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.

We are please to pleased to announce the promulgation of the IBHS Regulations.

Training & Webinars

2020 Statewide Training
  • January 9, 2020; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 
    Statewide Community Residential Rehabilitation: Host Home Providers Forum
    Behavioral Health Alliance of Rural Pennsylvania (BHARP), Auditorium-First Floor
    301 Science Park Road, State College, PA 16803

The forum is in-person only and will discuss CRR-HH providers Implementation of the Medical Assistance treatment component through the IBHS license.

2020 Statewide Webinars

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. If you believe that you have questions that will be helpful in developing upcoming trainings and FAQs, please submit them to


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

Related Topics

IBHS Documents