We are so pleased that you are interested in the Doctoral Internship Program at Valley Health Systems. Valley Health’s Doctoral Internship Program is housed within the Department of Behavioral Medicine.  All supervising psychologists are employees of Valley Health.  There are currently seven full-time and one part-time doctoral-level psychologists within the Department of Behavioral Medicine as well as three full-time and two part-time psychiatrists, and a psychiatric nurse practitioner.  Additionally, there are six licensed professional counselors.   Psychologists within the department have been involved in training practicum students through Marshall University for the past four years.

Valley Health is a federally qualified healthcare center with a mission to provide quality healthcare to all individuals, with an emphasis on reaching those who are underserved.  Valley Health serves approximately 65,000 patients each year through a system of health care facilities and providers in family medicine, women’s health, dentistry, internal medicine, pediatrics, optometry and behavioral medicine.


Pre-Doctoral Internships

Interns will provide services at varying levels of integration and work closely with other health care professionals to provide the best services we can offer to our patients.  Our primary rotations in outpatient services, integrated primary care, and the Medication Assisted Therapy for Opioid addiction program offer interns a breadth of experiences that will prove valuable.  Additionally, there is opportunity within these rotations, and our secondary rotations of assessment and research, for interns to shape their training experience in a way that best fits their individual training needs and professional goals as they prepare for independent practice.  Given the growth of our department and expansion of services, there are also opportunities to be involved in program development throughout the training year.

For more information on the internship program, contact Rebecca Denning, PsyD, at 304.399.3310 or rdenning@valleyhealth.org.


Application Process


Program Overview