Adult Programs @Penn Medicine | Princeton House Behavioral Health
At Princeton House Behavioral Health, we have a long, proud history of successfully treating adults with mental health issues, addictions, or both. In all of our programs, we use evidence-based treatment to understand what therapies work best for each patient, how to reduce symptoms, and how to bring about lasting recovery.
Adults attend our partial hospital program from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. five days per week, or our intensive outpatient program from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. three days per week. An individual may enter treatment at any level, moving up or down the continuum as needed, while remaining with his/her clinical team and individual therapist.
- Our Adult Program is designed for individuals over the age of 18, who are experiencing acute emotional, behavioral, work and/or social difficulties. In addition to helping adults with mental health issues, we also offer an Adult Gateway program for those dealing with more chronic mental illness or frequent hospitalizations.
- Dual Diagnosis Outpatient Program is designed to meet the unique clinical needs of adults who are suffering from mental health and substance abuse problems. This evidence-based treatment program is customized to meet each patient’s unique mental health needs during the recovery process.
In addition to helping adults with co-occurring disorders, we also offer an Adult MICA (mental illness and chemical addiction) program that provides outpatient treatment for those with severe, persistent mental illness and co-existing addiction disorders.
- Men’s Trauma Program provides a safe, trust-filled environment for men who have experienced traumatic events that are impacting their well-being and overall functioning. Men can share their experiences, learn from each other, and recover from post-traumatic stress.
- Senior Link supports older adults who are suffering from anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders while providing a supportive environment. Its structured group setting addresses unique needs and concerns during this stage of life. This approach facilitates camaraderie and helps seniors work through shared concerns.
Therapeutic services offered in these programs include:
- Process Group
- Individual Psychotherapy
- Family Group Therapy
- Individualized Family Therapy
- Psychiatric Evaluation and Medication Monitoring
- Art Therapy
- Music therapy
- Case Management
- Discharge Planning/Continuum of Care
- Practicum opportunities are based on the availability of supervision and the best fit between the student and the program.
- Doctoral level graduate students may be supervised by licensed professionals and post-doctoral fellows. The post doc fellow is generally the onsite point person.
- The majority of treatment is provided in a group format, and students should expect to facilitate psychotherapy and psycho-educational groups on a variety of topics related to mental health issues, and specifically, to the aforementioned program tracks.
- There are also opportunities to work with patients individually, as determined by the student’s supervisor.
- Students will participate in morning treatment team meetings with the multidisciplinary staff.
- An affiliation agreement between Princeton House Behavioral Health and your academic program, completed before the practicum starts
- A criminal background check conducted by our Human Resources Department
- Proof of liability insurance ($1,000,000 per occurrence/$3,000,000 annual aggregate)
- Proof of immunity to rubella, rubeola, and varicella
- Proof of a negative, 2-Step PPD (TB Test) within the past year
- Negative results on a urine drug screen administered by our Occupational Medicine staff.
General information about externship site:
Director of the Program: Corine Williams, Ph.D.
Training Director, (degree): Clinical Psychology
Length of externship (in months): 12
Start Date: Flexiable but likely September 1
End Date: Flexiable but likely August 30
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: at least 16
Specialty tracks: Men's trauma
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20:
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants: 2nd year and above
Preferences: rising 3rd year and above
Do you provide a stipend? If so how much?: no
When do you expect to begin interviews? After February 1
Interview process? Individual interviews are conducted with at least two staff members. Each interivew last about 30 minutes.
What application materials are required? Please submit a letter of interest, CV, and one reference letter.