Psychology Post Doctoral Resident Elk Grove, CA
Position is designed to provide 2000 hours of supervised clinical postdoctoral training. Completion of this program will satisfy one of the requirements to sit for the psychology licensing exam. Residencies are based in departments of Psychiatry, Chemical Dependency, Chronic Pain, or Behavioral Medicine. Position provides 2 hours per week in each of the following: individual supervision; group supervision; and didactic training. Supervision is provided by licensed psychologists. Opportunities may include providing short-term individual therapy, family therapy, crisis intervention, chemical dependency evaluation, adult and adolescent group therapy, psycho-educational groups, and psychological assessment. Position is 40 hours per week, one-year, temporary with benefits. This position ONLY pertains to the Northern California Mental Health Training Programs.
- Provide assessment and psychotherapy of adults, adolescents, children and/or families in a brief therapy model. Conduct intake evaluations. Provide crisis intervention as needed. Co-facilitate psychoeducational groups. Conduct program evaluation and/or research project.Administer and interpret psychological tests, and write reports. Participate in regional, consortial, and departmental training activities. Participate in departmental administrative and educational meetings. Maintain confidential patient files/records and information in a timely manner. Comply with regional and local policies and procedures. Comply with APA's Code of Ethics and state laws pertaining to the delivery of mental health services. Other duties as assigned.
- Team-specific duties provided by residents under the direct supervision of licensed psychologists:
- Adult Team: Provide assessment and individual and group treatment to adults in a brief therapy model.
- Child/Family Team: Perform psychological evaluations of children, adolescents and families. Provide psychotherapeutic services to child and family populations.
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): Provide services to patients needing more intensive treatment for stabilization, in a stepped-down treatment program for patients recently discharged from inpatient psychiatric unit.
- Behavioral Medicine: Provide services to patients whose presenting problem is related to the treatment of a physical problem or psychological issues arising from a medical condition. Provide services to patients who are experiencing emotional or stress-related problems concurrent to receiving treatment for a medical diagnosis or physical symptom.
- Chronic Pain Management: Provide services to patients who experience chronic pain, including teaching them pain management skills such as pacing, medication management, staying active, relaxation techniques and positive thinking.
- Chemical Dependency: Provide services to patients who are in the contemplation phase, the early stages of their recovery, and patients with longer-term sobriety. Provide separate and conjoint treatments for family members.
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Provide services, including developing extensive evaluation and treatment plans, to specialized population of infants, children and teens with ASD and other developmental disabilities.
- Eating Disorders: Provide services to adults, children, teens, and families who have a diagnosis of an eating disorder.
- Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.
- Bachelor's degree or higher required.
- Working toward Ph.D./Psy.D./Ed.D. In Clinical, Counseling or School Psychology from an APA-accredited doctoral program, to be completed by residency start date.
- Must have received pre-doctoral training at an APA-accredited or APPIC-member internship program.
- Must participate in the national APPA CAS postdoctoral application process prior to applying to Kaiser Permanente.
License, Certification, Registration
- Knowledge of Evidence-Based Practice and psychotherapy research methods.
- Knowledge of the bio-psycho-social functions that contribute to mental health.
- Accuracy in diagnosing patients and developing effective treatment plans.
- Competence in individual, family and group psychotherapy.
- Professional maturity and ethical integrity necessary for assuming professional responsibilities.
- Commitment to quality of service, teamwork, and participation in a highly interactive multidisciplinary clinic.
- Ability to complete multiple tasks/objectives in a timely manner.
- Must submit three letters of reference: one letter must be from most the recent primary supervisor.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
- Demonstrated experience in psychological evaluations of adults, children, adolescents, & families, including administering & writing up psychological testing & assessment batteries, preferred
- Demonstrated professional maturity and ethical integrity necessary for assuming professional responsibilities, preferred
- Demonstrated commitment to quality of service, teamwork, and participation in a highly interactive multidisciplinary clinic, preferred
- Demonstrated ability to complete multiple tasks/objectives in a timely manner, preferred
- Accuracy in diagnosing patients and developing effective treatment plans, preferred
- Competence in individual, family and group psychotherapy, preferred
Primary Location: California,Elk Grove,Elk Grove Medical Offices 9201 Big Horn Blvd.
Scheduled Hours (1-40): 40
Working Days: VariableÂ
Job Type: Standard
Employee Status: Regular
Employee Group: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt
Job Level: Entry Level
Job: Behavioral / Mental Health
Public Department Name: Mental Health/Psychiatry
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.
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