Postdoctoral Residency

Cutting Edge
Treatment

Oakland

Central Bay Consortium (Oakland and Richmond)

The Oakland Medical Center is in the central portion of the city near public transit. Oakland is noted for its long-standing diversity. The Richmond medical center is located in downtown Richmond with easy access to Richmond’s downtown shops. Both cities pride themselves on being more affordable that San Francisco. Both cities are near enough that the resources of San Francisco are easily accessible after work when wanted or needed. Nearby both cities are the Napa Valley and Lake Tahoe areas and make for nice weekend trips.

According to the 2010 Census, the racial and ethnic composition of Oakland was: White: 34.5% (non-Hispanic: 25.9%) Black or African American: 28.0% Asian: 16.8% (8.7% Chinese, 2.2% Vietnamese, 1.6% Filipino, 0.7% Cambodian, 0.7% Laotian, 0.6% Korean, 0.5% Japanese, 0.5% Indian, 0.1% Mongolian) Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 0.6% American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.8% Other race: 13.7% Two or more races: 5.6% Hispanic or Latino of any race: 25.4% (18.1% Mexican, 1.9% Salvadoran, 1.3% Guatemalan, 0.7% Puerto Rican). It serves one of the largest sexual minority populations in the United States (data indicate that only Los Angeles and Seattle have larger populations on the West Coast). 2010 census data indicates that ~5% of the patient population served in the clinics are sexual minorities. The clinic serves as the primary clinic for the cities of Oakland and Berkeley and smaller surrounding towns.

The Richmond positions are located in the City of Richmond which is in the San Francisco Bay Area. The demographics of the clinic match those of the wider community. In 2010 Richmond had a population of 103,701. The population density was 1,976.0 inhabitants per square mile (762.9/km2). The racial makeup of Richmond was 32,590 (31.4%) White, 27,542 (26.6%) African American, 662 (0.6%) Native American, 13,984 (13.5%) Asian (4.0% Chinese, 3.5% Filipino, 1.6% Laotian, 1.2% Indian, 0.7% Vietnamese, 0.6% Japanese, 0.4% Korean, 0.2% Pakistani, 0.1% Thai), 537 (0.5%) Pacific Islander, 22,573 (21.8%) from other races, and 5,813 (5.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 40,921 persons (39.5%). Among the Hispanic population, 27.3% were of Mexican origin, 4.7% Salvadoran, 1.7% Guatemalan, and 1.2% Nicaraguan heritage. The demographics patients served by the clinic match those of the broader population.

As an organization, Kaiser serves over 4 million people in Northern California. The total population served by Kaiser in Oakland and Richmond (those who are health plan members, which, as noted, fairly closely match the broader population) is approximately 1 million persons.

Program Highlights

Both the Oakland and Richmond clinics have a long history of training. Oakland has had psychologists in training since the 1980s. Richmond has had training programs since the 1990s. Both sites have well trained faculty and all supervisors choose to be part of the training program. There are regularly several psychologists who would like to be involved in training but cannot. Both sites have training for master’s level clinician, psychologists at all levels of training, and both host a psychiatry residency program based in Oakland.

90% (over past 7 years) of residents who take the EPPP during the residency pass

Over 90% of residents who have the CPLEE during residency time have passed on the first try

75% of residents seeking employment hired within 3 months of graduation into full time positions

PLEASE NOTE: Residents are classified as essential employees under California regulations and Kaiser policy. As such, any resident may be required to work on site at any time and may be required to come in during a natural disaster or other event such as COVID19

Specialty Tracks

  • Addiction Medicine and Recovery Services, Oakland, California
  • Adult Behavioral Medicine, Oakland, California
  • Adult Services Department (Service Provision for Persons with Physical Illness), Oakland, California
  • Adult Services Testing and Assessment, Oakland, California
  • Child and Family Services Position in Oakland (Assessment Emphasis), Oakland, California
  • Child and Family Services Position (General Services), Oakland, California
  • Eating Disorders Position, Oakland, CA
  • Hospital and Crisis Services, Oakland, California

 

  • Adult/CRT Services, Richmond, California
  • Adult/IOP Services, Richmond, California

Location Rotations:
Oakland
Richmond

The resident in this position will be placed in the addiction medicine service, located in a medical service within a large medical center. Adolescents as well as adults may be seen, The resident selected must have familiarity with medical terminology.

In addition, prior chemical dependency experience is preferred, as this is an advanced training program and remediation of basic chemical dependency concepts and rapid assessment is not offered. We expect the resident in this position to be flexible, as the tasks to be performed may change over the course of the year.

This position may involve after-hours call or pager work at some point during the training year. This position will require period work on weekends and holidays during the year. Advanced competencies in working with patients in an integrated medical setting are emphasized.

We have been training psychologists on the intricacies of substance abuse treatment since 1995. Most of our staff have over 15 years of experience in the field. Our residents work side by side with psychiatrists, physicians, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and masters level therapists; all of which are experts in addiction medicine and substance abuse treatment. We are an outpatient clinic that offers many levels of substance abuse treatment including abstinence, harm reduction, and medication assisted treatment.

PLEASE NOTE: Residents are classified as essential employees under California regulations and Kaiser Permanente policy. As such, any resident may be required to work on site at any time and may be required to come in during a natural disaster or other event such as COVID19

The resident in this position will be placed in a medical treatment setting at a large medical center.  Prior residents have all been placed in the Obstetrics-Gynecology department.  The experience involves short term (2-5 total sessions of 30 minutes each) dealing with the psychological issues arising in a women’s health center, including peri-partum depression, anxiety and psychosis, menopause, and relationship issues (including intimate partner abuse).

The resident selected must have familiarity with medical terminology.  In addition, prior behavioral medicine experience is preferred, as this is an advanced training program and remediation of basic behavioral medicine skills in rapid assessment is not offered. We expect the resident in this position to be flexible, as the tasks to be performed may change over the course of the year.  The position will require the resident to work with the treating medical provider team and a portion of the patients may have psychiatric conditions with no medical issues or problems.  This position may involve after-hours call or pager work at some point during the training year.

Advanced competencies in working with patients with medical complaints are emphasized.

PLEASE NOTE: Residents are classified as essential employees under California regulations and Kaiser Permanente policy. As such, any resident may be required to work on site at any time and may be required to come in during a natural disaster or other event such as COVID19

The resident in this position will be placed in the adult services department but will be working with person who have comorbid physical illnesses and would benefit from psychotherapy related to the diagnosis as well as symptoms of the disorder.  The psychiatry department is located in a large medical center.

The resident selected must have familiarity with medical terminology.  In addition, prior behavioral medicine experience is preferred, as this is an advanced training program and remediation of basic behavioral medicine skills in rapid assessment is not offered. We expect the resident in this position to be flexible, as the tasks to be performed may change over the course of the year.

The position will require the resident to work with the treating medical provider team and a portion of the patients may have psychiatric conditions with no medical problems.  This position may involve after-hours call or pager work at some point during the training year. Preference is given to interns who have completed training at Kaiser Oakland Psychology Internship Program.

Advanced competencies in working with patients with medical complaints are emphasized.

PLEASE NOTE: Residents are classified as essential employees under California regulations and Kaiser Permanente policy. As such, any resident may be required to work on site at any time and may be required to come in during a natural disaster or other event such as COVID19

The resident in this position is placed in the general inpatient medical unit in a tertiary care facility. Adults are the only group regularly seen.  The Oakland Hospital services a major medical center for the San Francisco East Bay region.

The resident in this position performs evaluations of patients in the inpatient units to determine interventions that will reduce morbidities upon discharge.  The resident will also be aiding medical and psychiatry staff in determining which patients require a higher level of care, and which patients will need to be discharged to a facility for person with co-morbid psychiatric and medical problems.

In addition, the resident will be seeing patients who have been non-compliant with treatment and have morbidities around this.  Finally, this resident will be conducting brief assessments to determine if cognitive disorder(s) is/are likely to be present.

The person selected for this position will also be responsible for seeing patients presenting to the outpatient clinic’s crisis services in Oakland (located in walking distance of the hospital), on the Adult team.  This position may involve after-hours call or pager work at some point during the training year.

Advanced competencies in psychological assessment using clinical interviewing of medically compromised patients and psychiatrically unstable patients are emphasized.

PLEASE NOTE: Residents are classified as essential employees under California regulations and Kaiser Permanente policy. As such, any resident may be required to work on site at any time and may be required to come in during a natural disaster or other event such as COVID19

The postdoctoral resident on the multidisciplinary child and family team receives training in general child and family clinic work as well as formal psychological assessment with children and adolescents. The resident spends half of the clinical time doing individual, family and group therapy, and the other half time performing assessments.

The resident may work with children and adolescents presenting with a range of difficulties, including behavior and peer problems, depression and anxiety, psychosis, psychosomatic concerns, abuse and neglect (of all kinds), divorce, and general family conflict. The resident may also be assigned to conduct ADHD evaluations, co-leads therapy groups and assists in the teaching of psychoeducational parent classes. The extensive group treatment program includes an attention deficit hyperactivity evaluation group, cognitive behavioral treatment groups for anxiety, and teen depression, peer socialization groups, and developmental groups for middle and high school students. The resident usually participates in the Teen Intensive Outpatient Program for adolescents that serves patients both as a post hospital stabilization program as well as an alternative to psychiatric hospitalization.

The resident conducts comprehensive test batteries during the training year performing psychological testing of children and adolescents which comprises the other half of the training program in the child and family service.

Kaiser Permanente Oakland’s Pediatrics Department has subspecialty outpatient clinics in neurology, genetics and neurosurgery, and testing referrals come from these clinics as well as the psychologists, social workers and psychiatrists on the child and family team. The resident will assess children with a wide range of conditions such as spina bifida, seizure disorder, head injuries, autistic spectrum disorders, fetal alcohol exposure, attention problems, learning problems, PTSD, mental retardation, depression and schizophrenia.  Although this position does not meet Huston Standards for the training of neuropsychologists and is not designed to train neuropsychologists, the assessment training does emphasize similar problems to what would be encountered in a neuropsychological practice with children.

The resident in this position may be required to supervise practicum student(s). The resident may also be required to complete call shifts multiple times during the training year which may include weekends. Advanced competencies in psychological assessment of children and clinical work with children are emphasized.

PLEASE NOTE: Residents are classified as essential employees under California regulations and Kaiser Permanente policy. As such, any resident may be required to work on site at any time and may be required to come in during a natural disaster or other event such as COVID19

The postdoctoral resident on the multidisciplinary child and family team receives training in general child and family clinic.

The resident may work with children and adolescents presenting with a range of difficulties, including behavior and peer problems, depression and anxiety, psychosis, psychosomatic concerns, abuse and neglect (of all kinds), divorce, and general family conflict. The resident may also be assigned to conduct ADHD evaluations, co-leads therapy groups and assists in the teaching of psychoeducational parent classes.

The extensive group treatment program includes an attention deficit hyperactivity evaluation group, cognitive behavioral treatment groups for anxiety, and teen depression, peer socialization groups, and developmental groups for middle and high school students. The resident usually participates in the Teen Intensive Outpatient Program for adolescents that serves patients both as a post hospital stabilization program as well as an alternative to psychiatric hospitalization.

The resident in this position may be required to supervise practicum student(s). The resident may also be required to complete call shifts multiple times during the training year which may include weekends. Advanced competencies in clinical work with children are emphasized.

PLEASE NOTE: Residents are classified as essential employees under California regulations and Kaiser Permanente policy. As such, any resident may be required to work on site at any time and may be required to come in during a natural disaster or other event such as COVID19

This program is designed to train residents in the assessment and treatment of patients with eating disorders (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, EDNOS) in an HMO context. All training and experience occurs within the context of a multidisciplinary team, allowing opportunities for the resident to gain experience in collaborating and consulting with physicians, psychiatrists, registered dietitians, nurses, psychologists, and social workers.

The resident’s individual caseload consists of both acute and chronic patients with eating disorder and co-occurring diagnoses. Evidence-based treatments for eating disorders are emphasized (CBT, DBT, ACT, FBT) and primary goals of treatment include weight/health restoration, symptom reduction/discontinuation, and practice/maintenance of new skills.  Residents are required to facilitate multiple groups, some in the evenings, for patients in the eating disorders program. Opportunities include meal support group, DBT skills group, support person group, and goal setting group.  There may also be the opportunity for the resident to develop and implement other groups of the resident’s interests, based on program need.

In addition, the resident participates in a specialized Eating Disorder Medical Clinic, allowing for advance training in medical issues related to eating disorders.  The resident in this position may also be required to supervise a practicum student, which is a unique opportunity to gain training and experience with supervising.  Furthermore, residents gain experience in administering psychological testing batteries, including eating disorder assessments and writing integrated reports for individuals with eating disorders diagnoses.  Residents may also be required to complete call shifts multiple times over the course of the training year, which may include nights and weekends.  Advanced competencies in working with patients with an eating disorder are emphasized.

Applicants who are completing internship at the Kaiser Oakland Psychology Internship Program or who completed practicum training in Eating Disorders are given preference.

PLEASE NOTE: Residents are classified as essential employees under California regulations and Kaiser policy. As such, any resident may be required to work on site at any time and may be required to come in during a natural disaster or other event such as COVID19

The resident in this position is placed in the general inpatient medical unit in a tertiary care facility. Adults are the only group regularly seen.  The Oakland Hospital services a major medical center for the San Francisco East Bay region.

The resident in this position performs evaluations of patients in the inpatient units to determine interventions that will reduce morbidities upon discharge.  The resident will also be aiding medical and psychiatry staff in determining which patients require a higher level of care, and which patients will need to be discharged to a facility for person with co-morbid psychiatric and medical problems.

In addition, the resident will be seeing patients who have been non-compliant with treatment and have morbidities around this.  Finally, this resident will be conducting brief assessments to determine if cognitive disorder(s) is/are likely to be present.

The person selected for this position will also be responsible for seeing patients presenting to the outpatient clinic’s crisis services in Oakland (located in walking distance of the hospital), on the Adult team.  This position may involve after-hours call or pager work at some point during the training year.  Advanced competencies in psychological assessment using clinical interviewing of medically compromised patients and psychiatrically unstable patients are emphasized.

PLEASE NOTE: Residents are classified as essential employees under California regulations and Kaiser Permanente policy. As such, any resident may be required to work on site at any time and may be required to come in during a natural disaster or other event such as COVID19

Schedule

Direct Patient Care 25-30 Hours
Non-Direct Patient Care 5 Hours (higher for testing experiences)
Individual Supervision 2 hours
Group Supervision 2 hours
Community Benefits Project .75 Hours
Didactic Experiences 2 hours

Didactic Training

Supervision of Supervision Experience
Professional Development

Current Opportunities

Position Program Track(s) Location(s)
Oakland Psychology Postdoctoral Resident – Addiction Medicine & Recovery Services (2 positions) Postdoctoral Residency Addiction Medicine Recovery Services Oakland
Oakland Psychology Postdoctoral Resident – Adult Behavioral Medicine Postdoctoral Residency Adult, Behavioral Medicine Oakland
Oakland Psychology Postdoctoral Resident – Adult Services Department (Service Provision with Physical Illness) Postdoctoral Residency Adult Oakland
Oakland Psychology Postdoctoral Resident -Adult Testing and Assessment Services Postdoctoral Residency Adult, Assessment, Testing Oakland
Oakland Psychology Postdoctoral Resident -Child & Family Services (Assessment Emphasis) Postdoctoral Residency Assessment, Child, Family Oakland
Oakland Psychology Postdoctoral Resident -Child & Family Services (Generalist) Postdoctoral Residency Child, Family, Generalist Oakland
Oakland Psychology Postdoctoral Resident -Eating Disorders Team Postdoctoral Residency Eating Disorders Oakland
Oakland Psychology Postdoctoral Resident -Hospital and Crisis Services (2 positions) Postdoctoral Residency Crisis, Hospital Oakland

Accreditation

  • Central Bay Consortium (Oakland, Richmond) Accredited by the 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

Location

Mental Health Department
280 W. MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94611

Addiction Medicine Recovery Services
380 W MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94609

Training Director

F. Myron Hays, PhD, ABPP
Consortium Director

myron.hays@kp.org

510-752-6685

F. Myron Hays, PhD, ABPP
Training Program Director - Oakland

myron.hays@kp.org

510-752-6685

Tania Texidor, PsyD
Training Director - Addiction Medicine Recovery Services

tania.i.texidor@kp.org

510-251-3903