their progress, and evaluating their training schedule. The primary supervisor is also responsible for supervising the intern’s clinical work and completing quarterly evaluations after gathering input from the other delegated supervisors and staff who have worked with the intern.

Doctoral interns are also provided with weekly clinical group supervision and group supervision for psychological assessment. During clinical group supervision, interns learn how to conceptualize treatment plans and frame interventions through a cultural framework that considers age, gender identity, race and ethnicity, family systems, socioeconomic status, work and school history, and other cultural factors. Interns also gain experience presenting clinical cases, as well as giving and receiving peer feedback. These feedback interactions help interns to develop both collegial and supervisory aspects of their professional identities as psychologists. Assessment group supervision provides support for interns gaining proficiency conducting psychological evaluations. During assessment group supervision, interns have an opportunity to discuss several aspects of the assessment process, including how to interpret test results, formulate clinical impressions, and plan patient feedback. Time allotted for all group supervision ranges from 2-4 hours per week depending on the time of year and the training schedule dictated by the specific rotations and tracks.

Community Partnership Program

Reflecting Kaiser Permanente’s core commitment to mental health and wellness in our communities, each intern 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 Kaiser Permanente patient membership. The goal of this project is to provide outreach to underserved populations in the community to promote healthy behaviors.

We have 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.

Psychological Assessment

All doctoral interns complete psychological testing as part of the internship training program. During the training year, interns further their knowledge about test battery design, administration of various tests and measures, interpretation and integration of test results, and communication of test results. Interns primarily receive assessment training support in a group supervision format with additional modalities of support available as needed.

Program Evaluation

Each intern is required to undertake a program evaluation project during their training year. The project is selected based upon the intern’s interests and skill set and should fall within the regular scope of departmental services.

It may involve collecting and analyzing data to improve administrative operations, or a quality improvement project aimed at improving or assessing a treatment program or process. Examples include developing and evaluating a treatment group, intake procedure or other new programming; evaluating factors associated with treatment outcomes; or a needs assessment of a service that may be enriched by psychological consultation. Interns meet with the program evaluation supervisor as a group regularly over the course of the training year to review progress on their projects.

Tracks and Rotations

Adult Outpatient Track

The internship program will offer training experiences in three areas: Adult Outpatient Mental Health (12-month track), Trauma Informed Care (6-month rotation), and Adult Psychological Assessment (6-month rotation). Doctoral interns will participate in all three training experiences.

Doctoral interns in the Adult Outpatient Clinic can expect to work with a broad range of presenting disorders, including behavior and relational problems, depression and anxiety, psychosis, psychosomatic concerns, trauma, and personality disorders. Treatment at Kaiser Permanente Roseville is grounded in evidence-based practices, such as CBT, ACT, DBT, among others.

On average, doctoral interns are expected to see 8-10 patients per week. Caseload size will vary depending on the number of new patients seen and the cadence with which patients are scheduled. Interns will also be assigned ADHD evaluations throughout the training year. In addition, interns are expected to co-facilitate therapy groups and assist in the teaching of psychoeducational classes.

Trauma Informed Care Rotation

The internship program will offer training experiences in three areas: Adult Outpatient Mental Health (12-month track), Trauma Informed Care (6-month rotation), and Adult Psychological Assessment (6-month rotation). Doctoral interns will participate in all three training experiences.

The Trauma Informed Care rotation is focused on evidence-based treatments for individuals with PTSD/Trauma Related Stress Disorder. Doctoral interns in this rotation will have the opportunity to work closely with the Managing Complexities Program (MCP). It should be noted, many of the patients involved in the MCP program have co-occurring histories of trauma and likely Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

Doctoral interns involved in the MCP rotation will focus on aspects of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in their clinical practice. Additionally, training in Skills Training in Affective Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR) for PTSD is also part of the rotation experience. Interns will also incorporate elements of Cognitive Processing Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Programming (EMDR), and Exposure Therapy into their work with this patient population. Within this rotation, interns will receive training in both individual psychotherapy and group treatment.

Psychological Assessment Rotation

The internship program will offer training experiences in three areas: Adult Outpatient Mental Health (12-month track), Trauma Informed Care (6-month rotation), and Adult Psychological Assessment (6-month rotation). Doctoral interns will participate in all three training experiences.

Doctoral interns in the Psychological Assessment Rotation will have an opportunity to conduct in-depth, comprehensive psychological evaluations for diagnostic clarification. Interns will evaluate for a range of different psychological disorders, including ADHD, personality disorder, ASD, mood disorders, etc. On average, interns are expected to complete 4-6 evaluations per week.

The evaluation process in this rotation consists of completing an initial intake interview in order to rule out other psychological factors (e.g., examining mood, substance use, and/or psychological factors) which may confound the psychodiagnostic process. These evaluations also consist of the administration of a battery of psychological tests and measures in order to guide treatment recommendations and connect patients with appropriate care. Once the evaluation process and report are completed, feedback is provided to the patient via telephone/video/in-person visit (when appropriate). Doctoral interns in this rotation can greatly enhance their knowledge base of ADHD, ASD (adult or children), and/or differential diagnosis.

Schedule

Weekly 40-hour Schedule

  • 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
  • Research/Program Evaluation Project: 1 hour
  • Meetings/other: 1 hour

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

Current Opportunities

Position Track(s)
Adult Outpatient Adult Outpatient

Accreditation

  • Submitted an accreditation self-study to APA

Location

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

Sacramento Adult Psychological Assessment Program
2301 Howe Ave, #200
Sacramento, CA 95825

Kaiser Permanente Point West Medical Offices
1650 Response Road
Sacramento, CA 95815

Roseville Mental Health & Wellness
1660 East Roseville Parkway
Roseville, CA 95661

Training Director

Laden Khatibijah, PsyD
Training Director
ladan.khatibijah@kp.org
(916) 878-4073


Meet the Training Team

Membership

Member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC)

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