Department : 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: 304-596-5780
Fax: 304-596-5781
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Kristen Whitmore
Chief Psychologist: Brian Creasy
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 7
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2023
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 (to be used to sick, vacation, dissertation defense, graduation, etc.).
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 Jefferson County, WV for 10 months of the training year. In addition, interns will spend two months rotating through the psychiatric inpatient unit at Berkeley Medical Center. Intern responsibilities include but are not limited to: individual and group therapy, assessment, crisis intervention, and integrated consultations.
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: 11/01/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 11/22/2022
Tentative interview date: 12/09/2022, 12/16/2022, 01/06/2023, 01/09/2023
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 on or before 11/22/2022. 


Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, WVU Medicine: University Healthcare wants to support the safety of our candidates. As a result, we will not be conducting in person interviews this year. Instead, intern applicants will be able to interview with our faculty and meet with our current trainees virtually over a secure videoconferencing platform. Tenative interview dates are: December 9, December 16, January 6, and January 9. While these interviews will be happening virtually, we want to highlight as many different aspects of our training program as possible to give applicants as much information as we can to help you inform making your ranking decisions. As such, interviews will begin at 8:00 am and conclude by 4:00 pm. 


Additionally, we will be offering an open house (tenatively scheduled for Janaury 27, 2023 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm) for those candidates who would like to experience our training center on site prior to making their own ranking decisions. In order to assure that information obtained through this open house will not be included in ranking decisions, the Training Committee will meet and submit our final rankings into the NMS system prior to January 27th, 2023.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: James Madison University, Clinical PsyD (APA Accredited) The Chicago School - Washington DC Campus, Clinical PsyD (APA Accredited) Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Clinical PsyD (APA Accredited) Xavier University, Clinical PsyD (APA Accredited) Pennsylvania State University, Clinical PhD (APA Accredited) Pacific University, Clinical PsyD (APA Accredited) Miami University, Clinical PsyD (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) Southern Illinois University, Clinical Psychology, PhD (APA Accredited)
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
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 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 (if applicable): 0
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 0
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Not Accepted
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:
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 licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, postdoctoral psychology fellows, and masters level clinicians 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 Integrated Consultation through our psychiatric inpatient unit in Berkeley County, WV and at one of our integrated primary care clinics in Jefferson County, WV. 

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 group therapy, crisis intervention, and consultation.  We provide opportunities to undergo additional training in many areas including but not limited to trauma-based interventions, and others depending on interns' interest and the availability of particular patient populations.

Please refer to Psychology | Health Sciences | West Virginia University ( 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
Inpatients: 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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)

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:  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 2022-2023
Number of Completed Applications: 20 20 27 30 47 53
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 11 13 16 19 24 24
Total number of interns: 2 2 2 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 2 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 0 1 1 0 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 2 1 2 3 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 2 3 3 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 5 6 9 13 7 5
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 23 6 65 70 45 22
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 2 2 2 3 3
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 1 0 1 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 1 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 1 0 1 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 1 1 1 1 1 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0