Associate Post Masters
Mental Health Fellowship

Mind, Body,
Spirit, Health

Fresno

Fresno is located near Yosemite National Park and multiple bodies of lakes for those who enjoy beautiful trails, hikes, and fishing. In addition, Fresno has a total of five large shopping centers; Fig Garden, Riverpark, Fashion Fair Mall, Sierra Vista Mall, and The Marketplace shopping center. You can also explore popular attractions like the Underground Garden, Tower district, Clovis Old Town Trail, and/or attend the Annual Night in the Garden at Willows Garden Nursery in the month of May. Fresno offers a wide variety of activities for our trainees and for the healthy conscious individual.  You can buy locally grown produce from the Wednesday Farmers Market.

Kaiser Permanente-Fresno provides comprehensive health care to more than 145,000 members residing in the culturally diverse Central San Joaquin Valley. There are over 80 different languages spoken here. We have about 90 people on our mental health staff.

Kaiser Permanente also supports a 152-bed hospital and medical office building in Fresno. Overall, Kaiser Permanente, Fresno, has approximately 250 physicians and 2,000 support staff, including allied professionals, providing care to its members of all ages.

Program Highlights

Each team has wealth of knowledge and experience with LCSWs, LMFTs, PsyDs, PhDs and MDs in Psychiatry with specialty in every area of Mental Health. We work together as teams to help serve and treat our members who have symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress and other complex programs. We offer a wide range of Programs: including, Outpatient, Day treatment, Case Management, Addiction medicine treatment and Medication Management. We provide individual, group and family counseling as well as interventions. We provide psychoeducational programs for all problems as well as group therapy process. We have an Active DBT program that runs about 10 groups per week.
We provider over 20 supportive therapy groups.

Services

Our staff of Mental Health providers is made up of trained staff that consist of psychiatrists, PhDs, LCSW, LMFTs who specialize in helping clients in different ways. We offer a wide variety of therapy designed to meet the needs of members, including:

  • Medication Evaluations
  • Group Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Psychological Educational Classes
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Communication
  • Family Therapy
  • Psychological Testing
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Inpatient Hospitalization
  • Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Depression
  • DBT and CBT programs
  • The Post-masters training program is new to Fresno
  • Training program will offer exposure to four different teams: Adult, BMS, Child, Addiction Medicine and Recovery Services
  • Diversity in patient population

Clinical Service Opportunities

Our internship program is committed to helping post master’s interns to further develop their clinical assessment skills and psychotherapy skills and techniques. This is a demanding and challenging placement that emphasizes clinical training in a supportive and structured environment. Interns will work with individual patients in addition to facilitating psycho-educational groups, co facilitating therapy groups. Interns will have opportunities to learn a variety of evidence-based treatment approaches as DBT, CBT, Solutions-Focused therapy, Systems treatment and Crisis evaluation.

The intern will be involved with a rich opportunity to do the following:

  • Individual and Group Supervision
  • Didactic program
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Psycho-educational Classes
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Telecare

Specialty Tracks

  • Behavioral Medicine Services
  • Adult & Family Medicine
  • Addiction Medicine and Recovery Services
  • Adult Mental Health
  • Child/Adolescent Mental Health

Location Rotations

  • Fresno First St MOB – Addiction Medicine & Recovery Services
  • Fresno Palm 3 – Behavioral Medicine

The Mental Health Department is located at the following locations:

  • Adult Team – 1st and 4th Floor First Street Fresno
  • Child Team – 2nd Floor First Street Fresno
  • Addiction Medicine and Recovery Services – 2nd Floor First Street Fresno
  • Behavioral Medicine Services – Fresno Medical Center, Palm 3 & Clovis Site

Schedule

  • Direct Patient Care: 10 hours
  • Telecare and video visits: 5 hours
  • Psychoeducational programs (stress class/depression class): 2-5 hours
  • Non-Patient Care: 12 hours
  • Individual Supervision: 2 hours
  • Group Supervision: 1 hours
  • Didactic Training: 2 hours
  • Cultural Conversations: 1 hour
  • Community Project: 1 hour

Didactic Training

  • All different modality training: DBT, CBT, Solution focused
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Behavioral Medicine Specialists in the Primary Care setting
  • Assessment and tx planning for Substance abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis training
  • Post-Partum Depression
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Working with Children and Adolescent
  • Parenting skills
  • Depression and Anxiety training
  • Grief and loss
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Brief therapy

Location

Medical Center Palm 3
7300 North Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93720

Training Director

Jan Flanagan LCSW
Training Program Director

janet.a.flanagan@kp.org