Postdoctoral Residency

Cutting Edge


Sacramento Valley Consortium (Roseville/Sacramento and South Sacramento)

Roseville is a northern suburb of Sacramento. Sacramento was named America’s most diverse city by Time Magazine in 2002. In 2018 Sacramento was ranked 6th in the nation. Given Roseville’s proximity to Sacramento, Roseville has the benefit and feel of a large diverse city, while still offering the best of a suburban city, including world dining, arts, retail. It is 1 ½ hours away from San Francisco and one hour away from Lake Tahoe. We serve more than 665,000 KP members in Roseville and Sacramento Areas, combined more than 875,000 in the greater Sacramento area. Our clinic serves a range of patients with a variety of clinical presentations.

The Department of Mental Health and Wellness will be offering four positions for postdoctoral residency. Each of these positions are in our Adult Outpatient Clinic with opportunities to work with some teens and adolescents based on the rotation.

The residents will have the option of selecting one (1) six-month training rotation.  All the rotations are established to match resident preference and also account for skill level and department training needs. Rotations will be established with the guidance of the primary supervisors at the start of the training year. Rotations typically begin in the 2nd quarter of the training year, once the resident has had a time to orient themselves to the training program and has an adequate grasp of Kaiser electronic charting and first quarter evaluations are completed and met with success.

Some of our major rotations will begin at the start of the training year depending on the trainee’s interest and ability. Depending upon a resident’s progress in the program we also offer the opportunity to train in supervision over 2nd and 3rd year practicum students.”


Program Highlights

The North Sacramento Valley training program focuses on (1) providing value to our patients; (2) engaging providers from various backgrounds in working towards our shared purpose- providing the highest quality patient care; (3) encouraging  our staff to determine the best solutions for patients to improve their quality of life. The focus on value to the patient includes removing redundant steps and variation so we can continue to provide the “Best Care, Every Patient Every Time.”

We share Kaiser’s mission to be the best place to work and the best place to receive care.” We have wonderful training team that are committed to trainee development. Each member of our postdoctoral residency training team are dedicated to ensuring we provide an advanced level of clinical and training experiences. We hope to help foster competent practitioners in mental health. Each of our staff bring a unique skill set to ensure our residents have a rich experience. We believe in collaborating and consulting to ensure we are providing our patients with the highest level of care.

Additionally, we seek likeminded applicants who are interested in continuing to develop their clinical skill as it relates to evidence-based practices, working with a variety of patient population, and working in an integrated multidisciplinary health care setting. We at Kaiser Roseville Postdoctoral Residency, are very proud of our academic family tree. Many of our previous residents have elected to stay on as staff and serve as former supervisors. Our rotations are unique and consistently looking to expand our training program. Our medical center is connected with our Family Medicine Residency Program and a Psychiatry Medical Residency Program which would allow increased focused on integrated care for our psychology residents.

Clinical Service Opportunities

Unique training opportunities within the Roseville team include:

  • Trauma Informed Treatment Program-which provides intermediate level of care for patients with various psychological symptoms and/or complex trauma histories.
  • Adult Assessment Clinic-designed to address the influx of adults being referred to help clarify their clinical symptoms and provide appropriate treatment recommendations.
  • Adult Outpatient Clinic which provides an opportunity to conduct both individual and group therapy to our adult clientele. This provides an opportunity to see a breadth of diagnostic diversity and being involved with a range of treatment groups.
  • Behavioral Medicine Clinic-allows for residents to obtain additional experience in working in integrated care.

Specialty Tracks

Our Adult Outpatient postdoctoral residents spend the bulk of their time in the Department of Mental Health and Wellness but will have an opportunity to rotate through one of these clinics for one-quarter of their clinical time.

  • Trauma Informed Care-Managing Complexity Program (MCP) Rotation
  • Adult Assessment Clinic Rotation
  • Adult Outpatient-Intensive Outpatient Program/Functional Neurology Clinic Rotation
  • Behavioral Medicine Clinic Rotations

We also offer a clinical rotation for postdoctoral residents interested in building upon their experience in working with adults with histories of trauma.

The Trauma Informed Care/Managing Complexity Program (MCP) is focused on evidence-based treatments for individuals with PTSD/Trauma Related Stress Disorder. It should be noted, many of the patients involved in the MCP program have co-occurring histories of trauma and likely Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Residents involved in the MCP rotation will focus on aspects of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in their clinical practice. Additionally, training in Skills Training in Affective Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR) for PTSD is also part of the rotation experience. Individual providers also incorporate elements of Cognitive Processing Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Programming (EMDR), and Exposure Therapy into their work with this patient population.

Residents will have the opportunity to assess and evaluate for a range of different psychological issues. The residents will be able to participate in Adult ADHD evaluations. This evaluation process consists of completing an initial intake interview in order to rule out other psychological factors (e.g. examining mood, substance use, and/or psychological factors) which may confound ADHD test results. Once the assessment process is completed, feedback is provided to the patient via telephone/video/in-person visit (when appropriate).

Postdoctoral residents involved in this rotation will also have an opportunity to conduct in-depth comprehensive psychological evaluations for diagnostic clarification. These evaluations consist of the administration of several psychological batteries in order to guide treatment recommendations and connecting patients with appropriate care. There are also opportunities for postdoctoral residents to provide comprehensive, evidence -based, developmental screening and assessment, clinical consultation with multidisciplinary team for adult patients reporting symptoms which could be consistent with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) serves patient who have been identified as needing a higher level of care in an outpatient setting. This training experience will provide crisis intervention, brief psychotherapy, psychoeducational groups, case management, and intensive outpatient treatment services. Patients involved in IOP receive a team of treatment providers (psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and activity therapists).

The residents will have opportunities to co-facilitate groups but also collaborate with multidisciplinary treatment teams to provide patient care. Residents will also have an opportunity to work with patients presenting with physiological symptoms incompatible with an established medical illness. Residents will have an opportunity to closely work with our psychiatrists in order to provide care to patients with psychogenic health concerns. Trainees will have an opportunity to shadow treatment providers from different organizations in order to learn different therapeutic modalities for this patient population.

For the 2021-2022 training year we have a unique opportunity to collaborate with the Sports Medicine and Family Medicine clinics in downtown Sacramento. The Behavioral Medicine Team is a collaborative and cohesive group who regularly coordinates care with primary care providers and ancillary staff to provide optimal patient care.

The residents will collaborate with physicians on the evaluation of psychotropic medications within their scope of practice. Residents serve as a liaison between the patient and physician. The resident will assist medical care providers and their patients in Sports Medicine and Family Medicine by addressing behavioral and psychological factors that contribute to overall improved health.


  • Direct Patient Care: 20 hours
  • Non-Patient Care: 12 hours
  • Individual Supervision: 1 hour
  • Group Supervision: 2 hours
  • Didactic Training: 2 hours
  • Cultural Conversations: 1 hour
  • License Prep: 1-2
  • Community Benefit Project:
  • Other

Didactic Training

  • Adult Psychopharmacology
  • Pediatric Psychopharmacology
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Bariatric Psychology
  • Culture & Diversity in Emergency Room Evaluations
  • Transgender & Nonbinary Care
  • Chronic Medical Issues & End of Life
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Current Opportunities

Position Program Track(s) Location(s)
Roseville Postdoctoral Resident – Adult Outpatient Assessment Postdoctoral Residency Adult, Assessment Roseville/Sacramento
Roseville Postdoctoral Resident – Adult Outpatient Clinic Postdoctoral Residency Adult Roseville/Sacramento
Roseville Postdoctoral Resident – Trauma Informed Care Postdoctoral Residency Trauma Informed Care Roseville/Sacramento
Roseville Postdoctoral Resident – Collaborative Care Postdoctoral Residency Adult Roseville/Sacramento



  • Sacramento Valley Consortium (Roseville/Sacramento and South Sacramento) 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: Web:


1660 E. Roseville Pkwy Suite 100
Roseville, CA , CA 95661

Training Director

Emilio Licea III, PsyD
Training Program Director