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.
Adult Clinic: Individuals 18 and older - individual and group therapy.
Intensive Outpatient Program-Adult: Adults 18 and older.
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.
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.
Addiction Medicine Recovery Services exposes the intern to various stages of the recovery process in a group format alongside an experienced addiction medicine provider.
Groups: DBT, CBT for anxiety and depression, and ACT co-led with licensed staff.
Psychoeducational Classes: Manualized curriculum for Stress Management, Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, and Couples Communication.
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.
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