Program Information: Department of Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1639
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown
Department: Department of Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry
Address: 930 Chestnut Ridge Road
Morgantown, West Virginia 26505-2854
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 75 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA
Phone: 304-293-7386x
Fax:
Email: jmludrosky@hsc.wvu.edu
Web Address: http://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/bmed/residents/psychology-internship-training-program/
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Medical School
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jennifer Ludrosky
Chief Psychologist: Stephanie Cox
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 18
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 33932
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): $500 professional fund (e.g., for books and conferences), use of personal macbook and tablet, and $100 meal card each semester.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site See program website. Work day will differ by internship track, but may generally include a combination of clinical work, didactics/ education, research/ program development, and supervision experiences.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
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: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Interviews are arranged at the invitation of the internship faculty. Interviewees will be contacted via email by at least the December 15 notification date. We strive to notify applicants as early as possibly, usually by the 2nd week in November, as we host early December interview dates. Please note that applications for the 2 tracks are reviewed on different timelines, and notification for one track may be earlier/ later than the other.  We invite 8 applicants per day (4 in each track), 32 applicants total. Applicants will generally have about 4 30 minute individual interviews. 2022/2023 dates for interviews are TBD, tentative Dec 16, Dec 17, Jan 6, and Jan 7.  

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: University of Texas, Austin Georgia State University University of Miami Kent State University Saint Louis University University of Alabama at Birmingham Drexel University Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Case Western Reserve University American Schl of Professional Psychology/Argosy University of Wisconsin-Madison University of Illinois at Chicago Seattle Pacific University Yeshiva Univ, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology Florida State University Marquette University Rutgers, State University of New Jersey Yeshiva Univeristy--Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology California School of Professional Psychology Alliant International University- San Diego Marquette University Binghamton University (SUNY) Illinois Institute of Technology California School of Professional Psychology Alliant International University- Los Angeles Pepperdine University Saint Louis University University of Missouri-Kansas City Wheaton College University of Missouri – St. Louis Ohio University
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 start of internship
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
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
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: No
How to obtain text of statement: n/a
Other Requirements:
Program Description

Please see website: https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/bmed/residents/psychology-internship-training-program/

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 behavioral medicine and in 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 both at WVU and at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, WV. 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 several behavioral medicine and neuropsychology areas including bariatrics, chronic pain, integrated care, and evaluation prior to High Frequency Ultrasound or Deep Brain Stimulation. 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 two interns annually: one in clinical/behavioral medicine 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. Interns will not complete minor experiences that duplicate experiences in their major area.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking:
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students:
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban:
Low income: Yes
Homelessness:
Other: n/a

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

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

Bariatric Psychology/ Obesity Medicine

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: http://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/bmed/residents/psychology-internship-training-program/  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: 103 68 79 72 92
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 32 32 32 32 32
Total number of interns: 2 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 2 2 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 54 27 30 16 65
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 98 52 51 35 178
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 2 2 2 2
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 0
General Hospital: 1 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 2 2 1 2
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 1 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: 1 0 0 0 0