Program Information: Mental Health and Wellness

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2514
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Santa Rosa
Department: Mental Health and Wellness
Address: 2235 Mercury Way, Suite 240
3554 Round Barn Blvd
Santa Rosa, California 95403
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
Distance from Major City: 55
Phone: 707-535-7273x
Fax: 707-535-7283
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Private General Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Other
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jennifer Gershen
Chief Psychologist: Richard Von Feldt
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 11
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/29/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 47125
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 80 Paid Time Off (PTO) per year for sick leave and vacation; plus 7 paid holidays; up to $3000 tuition reimbursement for select courses, available after intern has completed 30 days of the training year.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Typical work day will vary depending on tracks however most tracks include a combination of individual and group sessions with patients, group and individual supervision, didactics, assessment work, and multidisciplinary team meetings.
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: 11/10/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

We use the AAPI and follow all APPIC guidelines. Submit AAPI, cover letter, three (3) letters of reference, and CV.  All complete submissions will be read and reviewed. Applicants will be notified by phone or email if selected for an onsite or an online video interview. At that time, detailed and specific instructions will be sent to the invited applicants. Interviews will be conducted during six different selected days in January (dates not confirmed at this time).  

Each applicant during the 2021-22 training year will complete a year long track  in either 2 of the 3 track options: Adult Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. Following match day, training directors will meet with each incoming Doctoral Intern and review their clinical goals and preferences. From this discussion, each Doctoral Intern will be assigned two tracks based on these goals.

The interview process takes approximately 60 minutes and will be conducted by both Training Directors and current doctoral intern and/or current postdoctoral residents. Virtual interview will be an option. 


How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Current doctoral inters are from: California Professional Psychology, Bay Area and The Wright Institute
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 application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 50
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-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: Prior to starting your training year, all interns are required to sign Kaiser Permanente’s Mental Health Training Program Values Statement. To see this statement, please see Appendix V -
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 haring 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

Please see for information on the program, including an overview of the medical center, rotation description, and current application deadlines.

Evaluations The primary supervisors are responsible for completing the interns’ evaluations in collaboration with the rest of the training faculty. There are four evaluations, one each quarter. All efforts are made to provide ongoing feedback to interns throughout the year. Interns also are required to evaluate their supervisors once each quarter. In addition, they are required to evaluate the training program twice per year, through an online anonymous survey sent at mid-year and end of year.

Grievances Any problem should be addressed with the intern's primary supervisor. If the problem cannot be resolved, then this matter should be taken up by the training director. A Policy and Procedures manual provides a lengthy description of grievances procedures, and is available to the interns online at all times.

HOW TO APPLY - As an APPIC member, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Santa Rosa Internship adheres to all the rules and regulations of the APPIC organization, participating in the annual APPIC match and accepting only applications that follow the APPIC application procedures

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other: Disabled

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Individual Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students :


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

Additional information about training opportunities and a comlete description of the training opportunities can be found here:

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: 2 22 64
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 2 15 34
Total number of interns: 2 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 4 8
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 6 10
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 4
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 0 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 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0