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Overview of Assertive Community Treatment

Green Clock Hours: 1.25

Every day, clients with serious mental illness (SMI) are hospitalized due to an increase in their symptoms and a mental health system that is plagued by a lack of coordination of care and resources. As a result, you may be witnessing the “revolving door” syndrome of frequent hospitalizations and readmissions for the clients you work with who live with SMI. This course describes the key components of the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model. ACT was created and tested by researchers affiliated with the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Wisconsin in the late 1960s and 1970s (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMHSA], 2008a). It was created in response to the needs of clients with SMI in the community who were discharged from hospitals during the “de-institutionalization” movement, as the programming clients received while in the hospital was found to inadequately prepare clients for living in the community (Bond & Drake, 2015). The goal of this course is to provide addictions, behavioral health counseling, case and care management, marriage and family therapy, nursing, psychology, and social work professionals who work in a health and human services setting with education around the ACT model of community-based treatment for people with SMI.

 

Delivery Format: Reading Based Asynchronous Distance Learning



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Course Description

Every day, clients with serious mental illness (SMI) are hospitalized due to an increase in their symptoms and a mental health system that is plagued by a lack of coordination of care and resources. As a result, you may be witnessing the “revolving door” syndrome of frequent hospitalizations and readmissions for the clients you work with who live with SMI. This course describes the key components of the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model. ACT was created and tested by researchers affiliated with the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Wisconsin in the late 1960s and 1970s (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMHSA], 2008a). It was created in response to the needs of clients with SMI in the community who were discharged from hospitals during the “de-institutionalization” movement, as the programming clients received while in the hospital was found to inadequately prepare clients for living in the community (Bond & Drake, 2015). The goal of this course is to provide addictions, behavioral health counseling, case and care management, marriage and family therapy, nursing, psychology, and social work professionals who work in a health and human services setting with education around the ACT model of community-based treatment for people with SMI.

 

Delivery Format: Reading Based Asynchronous Distance Learning



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