Postdoctoral Residency

Cutting Edge

South San Francisco

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

The Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Training Programs at West Bay Consortium started in 2008 and APA-accredited since 2013. The training programs function as a consortium and is now comprised of four training sites including: Redwood City Medical Center, San Francisco Medical Center: Department of Mental Health and Department of Chronic Pain, and South San Francisco Medical Center. Each of these training sites is administratively independent, but each site contributes faculty, financial support, and other resources to the Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Training Program. All residents meet weekly for didactics and professional networking in Daly City.

Located in Daly City, just south of San Francisco and along the north side of the West Bay Peninsula, the South San Francisco Department of Mental Health is central to an exciting global urban hub and breathtakingly beautiful natural settings.

The patient population consists of Kaiser Health Plan members and represents a broad ethnic, cultural, lifespan, sexual orientation, gender, and socioeconomic spectrum. To provide culturally appropriate care, our clinicians represent the spectrum of diversity. Below are additional highlights:

  • Many clinicians are former KP postdoctoral residents
  • Trainings offered in a wide variety of evidence-based treatment modalities
  • BART accessible and free parking

Program Highlights

We have a warm and supportive training environment intended to offer opportunities for residents to build and enhance their knowledge, clinical skills, and professionalism, while valuing personal well-being and self-care. We create safety in the learning experience and have an open-door environment where inquiry and meaningful connections are encouraged.

Our clinic is one of few integrated Kaiser Mental Health Departments, housing Adult Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, and Addiction Medicine and Recovery Services. Residents collaborate with Psychologists, Psychiatrists, LCSW, MFT, NP, LPCC, and other trainees. This offers our residents the opportunity to consult and collaborate with providers from other specialties.

We value equity, inclusion, and diversity as evidenced by the following resources offered in the clinic:

  • EID seminar for all trainees
  • EID committee for staff and trainees
  • La Clinica:  Apoyo en su idioma e inspirado en su cultura
  • Asian American Provider Workgroup
  • Regional EID consultations & seminars
  • Skill-Based Groups (e.g., DBT, ACT, DBT)
  • Psychoeducational Classes
  • Support Groups (e.g., Grief & Loss, Grupo de Apoyo y Manejo del Stress)
  • Process Groups (e.g., Men’s group)

A unique feature of our training program is that postdoctoral residents have the opportunity to mentor practicum students. Didactic training and supervision of supervision are incorporated in the residency curriculum.

Psychological assessment is part of the residency, therefore applicants should come with a foundation of administering, scoring, and interpreting widely-used test batteries, as well as be competent in report-writing.

Clinical Service Opportunities

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Psychoeducational Classes
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Family Psychotherapy

Specialty Tracks

  • Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Behavioral Medicine Service
  • ADHD Assessment Clinic
  • Evidence-Based Groups (e.g., CBT, DBT, ACT, and more)
  • La Clinica for Spanish-speaking patients
  • Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (post-pandemic)
  • Family Support Services
  • Harm Reduction Services
  • Grupo Esperanza for Spanish-speaking patients
  • Couples Therapy
  • Eating Disorders Clinic
  • La Clinica for Spanish-speaking patients
  • ADHD assessment Clinic
  • Family Therapy
  • Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Evidence-Based Groups (e.g., Child and Parent Anxiety Skills Group; Gender & Sexual Diverse Youth)


Direct Patient Care: 20 hours per week

  • Intake Evaluations
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Psychoeducational Classes
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Family Psychotherapy (if applicable)

Non-Patient Time

  • Team Meetings/Department Meetings
  • Team Case Conference
  • Charting/Administrative Time


  • Individual Supervision: 2 hours
  • Assessment and Research Group Supervision: 2 hours
  • Community Benefit Project: 1 hour
  • Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity Seminar: 2 hours
  • West Bay Consortium Professional Networking: 1 hour
  • West Bay Consortium Didactic: 2 hours
  • West Bay Consortium Licensure Prep: 1 hour
  • Grand Rounds
  • Regional KP Trainings

Didactic Training

The West Bay Consortium Residency Program historically meets weekly in the KP SSF Department of Psychiatry location in Daly City.  Currently, due to COVID, all seminars are conducted virtually.

Common Presentations:

  • Suicide Assessment and Intervention
  • Neuropsychology of Personality Disorders
  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Biofeedback
  • Eating Disorder Treatment and Nutrition Myths
  • Psychopharmacology and the Role of Psychiatrists

Current Opportunities

Position Program Track(s) Location(s)
Adult Mental Health/Eating Disorder Outpatient Postdoctoral Residency Adult, Eating Disorders South San Francisco
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2 Positions) Postdoctoral Residency Adolescent, Child South San Francisco
Adult Mental Health Postdoctoral Residency Adult South San Francisco


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


2001 Junipero Serra Blvd, Suite 500
Daly City, CA 94014

Training Director

Aaron L. Trinh, Psy.D
Consortium Director

Danielle L Hall Psy.D
Training Director