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Women's Behavioral Health Rotation

Women’s Behavioral Health (WBH) at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is a multi-disciplinary academic center of excellence providing care to women experiencing stress or stress-related illness during life events that are unique to women. We provide women state-of-the-art care for mood and anxiety disorders, sexual health, and stress with a special emphasis on pregnancy, the postpartum period, gynecologic and breast cancers, menopause, and the menstrual cycle.  Our signature clinical services are Women's Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) and Maternal-Fetal Psychiatry (MFP).

During the 6-month Women’s Behavioral Health rotation, psychology interns will be an integral part of a treatment team that includes psychologists and psychiatrists and interacts directly with referring physicians, nurses, etc. for continuity of care. The emphasis of the rotation will be enhancing skills in provision of sexual health interventions and psychotherapy to cancer and other medically ill patients and delivery of psychotherapeutic interventions for mood and anxiety disorders in the peri-partum. Clinical experiences will be primarily outpatient, with some possibility of consultation-liaison work in Labor and Delivery.

Psychology interns will receive individual and group supervision and will be expected to participate in bimonthly WBH team meetings for discussion of cases, clinical matters, ad research.  Research opportunities will be made available to interns upon successful defense of their dissertation. These can include participation in ongoing projects, working with existing datasets, or initiation of new projects, at the discretion of the supervisor.