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16 May 2017 ACT Forensic Learning Community Call 5/16/2017 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:

  • 5/16
  • 6/20
  • 7/18
  • 8/15
19 May 2017 ACT Person-Centered Treatment Planning (NYC) 5/19/2017 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM


  1. ACT Promoting Recovery through Mobile, Team-based Approach: Online Course
  2. ACT: Engaging Consumers in Assertive Community Treatment

23 May 2017 ACT: Maximizing Your Use of the CPI Learning Management System to Manage Your Team’s Training Needs 5/23/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Maximizing Your Use of the CPI Learning Management System to Manage Your Team’s Training Needs


Details: TBD

Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

For: ACT Team Leaders

How to register? Details to follow

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 - March 2017

ACT Core/Treatment Planning Trainings:

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

  • 3/03/17. LI Field Office, Brentwood – 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM – Tx Planning
  • 3/17/17. NYC Field Office, NY—10:00 AM-4:00 PM– Tx Planning

To learn more and to register, click here.

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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