Department of Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry
Mental health services and addiction treatment options for adults, teens, and children.
WHAT WE DO
The WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry provides hope in the Appalachian region for patients ranging from children to elderly adults dealing with emotional and psychological issues, including substance use and addiction.
We offer in-person and virtual mental and behavioral health services, including:
- Adult addictions/dual disorders inpatient care
- Adult inpatient mental health services
- Adult outpatient mental health services
- Assertive Community Treatment
- Child and adolescent services
- Comprehensive opioid addiction treatment (COAT)
- Forensic psychiatry
- Geriatric psychiatry
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy (TMS)
Recognizing that our most valuable resource is our providers, the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry spearheaded efforts to ensure that healthcare workers’ mental health was supported during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our team ensured that resources were available, and our Healthy Healers initiative was directed at advancing provider well-being.
WHO WE ARE
Our research in addiction medicine, rural health, and opioid use disorders is changing lives and providing highly specialized educational opportunities. Groundbreaking studies in use of focused ultrasound, deep brain stimulation, and transcranial magnetic stimulation are developing innovative treatments for patients while providing a greater understanding of neurobiology.
Our multidisciplinary team of providers includes:
- Social workers
- Rehabilitation therapists
- Mental health specialists
Art, recreation, and experiential therapy are incorporated into our treatment programs.
Meet department chair James H. Berry, DO
James H. Berry, DO, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry and Director of Addictions at the West Virginia University School of Medicine’s Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute. He is board certified in both General Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry.
Treating treatment-resistant depression with TMS
With cases of depression on the rise, some patients aren’t getting the help they need from medications and counseling. Transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, may be the treatment that can finally help them.
NURTURING HEALTHY MINDS
WVU MEDICINE CENTER FOR HOPE AND HEALING
The WVU Medicine Center for Hope and Healing provides residential treatment for substance use disorder, up to 28 days. Our patients receive a continuum of care that includes individual and group therapy, as well as medication-assisted treatment. At the Center for Hope and Healing, we deliver essential forms of care in centralized locations, led by physicians specializing in addiction medicine and psychiatry.
For information, call 304-974-HOPE (4673).
HEALTHY MINDS UNIVERSITY
Healthy Minds University (HMU) is a collaborative partnership with Carruth Center for Psychological Services (CCPPS) 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 for Psychological Services offers, but instead supplements and serves as an additional entry point into the system to ensure access is met.
BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE GRADUATE & POST-GRAD EDUCATION
The WVU Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry fosters a multidisciplinary training environment that sponsors internships, residencies, and fellowships for all of our clinical sections. We offer a wide array of training experiences to serve the citizens of West Virginia and beyond.
The Psychiatry residency and all affiliated fellowships are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Psychology internship positions are part of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers and the APPIC Match.
Our Neuropsychology post-doctoral fellowship is a member of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN).
FACES OF RNI
“As an outpatient provider that works with many college students from across West Virginia and the world, I love the long-term relationships and seeing the progression from a new student adjusting to college all the way to a graduate years later, and hopefully playing a positive role in overcoming some challenges along the way.”
JEREMIAH HOPKINS, MD
Medical Director of WVU Medicine Healthy Minds University & Assistant Professor
“The most rewarding element of my work is the opportunity to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to the aging population and their caregivers during circumstances that can be challenging and confusing for many.”
CIERRA KEITH, Phd
Assistant Professor / Clinical Neuropsychologist
“RNI is a special place. The work we do within RNI and the larger WVU Medicine organization changes lives. It’s not common that an entire department is united in the mission of service. WVU Behavioral Medicine is wholly and consistently united in the mission of service to our patients and excellence in all areas.”
ABIGAIL LEWIS, LSW
Case Manager, Healthy Minds University and Adult Psychiatry