Psychology Doctoral Internship Training Program Addiction Medicine Recovery Services

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Position meets all requirements for psychology doctoral internship and follows the guidelines as set forth by California Board of Psychology, APPIC and APA. Position is designed to provide clinical supervision to psychology doctoral interns who have prior experience working in a mental health setting. Internship is based in the departments of Psychology and/or Chemical Dependency, and serves primarily outpatient clientele. Position provides 2 hours per week of each of the following: individual supervision; group supervision; and didactic training. Supervision is provided by licensed psychologists. Position is 40-hour per week, one-year, temporary with benefits.
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Essential Responsibilities:
  • 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. Participate in community partnership projects. Administer and interpret psychological tests, and write reports. Participate in regional, consortium, 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 performed by doctoral interns under the direct supervision of licensed psychologists, including but not limited to the following: Adult Team, Child/Family Team, Chemical Dependency, Behavioral Medicine and other possible rotations.

  • Adult Team: Provide assessment and individual and group therapy to adults in brief therapy model.

  • Child/Family Team: Perform psychological evaluations of children, adolescents and families. Provide psychotherapeutic services to child and family populations.

  • Chemical Dependency: Provide services to patients who are in the contemplation phase, the early stages of their recovery, and patients with long term sobriety. Provide separate and conjoined treatments for family members.

  • 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.

  • Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to re-evaluate and change job descriptions, or change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.

  • Basic Qualifications:
  • N/A

  • Education
  • Bachelor's degree or higher.

  • Currently enrolled in an APA accredited psychology doctoral program leading to a PhD/PsyD/EdD in Clinical, Counseling, Health or School Psychology by start date.

  • Must participate in the national APPIC application process prior to applying to Kaiser Permanente.

  • License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Successful completion of practicum placements.

  • Candidate has advanced to doctoral candidacy status for PhD, PsyD, or EdD in clinical, health, school or counseling psychology in an APA-accredited program.

  • Demonstrated professional maturity and ethical integrity necessary for assuming professional responsibilities.

  • Demonstrated commitment to quality of service, teamwork, and participation in a highly interactive multidisciplinary clinic.

  • Demonstrated ability to complete multiple tasks/objectives in a timely manner.

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in psychological assessment, diagnosis, and treatment using standard psychotherapeutic methods.

  • Experience in working with Chemical Dependency, Adult and/or Child and Adolescent populations.

  • Successful completion of practicum placements in an outpatient mental health setting preferred.

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