Psychology
Practicum Extern

Integrated
Solutions

Redwood City

Redwood City lies on a peninsula on the northern edge of Silicon Valley, approximately 25 miles south of San Francisco. Redwood City is home to several global technology companies including Oracle, Electronic Arts (EA), and Evernote. Redwood City has a mild climate, moderated by the effects of the San Francisco Bay on the east and the Pacific Ocean just over the coastal range to the west.

Redwood City is the third largest city in the County of San Mateo, with 85,992 residents. The city enjoys an average of 255 sunny days a year, which boasts via the city slogan: “Climate Best by Government Test”. Incorporated in 1867, Redwood City is home to the San Mateo County History Museum and the only active deep-water port within the south bay of San Francisco.

The patient population includes Kaiser Permanente Health Plan members with prepaid psychiatric benefits. With the addition of The San Mateo County Partnership, our clientele also includes people who qualify for Medi-Cal. Our patients fall along a broad ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic spectrum. All age groups and virtually all psychiatric categories are represented.

Program Highlights

The Kaiser Redwood City offers cutting-edge training as our staff are open-minded, and well versed in the latest evidence-based treatment modalities. Practicum students are part of our team and are truly valued. Practicum students will learn how to navigate Kaiser’s is a fast-paced integrated healthcare environment.

Our staff consists of psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, case managers, postdoctoral residents, registered dietitians and practicum students. In addition to individual psychotherapy and medication management, our clinic hosts groups each week for various populations and presenting problems (examples include Depression, DBT, Anxiety, Mindfulness, Eating Disorders, Parenting and much more). The Redwood City child clinic is a close team that values communication and teamwork.  We value trainees who are hard-working, work well with others, and are open and receptive to feedback.

  • Incredibly diverse patient population
  • Collaborative and supportive team environment
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Psychoeducational Classes
  • Psychological Consultations
  • Interdisciplinary Case Consultations

Clinical Service Opportunities

Practicum students will engage in a range of services offered in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department, including providing individual, family, and group therapy. Coordinating care with a multidisciplinary team of psychiatric and medical providers is essential to providing excellent patient care. Practicum students will also learn to assess clinical crisis and apply risk management techniques as needed.

Specialty Tracks

The Redwood City Team will offer 2 Psychology Practicum positions in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Team.

Schedule

  • Direct Patient Care (Individual/Group): 14-17 hours
  • Non-Patient Care: 3-4 hours
  • Individual Supervision: 1 hour
  • Group Supervision: 1 hour
  • Didactic Training: 1 hour

Didactic Training

We have created a didactic training program consisting of case consultation with a multidisciplinary team, regional seminars put on for all trainees within the Kaiser system on relevant issues (topics vary, but examples of past presentations include New Frontiers in Psychedelics and Mental Health, Posttraumatic Growth: Possibilities for Transformation, Solution-Focused therapy for Couples, Law and Ethics, and Multicultural Awareness Training), and presentations from experts within the Redwood City team on topics such as eating disorders, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma treatment, issues related to gender identity, and ADHD.

Location

1400 Veterans Blvd
Redwood City, CA 94063

Training Director

Nishita Berla, PsyD
Co-Training Director

nishita.a.berla@kp.org

650-299-6032

Salena Schapp, PsyD
Co-Training Director

salena.schapp@kp.org

650-299-2012

Training Team

Meet the Training Team