Associate Post Masters
Mental Health Fellowship

Mind, Body,
Spirit, Health

South Sacramento

Sacramento Valley Consortium (Roseville/Sacramento and South Sacramento)

The Sacramento Valley Training Consortium is centrally located in Sacramento, California. “The City of Trees” is the heart of California’s Central Valley and the state capitol. The city has experienced significant growth and development in the past years and includes top farm-to-fork restaurants, professional sports, and access to amazing outdoor activities. An easy day trip to the coast, San Francisco, Napa, or Lake Tahoe. Outdoor activities are popular, especially from April to November, when the weather is warm and dry. The winter affords skiing opportunities in the Sierra. Cost of living is moderate for California communities and much more affordable than the Bay Area. The city of Sacramento and its surrounding suburbs are frequently identified as a top city among multiple polls.

Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento cares for ~213,000+ members, which is 41% of the residents in this area. The diversity of the South Sacramento area is reflected in our patient population: White= 34%; Hispanic= 28%; Asian= 26%; African-American= 14%; Other= 3%.

Program Highlights

South Sacramento medical center is committed to innovation and leading the way in care. We value providing caring moments to members at all touch points. The psychiatry department is continually expanding its treatment offerings and looking for ways to improve outcomes in care for our members. The training team believes in exposing fellows to this innovation and framework for conceptualizing care. The ultimate goal of the training program is to develop well rounded, culturally competent, and forward-thinking therapist prepared for independent or organizational practice.

SSC Psychiatry department is compromised of the following programs and teams: adult outpatient and intensive outpatient services, child and adolescent outpatient and intensive outpatient services; addiction medicine and recovery services, memory care, behavioral health education, behavioral medicine, transgender care, triage and urgent care services, TMS and ECT services.

We seek individuals with openness to variety of learning experiences, professional presentation, willingness to incorporate feedback to grow clinical skills and who have practicum or job experience with adult behavioral health treatment.

  • We are in our 3rd year, 2 have been hired out of the training program. Not sure if there is enough to highlight yet regarding hires
  • Fellows will have the opportunity to work in the new and beautifully designed Mental Health and Wellness location in Elk Grove
  • Fellows receive time dedicated to studying for the licensing exams

Clinical Service Opportunities

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Mental Health Assessments
  • Psycho Educational Classes
  • Dementia Evaluations

Specialty Tracks

  • Adult Intensive Outpatient
  • Adult Outpatient
  • Memory (Dementia) Care
  • Behavioral Health Education
  • Addiction Medicine

Location Rotations

  • South Sacramento Adult Intensive Outpatient
  • Elk Grove Adult Outpatient

There are 2 locations within the South Sacramento area and 2 locations within the Elk Grove location.


  • Direct Patient Care: 20 hours
  • Non-Patient Care: 12 hours
  • Individual Supervision: 2 hours
  • Group Supervision: 2 hours
  • Didactic Training: 2 hours
  • Feedback Informed Care and case consultation: 2 hours
  • Community Benefit Project: 32 hours over the course of the year

Didactic Training

  • Mindfulness
  • Transgender and gender nonconforming competency
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • DBT in the Crisis Setting
  • Culture & Diversity in Emergency Room Evaluations Transgender & Nonbinary Care
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Post-Partum Depression/Anxiety/Psychosis
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Eating Disorders



Adult and IOP
8247 E Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95758

Child Team
7300 Wyndham Drive
Sacramento , CA 95823

AMRS and Adult
9324 W Stockton Blvd
Sacramento , CA 95758

Training Director

Janet Gaborek, LCSW
Co-Training Program Director

Natalie Vides Boelke, LCSW
Co-Training Program Director