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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ACT Upcoming Events

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1 Nov 2021 ACT Team Leader Support Call 11/1/2021 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 

 

ACT Team Leader Support Call

Pascale Jean-Noel, Director of Training, hosts a Team Leader Support Call the first Monday of each month (exceptions will be announced). This call time provides an open forum for team leaders and/or Administrators to ask questions or raise concerns relevant to the team leader role on ACT. 

Questions and discussions can include: 

  • Team training
  • Community visits
  • Treatment plans
  • Transition
  • Administrative issues
  • Accessing the LMS

The call is held in the Adobe Room. Information distributed from the ACTinst Calendar prior to each call.

 

16 Nov 2021 ACT: Justice Informed Practice Learning Community 11/16/2021 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
 

 

ACT: Justice Informed Practice Learning Community

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.

 

16 Nov 2021 ACT Peer Specialist Support Call 11/16/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

ACT Peer Specialist Support Call

Abbe Duke, Implementation and Recovery Specialist, hosts a Peer Specialist Support Call the 3rd Tuesday of each month (exceptions will be announced) to connect, discuss experiences and plan for what would be most supportive for the Peer Specialist Role moving forward. 

 

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

 

Join Zoom Meeting 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5042497518

 

Meeting ID: 504 249 7518

Please reach out to Abbe Duke at Abaigeal.Duke@nyspi.columbia.edu with suggestions for call topics or to discuss your work and how the ACT institute can support.

19 Nov 2021 ACT Vocational Specialist Clinical Care 11/19/2021 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 .

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