Assertive Community Treatment Team: Evidence-Based Practices

Assertive Community Treatment Team: 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 a lack of 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. This course describes the key principles of the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model developed by SAMHSA 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 into 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, 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
REL-BHC-0-ACTTEBP

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-BHC-0-ACTTEBP
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2022
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 individuals with behavioral health disorders.
Explain the core functions and service areas of ACT and how these can be applied in your setting.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: What You Need to Know About ACT

Meet Sasha

Why Was ACT Created?

Who Developed ACT?

What is ACT?

What are Wraparound Supports?

The Practice Principles of ACT (Program Standards)

How We Know ACT Is Effective

Here’s What Clients and Their Families Say about ACT

What You Should Know About ACT

Review

Section Summary

Section 3: Basic Components of ACT

Who Does ACT Serve?

ACT Serves Clients in Greatest Need

Have You Seen These Clients in Your Programs?

What Are the Active Ingredients of ACT?

Tool for Measurement of Assertive Community Treatment (TMACT)

ACT vs Traditional Case Management Services

Comparing Case Management and ACT

Sequential or Parallel Services

Combining ACT with Other Programs

Section Summary

Section 4: Stress, Vulnerability, and Recovery

Understanding Mental Illness

Stress Vulnerability Model of Mental Illness

Biological Vulnerability

Life Stressors

Interventions That Can Change the Odds

Altering Biological and Biochemical Processes

Reducing the Impact of Major Life Events

Improving Health, Nutrition, and Social Interactions

Side-by-Side Supports

Resources You Can Use

Recovery from Mental Illness

What ACT Clients Say

Recovery: Not the Same Thing as Cure

Section Summary

Section 5: Core Functions of ACT

Overview of Core Functions

ACT and Engaging Clients in Treatment

Beginning Engagement

Seven Keys to Assessment

Is The Process Time Consuming?

Introducing Clients to the ACT Team

ACT and Peer Support Specialists

Assessment Process: Who, What, When, and Why

Elements of a Comprehensive Assessment

Looking for Clues: Psychiatric/Social Functioning History Timeline

Gathering the Data

How ACT Teams Work

Section Summary

Section 6: Seven Service Areas of ACT

Treatment, Rehabilitation, and Support

Services Provided by ACT Teams

#1 Medication and Symptom Management Supports

#2 Psychosocial Treatment: Problem-Oriented Supports

Crisis Intervention Means 24/7 Availability

How ACT Treats Co-Occurring Disorders

When Acute Psychiatric Hospitalizations Occur

#3 Community Living Skills

Social Skills and Competencies

#4 Promoting Health

#5 Involving Families

#6 Assisting with Housing

#7 Supporting Employment

A Case Study: Jerome’s Journey

Jerome’s Case

Section 7: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Instructor: Monique Kahn, Psy.D.
Monique Kahn, Psy.D. received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Spokane Mental Health in Washington, which included specialty rotations in behavioral medicine and time-limited psychotherapies. She is licensed as a psychologist in Maine, where she was in private practice for 14 years, providing services to adult clients with varied presenting issues, but with particular emphasis on the treatment of anxiety disorders, the relationship between psychosocial stress and illness, insomnia, and coping with chronic illness. She has taught in the undergraduate psychology program at Husson University in Maine. In addition, she has worked as a content writer and psychology subject matter expert for several major educational publishing firms. She joined Relias as a clinical content writer and subject matter expert in 2016. Disclosure: Monique Kahn, Psy.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Lisa Britt, LCAS, CRC, MAC
Lisa received her master’s degree from East Carolina University in Substance Abuse and Clinical Counseling and Rehabilitative Counseling. She is a licensed clinical addictions specialist in North Carolina who has worked with clients that are dually diagnosed. She has worked in a variety of treatment settings including inpatient, integrated dual disorder treatment/assertive community treatment teams (IDDT/ACTT), intensive outpatient, outpatient therapy, and methadone clinics. She has also spent time as a consultant for companies working to obtain Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) Accreditation. Lisa currently works in utilization management for a managed care organization. Disclosure: Lisa Britt, LCAS, CRC, MAC 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 level Psychologists; intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; intermediate level Professional Counselors; intermediate level Social Workers; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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