Postdoctoral Residency

Cutting Edge

San Leandro

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

San Leandro is a large suburban town in Alameda County, California, United States. It is located on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, between Oakland to the northwest and Hayward to the southeast.

The City of San Leandro is one of the most diverse cities in the nation located at the center of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Area. With a vibrant community of more than 89,000 residents, San Leandro is proud of its well-maintained neighborhoods, excellent public libraries, twenty-one public parks, quality local schools, and a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

The ideal temperate makes San Leandro an excellent place for outdoor recreation. San Leandro boasts of its 450-berth Marina and two golf courses, and with an average temperature of 62 degrees and average rainfall of 19 inches per year, outdoor activity is possible all year.

Program Highlights

San Leandro is one of three training sites in the South East Bay Consortium (SEBC), along with Union City and Fremont.  Residents are required to complete 40 hours of training per week over a 12-month period.  The SEBC postdoctoral residency program provides advanced training in health service psychology in an integrated medical care center. One-half of the residents’ time is spent providing direct services to clientele through individual, group, and family therapies in addition to conducting psychological assessments. In addition to the required two hours per week of individual supervision provided by a licensed psychologist, residents participate in at least two hours of individual and/or group supervision, case conferences, team meetings, and weekly seminars.

Residents are encouraged to attend the regular training seminars held for the general staff.  In addition to a weekly seminar, and individual and group supervision at their training sites residents are expected to attend half-day regional seminars.  The first regional seminar of the training year focuses on Ethics and the Law.  This ensures all postdoctoral residents have a sound working knowledge of California’s professional code of conduct.  Other topics of regional seminars have included: Positive Psychology, Neuropsychology, Diversity, and Cultural Competence.  These seminars are developed by the Northern California Regional Training Director.

Specialty Tracks

  • Initial Clinical Diagnostic Assessments
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Psychoeducational Classes
  • Psychological Consultation
  • Psychological Testing


  • Direct Patient Care: 20 hours
  • Training Activities: 20 hours
  • Individual Supervision: 2 hours
  • Group Supervision: 2 hours
  • Assessment Supervision: 1 hour
  • 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
  • Building Social Skills for Young Children
  • CBT for Psychosis
  • Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD
  • Eating Disorder Treatment
  • Mastering Your Work/Life Balance

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 Team Postdoctoral Residency Adult San Leandro


  • South East 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:


San Leandro
777 Davis Street
San Leandro, CA 94577

Training Director

Allison B. Pentecost, PsyD
Consortium and Training Program Director


Training Team

Meet the Training Team