ACT Assertive Community Treatment

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a community-based and mobile team intervention designed for people with behavioral health challenges and at risk for hospitalization, involvement with the justice system and homelessness. ACT in New York uses the transitional care framework to structure the work of the team:

 

  1. Engaging & envisioning life goals;

  2. Engaging in wellness self-management; and

  3. Integrating with the community

 

Needs change as people move through life and as such, a treatment approach that has flexibility and adaptability to the individual need at a given time is necessary. Rehabilitation services, core evidence-based practices and tools are used by the ACT Team to facilitate and support growth towards community integration.

 

 

For more information on the History of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), please click here.

Learn more about The ACT Institute

What is The ACT Institute?

The ACT Institute is at the Center for Practice Innovations (CPI) and provides training, support and consultation to Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) providers across New York State. Our training curriculum is based on national evidence-based practice consortium stand- ards and modifications to these standards as developed by the New York State Office of Mental Health. Training is delivered online (self-paced), via in-person, and distance- learning modalities. Our trainers include both faculty and staff of the ACT Institute and CPI.

For more information about the ACT Institute, please contact us at ACTinst@nyspi.columbia.edu

 

Interested in an Internship or Volunteering?

Contact: ACTinst@nyspi.columbia.edu

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15 Oct 2021 ACT Vocational Specialist Clinical Care 10/15/2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 

ACT Vocational Specialist Clinical Care

Noah Lipton and Gary Scannevin host a monthly call for ACT Vocational Specialists with special presentations and themes for each month to support Providers.

The Zoom link below is used for the support call each month and provided via the ACTinst Calendar:

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88026007443?pwd=dFM4c3dOalcraFZKZmgreXNicFFLUT09

 

If you are interested in Providing a presentation or suggesting a call theme, please contact Noah Lipton at noah.lipton@nyspi.columbia.edu .

15 Oct 2021 ACT - Family Specialist Clinical Care Call 10/15/2021 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

ACT - Family Specialist Clinical Care Call

Helle Thorning, Director of ACT Institute, hosts a call for on the 3rd Friday of each month for ACT Family Specialists with special presentations and themes for each month to support Providers.

 

The Zoom link below is used for the support call each month and provided via the ACTinst Calendar.

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://columbiacuimc.zoom.us/j/99553365828?pwd=UElEQVFyakVzckdJclp0MDJabWpuQT09

Meeting ID: 995 5336 5828

Passcode: 287044

 

If you are interested in Providing a presentation or suggesting a call theme, please contact Helle Thorning at Helle.Thorning@nyspi.columbia.edu.

15 Oct 2021 ACT CORE Virtual Training (LI & HR) 10/15/2021 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

ACT CORE Virtual Training (LI & HR): 

  • Session 1: 10 AM – 12 PM

  • Break: 12 PM – 1 PM

  • Session 2: 1 PM – 3 PM

 

Event Information:

 

The ACT Institute prioritizes the health and safety of those we serve. In order to adhere to recommendation of avoiding in person large gatherings, we will host the next ACT CORE Principles training for NYC online in the Adobe Room.

 

SESSION 1: 10 AM – 12PM

LUNCH BREAK: 12 PM – 1 PM

SESSION 2: 1 PM – 3 PM

 

**PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS OF THE ONLINE TRAINING ON THE SAME DAY TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR THE TRAINING**

 

Prerequisite:

 

1. ACT Promoting Recovery through Mobile, Team-based Approach: Online Course

2. ACT: Engaging Consumers in Assertive Community Treatment

 

How to Register: New staff members must register themselves within the Center for Practice Innovation's Learning Community in order to sign up for training. Team Leaders should forward the self-registration link and instructions they received to all staff requiring training. The link you received is unique to your team and will need to be used to register new hires for ACT training. Please keep this information accessible, so you are able to continuously register any new staff. If you are returning, please go to https://rfmh.csod.com.

19 Oct 2021 ACT: Justice Informed Practice Learning Community 10/19/2021 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
 

Are you working with ACT Participants who are also justice involved?  If yes, this call offers an opportunity to talk to other ACT providers across New York State and Drs. Merrill Rotter and David Lowenthal to discuss the unique challenges in proving justice informed treatment. ACT Providers will be invited to present situations with ACT Participants and receive feedback from other ACT providers and the consultants.  

 

The Zoom link below is used for the support call each month and provided via the ACTinst Calendar.

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://columbiacuimc.zoom.us/j/97807643209?pwd=VmpGZDNZYWNGbGEybGlzYnh6T0l0Zz09

Meeting ID: 978 0764 3209

Passcode: 438135

 

If you are interested in Providing a presentation or suggesting a call theme, please contact Helle Thorning at Helle.Thorning@nyspi.columbia.edu.

 

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