Program Information: Department of Behavioral Medicine

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2424
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Valley Health
Department: Department of Behavioral Medicine
Address: 3377 US Route 60
Huntington, West Virginia 25705
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Distance from Major City: 60 miles West of Charleston WV
Phone: 304-399-3310x
Fax: 304-523-5416
Email: rdenning@valleyhealth.org
Web Address: http://valleyhealth.org/
Brochure Website's Address: https://valleyhealth.org/doctoral-internships/
Primary Agency Type: Community Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Other
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Rebecca Denning
Chief Psychologist: Rebecca Denning
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 11
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 07/11/2022
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: 28000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Interns have access to $500 for CEU materials or fees. Interns are eligible for the supplemental compensation because they are full time employees regularly scheduled to work. This compensation is equal to 10.35% of their salary that can either be contributed into a 403(b) plan set up by the intern or be received as taxable income.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns' weekly schedule will include time in Integrated Primary Care clinics, our MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment) programs, assessment clinic, and outpatient psychotherapy clinics. Their schedules are fast-paced and they will work with a variety of providers from multiple disciplines throughout the week. The work days typically start at 8am. Time is blocked for individual and group supervision as well as didactics. There is some note-writing time built into the schedule as well.
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: 12/15/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Optional
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/21/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/10/2022
Interview process description:

Interviews will be conducted in early to mid January.  Interviews can also be completed via videoconferencing.  Applicants will meet with the DOT as well as at least two other psychologists involved in supervision and training in our program.  Applicants will also be able to talk with a former intern and/or current post-doc to get the perspective of a trainee in our organization.  If an applicant is has a strong interst or specific quesitons about a program in which we offer training (e.g. MAT, DBT, PCIT), we ask the applicant to alert us to this in their cover letter so that we can make efforts to have the supervisor for that experience available during the interview. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Marshall University Northwest University Xavier University
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 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: 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree
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: As a Federally Qualified Health Center, we are required to complete background checks and drug screens for all new employees. The offer for employment as an intern is therefore contingent on passing a background check and a drug screen. It is also required that Interns work with the Director of Training in the months prior to the start date in order to complete necessary paperwork for the West Virginia Board of Examiners of Psychologists.
Program Description

The Doctoral Internship at Valley Health is designed to provide a broad training experience in behavioral health services within a primary care setting.  Interns will function as a member of multidisciplinary teams that operate at varying levels of integration in primary care.  Interns complete year-long training experiences in Integrated Primary Care, Medication Assisted Treatment, Assessment, and Outpatient Psychotherapy.  Within our outpatient program, we are able to offer interested applicants training in DBT, PCIT, as well as CBT.  Interns receive two to three hours of scheduled individual supervision as well as one hour of group supervision each week by licensed psychologists.   Interns attend two hours of didactics weekly.  All didactics will be on topics directly relevant to psychologists’ clinical practice and professional development.

 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Individual Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness:
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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:
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research:
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - specialty:
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: http://valleyhealth.org/  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: 0 5
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 0 5
Total number of interns: 0 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 0 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 0 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 5
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 0 29
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 0 0 0 0
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: 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 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0