Overview of Assertive Community Treatment: Evidence-Based Practices

 

Every day, thousands of clients with mental illness are hospitalized due to an increase in their symptoms and a mental health system that is plagued by little coordination of care between service providers. As a result, you may be witnessing the “revolving door” syndrome of frequent hospitalizations for many clients with mental illness in your daily work. In this course, you will learn about the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model. ACT teams have three goals: • Redirecting their clients away from Psychiatric hospitalization where possible • Supporting them in the home and community of their choice • Supporting their recovery from mental illness This course is based on content developed for The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and describes the key principles of ACT and the evidence-based practices that were developed to meet the complex needs of individuals with mental illness. Research based on the ACT model shows that services are more effective if they fit the individual and are provided in the community, rather than the individual fitting the traditional mental health system. This course covers evidence-based practices for symptom management, housing, finances, employment, medical care, substance use, family life, and activities of daily living. Through descriptive examples and case studies, you will have the basic knowledge you need to apply the principles of ACT to help clients to stay out of the hospital and to help them develop the skills they need to live successfully in their communities.

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Hours: 1.50
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Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-OACTEBP
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 7/31/2019
Learning Objectives:
Describe the key principles and components of ACT and how they differ from traditional mental health treatment.
Identify and illustrate the potential benefits of ACT for mental health clients.
Explain the main principles and service components of ACT and apply them in your mental health setting.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: What You Need to Know About ACT
A. Meet Sasha
B. Why Was ACT Created?
C. Who Developed ACT?
D. What is ACT?
E. What are Wrap-Around Supports?
F. The Practice Principles of ACT (Program Standards)
G. How We Know ACT Is Effective
H. What the Evidence Tells Us
I. Here’s What Clients and Their Families Say about ACT
J. What You Should Know About ACT
K. Remember Sasha?
L. Section Summary
Section 3: Basic Components of ACT
A. Who Does ACT Serve?
B. ACT Serves Clients in Greatest Need
C. Have You Seen These Clients in Your Programs?
D. What Are the Active Ingredients of ACT?
E. Tool for Measurement of Assertive Community Treatment (TMACT)
F. ACT vs Traditional Case Management Services
G. Comparing Case Management and ACT
H. Sequential or Parallel Services
I. ACT and IDDT Teams
J. Section Summary
Section 4: Stress, Vulnerability, and Recovery
A. Understanding Mental Illness
B. Stress Vulnerability Model of Mental Illness
C. Biological Vulnerability
D. Life Stressors
E. Interventions That Can Change the Odds
F. Altering Biological and Biochemical Processes
G. Reducing the Impact of Major Life Events
H. Improving Health, Nutrition, and Social Interactions
I. Side-by-Side Supports
J. Resources You Can Use
K. Recovery from Mental Illness
L. What Is Recovery?
M. What ACT Clients Say
N. Recovery: Not the Same Thing as Cure
O. Section Summary
Section 5: Core Functions of ACT
A. Overview to Core Functions
B. ACT and Engaging Clients in Treatment
C. Beginning Engagement
D. Seven Keys to Assessment
E. Is The Process Time Consuming?
F. Introducing Clients to the ACT Team
G. ACT and Peer Supports Specialists
H. Assessment Process, Who, What, When, and Why
I. Elements of a Comprehensive Assessment
J. Looking for Clues: Psychiatric/Social Functioning History Timeline
K. Gathering the Data
L. How ACT Teams Work
M. Section Summary
Section 6: Seven Service Areas of ACT
A. Treatment, Rehabilitation, and Support
B. Services Provided by ACT Teams
C. #1 Medication and Symptom Management Supports
D. #2 Psychosocial Treatment: Problem-Oriented Supports
E. Crisis Intervention Means 24/7 Availability
F. How ACT Treats Co-Occurring Disorders
G. When Acute Psychiatric Hospitalizations Occur
H. #3 Community Living Skills
I. Social Skills and Competencies
J. #4 Promoting Health
K. #5 Involving Families
L. #6 Assisting with Housing
M. #7 Supporting Employment
N. A Case Study: Jerome’s Journey
O. Jerome’s Case
Section 7: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. References

Instructor: Judith Drew, Ph.D.
Dr. Judith Drew obtained her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in Rehabilitation Services with a minor in psychology and research. Her Master’s Degree is in Rehabilitation Counseling. She is a nationally certified rehabilitation counselor with over 25 years of experience working with individuals with a variety of disabilities. She has over 25 years of experience training adult learners in nonprofits, business, and higher education. She has designed online and instructor-led training on the ADA and reasonable accommodations, and techniques for hiring and retaining qualified individuals with disabilities in the workplace. Additionally, she trains practitioners in vocational assessment, career counseling, and recovery through work for consumers with severe and persistent mental illness. Dr. Drew is a nationally recognized speaker on vocational assessment and employment of individuals with disabilities. She teaches in the Rehabilitation Counseling program at Salve Regina University, Newport, RI.  Disclosure: Judith Drew, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; entry level Psychologists; intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; intermediate level Professional Counselors; intermediate level Social Workers.
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