School Therapeutic Services

School Therapeutic Services

Malvern offers School Therapeutic Services (STS) in select Philadelphia public schools. Eligible students are in grades K through 8 who have a behavioral health diagnosis that impacts their performance in school. This program is funded under Medical Assistance.


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What does this program offer?

Our STS staff provides comprehensive therapeutic interventions that are closely coordinated with the school staff. Our program consists of a team of behavioral health professionals who are based within the school, providing treatment to students who have been assigned to the program. STS provides a flexible delivery of services based upon need.



The STS team consists of the following specialists:

• The Lead Clinician (LC) designs behavioral interventions in collaboration with the treatment team, school staff, and family. The LC provides family liaison and treatment planning, linkage with other service providers, case consultation, supervision and implementation of the care plan, and individual treatment and crisis intervention.

• The Group Mobile Therapist conducts group therapy to process issues such as anger management, self-esteem, negative peer pressure and coping techniques.

• The Behavioral Health Worker provides positive behavioral reinforcement, emotional support, time-structuring activities, time-out strategies, crisis intervention techniques, and related activities.
Happy portrait of a mother and daughter smilingSTS services include:
• Regular morning check-in to prepare students for a successful school day
• Individual and group psychotherapy
• Behavioral modification and coping skills
• Crisis intervention, response, and management
• Weekly coordination and collaboration with the parents or primary caregivers
• Case management service involving family support, service linkage and service referral
• Client-centered case consultation with teachers and other school personnel
• Psychiatric evaluation and medication management if needed


(Not all Philadelphia public schools provide this service. Traditional outpatient treatment is available at our office at 3300 Henry Avenue in Philadelphia.)

Contact Information:
Falls Center Three, Suite 302
3300 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19129
Phone: 215-924-0684


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