Psychology Internship Program - Martinsburg VA Medical Center
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Martinsburg VA Medical Center

 

Psychology Internship Program

Residency Candidates:
Psychology Internship Overview
Psychology Internship Brochure
National Matching Program *
APPI Online *


Contact:
Jason Malcy, Psy.D.
Internship Training Director/ Clinical Psychologist
510 Butler Avenue
Martinsburg, WV 25405
Phone: 304-263-0811, ext. 4659
Jason.Malcy@va.gov

About Us

The Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) is located in Martinsburg, WV. The Martinsburg VAMC is a level 1C multi-mission tertiary care facility, which includes a medical center, seven Community Based Outpatient Clinics, and long-term care.

The Martinsburg VAMC Psychology Internship Program is not accredited by the American Psychological Association. The Martinsburg VAMC Psychology Internship Program is a full member of APPIC.

The Scientist-Practitioner model guides our psychology training program.  Our ideal is that of a psychologist who is skilled in the understanding and application of clinical research and scientific methods to his/her practice.  

It is the aim of the Psychology Internship Program to prepare interns for a wide variety of psychology positions.  Our expectations for internship are that the interns develop core competencies that will translate well into research, clinical, teaching, administrative, or a combined position and that the interns have time and experience to thoughtfully consider a plan for a career path that most fits their interests.  This development has the end goal of a well-rounded psychologist who can function in an autonomous manner and serves as a positive representative for the field of psychology. 

To accomplish the aims of the internship, the program has been structured to maximize the number of available clinical experiences, provide sufficient depth of experience, and maintain the flexibility to accommodate individual interests and needs. 

Core Learning Experiences
(major rotations - 4 month duration)

  • Primary Care Mental Health Integration
  • Outpatient Mental Health
  • PTSD Clinic

Elective Learning Experience Possibilities
(minor rotation - 3 to 6 month duration)

  • Community Living Center/Tranquility House (Dementia Care)
  • Neuropsychology
  • VISN 5 Training (Administration)
  • Tele-mental health/CVT
  • Home Based Primary Care
  • Specialty Primary Care Mental Health Integration focus
  • Pain Management

Training Opportunities & Additional Experiences 

  • Yearlong didactics
  • Capacity evaluations
  • Training in EBP's primarily used in VA settings, including: CPT, CBT-I, CBT-CP, PE & Motivational Interviewing
  • Mental Health Team Meetings
  • Training and certification in Primary Care Mental Health Integration
  • Weekly journal club with focus on ethical and multi-cultural issues
  • Participation and leadership within facility committees
  • Presenation to Psychology All-staff Meeting

Stipend, Leave & Benefits

  • $26,086 annually (2019)
  • 13 days paid vacation, paid government holidays and up to 5 days paid time off to attend conferences, graduation and/or dissertation defense
  • Health care benefits package 

Application Requirements

Interested applicants should submit the following materials through APPI: 

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcript
  • Letter of Intent
  • Three letters of recommendation, including at least one from the following:
    • A Faculty Member
    • Supervisor from Practicum
    • Refernces should complete the reference section in AAPI. Traditional letters of reference are not required.
For the First Match applicants should submit their applications by Dec. 20, 2019.
Total positions offered - 3
MATCH Number: 2349

Candidacy Requirements 

  • Applicant in good standing APA-accredited clinical/counseling psychology doctoral program
  • Approved for internship status by program’s graduate training coordinator
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Registration and participation in the APPI Match
  • Dissertation proposal approved by March 1, 2020
  • Comprehensive exams passed by March 1, 2020


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