Eating Disorders Program at Penn State Hershey
One out of every one hundred women suffers from Anorexia Nervosa and three out of one hundred women suffer from Bulimia Nervosa. Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa are serious mental health illnesses that can have significant and sometimes irreversible medical complications that can lead to death. The incidence of eating disorders is also increasing in very young children and in males.
The professionals at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center offer a full range of treatment options for children, adolescents and adults with eating disorders. Conditions treated include Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and related Eating Disorders. More...
In addition to our clinic offices in Hershey, PA you can visit with us at the following facilities:
We have a satellite office located at 2170 Noll Drive, Lancaster, PA 17604. Medical office hours are the 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of the month and every Wednesday.
If the Lancaster office would be more convenient for you and you would like more information, please let us know. Our regular contact number will remain the same at 717-531-7235.
We have a satellite office located at St. Joseph Hospital, 2494 Bernville Road, Suite 106, Reading, PA 19605. Medical office hours are the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month and every Wednesday. Outpatient therapy services are available on Thursdays.
If the Reading office would be more convenient for you and you would like more information, please let us know. Our regular contact number will remain the same at 717-531-7235.
We would like to highlight two of our programs:
First is the child and young adolescent partial hospitalization/day treatment program for eating disorders. Patients ages 8 through 15 are treated in a supportive, family-based environment with a multi-disciplinary team. Our staff is experienced in the care of these challenging children and teens. A school component is included during the school year and families have the opportunity to stay at Ronald McDonald House which is nearby. We are currently accepting referrals for this innovative program. Please call 717-531-7230 for referrals and more information.
Second is our intensive outpatient program and partial hospitalization program for older adolescents and adults at our treatment facility in Hershey. These multi-disciplinary programs offer treatment for patients with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and other eating disorders in a supportive and nurturing environment.
The Adolescent Medicine/Eating Disorders Program has a limited number of summer training opportunities for graduate students in psychology, counseling, social work, or related fields.
Please note there is no formal application form to complete. Students who are interested in applying are asked to provide:
- a curriculum vitae or resume
- a cover letter describing your interest in working with the Eating Disorders Program
- a letter of support from your clinical training director
These materials will be shared with and reviewed by faculty with training opportunities. Candidates who are being seriously considered will be asked to have a personal interview to discuss their interests and training opportunities.
Please sent the above materials to:
Barbara A. Gershenson, Ph.D.
Program Director, Eating Disorders Outpatient Clinic
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
905 West Governor Road, Suite 250
Hershey, PA 17033
or fax to 717-531-0067 ATTN: Dr. Gershenson
Dr. Gershenson may be reached at 717-531-4059 or email@example.com for further information or if you have any questions.
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