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 (wvu.edu) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have trouble accessing the information or have further questions.