Program Information: Mental Health Service

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2349
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: VA Medical Center, Martinsburg
Department: Mental Health Service
Address: 510 Butler Avenue
HOPE Center, Bldg 213
Martinsburg, West Virginia 25405
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Distance from Major City: 75 miles west of DC
Phone: 304-263-0811x4659
Fax: 304-262-1315
Email: Jason.Malcy@va.gov
Web Address: https://www.martinsburg.va.gov/services/Psychology_Internship_Program.asp
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.martinsburg.va.gov/docs/Psychology_Internship_Brochure_2019.pdf
Primary Agency Type: Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jason Malcy Psy.D.
Chief Psychologist: Christopher Hansen
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 26
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 29330
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Four days focused on major rotation and one day for the minor rotation. Rotations will change every four months. If there is interest in extending a minor rotation to six month this can discussed. Five hours of supervision throughout the week. Additional two hours of didactics.
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: 12/17/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
Interview notification date: 12/20/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/07/2021
Interview process description:

Interviews offered will be for both in person and through video telecommunication.  All applicants will be notified within 3 days of receipt of application if able to offer an interview.  There is no weight given towards ability to attend interviews on-site as this can create an undue financial and logistical burden on applicants.  Interviews conducted can be expected to last 1-2 hours.  The DOT and training committee members will be present for the interviews.  Group interviews will be likely but will be more based upon selected interview dates.  Requests to meet with specific staff are welcomed.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Argosy University Pacific Graduate School of Psychology Fairleigh Dickinson University George Washington University Fielding University Nova Southeastern University Alliant IU/ CSPP - San Francisco Divine Mercy University The Wright Institute - Berkeley, CA California School of Professional Psychology
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: No
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: 300
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 Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited 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

The Psychology Internship Program is grounded in the practitioner-scholar model, which emphasizes that through the training experience clinical practice is guided by scientific theory and research.   Based on this model, the development of knowledge and skills related to evidence based treatments are considered critical to competent and ethical professional practice.  Interns are trained in evidence based practices and learn how to incorporate these practices in their clinical work across all rotations.  The practitioner-scholar model also acknowledges the complexity of real patients and limitations of the empirical base.  Thus, science and research are constantly evolving and informed from the delivery of clinical care while respecting our patients as unique people, accounting for individual, cultural, and societal considerations.

All interns’ experiences are designed to meet our educational model by ensuring the program’s foundations are based upon the following: 

high quality supervision

training in empirically based assessment and treatments

a broad range of clinical experiences and didactics

specialized training and experience in an intern’s specific interest area

individualized intern experience based upon intern’s goals and level of prior experience/skills/professional development

research/scholarly activity/quality improvement opportunities.

The training model is competency-based within the practitioner-scholar framework.  The internship year is designed to be sequential, cumulative, and graduated in complexity.  There will be increased expectations for the interns’ performance in the core competencies as their  knowledge, experience, and expertise grow and develop. As the year progresses, interns  will be assigned more difficult and complex tasks based upon their level of competency.  Initially working under close supervision of experienced and skilled staff members, students will be expected to work with increasing independence as they develop individual competencies.  Training will be conducted in a format that encourages growth of the student clinically and professionally throughout his/her time in the program.  Supervision is expected to match the needs of the intern in a way that facilitates professional development and progression.  Thus, the intensity of supervision diminishes over the course of the rotation and internship as the intern matures into the role of a colleague, rather than a student. It is during this internship program that future psychologists should receive their final formal year of educational and clinical training experience.  The program is dedicated to providing interns with a supportive and collegial environment in which they receive direct supervision to guide them through their journey of personal and professional development.    

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children:
Adolescents:
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: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Crisis Intervention: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision of Practicum students : Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Other:

Experience

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

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: https://www.martinsburg.va.gov/services/Psychology_Internship_Program.asp  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: 12 12 9 22
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 10 8 9 16
Total number of interns: 3 2 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 2 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 2 3 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 2 2 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 3 4 5 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 10 9 10 12
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 1 0 0 1
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 1 2 2 3
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 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 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 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 1 1 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0