Policies and Procedures
Some information included in the policy and procedure manuals pertain to:
- Program Minimum Requirements
- Program Minimal Levels of Achievement
- Resident Remediation and Corrective Action Procedures
- Resident Benefits and Services
Kaiser Permanente Northern California has made a major investment in mental health training programs at both the masters and doctoral level to help address a critical shortage of professionals in this crucial health area in our communities. The mental health training programs are funded in part by Kaiser’s Community Benefits Division, with additional funding coming through the Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine department budgets. Reflecting Kaiser Permanente’s core commitment to mental health and wellness in our communities, every mental health trainee is required to complete at least 32 hours during the year on a Community Partnership Project that focuses on increasing the mental health of the local community in some important respect, beyond just treating Kaiser members. This training not only directly benefits the community but equips the trainee for more effective careers in any mental health setting and makes them more desirable candidate for internal recruitment.
Projects are developed in conjunction with local Training Directors and can take a wide range of forms. Many Community Partnership Projects entail psychoeducation programs at local high schools or community centers, with emphasis in such areas as mindfulness techniques, stress reduction, parenting education, anger management or communication training. Other projects have consulted with staff at a number of different county or non-profit agencies in the local community (e.g. homeless shelters, community mental health clinics, prisons, etc.).
American Psychological Association (APA)
Accreditation information can be obtained from the:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street NE;
Washington, DC 20002-4242.