Doctoral Internship

Adaptive
Health Care

Santa Rosa

The Department of Psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center located in the heart of the wine country. Santa Rosa is the largest city in California’s North Coast. Santa Rosa is also the home of the Charles M. Schulz Museum, the creator of the Peanuts; Charlie Brown and Snoopy.

The Department of Psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center is the second largest department in a medical center that services over 135,000 members. It is composed of four teams: Adult, Child/Family, Addiction Medicine, and Behavioral Medicine. Our departments are made up of Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Licensed Masters Mental Health Professionals,  RNs, Medical Assistants, Postdoctoral Residents, Doctoral Interns, Post-Masters Fellowships and a large support staff.

Click for information on How to Apply

Click for Salary/Benefit Information

Program Highlights

Santa Rosa Kaiser’s Department of Mental Health and Wellness is a highly collaborate, inter-disciplinary, multisystemic active clinic. People enjoy their work and take pride in the high quality and variety of services offered to clients.

At Santa Rosa Kaiser we value our Doctoral Interns as an integral member of our Mental Health and Wellness Department. Doctoral Interns who like to work in an integrated health care setting, with in a multidisciplinary team, providing empirically supported treatments to a wide varied of patients would fit well in our teams.

  • Here at Santa Rosa Kaiser we value diversity and multicultural awareness.

The Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Health Service Psychology Doctoral Internship offers education and training in an integrated health care system. The Doctoral Internship will offer tracks in three areas, including adult, child, and addiction medicine services. Each Doctoral Intern will be placed in 2 of the 3 tracks offered and will remain in those two tracks concurrently throughout the training year. Each track is designed to provide a breath of training experiences with the purpose of developing a generalist practitioner in health service psychology.

The tracks offer specific, direct service opportunities to expand the Doctoral Interns research knowledge and theoretical skills with varying patient populations, including diverse age, disability, religion, gender identification, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, race, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. Doctoral Interns will participate in assessment over the course of the year. Please see description below information on tracks.

Clinical Service Opportunities

Monday – Friday

Specialty Tracks

Following match day, training directors will meet with each incoming Doctoral Intern and review their clinical goals and preferences. From this discussion, each Doctoral Intern will be assigned two tracks based on these goals.

Description of Training Activities:

Individual Psychotherapy – Under the supervision of Licensed Psychologist(s), the Doctoral Intern will demonstrate their knowledge of theory and practice of professional psychotherapy via direct care contact with patients. The Doctoral Intern will evaluate and diagnose mental health disorders based on DSM-5 and ICD-10 criteria. The Doctoral Intern will develop treatment plans and learn how to articulate those plans to their patients. The Doctoral Intern will utilize evidence-based interventions within a feedback informed care model (e.g., Tridium, AOQ). The Doctoral Intern will utilize both individual and group supervision for case formulation and treatment planning.

The Doctoral Intern will participate in an evidenced-based therapy group offered to adult patients in Kaiser Permanente’s outpatient Mental Health and Wellness Department.

Group training experiences may include one of the following programs: Cognitive Behavior Therapy Psychosis Group Treatment; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy-based Group Treatment; Acute Treatment Groups for adult patients with major mental health disorders or acute adjustment disorders; Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Group.

Under the supervision of a Licensed Psychologist, the Doctoral Intern will develop their experience in the cognitive behavior theory and short- term group psychotherapy models. The Doctoral Intern will enhance their understanding of evidence-based CBT treatment models. Doctoral Intern will demonstrate their knowledge of group interventions by co-leading the group and a licensed psychologist by the end of the rotation.

Doctoral Interns will participate in ADHD assessment and diagnosis for adults under the supervision of licensed psychologist(s), the Doctoral Intern will develop their understanding of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of ADHD (all subtypes) via DSM-5 and ICD-10 criteria. The Doctoral Intern will be instructed in how to administer and interpret standardized screening measures for adult ADHD, as well has how to gather history for the purpose of diagnosing ADHD. Doctoral Interns will develop skills in consultation to provide feedback to treating psychiatrists and clinicians. In addition, the Doctoral Intern will develop skills in assessment write-ups and how to make appropriate referrals. These patients will be directly referred to the intern from the ADHD group facilitators.

Description of Training Activities

Under the supervision of licensed psychologist(s), the Doctoral Intern will demonstrate their knowledge of theory and practice of child and family psychotherapy via direct care contact with patients. The Doctoral Intern will evaluate and diagnose mental health disorders based on DSM-5 and ICD-10 criteria, as well as in the context of a well-developed clinical formulation, and treatment plan.

The Doctoral Intern will develop treatment plans and learn how to articulate those plans to their patients. The Doctoral Intern will utilize evidence-based interventions within a feedback informed care model. The Doctoral Intern will utilize both individual and group supervision for case formulation and treatment planning.

The Doctoral Intern will participate in the ADHD Assessment and Diagnosis Clinic – Under the supervision of licensed psychologist(s), the doctoral intern will develop skills in assessment and diagnosis of ADHD (all subtypes) via DSM-5 and ICD-10 criteria. The Doctoral Intern will develop skills to help with differential diagnosis by administering, scoring, and interpreting cognitive assessments and learning disability assessments. The Doctoral Intern will participate in screening and history taking of patients referred for the diagnosis of ADHD. The Doctoral Intern will participate in psychoeducational groups for parents who are considering a diagnosis of ADHD for their child. Doctoral Intern will develop skills in consultation to provide feedback to treating psychiatrists and clinicians. In addition, the Doctoral Intern will develop skills in assessment write-ups and how to make appropriate referrals.

The Doctoral Intern may have the opportunity to participate in group treatments for eating disorder, intensive outpatient program for adolescence, anxiety group educations for parents, and parent and child skills groups. Under the supervision of a licensed psychologist, Doctoral Interns will develop skills in group treatment and psychoeducational classes for children and or parents.

As part of the child psychiatry team, the Doctoral Intern will participate in weekly multidisciplinary team meetings. These meetings are attended by psychiatrists, psychologists, and masters level therapists. Doctoral Interns will develop skills on how to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive treatment. The Doctoral Intern will develop consultation skills within a multidisciplinary team. Doctoral Interns will also be trained in how to collaborate with Family Medicine physicians, Pediatricians and nurses.

Description of Training Activities

Under the supervision of licensed psychologist(s), the Doctoral Intern will develop skills in assessment and diagnosis of Substance Use Disorders, (all subtypes) via DSM-5 and ICD-10 criteria. The Doctoral Intern will receive training in how to assess for detox risk and make proper clinical referrals.

The Doctoral Intern will develop skills to help with differential diagnosis and learn about co-occurring disorders. The Doctoral Intern will learn the continuum of care for addiction medicine within an outpatient treatment program model.  Within this care setting, Doctoral Interns will be providing individual case management and will be participating in group treatment with licensed psychologist (s).

Doctoral Interns will co-facilitate in two intensive recovery groups, as well as learn how to provide psycho-educational classes to patients. The Doctoral Intern will develop treatment plans and learn how to articulate those plans to their patients. The Doctoral Intern will utilize evidence-based interventions within a feedback informed care model (e.g., Tridium).

The Doctoral Intern will utilize both individual and group supervision for case formulation and treatment planning. The Doctoral Intern will participate in four weekly multidisciplinary team meetings. These meetings are attended by psychiatrists, psychologists, addiction medicine physician (s), masters level clinicians, registered nurse and medical assistant.

Doctoral Interns will develop skills on how to collaborate effectively with a multidisciplinary team. Through observation of case management assessments, doctoral interns will learn how to create and refer patients to outside agencies for inpatient chemical dependency care, partial hospitalization treatment, detox support, and methadone treatment.

The Doctoral Intern will develop consultation and referral skills to place their patients in the following departments: Chronic Pain, Neurology, and Adult and Child Psychiatry. Doctoral Interns will also be trained in how to collaborate with family medicine physicians and nurses.

Schedule

Weekly

  • Direct Patient Care: 20 hours
  • Non-Patient Care: 20 hours Including:
  • Individual Supervision: 2 hours
  • Group Supervision: 2 hours
  • Didactic Training: 2 hours
  • Testing Supervision: up to 2 hours
  • Community Benefit Project and Program Evaluation: 1-2 hours per week depending on project time line
  • Staff meetings and other case conferences
  • Grand Rounds: 1.5 hours every other week

Didactic Training

  • Treatment Planning
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Risk Assessment
  • Psychological assessment and testing
  • Family Therapy
  • Equity, Inclusion and Diversity
  • Brain science
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Feedback Informed Care
  • Supervision

Current Opportunities

Position Program Track(s) Location(s)
Santa Rosa Psychology Doctoral Intern – Adult, Child and Addiction Medicine (rotation 2 of 3 tracks) Match #2514 (4 – positions) Doctoral Internship Addiction Medicine Recovery Services, Adult, Child Santa Rosa

Testimonials

Accreditation

  • Received notification of approval for an accreditation site visit by American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation American Psychological Association 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

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

Location

Adult
2235 Mercury Way Suite 240
Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Child
2235 Mercury Way Suite 240
Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Addiction Medicine
3554 Round Barn Blvd
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Training Director

Jennifer Gershen, Psy.D
Co-Training Director

Jennifer.L.Gershen@kp.org

Richard Von Feldt, Psy.D
Co-Training Director

Richard.H.VonFeldt@kp.org

Training Team

Meet the Training Team