The integration of mental health with primary care is continuously changing the future of our field. In response to this shifting climate, WVU Medicine: University Healthcare’s outpatient mental health clinic, University Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry (BMP), was expanded to include providing mental health services to patients in and around the Eastern Panhandle. Located in Martinsburg, WV 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, WVU Medicine: 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.
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:
- Ethics/Professional Behavior
- Evidence-Based Psychological Assessment
- Evidence-Based Treatment
- Intake/Crisis Intervention
- Integrated Consultation
- Group Therapy
The internship program ascribes to a longitudinal and developmental model. Interns will be housed primarily in University Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry’s ambulatory clinic and will receive first-and-foremost a generalist training. In addition, there are four areas of emphasis, which we believe provide an understanding of the breadth of training experience offered at BMP: behavioral medicine, child and family services, integrated primary care, and learning disability/ADHD assessment. Interns will be expected to engage in direct service provision, shadowing and other learning activities in each of these four areas throughout their training year.
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 Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry 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, 2017 through June 30, 2018. 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.
The doctoral internship at WVU Medicine: University Healthcare is accredited on contingency with the American Psychology Association (APA). Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
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:
- 2019-2020 Internship Program Brochure
- 2019-2020 Internship Training Handbook
- Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data
- Previous Psychology Interns and Their Post-Graduate Employment
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
Assistant Professor (Clinical)
WVU Medicine: University Healthcare
Behavioral Health and Psychiatry
Phone: (304) 596-5780