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21 Jul 2017 ACT Person-Centered Treatment Planning (NYC) 7/21/2017 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite:

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

28 Jul 2017 ACT: SUS Screening and Assessment 7/28/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

When: Friday, July 28, 2017 from 10-11AM 

Description (ACT Substance Use Specialists Only):

This yearlong training seeks to enhance and strengthen substance use specialists (SUS) in the implementation of dual recovery treatment on ACT teams. Training is targeted to SUS new to the ACT model as well as 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 SUS/IDDT Specialists will be able to earn Social Work, CASAC, or LMHC continuing education credits. 

Learning Objectives are:

  • SUS will be able to describe their role on the ACT Team.
  • SUS will understand and apply harm reduction principles.
  • SUS will demonstrate how to screen and assess for dual diagnosis/co-occurring challenges.
  • SUS will identify and interpret a consumer's stage of change and provide appropriate stage-based treatment.
  • SUS will demonstrate basic Motivational Interviewing skills.

Registration

To register for the yearlong ACT: Substance Use Specialist Training curriculum, click here.

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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

What's New

ACT Institute Upcoming Training - June 2017

Let’s Congratulate ACT Teams that are fully trained!

ACT Core/Treatment Planning Trainings:

You can also find 2017 training dates on our website.

  • 6/16/17. NYC Field Office, New York, NY -10:00AM-4:00PM- CORE
  • 6/29/17. CNY Field Office, Syracuse-10:00AM-4:00PM- CORE
  • 6/30/17. Buffalo Psychiatric Center, Buffalo -10:00AM-4:00PM- CORE

To learn more and to register, click here.

Click here to view previous issues of ACT Upcoming events.

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.

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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