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The West Virginia University School of Medicine and affiliated health care system serves as West Virginia’s preeminent academic medical institution and largest healthcare provider. Our Clinical Psychology Internship Program, emphasizes broad and general training in health service psychology with areas of emphasis in clinical health psychology, child/pediatric psychology, and neuropsychology within an academic medical center. Our goal is to prepare interns to be successful in the evolving field of psychology/healthcare for careers in a variety of settings, including medical or academic medical centers, university psychology departments, and clinical settings that offer inpatient and/or psychological outpatient services. Our program is based on the scientist-practitioner model of training, emphasizing evidence-based primarily cognitive-behavioral approaches to assessment and intervention. Our faculty are dedicated to training and we follow a junior-colleague model of supervision.
To achieve these goals, we emphasize a comprehensive approach to training across clinical work, didactics, and research. Our program offers a breath of experiences with opportunities for clinical rotations in a number of settings including outpatient behavioral health, medical specialty and subspecialty clinics, primary care, and VA settings. Interns gain clinical experience with patients across the lifespan representing a broad range of presenting problems in both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. Our clinical rotations allow interns to hone generalist skills, but also offer specialization in behavioral medicine, pediatric/child clinical psychology, and neuropsychology areas including presurgical evaluations, bariatric and eating concerns, pediatric subspecialties, integrated care, and specialty neuropsychological populations. Our didactics focus on preparing the intern to meet the varying roles and challenges of professional life including, clinical service within medical settings, teaching/supervision, scholarship, consultation, and program evaluation/ development. Finally, research skill development is considered an important training goal and as such, interns are allotted protected research time to complete a mentored research project.
We are committed to developing an individualized and tailored training experience for the intern. We have three interns annually: one in clinical health psychology, one in child/pediatric psychology, and one in neuropsychology. The experiences offered emphasize comprehensive training, but also allow flexibility for more in-depth experiences in areas that are of particular interest to the trainee. Additional minor rotation experiences are required and are designed to complement the major rotations so as to ensure a well-rounded generalist training experience.