Doctoral Internship

Health Care


Fresno is a very culturally diverse area in the Central San Joaquin Valley. Although the area is agriculturally based, there is also a California State University located here and our members come from all walks of life. We are located about 1.5 hours from Yosemite National Park which offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities (hiking, snowshoeing, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, camping, etc.). We are also centrally located in the state allowing for easy weekend travel to the major cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco as well as the beautiful Central Coast of California. Interns have enjoyed diversity in ethnic cuisine and cultural festivals, dinner theatre experiences, concerts, and shopping. Each Spring brings the spectacular “Blossom Trail” which showcases miles and miles of fruit trees in full bloom while Summer brings the tree ripened fruit to farmer’s markets and roadside farm stands. Our Summers are long and hot, Winters are short and cool with early Spring and late Fall weather in between.

We serve about 140,000 culturally diverse members in an area where about 80 languages are spoken.

Program Highlights

We strive to provide an individualized training program to guide the intern from student to professional. We work closely with interns to build on strengths and to develop skills to become well prepared, culturally competent psychologists of the future.

The Kaiser, Fresno, Mental Health Department provides comprehensive services for adults and children through individual and group psychotherapy in a multi-disciplinarian

team approach. Specialized services include: Chemical Dependency, Chronic Pain Management, Behavioral Medicine Services, Intensive Outpatient Services (Adults and Adolescents), and psycho-diagnostic assessment. These services are provided within the larger context of a full service medical clinic which allows for treatment through a comprehensive bio-psycho-social model.

  • Opportunity to provide service to underserved population of Fresno
  • Generalist training within a multi-disciplinary team

Specialty Tracks

Major Rotations (Eligible for two)

  • Adult Mental Health Clinic (Fresno)
  • Intensive Outpatient Clinic-Adults (Fresno)
  • Intensive Outpatient Clinic-Adolescents (Fresno)
  • Behavioral Health

Minor Rotations (Eligible for two)

  • Addiction Medicine and Recovery Services (Fresno)
  • Child ADHD Assessment Team

Collaboration with HumanGood Services to provide mental health related educational presentations to the seniors they serve


  • Direct Patient Care: about 19 hours per week
  • Non-patient Care: about 11 hours per week
  • Individual Supervision: 2 hours per week
  • Group Supervision: 2.5 hours per week
  • Didactic Training: 2 hours per week
  • Community Benefit Program: 2-3 hours per week
  • Research Project: 1 hour per week

Didactic Training

  • Cultural Competence
  • Various Assessment topics
  • Art Therapy
  • Various Treatment modalities (e.g., ACT, DBT, etc.)
  • California Law and Ethics
  • Preparation for Post-Doctoral Interviews
  • Supervision topics
  • Private Practice
  • Interns present 2-3 times on topics of their choice


  • 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:

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


4785 N. First Street
Fresno, CA 93726

Training Director

Diane Kawagoe, Ph.D.
Co-Training Director


Treon Hinmon, PsyD
Co-Training Director