Psy.D. Program Achieves 100% Placement Rate for Pre-Doctoral Internship


The Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) program at Marshall University proudly announces a 100% placement rate for all students who participated in the pre-doctoral internship match process. These dedicated students have secured placements in various mental health settings across the nation, where they will spend a full year providing essential mental health services at their assigned sites.

Dr. Keith Beard, the PsyD Program Director, said the milestone is significant.

“The pre-doctoral internship is the final training experience for our students before graduation, akin to a physician’s residency,” Beard said. “Our students have already completed three year-long practicums at our campus clinic, community placements, and integrated primary care settings. Now, they will represent Marshall University nationwide as they embark on this internship journey.”

Key Highlights:

  • 100% Match Rate: Despite intense competition, every Marshall student secured an internship site.
  • Quality Training: This accomplishment reflects the excellence of our training program and the caliber of our students.

Internship Placements: Our Psy.D. students have been placed in the following esteemed institutions:

  1. Lindsey Beck
    • Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, IL
  2. Maddisen Ellison
    • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Little Rock, AR
  3. Rachael Englund
    • WVU Medicine Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry – Martinsburg, WV
  4. Tre Hart
    • Valley Health Systems – Huntington, WV
  5. Cynthia Henry
    • Appalachian Psychology Internship/Hopewell Health – Gallipolis, OH
  6. Olivia Kee
    • Appalachian Psychology Internship/Hopewell Health – Gallipolis, OH
  7. Liberty Kinder
    • University of Missouri – Columbia, MO
  8. Morgan Kinsey
    • Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams VAMC –Huntington, WV
  9. Savannah Lee
    • University of Tennesse Health Sci Ctr – Memphis, TN
  10. Taylor Muncy
    • Mississippi State Hospital – Whitfield, MS
  11. Allysa Russell
    • Cherokee Health Systems – Seymour, TN
  12. Stacy Sexton
    • Robley Rex VAMC – Lexington, KY
  13. Sarah Stevenson
    • Boise Veterans Administration Medical Center –Boise, ID
  14. Sidney Stover
    • Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams VAMC – Huntington, WV
  15. Lauren Whitlow
    • Applewood Centers, Inc. – Cleveland, OH

“This accomplishment is impressive, and Marshall can take pride in our students’ success,” Beard said.

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