Pre-Masters Mental
Health Internship

Your Future


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

The North Valley Way focuses on (1) providing value to our patients; (2) engaging all physicians and staff in working toward our shared purpose; and (3) encouraging problem solving by physicians and staff who know and do the work. The focus on value to the patient includes removing redundant steps and variation, so we can provide the “Best Care, Every Patient Every Time.”

This is our “True North,” and we share this mission and vision as a department with our North Valley Medical Center. We also share the organization’s mission statement: “to be the best place to work and the best place to receive care.” As a training team we are proud to have this be our guide in all we do.

  • We seek individuals with a desire to learn from some of the best clinicians in the area, a flexible style that allows one to pivot and be part of a team in a large department, and the ability to embrace work-life balance.
  • The Roseville training program is part of the North Valley Service Area. We are the largest service area in Northern CA – caring for over six-hundred-thousand patients last year, with approximately 10% receiving mental health services. As a result, we serve a very diverse group of patients, which greatly enhances clinical training opportunities.
  • We are very proud of our “Academic Family Tree.” Many of our current supervisors are former residents!
  • Our medical center recently opened a Family Medicine Residency Program which will allow increased focused on integrated care training for our students, interns, fellows, and postdoctoral residents.

Clinical Service Opportunities

Unique training opportunities within the Roseville team available on a regular basis include:

  • MCP (Managing Complex Patients) which is designed to provide intermediate level care for patients with complex trauma histories.
  • Adult ADHD Assessment which is designed to address the higher than base rate average of adults self-referring for ADHD assessment, having never been diagnosed in childhood with this neurodevelopmental condition. The resident will gain rigorous diagnostic clarification skills doing this work. Additional training on the role of substance use and trauma is provided.

Specialty Tracks

Unique training opportunities within the Roseville team available on a regular basis include:

  • MCP (Managing Complexity Program) which is designed to provide intermediate level care for patients with complex trauma histories.
  • Adult Outpatient Clinic 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.


  • Direct Patient Care: 12 – 15 hours
  • Individual Supervision: 1 hours
  • Group Supervision: 2 hours
  • Didactic Training: 2 hours
  • Journal Club and Diversity Conversation: 1 hour
  • The additional 2-5 hours consist of indirect patient care (i.e., clinical documentation)

Didactic Training

  • Mindfulness
  • Transgender and gender nonconforming care
  • Addiction Medicine
  • DBT Skills
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Eating Disorders

Current Opportunities

Position Program Track(s) Location(s)
Child (2 Positions) Pre-Masters Mental Health Internship Child Roseville/Sacramento
Adult Pre-Masters Mental Health Internship Adult Roseville/Sacramento


1660 E. Roseville Parkway Suite 100
Roseville, CA 95661

Training Director

Cesar A. Castaneda, EdD, LMFT
Training Director

(916) 973-7219