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21 Feb 2017 ACT Substance Abuse Specialist Training for Team Leaders (NYC only) 2/21/2017 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description:

This course will review the clinical tools and techniques team leaders can use when supporting and supervising the substance abuse specialists on the ACT Team.

Learning Objectives

  1. Team leaders will define the spirit and method of Motivational Interviewing.
  2. Team leaders will discuss the OARS techniques of Motivational interviewing.
  3. Team leaders will review coaching techniques


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

28 Feb 2017 ACT Forensic Learning Community Call 2/28/2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
ACT Forensic Learning Community Call

The Forensic Learning Community conference call takes place monthly Tuesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 PM. At this meeting, a team will present a consumer from their ACT team and lead a discussion on best practices and challenges. At the end of each meeting, another team will be asked to volunteer to present at the following meeting. Forensic-focused ACT team leaders will be emailed the call-in information. All ACT team members are encouraged to attend.

Future calls will take place on the following dates in 2017:

  • 2/28 (please note change of date!)
  • 3/21
  • 4/18
  • 5/16
  • 6/20
  • 7/18
  • 8/15
1 Mar 2017 ACT Substance Abuse Specialist Training Wrap Up (NYC only) 3/1/2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description:

This yearlong training seeks to enhance and strengthen Substance Abuse Specialists (SAS) in the implementation of dual recovery treatment on ACT teams. Training is targeted to SAS new to the ACT model and those who currently are working on an ACT team. The training uses a blended learning curriculum consisting of face-to-face and online meetings geared toward skill-building, problem-solving and collaboration. Upon completion of the training SAS will be able to earn Social Work or CASAC continuing education credits. In addition, participants will earn credits towards Integrated Mental Health Mental Health/Addictions Treatment Training (IMHATT) certificate.

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

3 Mar 2017 ACT Substance Abuse Specialist Training Wrap Up (NYC only) 3/3/2017 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description:

This yearlong training seeks to enhance and strengthen Substance Abuse Specialists (SAS) in the implementation of dual recovery treatment on ACT teams. Training is targeted to SAS new to the ACT model and those who currently are working on an ACT team. The training uses a blended learning curriculum consisting of face-to-face and online meetings geared toward skill-building, problem-solving and collaboration. Upon completion of the training SAS will be able to earn Social Work or CASAC continuing education credits. In addition, participants will earn credits towards Integrated Mental Health Mental Health/Addictions Treatment Training (IMHATT) certificate.

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

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The ACT Institute 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 standards and modifications to these standards as developed by the Office of Mental Health. Training is delivered via in-person and distance-learning modalities. Our trainers include both staff of the Center for Practice Innovations and other expert consultants.

We are now a provider of Continuing Education Credits. Learn more

ACT Talk

Dr. Lewis-Fernandez

Podcast on 5/26/2015

Mr.Louis Vavrina will talk about Navigating Recovery's Rocky Road. Mr. Vavrina is a recent Howie the Harp graduate who, as part of that training, did an internship at the Center for Practice Innovations.

The ACT Institute will host monthly ACT TALK.  In a radio interview style, the director of the ACT Institute, Helle Thorning, will engage invited guests in a dialog of emerging issues related to ACT in today's health care environment.  Listeners are invited to participate and we look forward to stimulating and informative conversations during this critical time in health care.

Click here to listen to previous sessions of ACT Talk.

What's New

ACT Institute Upcoming Training - February 2017

ACT Core/Treatment Planning Trainings:

Please note 2016-2017 training dates have been posted to our website.

  • 2/10/17: Central New York Field Office, Syracuse – 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM – CORE
  • 2/17/17: NYC Field Office, NY—10:00 AM - 4:30 PM– CORE

To register, read more.

Click here to view previous issues of ACT Upcoming events.

My Internship with the Center for Practice Innovations

  • 8 October 2015
I have been asked to write about my experience as the Howie the Harp peer intern at the Center for Practice Innovations this fall, and I do so with the greatest pleasure. Mine was a fulfilling experience, both on a personal and on a professional level
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