Program Information: Mental Health Department

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2106
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Kaiser Permanente Fresno Internship in Clinical Psychology
Department: Mental Health Department
Address: 4785 N. First Street
Fresno , California 93726-0513
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: In Fresno, CA
Phone: 559-448-4766x
Fax: 559-448-4960
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Other
Additional Agency Types:
  • Other
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Diane Kawagoe
Chief Psychologist: Michael Petrovich
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 12
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/14/2023
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 49269
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 80 hours Paid Time Off (PTO) per annum for sick leave and vacation; 7 Paid Holidays; Up to $3000 tuition reimbursement for select courses, applicable after intern has completed 30 days of training.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns are involved in individual and group psychotherapy and psychological assessment. Interns will provide services for adults with some opportunity to work with adolescents in the Intensive Out-Patient program. Our culturally diverse patients have a variety of diagnoses and severity levels. There are opportunities for minor rotations in Chemical Dependency, and various groups. Interns also provide 2-3 hours of community-based services in a psycho-educational format. Each internship class works collaboratively on a research project and takes responsibility for implementation, analysis, write up, and presentation of results on a topic of mutual interest.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? 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: 11/07/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/02/2022
Tentative interview date: N/A
Interview process description:

All applicants are notified via e-mail of interview status on or before 12/2/2022. 

Within one week of the general notification, all candidates selected for interview will be contacted by e-mail with the available interview times.  Interviewees are asked to rank order their top preferences from the dates/times offered and e-mail back to the site. 

Once interview times are assigned, the candidates will be notified by e-mail virtual instruction/links. Typically, interviews are conducted,in January.   Please be available for the entire 4 hours so that we can introduce our program, allow time for interviews with the supervising psychologists, for the candidates to talk with current interns and get to know the faculty on a more informal basis.  We also want to get to know each person we are able to interview to understand each individual's strengths.

We understand that the interview process is a very important step in your training and we would like to give you the best overview of our program so you can make an informed choice of the suitability.  Therefore, we will also provide opportunity to meet other key staff members and the current interns giving you a more comprehensive view of not only the internship, but of Kaiser Permanente, Fresno and the surrounding area. 

The candidates need not bring any additional materials as the standard APPIC application with the addition of a test report sample is all that is required.

We have reduced the minimum required number of clinical hours to 400 and assessment hours to 40. COVID-19 has impacted psychology training opportunities with variability and unpredictability, and we realize that some students who may have fewer training hours than originally anticipated would still be well qualified to train and thrive in our setting. We intend to consider these circumstances in our selection process, and ask that applicants please include relevant information in their cover letters.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Louisiana State University, Rutgers University, Pepperdine University, Palo Alto University (formerly Pacific Graduate School of Psychology); Hofstra University; Adler School of Professional Psychology; University of Missouri, Columbia; Fuller Theological Seminary; Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University; George Fox University; Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University; Carlos Albuizu University; Pacific University; Chicago School of Psychology; Illinois School of Professional Psychology; Alliant International University; Hawaii School of Professional Psychology
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: Yes
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: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 40
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not 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: Yes
How to obtain text of statement: Interns will be required to sign a non-discriminatory statement prior to the start of internship. Full text of this statement can be found on pages 114-115 at: intern P&P Manual.pdf
Other Requirements: Matched candidates will be required soon after match day to complete an online employment application to Kaiser Permanente. The application is free and does include some redundancy with the APPI. In addition, our matched candidates will be required to complete standard employment background checks and drug screening immediately after the match and before they can be hired into the internship position. For more information about hiring at Kaiser Permanente, please see: PLEASE READ THE FOLLOW STATEMENT WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT IF YOU ARE NOT A U.S. CITIZEN: A note to applicants who are not U.S. citizens: You must have the legal right to work in the Untied States without current or future employer sponsorship. For the purpose of this requirement, "employer sponsorship" includes, but is not limited to: H-1B; TN; AC-21; O-1; E-3; F-1 OPT; and F-1 CPT. If you have any questions about eligibility, please contact the internship for clarification.
Program Description


Kaiser Permanente, Fresno, provides generalist training in clinical psychology within a large HMO setting.   There are many opportunities to collaborate with other professionals for patient care in the Mind/Body context.  Our supervising psychologists represent a wide variety of clinical orientations within the culturally diverse, multi-cultural San Joaquin Valley.

Major rotations:

  1. Adult Clinic:  Individuals 18 and older - individual and group therapy. 

  2. Intensive Outpatient Program-Adult: Adults 18 and older.

  3. Intensive Outpatient Program-Adolescent: Teens 13 – 18.

    The Intensive Outpatient programs both are designed to assist those in crisis who receive about 6 – 9 hours of treatment a week.  A group format (with some case management services) is used to provide support and skills training.  IOP teams utilize a cohesive multi-disciplinary approach (psychologists, psychiatrists, MFT, LCSW and Recreational Therapist) to help prevent psychiatric hospitalization or provide transitional services from hospital to general psychotherapy clinics.

  4. Health Psychology:  Specialized subset of the Adult Clinic and focuses on the Mind/Body connection.  Interns may also focus on Women’s health as it pertains to mental health as well as be a co-leader in the CBT-I group.

 Minor rotations:

  1. Addiction Medicine Recovery Services exposes the intern to various stages of the recovery process in a group format alongside an experienced addiction medicine provider.

  2. Groups: DBT, CBT for anxiety and depression, and ACT co-led with licensed staff.

  3. Psychoeducational Classes:  Manualized curriculum for Stress Management, Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, and Couples Communication.

  4. Child ADHD Clinic:  Services to support the ADHD clinicians through test scoring, responding to parents, and coordinating services.

Assessment: Interns are required to complete 8-10 assessment batteries. These may include basic neuropsychological testing, ADHD testing, and personality testing. There are 2 neuropsychologists (one of whom is Board Certified) on the supervision staff.

Supervision:  2 individual hours per week (one for clinical work and one for assessment) and 2.5 group supervision hours per week (one for clinical work and 1.5 for assessment).  More supervision is scheduled as needed for the second major rotation.  All supervisors are happy to provide on the spot consultation as needed. Supervisors take an active role in supporting interns' professional development (e.g., support for post-doc applications and licensing questions). The interoffice communication system allows for quick responses to questions.

Ethics and Professional Seminar Series:  Each week a 2-hour didactic presentation provides education provided by local staff as well as regional or local experts.   Topics are varied and emphasize application to practice with cultural sensitivity.

Community Service:  Our interns are afforded the rewarding opportunity to give back to Fresno.  This year we will provide psychoeducation to older adults living in low-income senior communities in the area.

Resources:   Interns learn in a friendly, well-developed internship program (22 years) which is open to new ideas.   Our goal is to provide a strong foundation to work within a multi-disciplinary team.  By the end of the internship year, our interns have the skills and professionalism to enter a variety of post-doctoral positions with confidence.  

Highlights: Fresno is centrally located in California and a quick trip to the Bay Area, Central Coast, Southern California and Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia National Parks.  The Fresno area is considered one of the most affordable locations in all of California. Our site has free and ample parking.  Kaiser, Fresno has its own Farmer’s Market each Wednesday and there are weekly Farmer’s Markets and vendor events in both Fresno and Clovis.  Kaiser is located near shopping, coffee, and dining.  We encourage a good work-life balance and enjoy giving recommendations for local outings, weekend trips, or dining as you get to know the area.





You must have the legal right to work in the United States without current or future employer sponsorship. For the purpose of this requirement, "employer sponsorship" includes, but is not limited to, H-1B, TN, AC-21, O-1, E-3, F-1 OPT, and F-1 CPT. 



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Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision of Practicum students :


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

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 2022-2023
Number of Completed Applications: 91 95 151 78 82 76
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 28 28 39 24 24 24
Total number of interns: 3 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 2 2 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 1 1 2 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 3 1 3 3 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 2 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 15 7 38 9 4 10
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 113 45 5 15 10 53
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 3 3 3 3 2 3
Community Mental Health Center: 0 1 0 1 1 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 3 1 2 1 1 2
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 1 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 1 0 1 1 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 1 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0