Clinical Psychology Internship
Dear Intern Applicant,
Welcome to the web site of the APA-accredited Predoctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology sponsored by the Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) and the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry at WVU School of Medicine in Charleston. This internship is a CAMC graduate medical education residency. The program offers an in-depth training experience in clinical and health psychology services at a large university-affiliated community medical center (CAMC). With emphases on support and flexibility, our objective is to refine interns' clinical and scholarly skills so that they are prepared for work in a variety of settings.
The following information is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of our training program. We look forward to answering any specific questions you might have that are not included in this description.
The internship runs from July to July, consistent with all other CAMC medical residencies. We have three fully-funded internship slots. Pending available funds, in some years an additional funded slot is earmarked for a student from a graduate program in West Virginia who plans to practice in state upon the completion of internship, in order to support our mission of providing doctorally prepared psychologists for rural WV. Eligible students must apply to our program as do all other applicants. The stipend is $30,697 and currently each intern is provided additional funds to use for pre-approved expenses such as travel to professional conferences. All of these funds are provided by the Graduate Medical Education Office at the Charleston Area Medical Center, and interns are CAMC employees. Along with sick days and holidays, interns have two weeks of paid vacation. “Vacation” here means lying on a beach, not defending a dissertation or attending meetings.
Our program participates in the AAPI online application process.
Visiting Our Program
After your application is complete, you may wish to schedule a virtual interview. It is important to note that a virtual interview is not necessary. Three virtual visit days are scheduled in 2021 at this time: January 8th, January 15th, and January 22nd. A small group will virtually visit each of these days.
If you are interested in visiting on one of these days, please contact me. Visit requests will be reviewed by the internship committee in terms of general goodness of fit between the applicant and our program. If a visit cannot be arranged, please remember that applicants are not “invited” per se on the basis of strength of application. Rather, we try to meet requests for visits, knowing applicants may want to virtually interview where they might spend a training year. If for any reason you do not visit our program, your application will not suffer as a result. However, if you do not visit, it is important that if you wish to train here that you contact me and faculty in your area of interest, at the addresses noted, to discuss the program and have your questions answered. Our current interns are also available to discuss the program with you. We will do our best to make this as painless as possible. Thank you for your interest in our internship program. We look forward to hearing from you.
John C. Linton, Ph.D, ABPP
Chief Psychologist & Director of Training