Intensive Behavioral Health Services

Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) support children, youth, and young adults with mental, emotional, and behavioral health needs.

IBHS offers a wide array of services that meet the needs of these individuals in their homes, schools, and communities.

IBHS has three categories of service:

  1. Individual services which provide services to one child;
  2. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) which is a specific behavioral approach to services; and
  3. Group services which are most often provided to multiple children at a specific place. Evidence-based treatment (EBT) can be delivered through individual services, ABA services, and group services.

IBHS Regulations

IBHS Contact Information

In order to provide IBHS services an agency must be licensed by OMHSAS. If you have questions regarding the licensure process please contact the applicable OMHSAS Field Office:

  • Central Field Office: 717-705-8395 Scott Liddick — Counties served:  Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Somerset, Union, York
  • Northeast Field Office: 570-963-4335 Leigh Ann Ksiazek — Counties served:  Berks, Bradford, Carbon, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northhampton, Pike, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne, Wyoming
  • Southeast Field Office: 610-313-5844 Scott Ashenfelter — Counties served:  Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia
  • Western Field Office: 412-565-5226 Rich Latsko — Counties served:  Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Venango, Warren, Washington, Westmoreland

IBHS Publications

Training & Webinars

2021 Statewide Webinars

**If you have questions or concerns related to IBHS, please e-mail us at

2020 Statewide Training

  • January 9, 2020 Statewide Community Residential Rehabilitation: Host Home Providers Forum; Behavioral Health Alliance of Rural Pennsylvania (BHARP) The forum was in-person only and discussed CRR-HH providers implementation of the Medical Assistance treatment component through the IBHS license.

2020 Statewide Webinars

2019 Statewide Webinars

Regional Training Forums

The intent of the forums was to have a discussion regarding the information presented during the statewide webinar held on Oct. 4, as well as to gather any outstanding questions.

  • Western Region
    • Oct. 10 — Westmoreland Case Management and Supports; Greensburg, PA
    • Oct. 11 — George Junior Republic; Grove City, PA
  • Central Region
    • Oct. 16 — Keystone Building, Hearing Room 1; Harrisburg, PA
  • Southeast Region
    • Oct. 21 — Norristown State Hospital Building 33, Multipurpose Room; Norristown, PA
  • Northeast Region
    • Oct. 22 — John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine; Wilkes-Barre, PA
    • Nov. 14 — Sacred Heart Hospital Auditorium; Allentown, PA