Postdoctoral Residency

Cutting Edge


South East Bay Consortium (Union City, San Leandro and Fremont)

  • We have a brand-new Mental Health & Wellness Building, sitting across the Fremont Medical Center Campus
  • All residents will have individual offices that have windows
  • Office is near a BART station, shops, restaurants and Lake Elizabeth.
  • Seasonal Farmer’s Markets on Thursdays.
  • Our medical centers have one of the most diverse memberships in Northern California.
  • Fremont has a large deaf community, home to California School for the Deaf.
  • Our patients are often coming for mental health treatment for the first time in their lives and truly appreciate the help that we offer.

Program Highlights

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

  • Our leadership is strong and supportive
  • Our goal is to train proficient generalists who can work effectively with patients across the entire age spectrum through our combined child/teen/adult rotations.
  • We have a vibrant, creative, multicultural and multidisciplinary team
  • Our Mental Health Departments traditionally receives the highest member satisfaction ratings of all the Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Departments in Northern California.
  • Highly Experienced, Senior Level Staff Supervisors
  • We have a long history of training postdoctoral residents for their bright future for over 25 years
  • Psychological Assessment Supervisor
  • We value your training experience and seek your feedback so we may improve your experience and the residency program
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Group psychotherapy and Self-Help Behavioral Health Educational Classes
  • Initial assessments/ diagnostic clinical interviews
  • Psychological testing and assessment services
  • Consultation and integration with medication management, case management, crisis services, medical and hospital consultation services, addiction medicine and intensive outpatient services
  • Flexible work hours, some residents may choose between 5- eight-hour work days or 4- ten-hour work days with one day off during the workweek
  • We know you have a personal life and will accommodate your work/life balance
  • Your clinical duties will be tailored to your clinical interests and goals
  • You will have the opportunity to shadow psych consultants in the Emergency Department and learn about Hospital Consultation Services as they are available
  • You will be provided with considerable mentorship and group supervision focuses on professional development, EPPP, job search and licensing prep
  • You will have 1 hour a week of unsupervised socialization with the other postdoctoral residents in Union City, San Leandro & Fremont

Clinical Service Opportunities

  • Initial Clinical Diagnostic Assessments
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Psychoeducational Classes
  • Psychological Consultation
  • Psychological Testing
  • Child & Family Therapy

Sample of Group Programing in Fremont

  • Over 35 + Mental Health Groups
  • DBT
  • CBT for Depression
  • Transdiagnostic Treatment of Anxiety – Introduction
  • Worry/GAD Group
  • PTSD Treatment Groups
  • OCD Group
  • Social Anxiety Group
  • Mastering Anxiety & Panic
  • Dual Dx Groups
  • ADHD Skills Class
  • Anger Management
  • Finding Forgiveness
  • Managing Stress
  • Women’s and Co-ed Assertiveness
  • Eating Disorder Skills Group
  • Couples Communication
  • Mindfulness

Specialty Tracks

Elective Rotations at Fremont, Child, Family & Adult Teams

  • Intensive Outpatient Services, Child & Adult
  • ADHD Screening Group
  • Bariatrics

Groups for Children and Families

  • ADHD Medication Information for Parents
  • Parenting Group for Younger Children
  • Social Skills
  • Teen Mood Skills



  • Direct Patient Care: 20 hours
  • Training Activities: 20 hours
  • Individual Supervision: 2 hours
  • Group Supervision: 2 hours
  • Assessment Supervision: 1 hour
  • Additional Supervision as needed for child/family rotations
  • Didactic Training: 2 hours
  • Weekly Social Hour: 1 hour
  • Dedicated report writing time
  • License Prep Time
  • Community Benefit Project: 32 hours per year

Didactic Training

Weekly Didactics led by local Expert Psychologists

  • Psychopharmacology
  • Health Psychology & Integrated Medicine
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Hospital Consultation & Emergency Services
  • Patient Informed Management of Suicide Risk
  • Cutting Edge Treatments for Anxiety, Depression
  • Social & Cultural Bases of Behavior
  • Cultural values of South Asians & Mental Health
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

Please be aware that the listed opportunities are subject to availability and may be affected by Covid-19

Selected Trainings from Regional Training Schedule

  • Law and Ethics
  • EPPP License Preparation for Statistics and Research
  • Cutting Edge of Mind Body Medicine
  • Sleep Disorders, Obesity and Inflammation
  • Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness

Current Opportunities

Position Program Track(s) Location(s)
Adult/Child Team (2 Positions) Postdoctoral Residency Adult, Child Fremont


  • South East Bay Consortium (Union City, San Leandro, Fremont) 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:


39350 Civic Center Drive (at Walnut Avenue)
Fremont, CA 94538

Training Director

Allison B. Pentecost, PsyD
Consortium Director


Shannon Stovall, PsyD
Training Program Director