University Healthcare Psychology Internship

WVU Medicine: University Healthcare Psychology Internship

Program Information: The integration of mental health with primary care is continuously changing the future of our field. In response to this shifting climate, University Healthcare’s Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry (BMP) in Martinsburg, WV was expanded to include providing mental health services to patients in and around the Eastern Panhandle. Located on the Berkeley Medical Center campus, just 90 minutes from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD, BMP is integrated with our regional WVU Medicine hospitals, primary care clinics, specialty offices, and urgent care facilities.

Within the rapidly expanding system, University Healthcare is excited to announce the continuation of our doctoral internship training program. This doctoral internship in psychology seeks to train entry-level clinicians in how to integrate the discipline and practice of professional psychology by employing an empirically informed, competency-based, practitioner-scholar model. The program provides experiences in clinical learning environments that are responsive to the diverse and changing needs of the rural West Virginia community.

Internship Experience: Interns will be exposed to a variety of types of psychological services and consumers. This internship provides training and supervised experience in the following six major competency areas:

  1. Ethics/Professional Behavior
  2. Evidence-Based Psychological Assessment
  3. Evidence-Based Treatment
  4. Intake/Crisis Intervention
  5. Integrated Consultation
  6. Group Therapy

Interns will be housed primarily in the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry’s ambulatory clinic but will have opportunities for a variety of major and minor rotations on and off site, including but not limited to: individual and group therapy, assessment, family medicine consultations, health psychology/behavioral medicine, as well as child and adolescent services.

We will work closely with each intern to tailor an individualized plan for the internship year that builds upon each trainee’s unique strengths to integrate scientific knowledge with professional experiences. Interns are supported as they further integrate their identities as practitioners and scholars, thus consolidating their unique therapeutic voice and professional identity. We strive to guide interns through this process by providing opportunities for continued growth via regularly scheduled didactics, trainings, supervision, and consultation. It is our goal to support the entire intern through this transitional year, by creating a warm and stimulating environment where the intern can continue growing both personally and professionally.

Overall, training at University Healthcare BMP has been deliberately designed to offer two interns an experience-near, closely supervised, and developmentally appropriate sequence over the course of twelve consecutive months running from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. Interns will receive a stipend of $27,500.00 and be eligible for benefits provided to Berkeley Medical Center staff.

Lastly, the Eastern Panhandle is a wonderful place to live and work. While Berkeley and Jefferson Counties are some of the fastest growing counties in the state, they have little traffic and congestion. Our rural-suburban atmosphere and a lower cost of living, mixed with the easy accessibility to the Washington/Baltimore areas make Berkeley and Jefferson Counties, WV an ideal place in which to live.

Accreditation Status: The doctoral internship at University Healthcare is not currently accredited by the American Psychology Association (APA). As an emerging APA Grant-funded internship program, we have successfully obtained APPIC membership and are current working towards APA-accreditation.

APPIC Match number: 232111

Application Deadline: November 15, 2016

Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation

American Psychological Association

750 1st Street, NE

Washington, DC 20002-4242

(202) 336-5979

 

More Information: For additional information regarding our training program, including the application process and selection criteria please click on the program brochure and training handbook listed below:

 

2016-2017 Internship Program Brochure

2016-2017 Internship Training Handbook 

 

Please contact Dr. Stephanie McGraw (StMcGraw@wvumedicine.org) if you have any questions or would like to further discuss our internship program.

 

Stephanie McGraw, PsyD

Training Director
Assistant Professor (Clinical)

WVU Medicine: University Healthcare

Behavioral Health and Psychiatry

Phone: (304) 596-5780

Email: stmcgraw@wvumedicine.org