Internships with The Light Program
The Light Program (part of Onward Behavioral Health) offers a robust training experience for practicum, externship and internship students working towards their master’s and doctorate degrees. With 12 OBH locations, students have the opportunity to explore a variety of treatment programs with adolescents and adults, including mental health treatment, eating disorder treatment, and drug and alcohol treatment.
Throughout our locations, students are exposed to our treatment philosophy and strategies through our Partial Hospitalization Programs and Intensive Outpatient Programs. Students have the chance to observe, and in some cases facilitate, assessments, group therapy sessions, treatment planning, family/support system sessions, case management and aftercare planning while engaging in group supervision and professional development opportunities.
If you are interested in joining us for your practicum, externship or internship experience, please email [email protected].
“I am currently a doctoral student in clinical psychology at Walden University. Since the start of my practicum training experience at Onward Behavioral Health located in Jenkintown, PA, I have gained tremendous professional growth. All of the staff members I have worked with, from my training supervisor to the therapists and to the psychiatrist, have enhanced my diagnostic, therapeutical and ethical skills. Through such critical skills, I am able to identify and treat various psychopathologies using several therapeutical models. Therefore, my training at Onward Behavioral health has provided me with the professional foundation necessary to deliver to clients exceptional evidence based and ethical interventions as a future clinical psychologist.” – Ryan Drakes
“I worked as an intern for The Light Program during my second school year as a master level intern. I had the full experience of an adolescent IOP clinician position. As we often say, “People learn the most from real-life practice.” With help from my ED, supervisors and awesome colleagues, I started with observation and grew into an independent clinician. I had the chance to facilitate counseling groups and family sessions, complete level of care assessments, attend faculty meetings/training and build my own caseload. Such experiences are precious. I really appreciate the enriched internship experiences provided by Pyramid Healthcare. It trained me to become a competent clinician and boosted my confidence. I am now working for the company as a full-time employee!” – Jianqin Zhang