ADULT BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE & PSYCHIATRY SERVICES

WVU RNI Behavioral Medicine& Psychiatry provides adult treatment options to meet all levels of care. Inpatient treatment centers offer patients 24-hour care for more intensive services. Outpatient services do not require hospital admissions or overnight stays, and these may include a variety of medication management and/or therapy services. Our providers are trained to assess and develop the most effective treatment plans for each individual.

ADULT BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE & PSYCHIATRY SERVICES

WVU RNI Behavioral Medicine& Psychiatry provides adult treatment options to meet all levels of care. Inpatient treatment centers offer patients 24-hour care for more intensive services. Outpatient services do not require hospital admissions or overnight stays, and these may include a variety of medication management and/or therapy services. Our providers are trained to assess and develop the most effective treatment plans for each individual.

OUTPATIENT SERVICES

(No Hospitalization Required)

INDIVIDUAL, GROUP, AND FAMILY THERAPIES

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT is provided in an individual therapy setting either in person or via telemedicine. CBT is an evidence-based approach to treating a variety of mental health diagnoses, situational stressors [grief, divorce, life changes], substance use disorders, eating disorders, mood disorder and has multiple other applications. It focuses on the interaction between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that contribute to the emotional distress and ineffective behaviors many patients seek therapy to address.

Therapists work with individuals to identify faulty thinking patterns, ineffective behaviors, and developing healthier ways to cope while improving their overall well-being and general mood. CBT is for adults with anxiety and other stress-related health conditions. CBT is a form of psychological treatment that addresses unhelpful ways of thinking and patterns of behavior. CBT teaches individuals to learn better ways of coping by changing these thinking and behavior patterns. 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) offered in an individual setting in person. EMDR is an evidence-based and effective psychotherapy modality. EMDR has proven to be effective in treating a wide variety of difficulties, including PTSD, depression, anxiety, and panic disorders.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Clinic

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a treatment for high-risk and life-threatening behaviors in teen and adults with complex psychiatric disorders. DBT is a cognitive-behavior therapy that strongly emphasizes the use of behavioral principles to facilitate change. This treatment blends an emphasis on acceptance (of oneself, of reality) with an emphasis on changing behavior. The overarching goal of DBT is to help people build a life worth living as they define it.

DBT therapy requires pre-treatment consultation consisting of 2-4 sessions to assess whether DBT therapy is an appropriate fit to client needs and to gain commitment to treatment.

Comprehensive DBT Programs (Adult and University students/Healthy Minds University): Weekly individual therapy and group skills training for 12 months with between session phone coaching as needed

DBT Skills Training Programs for Adults, University students (Healthy Minds University) and Adolescents: Skills training only and clients maintain therapy with an established non-DBT provider.

Contact: 304-598-4214 and ask for our DBT case manager Olivia DeVille

Bariatric Psychology Services

The WVU Medicine Bariatric Psychology Clinic provides pre-surgical psychological assessment for bariatric surgery candidates as well as intervention to address problematic eating, disordered eating, binge eating, and healthy lifestyle change. We provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address eating behavior. We offer both individual and group services.

Providers include: Stephanie Cox, PhD, ABPP and Laura Aylward, PhD.

The Neuropsychology Service

Works collaboratively to provide comprehensive neuropsychological assessments of pediatric, adult, and older adults with known or suspected brain dysfunction or psychological conditions. The Service has ten neuropsychologists, many of which are board-certified in clinical neuropsychology, who deliver services to four main clinics and several multi-disciplinary teams.

Our main Neuropsychology Clinic provides services to a variety of adult patients include pre- and postsurgical evaluations for epilepsy, brain tumors, and neuromodulation, and evaluations of neuropsychological conditions related to various dementias, autoimmune diseases, cancers, complex medical conditions, traumatic brain injuries, and forensic evaluations, among others. 

Providers include : Nicholas Jasinski, Psy.D., ABPP-CN/FP, Cierra Keith, Ph.D., James J. Mahoney, Ph.D., Liv E. Miller, Psy.D., ABPP-CN, Alexandria Perle, Ph.D., David Scarisbrick, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

The Neuropsychology Service is integrated into the Memory Health Clinic, a multi-disciplinary specialty clinic that offers individualized diagnosis and treatment for dementia and support for caregivers.  Our dedicated Concussion and Brain Injury Clinic focuses on providing comprehensive and tailored services for those who have sustained concussions.

Provider(s) include (Concussion): Nathan Ernst, Psy.D. 

 

Psychiatric and Psychological Evaluations

Patients are schedule for an initial appointment to determine individualized treatment plans.

Forensic Psychiatry | School of Medicine | West Virginia University

Forensic psychiatry is a branch of medicine which focuses on the interface of law and mental health. Professional services are available to attorneys, judges, government organizations, law enforcement, business corporations and others. The Division offers experienced and unbiased professional opinions about a wide array of legal questions, including criminal and civil competency, the insanity defense, personal injury, medical malpractice and fitness for duty.

Contact: WVUForensics@hsc.wvu.edu or 304-293-3331

Medication Management

For patients that take medication as a part of their behavioral health treatment, we are able to manage medications.

Contact: 304-598-4214

Treatment Resistant Mood Disorders Clinic

Contact: 304-598-4214

Services include:

Geriatric Services

Memory Disorders Clinic

Located in the RNI Innovation Center

The Neuropsychology Service is integrated into the Memory Health Clinic, a multi-disciplinary specialty clinic that offers individualized diagnosis and treatment for dementia and support for caregivers.

Providers include (MHC): Marc W. Haut, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, Cierra Keith, Ph.D.

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Geriatric Psychiatry Ambulatory Clinic

Patients referred to this specialty clinic are assessed for Memory Disorders and Dementia and provided medication management as appropriate.

Contact: 304-598-4214

Location:
Healthy Minds – Chestnut Ridge Rd.
930 Chestnut Ridge Rd
Morgantown, WV

For Our WVU Family

Healthy Healers

WVU’s Healthy Healers initiative prioritizes faculty, staff, and trainee professional satisfaction and wellness as part of our institutional architecture. The program designs, integrates, and evaluates evidence-based strategies, both personal and organizational to foster a culture of wellbeing through organizational work environment, values, and behaviors that promote self-care and compassion for ourselves, our colleagues, and our patients. We recognize that “healthy” healthcare is delivered as a team, therefore “Healer” includes the clinician as well as clinical and administrative support members.

The Healthy Healers program has developed and distributed information on wellness resources for the hospital and university, formed the Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, provided visits by Gus the therapy dog, and provided other activities to support wellness, reduce stress, and show staff appreciation.

Contact: HealthyHealers@WVUHSC.onmicrosoft.com

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program

 

Healthy Minds University

Healthy Minds University (HMU) is a collaborative partnership with West Virginia University and Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CCCPS) to extend student mental health services to those who would benefit from longitudinal continuity of care.

Healthy Minds University does not replace the services that Carruth Center offers, but instead supplements and serves as an additional entry point into the system to ensure access is met.

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INPATIENT SERVICES

(Requires Hospitalization)

Adult Unit

The Adult Unit houses 15 beds and is available to male and female patients. Patients who require comprehensive psychiatric assessment and treatment to stabilize their psychiatric symptoms may enter a short-term program on the Adult Psychiatric Unit. This unit provides the patient a highly supervised and structured environment to assist in stabilizing his/her psychiatric crisis. Patients are admitted for a variety of disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders including schizophrenia, anxiety disorders and other serious psychiatric conditions.

Services include comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and pharmacotherapy. Therapeutic services include individual, group and family counseling using an Adapted Dialectical Behavior Therapy Model. Electroconvulsive therapy is also available. When patient’s symptoms have stabilized, discharge planning is provided for a smooth transition back into the community which includes coordination for outpatient appointments for psychiatry, counseling and other community agencies.
The unit has 24-hour nursing and on-call physicians. Additionally, the patient’s team will include their family members, Mental Health Therapists, Clergy, Social Workers, Certified Nursing Assistants, Mental Health Specialists, Discharge Planners, Pharmacists, Dieticians, Physical and Occupational Therapists, and Recreational Therapists.

Contact: 304-598-4000

Location:
Healthy Minds – Chestnut Ridge Rd.
930 Chestnut Ridge Rd
Morgantown, WV

Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit

The Healthy Minds – Chestnut Ridge Rd. Intensive Care Unit (CRIC) is a secure 11-bed acute-care unit that provides a safe environment for individuals having severe psychiatric symptoms (delusions, hallucinations, suicidal/homicidal thoughts, depression, or anxiety), provides medical care for patients starting ECT treatments, and testing/diagnosis for patients experiencing changes in mental status (dementia or behavioral changes). The length of stay on this unit is individualized by patient need and may vary from a few days to weeks.

The unit has 24-hour nursing and on-call physicians. Additionally, the patient’s team will include their family members, Mental Health Therapists, Clergy, Social Workers, Certified Nursing Assistants, Mental Health Specialists, Discharge Planners, Pharmacists, Dieticians, Physical and Occupational Therapists, and Recreational Therapists.

Patients spend time developing social skills, daily living skills, and life management skills as well as participating in therapeutic individual and group sessions directed at improving coping mechanisms and decreasing psychiatric symptoms that are causing distress. Patients work with their team members to develop future goals and establish support networks for continued care after discharge. Although our facility does not provide transportation after hospitalization, we will assist patients in arranging transportation at time of discharge in addition to coordination of psychiatric and therapy appointments upon discharge.

Contact: 304-598-4000

Location:
Healthy Minds – Chestnut Ridge Rd.
930 Chestnut Ridge Rd
Morgantown, WV

Psychiatric Care Unit

The adult Psychiatric Care Unit is a specialized inpatient service targeted to prevent individuals from inpatient psychiatric hospitalization with a less-restrictive environment.

Phone: 304-933-3630

Fax: 304-933-3638

Location:
1000 Jerry Dove Drive
Bridgeport, WV 26330

Assertive Community Treatment

ACT is intensive community-based program that provides psychiatric services in Monongalia, Marion, Harrison, Doddridge, Lewis and Upshur counties. Case management, medication management and delivery of therapy services, crisis stabilization and linkage to community supports are offered. ACT services are provided to Medicaid only. Patient must have psychiatric disorder that has resulted in multiple hospitalizations.

Contact: 304-623-5661

Thought Disorders Clinic

A specialized clinic for patients that have been diagnosed with a thought disorder.

Contact: 304-598-4214