Postdoctoral Residency

Cutting Edge

San Jose

South Bay Consortium (San Jose and Santa Clara)

Nicknamed the capital of Silicon Valley, San Jose is a diverse area with an innovative spirit. While it has a distinct downtown, San Jose is a sprawling metro area that is as much defined by its suburban neighborhoods and large tech campuses as it is by the high-rises in its business district. San Jose’s proximity to other tech headquarters in Silicon Valley, including Google in Mountain View and Apple in Cupertino, cements San Jose’s position in the tech hub. But the metro area also retains its character with quirky attractions like the 160-room, maze-like Winchester Mystery House; a 120-acre flea market complete with ponies; and a larger-than-life Monopoly board.

Cradled by the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains and Diablo Range, San Jose offers a prime environment for outdoorsy residents, with its proximity to the ocean, the Sierra Nevada and the vineyards – not to mention about 300 sunny days a year.

San Jose Kaiser’s catchment area goes as far north as San Jose and as far south as Los Banos. The population within this area is varied and we see an exceedingly diverse population in our clinic, both in terms of ethnicity, but also in terms of religion, language, socio-economic status, and sexual orientation.

In our San Jose Child Psychiatry Department, we also have a dedicated Spanish Speaking team to serve the Spanish speaking population in our area.

Program Highlights

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

Each of our supervisors’ cares about the training program and is invested in helping each resident become a well-qualified professional psychologist. We take the responsibility and privilege of training the next generation of psychologist seriously. We have an “open-door policy” here in our clinic where we invite all residents to approach any of our supervisors at any time for direction and guidance. The staff in our clinic share this position and view residents as members of the child team.

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group therapy/Psychoeducational Classes
  • Psychological Consultation
  • Psychological Testing

We are seeking residents who are hard-working, self-directed, self-reflective, thoughtful, and eager to learn.

  • We have hired approximately half of our residents as staff over the past 3 years (’15-’17)
  • Residents receive financial reimbursement and time to study for licensing exams
  • Majority of residents are licensed one year

Clinical Service Opportunities

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Family Psychotherapy (child resident only)
  • Group therapy/Psychoeducational Classes
  • Psychological Consultation
  • Psychological Testing

Specialty Tracks

  • Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Triage Team Member (child only)
  • Neuropsychological testing rotation (adult only)


  • Direct Patient Care: 20 hours
  • Non-Patient Care: 10-11 hours
  • Individual Supervision: 2 hours
  • Group Supervision: 3 hours
  • Didactic Training: 2 hours
  • Cultural Conversations/staff meetings/case consultation: 2-3 hours

Didactic Training

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities
  • DBT Treatment Techniques for Adolescents and Adults
  • Starting a Private Practice
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Transgender Community
  • Treatment from Different Therapeutic Perspectives including Narrative Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and PCIT
  • Adult and Child Psychopharmacology
  • EPPP and License Preparation



  • South 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:


5755 Cottle Road, Bldg. 24
San Jose, CA 95123

6620 Via Del Oro
San Jose, CA 95119

Training Director

Olga Rosito, PhD
Consortium Director

Yimin Yu, PsyD
Training Program Director

Kathleen Bonal, PhD
Training Program Director