Associate Post Masters
Mental Health Fellowship

Mind, Body,
Spirit, Health

Richmond

East Bay Consortium (Oakland and Richmond)

Kaiser Permanente’s Richmond Medical Center is part of the East Bay Service Area, which includes its flagship Oakland and Richmond Medical Centers, as well as the Pinole and Alameda medical office sites. Kaiser Permanente got started taking care of Richmond shipyard workers during World War II, and then opened to the public in 1945.

The city of Richmond is extremely diverse and has approximately 107,000 residents. Located just 18 miles northeast of San Francisco, Richmond has a mild Mediterranean climate and offers easy access to numerous outdoor activities like hiking and bike trails. Richmond continues to be an important industrial and shipping center, and has good transportation services, including local access to the BART, Amtrak and ferry services to San Francisco.

Currently, Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center (including the Pinole Medical Offices) serves approximately 128,000 members. The patient population is very diverse, serving both the local community as well as members from Berkeley, Oakland and West Contra Costa County. In addition to outpatient Psychiatry, Kaiser Richmond Medical Center offers Emergency Department Services, Inpatient Medical Hospital Care, Primary Care, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Physical Therapy, Health Education, Pharmacy, and various other specialty medical services on campus.

The patient population in the Department of Psychiatry consists of Kaiser Health Plan members who have prepaid psychiatric benefits, including Medi-Cal and Medicare, and covers a broad ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic spectrum. All age groups and virtually all psychiatric diagnosis categories are represented.

Program Highlights

The Department of Psychiatry in Richmond is committed to excellent patient care and is continuously working to improve the ways we can best serve our patients. The Richmond clinic has a strong morale, and staff provide ongoing support to one other, embracing an “open door policy” which offers opportunity for regular consultation and support. The training team is passionate about teaching new clinicians both clinical skills as well as self-care practices to facilitate the development of a positive and healthy career.

The Department of Psychiatry provides individual and group treatments to adults, children and families. There are specialties in depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders and psychological testing. The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed to address the needs of high acuity psychiatric patients, for adults and adolescents, and the Clinical Case Management (CCM) program provides treatment to patients with psychotic spectrum illness and severe mood disorders. The Department also offers an intensive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Program aimed at reducing high risk behaviors and increasing the quality of life for patients with personality disorders and the “La Clinica” program which supports patients needing psychiatric services in Spanish. For patients whose first language is not English or Spanish, the Department is able to provide translators in multiple languages. There are also a variety of psycho-educational programs including Anxiety, Depression, Mindfulness and Insomnia classes available through the Health Education Department.

We are seeking fellows who are organized, flexible, have good time management skills, can work independently but also enjoy being part of a team, who are eager to learn and are willing to be challenged.

  • Both Post-Master’s Fellows from the inaugural 2017-2018 Post-Master’s Fellowship training year were hired by Kaiser Permanente Mental Health
  • Fellows can receive financial reimbursement for licensing course requirements and exam study aids

Clinical Service Opportunities

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Group Therapy/Psycho-Educational Classes
  • Clinical Consultation

Specialty Tracks

  • Intensive Outpatient Services/Clinical Case Management
  • Behavioral Medicine

Location Rotations

  • Richmond Adult Team
  • Richmond BMS
  • Richmond IOP/Clinical Case Management

Schedule

  • Direct Patient Care: 20 hours
  • Indirect Patient Care: 12 hours
  • Team Meetings: 2 hours
  • Individual supervision: 2 hours
  • Group supervision: 2 hours
  • Didactic Training: 2 hours
  • Community Benefit Project: varies

Didactic Training

  • Treatment of Depression and Anxiety
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Adult Psychopharmacology
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Assessment of Adult ADHD
  • Working with Trans* and Gender Expansive Clients
  • Death and Dying
  • Chronic Pain
  • Working with Transitional Age Youth
  • Shame, Self-Compassion and Mindfulness
  • Incorporating Sex and Sexuality in Therapy
  • Behaviorism

Testimonials

Location

901 Nevin Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801

Training Director

Maggie Mullen, LCSW
Training Program Co-Director

margaret.mullen@kp.org

Margaret Lamb, LCSW
Training Program Co-Director

margaret.lamb@kp.org