Postdoctoral Residency

Cutting Edge


Sacramento Valley Consortium (Roseville/Sacramento and South Sacramento)

Roseville is firmly rooted in the Northern Sacramento Valley and was named for the wild roses that grow in the area.  Roseville has experienced significant growth and development in the last few years and is consistently listed as one of the best places to live, due in large part to its high employment rate, access to health care, and growing diversity.

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 renowned dining, arts, and retail.  Roseville is an easy day trip to the coast, San Francisco, Napa, Lake Tahoe or Sonoma county. Outdoor activities are popular, especially from April to November, when the weather is warm and dry. The winter affords skiing opportunities in the Sierra. Cost of living is moderate for California communities and much more affordable than the Bay Area.

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.

Program Highlights

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 is 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.

We pride ourselves in having a culture that is incredibly supportive, innovative, and collegial. The clinical team consists of Psychiatrists, Registered Nurses, Psychologists, LCSWs ,MFTs and Neuropsychologists. Residents are integrated into clinics to build support, cohesion, mentorship and to further develop their professional identities.  With a supportive leadership team, innovation and emphasis on empirically driven treatments, the Kaiser Roseville team welcomes residents with similar mindsets.

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 populations, 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.


Clinical Service Opportunities

Our program has a foundation as a generalist program.  At Kaiser Roseville we will be offering four yearlong postdoctoral residency positions. Here is a list of those tracks:

  • Psychological Assessment:  This track is designed to train clinicians in ASD, differential diagnosis, comprehensive testing, and/or ADHD diagnosis using a variety of different psychometric batteries.
  • Collaborative Care: This track allows for residents to obtain additional experience in working in integrated care.
  • Adult Outpatient Clinic: This track provides an opportunity to conduct both solution-focused/ brief therapy individual, couples, and group therapy to our adult patients. The track provides an opportunity to see a breadth of diagnostic diversity along with a range of treatment groups.
  • Trauma Informed Care: The Trauma Informed Care track provides intermediate level of care for patients with various psychological symptoms and/or complex trauma histories.

Tracks will be established based on the tracks the candidate applied for and interview process.  Factors that will be considered are trainee interest, skill level, experience and departmental needs. Our training program is designed to meet each trainee’s needs and clinical goals.

Postdoctoral residents are exposed to evidence-based treatment modalities during their training year. In addition to these modalities, the training faculty are committed to providing multiculturally aware and informed treatment to those who seek our services. We value the unique knowledge and experiences individuals have when they seek therapy, and it is our belief, that these experiences should be respected and not pathologized. We believe symptoms are often the result of contextual factors, and that individuals and families may simply need assistance in recognizing these factors in order to find and/or connect to their preferred ways of being. Supervisor theoretical frameworks include CBT, DBT, ACT, Narrative Therapy, Solutions Focused-Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Interventions, and Family Systems.

We are looking for trainees with experience in brief-therapy approaches and who have demonstrated commitment to multiculturally awareness and informed treatment. We are a fast-paced clinic with staff who enjoy working together. Our recipe for group cohesion tends to be equal parts hard work, support, and good humor. We believe that as psychologists, our task is, in large part, to help our patients form healthy sustainable relationships with themselves, others, and the world. We believe that work begins with our efforts to take care of ourselves and our relationships as a treatment team. We seek postdoctoral residents who are interested in growth and becoming a part of a cohesive team.

Specialty Tracks

Post-doctoral Residents will have the opportunity to assess and evaluate for a range of different psychological issues- including ADHD, personality disorder, ASD, and/or mood disorder, etc.   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 the psychodiagnostics profile. Once the assessment process and report 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 connect patients with appropriate care.

Here is a list of potential focus areas:

  • Adult Psychological Assessment
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment with children

Integrated healthcare is our members portal to Mental Health care in Primary Care. Our Collaborative Care team is embedded in Adult & Family Medicine (AFM) and consists of a multidisciplinary team (PCPs, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Pharmacists, etc).

This track provides focused training in Integrated Medicine and the Collaborative Care Model. Residents will have the opportunity to work closely with PCPs providing adult patients consultation/triage support, mental health intakes and brief problem-solving therapy. Residents will attend daily huddles, work on a patient-centered care team, learn about population and measurement-based care and support patients presenting with a diverse array of presenting needs.

This care model is convenient for patients, can reduce the stigma often associated with treatment for mental health conditions and further supports the relationships between providers and their patients.

Postdoctoral residents in the Adult Outpatient Clinic can expect to work with a range of presenting difficulties, including behavior and relational problems, depression and anxiety, psychosis, psychosomatic concerns, trauma, personality disorder.

The resident may also be assigned to conduct ADHD evaluations, co-leads therapy groups and assists in the teaching of psychoeducational classes.

The resident in this position may have the opportunity to supervise practicum student(s).   This rotation is best suited for residents who are interested in expanding their clinical experience in individual and group treatment, with a minor focus on psychological

The Trauma Informed Care rotation is focused on evidence-based treatments for individuals with PTSD/Trauma Related Stress Disorder.

The resident involved in this rotation will have the opportunity to work closely with Managing Complexities Program (MCP).  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.



  • Direct Patient Care: 20 hours
  • Non-Patient Care: 12 hours
  • Individual Supervision: 1 hour
  • Group Supervision: 2 hours
  • Didactic Training: 2 hours
  • License Prep: 1 hour
  • Community Partnership Project: 1 hour
  • Research/Program Evaluation Project: 1hour
  • Other

Didactic Training

  • Feedback informed care
  • Trauma focused treatment
  • Neuropsychology
  • Cultural humility
  • Risk assessment
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Transgender and nonbinary care
  • Bariatric psychology
  • Autism in children and teens
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder



  • 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