Welcome to Marshall Psychiatry
Marshall Psychiatry consistently strives to provide the highest quality of psychiatric care in the region. Services are provided by a dedicated team of experienced professionals in outpatient, inpatient, and consultative settings.
Our team of psychiatrists are Board-certified and deliver up-to-date specialized care to patients of all ages. Our outpatient psychiatrists include those who are specialty trained and Board-certified in Adult Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry as well as Geriatric Psychiatry. A Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner also sees general adult patients. Medication management services are closely coordinated with a full staff of clinicians providing adjunctive psychotherapy. Doctoral level psychologists, a clinical social worker, and a counselor provide therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors in individual, family, couple, and group settings.
Outpatient services are provided at the Marshall Psychiatry outpatient clinic located in the 20th Street Professional Building, just four blocks from Cabell Huntington Hospital. Inpatient psychiatric treatment is provided by Marshall Psychiatry faculty at St. Mary’s Medical Center. When hospitalization is required, inpatient and outpatient teams work collaboratively to ensure the smoothest transition and coordination of care possible.
The faculty who comprise the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine are actively involved in the teaching of medical students and residents, engaged in scholarly activity and clinical research, and expanding education in their areas of specialty interest. Treatment is provided for mood, thought, and anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and disruptive behavior, and cognitive illnesses including memory care and dementia.
We Are ... Marshall Psychiatry
The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine is dedicated to pursuing excellence in
- Clinical care for persons with psychiatric and behavioral disorders, with a special interest in provision of care to those in rural and Appalachian regions
- Education of medical students and graduate medical education in psychiatry and related fields, including rural health care
- Research in behavioral and psychiatric specialties leading to improved care and understanding
The Marshall University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine was established in 1977 as part of the newly formed Marshall School of Medicine. The School of Medicine was founded as the second medical school in West Virginia, in conjunction with the Huntington Veterans Administration Medical Center, recognizing the great need for medical providers in the region, and southern West Virginia in particular. Starting as a small regional school of medicine with its first class beginning in 1978, the school now graduates 75 medical students per year. The School also offers training programs in the biomedical sciences (anatomy, cell and neurobiology, biochemistry and molecular biology, microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics, pathology, pharmacology and physiology), thirteen graduate (GME) training programs, with affiliated training programs in nursing, pharmacy, kinesiology and physical therapy.
The Department of Psychiatry was one of the founding departments of the medical school along with the departments in surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics-gynecology, family and community medicine, radiology and internal medicine. Dr. Mildred Mitchell-Bateman was appointed the first Chair of the psychiatry department. She had served as the Director of the West Virginia Department of Mental Health prior to her appointment, and was known as a tireless advocate for the mentally ill, seeking to improve the quality and availability of mental health services for West Virginians. She worked for 20 years at Marshall, and was recognized as a wonderful teacher of psychiatry to the medical students. The psychiatry department at that time had a primary focus on medical student education, as well as clinical care. During her tenure at Marshall, the Huntington state psychiatric hospital was named for her as the Mildred Mitchell-Bateman hospital, where Marshall medical students continue to rotate today. Psychiatry residents will work at Mildred Mitchell-Bateman hospital during their first and second years of training on the general psychiatry service.
Today, the Marshall Department of Psychiatry treats patients in multiple clinical sites, including its outpatient clinic, inpatient care and electroconvulsive therapy at regional psychiatric facilities, and numerous specialty services. The Department is ready for the next exciting chapter of its history, the founding of a new ACGME accredited Psychiatry Residency program. The Psychiatry Department looks forward to the training of outstanding psychiatry residents.