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Psychology Predoctoral Internship Program

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

The Martinsburg VAMC offers a one year, psychology predoctoral internship intended to combine clinical, teaching, and administrative components to help specialize practice on the care of patients with psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders. The psychology intern will work in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team focusing on improving patient care and access in a variety of mental health settings. The psychology predoctoral internship program is designed to help develop well-rounded psychologists who can function in an autonomous manner and serve as a positive representative for the field of psychology. The goals for the intern to achieve are to develop full competency in professional conduct, ethics, and legal matters, individual and cultural diversity, theories and methods of psychological diagnosis and assessment, theories and methods of effective psychotherapeutic intervention, psychological diagnosis and assessment, scholarly inquiry and application of current scientific knowledge to practice, professional consultation, and supervisory abilities.

The mission of the Martinsburg VAMC Psychology Predoctoral Internship Program is to develop competent psychologists professionally equipped to serve as clinical psychologists in a variety of practice settings. A graduate of this internship program will have a firm grasp of management and the psychologist’s role and function in a medical center and the community. This internship program will instill graduates with enthusiasm for the profession, problem solving, and personal growth, while holding them to the highest ethical standards. This internship program graduates psychologist leaders who are dedicated to a career of mental health service and have potential for future development to assume the upmost responsibilities of leadership and citizenship in the medical community.

Core Learning Experiences
(major roations - 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 (Geriatric)
  • Neuropsychology
  • VISN 5 Training (Administration)
  • Telemental Health
  • Home Based Primary Care
  • Specialty Primary Care Mental Health Integration focus

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

  • Estimated stipend: $26,086 annually (2019)
  • 13 days paid vacation, 10 paid government holidays, 13 days paid sick leave 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
  • Official college transcripts
  • Letter of Intent
  • Three letters of recommendation, including at least one from the following:
    • A Faculty Member
    • Supervisor from Practicum
    • Patient Care Rotation Preceptor 

Note: References should complete the reference section in APPI. Traditional letters of reference are not required. 

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, 2019
  • Comprehensive exams passed by March 1, 2019
Total positions offered: 3
MATCH Number: 2349

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