Program Information: Department of Psychiatry

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1131
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Address: 4700 Sunset Boulevard, 6th floor
Los Angeles, California 90027-6082
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA MSA
Distance from Major City: 0
Phone: 323-783-2600
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Private Outpatient Clinic
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
  • Other
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Janice Schneider
Chief Psychologist: Janice Schneider
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Position Information
Start Date: 08/22/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 31200
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical work day consists of supervision with one of your four supervisors (3 for therapy cases, 1 for psychodiagnostic assessment and 1 one hour group supervision), seeing patients in individual, family or group psychotherapy, participation in one of the required seminars--Psychodiagnostic Assessment, Interventions, and Professional Roles/Diversity (Neuropsychology is optional unless you are particpating in the Neuropsychology Elective) and participating in your elective (Groups, KID Clinic for ASD, Eating Disorders, Pain Management, Adult ADHD or Neuropsychology). An intern works 40 hours. The hours accrued for internship range from 1900 to 2000.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?No
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Preferred
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/20/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/11/2022
Interview process description:

Open House/Interviews will be held in January (dates to be finalized) and will be from 8:30 am - 1 pm.  Interviewees will attend an Open House presentation of the program (including Q and A) with several members of the training staff followed by a 30 minute indiviual interview with 1 or 2 members of the training staff.  Before and after their individual interview, applicants will meet with current interns for Q and A and have a tour of the faciity.  From 12 pm - 1 pm, there will be an informal lunch provided with all current interns and members of the training staff.  Those applicants who are selected for interviews will be notified by email by December 20 (at the latest) and will be asked to choose one of the possible Open House dates.  For anyone invited to the Open House who cannot attend in person, a phone or video interview may be offered as an alternative.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Program has been accredited for over 50 years and we have matched with many different schools from around the country.
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is Required: No
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by start of internship
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 75
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Not Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not Accepted
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements: Training in R-PAS or Exner scoring for the Rorschach is highly recommended for this site. This site prefers candidates who have a generalist training interest and/or background. Also, interns who match with this site for internship will be required to complete the application process as a potential employee for Kaiser Permanente. This may mean that the intern is in the Los Angeles area at least two to three weeks prior to the start date of the internship. Additionally, the intern should plan to be in the United States 60 to 90 days prior to internship for other requirements as part of the onboarding process for Kaiser Permanente.
Program Description

APA-Accredited one year full-time predoctoral internship in clinical psychology in a staff model health maintenance organization. Interns work in the Outpatient Department of Psychiatry. We have a generalist practitioner model - our training emphasis is on providing direct services to clients, utilizing a variety of treatment modalities. The program trains interns in psychotherapeutic intervention (individual adult, child/adolescent, family, group) and psychodiagnostic assessment (child and adult, including use of projectives). Up to 20% of each week is available for an elective experience - these include group therapy (co-facilitating 3 to 4 groups per week), pain management, neuropsychology, KID Clinic (focusing on Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning the ADOS, working with a multidisciplinary team, and running a social skills group), Adult ADHD (conducting assessment, participating in ADHD Workshop--a 4 week psychoeducational group for adults) and eating disorders (a 6 month to 1 year commitment). Interns receive didactic training in Assessment, Intervention, and Professional Issues/Diversity. Interns receive 3-4 hours of individual and 1 hour of group supervision weekly with multiple supervisors. The clinical experience is with clients of varying ages (child and adult), gender, and various degrees of psychological disturbance, from a wide range of socioeconomic, racial and ethnic backgrounds. Interns work in multidisciplinary teams alongside psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and marriage and family therapists.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
International Students:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Group Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other: Child/Adolescent Psychotherapy


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at:  for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Number of Completed Applications: 171 167 129 145 146
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 41 40 41 40 40
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 0 1 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 4 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 4 4 4 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 1 1 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 7 7 7 3 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 10 10 10 4 8
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 0 0 1 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 3 4 2 1 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 2 2 0 0 2
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 1 1 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 1 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 1 1 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 1 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 1 2 1 2
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 1 0
Not Currently Employed: 1 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0