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Rotations

Required Rotations

GENERAL OUTPATIENT SERVICE - Marshall University, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine
Time: 12 months, average 4-5 half-days/week
The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine is an academic department of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, as well as a provider-based Clinic of Cabell-Huntington Hospital, as part of Marshall Health, the practice plan affiliated with the School of Medicine. The office is located at 1115 20th Street, Huntington, West Virginia, 25703. The Department offers general outpatient services including individual/group/family therapy, assessment and psychiatric services. Interns will participate in didactic trainings, group and individual supervision, provision of assessment and therapeutic services at this site.

ASSESSMENT CLINIC - Marshall University, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine
Time: 6 months 1 half-day/week
The general assessment clinic is a required rotation for all interns.  Interns will be exposed to common assessment referrals that they are likely to encounter throughout their career.  Referral questions include diagnostic evaluations for ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities and Autism.  Evaluations to aid in diagnostic clarification and treatment planning may also be conducted and often include personality assessment. Interns are asked to assess, interpret and communicate results of these evaluations.  This rotation is meant to strengthen the intern’s assessment foundation and to broaden the number of instruments and kinds of referrals that they will feel competent to administer and manage. Written communication skills are an emphasis of this rotation.

RESEARCH
Time: 3 months 1 half-day/week
The research rotation is a required rotation for all interns.  Regardless of the type of practice a psychologist chooses to pursue, the ability to read, comprehend and apply current research is a necessary skill. Interns are asked to attend monthly journal clubs. They will be asked to present at least one research article that is relevant to their areas of interest and future practice.  Interns will also be asked to present their own doctoral research at the end of the internship year.  The focus of this rotation is to ensure a working knowledge of research design, statistical analysis and critical thinking regarding current research.


Selective Rotations

Interns will select one from the following two rotations:

ADULT INPATIENT PSYCHIATRY - Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital 
Time: 3 months 3 half days/week
Clinical psychology interns at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine will be part of the Marshall Psychiatry treatment team at Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital (MMBH) in Huntington, West Virginia. MMBH is a state-supported psychiatric facility with approximately 100 adult inpatients who have been involuntarily committed to the facility. The Marshall Psychiatry treatment team currently provides care for 10 or fewer patients at a time. The clinical psychology intern will have opportunities to provide care to patients who present with acute concerns as well as patients with serious and persistent mental illness. The primary training goal of this rotation is to develop clinical expertise with an inpatient population. Participation as a Marshall Psychiatry team member allows the clinical psychology intern an opportunity to be actively involved in a patient’s care, provides robust opportunity for professional and clinical skill development, and develops multidisciplinary collaboration competency. 

Interns will participate in providing individual and group therapy, participate as part of a multi-disciplinary team and aid in conducting family collaboration sessions and discharge planning. They will also provide individual and group psychotherapy to patients while recognizing appropriate considerations given a patient’s diagnostic, sociodemographic, environmental and neuropsychological status.

MIND WELLNESS CENTER - Marshall University, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine
Time: 3 months 3 half-days/week
The Mind Wellness Center, housed within the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine, offers more intensive day treatment for patients. Participation in daily group therapy and medication management services are intended to help prevent the need for more restrictive hospitalization. Patients may also receive individual therapy as part of their treatment plan. 

Interns will participate in providing individual and group therapy services. They will also have the opportunity to work as part of the multi-disciplinary treatment team.


Electives

Interns will complete six months of elective time from the following electives: 

MATERNAL ADDICTION RECOVERY CENTER (MARC) - Marshall University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Time: 6 months 1 half-day/week
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is an academic department of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine as well as a provider-based clinic of Cabell Huntington Hospital as part of Marshall Health, the practice plan affiliated with the School of Medicine. The office is located at 1600 Medical Center Drive, Huntington, West Virginia, 25701.  The Department offers a full scope of services to women in the tri-state area including the management of high-risk pregnancies and fertility treatments.

Interns will participate in providing group and individual services to women in the substance abuse program who are managing pregnancies and who have dependence on opioids.

RECOVERY CENTER - Cabell Huntington Hospital 
Time: 6 months 1 half-day/week
The Recovery Center at Cabell Huntington Hospital provides treatment for patients who are identified as having a substance use disorder.  These patients work closely with both psychology and psychiatry staff to create a comprehensive treatment plan that includes individual and group therapy as well as medication assisted treatment for the identified substance use disorder.  In addition, patients with chronic pain are seen for evaluation and treatment.

Interns on this rotation will work with the treatment team to provide comprehensive services.  They will have the opportunity to conduct individual and group therapy.

TRAUMA SERVICES - Marshall University Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine
Time: 12 months 1 half-day/week
The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine has developed a partnership with local area child advocacy centers, including Hoops Children’s Hospital CAC (Huntington, WV) and Hope’s Place CAC (Ashland, KY).  This partnership allows members of the department to provide therapy and assessment services to children and adolescents whose families may not typically be able to afford such services. 

By participating in the Trauma Therapy and Assessment elective, psychology interns will have an opportunity to gain additional knowledge about evidenced-based practices for treating and assessing individuals who have experienced a range of traumatic experiences.  Interns will be exposed to Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) and Trauma and Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents (TGCTA) and will have an opportunity to provide individual and/or group therapy to children and adolescents who have experienced one or more traumatic events. 

PSYCHIATRIC CONSULTATION SERVICE - Cabell Huntington Hospital
Time: 3 months 2 half-days/week
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine runs the Psychiatric Consultation Service for Cabell Huntington Hospital.  Cabell Huntington Hospital is a large community based hospital that provides services to the greater Tri-state area(Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia).Services include general and specialty surgeries, trauma, neonatal and pediatric intensive care and Emergency Room..The purpose of the consult service is to assist physicians who are treating patients in the hospital to address and provide for their acute psychiatric needs.  Common consultation questions include differential diagnosis of delirium and dementia, identifying the need for psychiatric hospitalization and medication management. 

Interns will work with psychiatry residents to assess patients and to make recommendations to their in-patient treatment providers.  Typically, consult service evaluations are completed in the morning and then rounds are done with the attending psychiatrist in the afternoon when recommendations are shared with the treatment team.

SPECIALIZED ASSESSMENT SERVICE - Marshall University, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine
Time: 3 months 3 half-days/week
The Specialized Assessment Service allows interested interns to gain more exposure to a variety of more specialized and specific types of assessment including neuropsychological assessment, forensic assessment and pre-surgical bariatric and pain evaluations. 

Interns on this rotation will broaden their knowledge of assessment in these specific areas.  They will learn the components of these evaluations, understand the differences in confidentiality and ethics involved and how these evaluation results are communicated to the referrals sources.