The Internship Experience Program serves as a way of exposing college students, who are pursuing careers in the mental health field, to different facets of mental, behavioral and co-occurring substance use disorder treatment programs.  Experiences can be structured as a stand-alone practicum, internships of 1 to 4   semesters or shadowing of a Center professional depending on the needs of the student and their program.  From their coursework, students bring with them up-to-date skills and a fresh perspective on the helping field, allowing for everyone to learn and grow.

We also offer internships in the Accounting, Clerical, Development, Human Resources and Information Technology departments.

SCC requires background checks and mandated reporter training before any students can start their program.  We offer flexible 9 am—5 pm schedules, individual and group supervision by LPCs, LCSWs and Psy.D.’s depending on the program.

There is also a large percentage of post-internship employment at Scranton Counseling Center. Please call 570.348.6100, extension 3261 to inquire about the Internship Program or extension 4201 regarding job opportunities.

The Internship Experience Program offers the following opportunities:

Masters & Psy.D. Candidates: Work as a team with medical providers for both adult and child outpatient services.  The team also provides brief           psychological assessments in both programs.

  • Adult Programs: A full range of diagnostic and treatment services, including individual & couples therapy, for persons age 18 & older, who may be experiencing a variety of problems including, but not limited to anxiety, depression, family, or work-related issues.
  • Child & Adolescent Services: Provides diagnostic & treatment services, including individual, family, in-office and in-school therapy for children & adolescents up to age 18 who have adjustment or emotional problems.

Masters Candidates:

  • Emergency/Crisis Intervention: SCC serves as the 24/7 mental health crisis service provider for Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties, providing in-person, telephone, as well as mobile individual and mobile team services to respond to mental health crises in the community and in the five hospital   Emergency Departments in Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties.

Bachelors, Masters & Psy.D. Candidates:

  • Community School-Based Behavioral Health Case Management: A specialized, school-based treatment program designed to serve as a clinical home for youth ages 5 to 18 years in a specific school, who demonstrate an emotional or behavioral disturbance that interferes with their ability to be educated and to function in the home and community.
  • Crisis Receiving & Stabilization Unit: A 24-hour walk-in facility available to divert people in crisis situations where they may need    added support on a 24-hour basis but do not quite need the level of safety support provided by an inpatient psychiatric hospital.
  • Forensic Services: Provides community based behavioral health services for individuals currently, or formerly, involved with the criminal justice system to promote recovery, resiliency, and the principles of self-direction, individualized and person-centered empowerment and hope.
  • Katie’s Place Clubhouse: Katie’s Place Clubhouse is a program designed for individuals who live with mental illness where we assist them in their mental health recovery by enhancing their vocational and social skills with the longer-term goal of entering or re-entering the workforce and/or reintegrating within the community.
  • Partial Hospitalization Program: This is an outpatient program available to mental health consumers 18 years of age and older with a serious mental health disorder.  It is focused on managing, reducing, and resolving mental health symptoms as well as assisting program members in obtaining additional needed services in the community.
  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation:  Rehabilitation refers to activities which focus on discovering and developing a person’s strengths.  Rehabilitation assists persons to improve functioning to gain desired roles in their community. Psychiatric Rehabilitation believes that people with mental illness can reach their goals.

Bachelors Candidates:

  • Intake: Initial assessment and referral to services within the Center.

Employment Candidates:

  • Assertive Community Treatment: A consumer centered, recovery-oriented mental health Service Delivery Model for individuals with the most serious mental   illnesses and impairments.
  • Blended Case Management: A service that is provided to children, adolescents and adults with serious and persistent mental health concerns.
  • Children’s Individual Behavioral Health Services: Individual services are available to children who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. These services provide intense therapeutic interventions and supports that are used to reduce and manage identified needs as well as develop necessary skills required for daily functioning across domains.
  • Early Intervention Program:  Services designed to help families with children who have developmental delays or disabilities.
  • Family-Based Mental Health Services: A team of trained therapists provides services to children and adolescents at risk of out-of-home placement due to serious mental health problems. As a more intensive service, Family Home Based Services are provided primarily in the home with some treatment and intervention occurring in the school and community.
  • Multisystemic Therapy: An intensive family and community evidence-based program that empowers youth ages 12 – 17 and their families to reduce delinquent and antisocial behavior by addressing the core causes of such conduct.