Intensive Adolescent Day Treatment

PATH’s Intensive Adolescent Day Treatment (IADT) Program is a licensed program by the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OHMSAS). We provide Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) Exception Services. The IADT Program is credentialed with CCBH NC, CCBH CMP, CCBH L/C and CCBH NE.

Treatment is delivered in a center-based setting. We utilize a normative systems approach to provide a safe, structured environment with our Path of Life, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model to guide each youth on their therapeutic positive path to change.

Youth receive several hours of treatment each day including approaches such as group therapy, individual therapy, and therapeutic recreation.

Weekly family counseling is provided to equip, train, and counsel parents and youth in our relationship-based therapeutic model.

All services are child-centered, community-based, family focused, multi-systemic and collaborative, culturally competent and offered in the least restrictive and intrusive setting as possible.

Admission Criteria

• Medical necessity is determined by a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist.
• We serve youth who have a primary diagnosis or other diagnosed behavioral health condition which requires treatment.
• Our target population is youth between the ages of 10 and 18.
• Lower levels of treatment may not be available, appropriate or successful with the youth.
• Youth admitted may present with a variety of internal/external symptoms and have one or more of the following: anxiety, depression, poor social skills, parent-child conflict, disruptive behaviors, a history of trauma, mood swings, etc.
• There are ongoing multiple systems of involvement (e.g. parents/family, school, Mental Health, Juvenile Justice, Children and Youth).
• The youth has at least one caregiver who is willing to actively participate in the youth’s treatment.
• Services may also be utilized for youth who are transitioning back into their homes and communities after placement in an out-of-home environment.
• Each case is carefully considered for its own merits and how PATH can best serve the individual.

Program Expectations

• The youth and family are actively engaged in the development and implementation of the youth’s individualized treatment goals.
• Parents are engaged in their youth’s treatment through ISPT meetings, progress reports, as well as weekly services to provide parental support and family therapy.
• Development of interpersonal relationships, daily living skills, healthy decision-making, problem-solving and coping skills.
• We provide individualized treatment to enable youth and families to effectively manage their mental health symptoms across various settings.
• Therapy is aimed at reconciling broken family relationships utilizing our unique approach of Relationship-Based CBT.
• Master’s level Clinical Supervisors lead the Treatment team by developing and supervising the therapeutic progress.
• PATH’s treatment teams consult regularly with licensed psychologists and the agency’s psychiatrist.
• Transportation is provided to and from the treatment center.
• Crisis intervention services are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


The MA Approved Intensive Adolescent Day treatment Program is offered at the Following PA Treatment & Healing Locations:

East Stroudsburg (570) 517-7153
Scranton (570) 344-5960

For additional information on this or any other program please contact:

Amy Freeman, MSW, LSW Program
Clinical Director