Postdoctoral Residency

Cutting Edge
Treatment

Richmond

Central Bay Consortium (Oakland and Richmond)

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 than 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 which make for nice weekend trips.

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

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 in the CBC 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

Qualities we seek:
*Willingness to work beyond expectations
*Self-Driven Learner
*Independent
*Self-motivated
*Wants advanced training, not hours for licensure

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

Clinical Service Opportunities

M-F 8 Am to 8 PM (exact hours vary by day and position)

Specialty Tracks

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

 

  • 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

Location Rotations:
Oakland
Richmond

This position will work with the Richmond Crisis Response Team doing return calls and occasional emergency department consultations. The position will also carry a small general case load of patients.

Advanced competencies in treatment in of patients who are psychiatrically unstable are emphasized.

The resident may also be required to complete call shifts multiple times during the training year which may include weekends. Advanced competencies in treatment in of patients who are psychiatrically unstable 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 training provides crisis intervention, brief psychotherapy, psychoeducational groups, case management and intensive outpatient treatment services. Many patients who are served by this resident receive a team approach delivered by a psychologist or licensed clinical social worker (who provides psychotherapy), and/or a prescribing psychiatrist or clinical nurse specialist (who provides medication services), and/or psycho-educational classes and groups.

The resident in this position may be required to supervise practicum student(s).This position also provides training in intake, evaluation and treatment planning with adults as well as short term psychotherapy and crisis intervention. The resident co-leads therapy groups and observes as well as assists in teaching psycho-educational (primarily cognitive-behavioral oriented) classes. The resident may rotate through the crisis response team and spend a quarter of their time during the training year in the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). The resident may also be required to complete call shifts multiple times during the training year which may include weekends. Advanced competencies in treatment in of patients who are psychiatrically unstable are emphasized.

The resident may also be required to complete call shifts multiple times during the training year which may include weekends.

Advanced competencies in treatment in of patients who are psychiatrically unstable 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)
Richmond Psychology Postdoctoral Resident – Adult/Crisis Response Team Postdoctoral Residency Adult, Crisis Richmond
Richmond Psychology Postdoctoral Resident – Adult/Intensive Outpatient Program Postdoctoral Residency Adult Intensive Outpatient Services (IOP) Richmond

Accreditation

  • Central Bay Consorituam 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

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

Location

901 Nevin Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801

Training Director

F. Myron Hays, PhD, ABPP
Consortium Director

myron.hays@kp.org

Damian Cassells-Jones, PsyD
Training Program Director

damian.g.cassells-Jones@kp.org

510-307-1670