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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are only able to offer internships to students from colleges and universities with which we have an existing Affiliation Agreement. Before proceeding with your application, please check with your department advisor to confirm that an Affiliation Agreement with WellSpan is already in force.

York Child and Adolescent Day Hospital Program

Program: Child and Adolescent Day Hospital
Location: York
Hours: Day (generally 8am-4pm)
Degree: MA


Clients in the Day Hospital Program can attend up to 6 hours per day, 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Clients in the Intensive Outpatient Track attend for 3 hours per day, and generally attend 3-5 days per week, Monday through Friday.


School age children from 5 to 18 years of age. Each client will have a mental health diagnosis, most commonly: ADHD, ODD, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression and high functioning ASD. Diagnosis can also include Schizophrenic and Schizo-effective, and some personality disorders.

Program's Therapeutic Approach

The structured Day Hospital/Intensive Outpatient Program is designed to deliver a high volume of therapeutic intervention in a relatively short period of time. Services include a psychiatric evaluation, medication management, therapeutic groups, individual and family counseling, and educational therapy.


2 Master's level internships, if an LPC is an appropriate level of supervision for the intern.

The Intern Will be Required to:

  • Become familiar with treatment plans and goals for the clients
  • Understand and learn correct documentation standards
  • Understand and comply with HIPAA and safety issues for clients
  • Develop relationships with clients
  • Assist staff in preparing each type of group and helping to present materials
  • Assist staff in managing the milieu and providing support in the educational therapy setting
  • Longer term is primary in planning and executing an assigned group for the clients with the assistance of the staff
  • Master's level interns will perform all above responsibilities in addition to completing initial assessments, aiding in concurrent insurance reviews, and taking on an individual case load of at least one client

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How to Apply

Before submitting your application, please verify with your internship/practicum supervisor that the internship(s) you are applying for meet the requirements of your educational institution.

We suggest viewing the internships available online with your adviser (or print out the information) to verify: the population served meets clinical expectations the supervision provided is adequate the responsibilities of the internship will help develop your skills times and location for the internship fit your schedule.

Only after you have verified those issues should you apply for an internship.

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