James Bartee, PhD
Teaching Associate Professor
West Virginia University
College of Education and Human Services
Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling and Counseling Psychology
Dr. James Bartee is a core faculty member for the PhD in Counseling Psychology program in the Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling and Counseling Psychology at the West Virginia University College of Education and Human Services. He teaches doctoral courses in psychopathology, physiological psychology, psychopharmacology, history and systems of psychology; as well as the introductory class and advanced interventions. He also teaches the on-campus component of the doctoral practicum. Aside from teaching, serving on dissertation committees and other routine professorial tasks, Bartee also oversees the development and maintenance of the APA-accredited doctoral program in professional psychology. His scholarly and academic interests include training in professional psychology, international and multicultural practice; and the role of spirituality in well-being and health. His clinical specialty is the diagnoses and treatment of severe personality disorders.
Before joining the faculty at West Virginia University in 2004, Bartee spent 14 years working as a consulting and counseling psychologist in Haifa, Israel. His work there consisted of supporting the staff and dependents of the some 1,500 volunteers (at that time) serving at the Bahá’í World Center, which comprises persons from all over the world, ranging in age from newborns to nonagenarians.
Prior to moving to Israel, Bartee, his wife, and their two boys lived outside Portland, Oregon, where he was a tenured associate professor at Pacific University. During his seven years there, he was the department head in psychology, founded and staffed the college counseling center and provided supervision in, and support to the fledgling Psy.D. program that joined Pacific after being a free-standing professional program (accredited in 1990).
Bartee received his undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Washington. He completed his internship at Harborview Hospital and Community Mental Health Center and a post-doctoral residency in Community Mental Health in a small city to the north of Seattle. Prior to coming to West Virginia Bartee was granted a psychology license in both Washington and Oregon. He is now fully licensed in WV, as well, since January 2005.