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Barry Edelstein, Ph.D.

Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology


Professor Edelstein received his Ph.D. in psychology in 1975 from the University of Memphis. He joined the WVU faculty in 1974 as an Assistant Professor, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1978 and to Professor in 1985. Professor Edelstein was appointed Eberly Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology in 2001.

Research Interests

Dr. Edelstein is a clinical geropsychologist whose current research and other scholarly activity focuses on end of life decision making, decision-making capacity,  and the development of older adult assessment instruments.

Dr. Edelstein is no longer accepting graduate students to work with him.


  • Psychology 362 – Psychological Assessment
  • Psychology 652 – Clinical Interviewing
  • Psychology 653 – Behavioral and Psychological Assessment I