Neuropsychology Consortium (Vallejo and San Francisco)
The Northern California Neuropsychology Resident Training Consortium offers two-year benefited Postdoctoral Residencies that meet the Houston Guidelines for Clinical Practice in Neuropsychology. Successful residents will be eligible for Board Certification in Clinical Neuropsychology or Rehabilitation Psychology. In addition, Residents obtain an excess of supervised professional experience that is required by state licensing boards (obtain 4000 hours when most states require 1500 to 2000). Residents are expected to obtain licensure prior to completing their postdoctoral fellowship and pre-requisite courses and exams are encouraged as part of the fellowship training.
The San Francisco clinic location provides a wide range of restaurants and coffee shops, as well as bookstores. The Golden Gate Park, DeYoung Museum and the California Academy of Sciences is 1.1 miles away. Given the metropolitan aspects, parking is limited, and onsite parking is $70 per month.
San Francisco’s diverse population is similarly represented in our patient membership. Our provider panel represents an array of cultural ethnic, economic, sexual and psychological presentations.
Many providers in the department have worked here for over a decade, demonstrating a solid commitment to the community, as well as to the department. Our department provides specialty services for the diverse DSM5 clinical conditions.
Individuals who have thrived in our department’s resident training program are skilled at multi-tasking, are versed in the “Epic” electronic records system, and enjoy a fast-paced environment. we also highly value cultural, ethnic, linguistic and cognitive diversity. The San Francisco Department of Psychiatry has the largest Neuropsychology program in Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California clinics.
Populations served include adults, geriatrics, and adolescents (age 14 and older). The resident receives training in all aspects of neuropsychological evaluation, behavioral consultation, psychological evaluation, and individual psychotherapy as part of a rehabilitation interdisciplinary team.
Clinical Service Opportunities
The focus of the training program is for the Resident to be the primary consultant for other medical professionals including psychiatrists, psychologists, and physicians. Neuropsychological evaluations are used to assess baseline pre-intervention functioning, assess post-intervention functioning, provide diagnostic clarity, and help inform treatment plans. Residents may also have the opportunity to provide bedside hospital consultation for medical decision-making capacity.
Evelyn Miccio, PsyD, the Training Director, is invested in having residents licensed by the end of their training program. Given this passion, group supervision is provided to help guide Residents along the licensure progress, including assisting in developing a study plan, checking in about progress, and assisting with any studying challenges.
As part of the Neuropsychology team, Residents will present clinical cases throughout the year. They will also develop and present two power-point presentations on any neuropsychology topic of the Resident’s choosing, in an effort to develop expertise in a particular area.
Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Residency: Two-year program
- First Year: Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center in Vallejo working primarily with an inpatient neurorehabilitation population.
- Second Year: Kaiser Permanente San Francisco providing outpatient neuropsychological evaluations and acute floor consultations.
Monday through Friday (40 hours per week)
- Direct patient care: 27 hours (includes hospital duty/on call: 3 hours)
- Non-patient care: 4 hours
- Individual clinical supervision: 1 hour
- Individual delegated supervision: 1 hour
- Group supervision: 2+ hours as needed
- Didactic Training: 2-4 hours
- Cultural Conversations: throughout the week, varies
- Community Benefit Project: 32 hours per year
- Research Project: 20 hours per year
General training in Neuropsychology follows the Houston Guidelines:
- Neuropsychological interviewing, report writing, and feedback
- Validity testing
- Capacity evaluations
- Memory: anatomy and assessment
- General Neuroanatomy: Basal Ganglia, thalamus, Central Nervous System Infections, Cerebral hemispheres: Blood supply, strokes, etc.
- Neuropsychology of mild and severe traumatic brain injuries
Member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPPIC)
Kaiser Permanente San Francisco
4141 Geary Boulevard, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94118
Anna K. Morita, PsyD