Program Information: University Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2321
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: WVU Medicine: University Healthcare
Department: University Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry
Address: 2004 Professional Court
Martinsburg, West Virginia 25401
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Distance from Major City: 65 miles northwest of Washington DC
Phone: 304-596-5780x
Fax: 304-596-5781
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since: 10/22/2015
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Stephanie McGraw
Chief Psychologist: Brian Creasy
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 5
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2019
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: 35500
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Interns will be eligible for benefits provided to WVU Medicine: University Healthcare staff, including access to facilities (e.g., library resources), health insurance, and 23 personal days.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns will be housed primarily in University Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry's ambulatory clinic in Martinsburg, WV but will be expected to spend one day per week at an integrated primary care placement housed in Harpers Ferry, WV. Intern responsibilities include but are not limited to: individual and group therapy, assessment, family medicine consultations, behavioral medicine, as well as child and adolescent services.
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: 11/24/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/13/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/10/2020
Interview process description:

Applicants will be contacted by phone by a staff psychologist to be offered interviews.  The interview notification date for our site is no later than 12/13/2019.  While phone interviews are acceptable, on-site interviews are strongly preferred.  Interviews will be conducted in January. Tenative interview dates are: January 10th, 17th, 20th, and 24th, 2020.


Interviews will begin at 8:30 am and conclude by 4:00 pm.  They will take place primarily at the outpatient clinic on the Berkely Medical Center campus in Martinsburg, WV but (weather-permitting) may include a site visit to the primary/integrated care training setting at Harper's Ferry Family Medicine in Harper's Ferry, WV.  Applicants will have interviews with at least two of the psychology faculty, lunch with the entire faculty, and will have an opportunity to speak with our current interns.  Requests to meet with specific staff will be accommodated as possible.


How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Pacific University (APA Accredited) Miami University (APA Accredited) NOVA Southeastern University (APA Accredited) University of Hartford, Clinical PsyD Program (APA Accredited) Fuller Theological Seminary, Clinical PsyD Program (APA Accredited) University of Madison - Wisconsin, Rehabilitation Psychology PhD Program Marshall University, Clinical PsyD Program (APA Accredited) Chatham University, Counseling PsyD Program (APA Accredited)
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
Canadian Citizenship 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: 350
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 Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not Accepted
Non-Accredited 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: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements:
Program Description

WVU Medicine: University Healthcare and University Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry (BMP) are dedicated to its doctoral internship in psychology.  We are focused on attracting, training and retaining dedicated trainees and professionals to the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.  We seek to train entry-level clinicians in how to integrate the discipline and practice of professional psychology within community and primary care settings.  We do this by employing an empirically informed, competency-based, practitioner-scholar model.  We are staffed by four full time licensed psychologists and two postdoctoral psychology fellows with a wide variety of training and expertise between them.

BMP is physically housed on the Berkely Medical Center (BMC) campus, which is part of the WVU Medicine: University Healthcare system.  Ours is a primarily outpatient mental health clinic serving residents of the tristate area (West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland).  Interns will primarily train in this setting; although, they will also have direct care experience in Primary Care Psychology/Integrated Primary Care at Harper's Ferry Family Medicine (HFFM).  HFFM is a busy family practice that is part of WVU Medicine/University Healthcare, located about 30 minutes from the BMC campus. 

Interns in our program will have opportunities to provide services to children, adults and families from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds, including particular focus on helping underserved populations. Presenting problems include a wide range of mental and physical health conditions, and services provided include psychological and educational testing, individual and couples/family therapy.  We provide opportunities to undergo additional training in many areas including but not limited to ADHD/LD assessment, parent-child interaction therapy, trauma, and others depending on interns' interest and the availability of particular patient populations.

Please refer to for more information and a link to the internship handbook.  You may need to cut and paste the URL into your browser. 

Please call 304-596-5780 or email if you have trouble accessing the information or have further questions.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other: ADHD/LD assessment


Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: 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 experiences may be available at all consortium sites, and some internship programs may not have updated this information recently. Please consult the program's web site or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available at each site.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Number of Completed Applications: 20 20 27
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 11 13 16
Total number of interns: 2 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 0 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 2 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 5 6 9
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 23 6 65
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 2 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 1
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 1 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 1 1 1
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 1 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0