Postdoctoral Residency

Cutting Edge

Redwood City

West Bay Consortium (San Francisco, South San Francisco and Redwood City)

Redwood City lies on a peninsula on the northern edge of Silicon Valley, approximately 25 miles south of San Francisco. Redwood City is home to several global technology companies including Oracle, Electronic Arts (EA), and Evernote. Redwood City has a mild climate, moderated by the effects of the San Francisco Bay on the east and the Pacific Ocean just over the coastal range to the west.

Redwood City is the third largest city in the County of San Mateo, with 85,992 residents. The city enjoys an average of 255 sunny days a year, which boasts via the city slogan: “Climate Best by Government Test”. Incorporated in 1867, Redwood City is home to the San Mateo County History Museum and the only active deep-water port within the south bay of San Francisco.

The patient population includes Kaiser Permanente Health Plan members with prepaid psychiatric benefits. With the addition of The San Mateo County Partnership, our clientele also includes people who qualify for Medi-Cal. Our patients fall along a broad ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic spectrum. All age groups and virtually all psychiatric categories are represented. Kaiser Permanente Redwood City is the Neurosurgery Center for Northern California, so it offers the opportunity of treating individuals who might have psychiatric disorders in combination with neurological disorders.

Program Highlights

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

We are dedicated to the resident’s training needs and goals. We focus on supporting and providing every opportunity to prepare the resident to become a confident and competent practicing psychologist by the end of the training year.

  • We have hired majority of our postdoctoral residents since 2007 at Kaiser Redwood City.
  • Many of our supervisors are former postdoctoral residents of Kaiser Redwood City.

Clinical Service Opportunities

  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy (child resident and Eating Disorder/Adult team resident)
  • Group therapy
  • Psychoeducational Classes
  • Psychological Consultation
  • Psychological Testing
  • Milieu treatment (three Intensive Outpatient Programs – IOPs) for managing acute concerns
  • Consultation-Liaison Services
  • Crisis/Walk-In Services

Specialty Tracks

Eating Disorders Intensive Outpatient Program (EDIOP)

  • Clinica Latina
  • Teen Intensive Outpatient Program (Teen IOP)
  • Adult Intensive Outpatient Program (Adult IOP)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Trauma Program
  • ADHD Clinic

Location Rotations

  • Adult Team
  • Child Team
  • Addiction Medicine Recovery Services (Adult and Teen)
  • Eating Disorders Intensive Outpatient Program

San Mateo is also located within the service area.


  • Direct Patient Care (Individual/Group): 22 hours
  • Non-Patient Care: 12 hours
  • Individual Supervision: 2 hours
  • Group Supervision: 2 hours
  • Didactic Training: 2 hours
  • Community Benefit Project: 32 hours per year

Didactic Training

  • Eating Disorder Treatment and Nutrition Myths
  • End of Life Issues
  • ADHD Across the Lifespan
  • Psychotherapy Treatments for PTSD
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Identification and Treatment of Chemically Dependent Chronic Pain Patients
  • Acupuncture for Physical and Emotional Pain
  • Capacity Evaluations

Current Opportunities

Position Program Track(s) Location(s)
Adult Psychiatry (1 Position) Postdoctoral Residency Adult Redwood City



  • West Bay Consortium 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:


1400 Veterans Blvd
Redwood City, CA 94063

Training Director

Aaron Trinh, Psy.D
Consortium Director

Weiling Liu, Ph.D
Training Program Director