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ACT Expands its Role in New York State!

ACT Expands its Role in New York State!

  • 5 February 2018

The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) is committed to the development of twenty new Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams that will be launched throughout New York State. ACT is an evidence-based model with strong roots in recovery and person-centered approaches. Read more.

Happiest Holidays - Warm wishes from the ACT Institute

Happiest Holidays - Warm wishes from the ACT Institute

  • 22 December 2017

As we reflect on 2017, we are thankful to be able to support the work of New York State ACT Teams. We are proud of the work that you do. Read more

The ACT Institute and NYU Silver School of Social Work Receive a NYU Provost Challenge Grant to Investigate the Social Networks and their Impact on Community Integration for ACT Participants

The ACT Institute and NYU Silver School of Social Work Receive a NYU Provost Challenge Grant to Investigate the Social Networks and their Impact on Community Integration for ACT Participants

  • 6 November 2017

Dr. Helle Thorning and the ACT Institute is collaborating with Dr. Rohini Pahwa from Silver School of Social Work to get a better understanding of transition and community integration of individuals on ACT using social network analysis. Read more

ACT is One Step on the Continuity of Care Towards Recovery

CPI's ACT Institute Works With NYS OMH and ACT Teams to Help People Transition to Less Intensive Services and Community Integration

  • 5 November 2017

Did you know that:

* ACT was originally envisioned as an intensive and mobile intervention in the community supporting the transition from hospital to community
* ACT was viewed as a hospital without walls that focused on community stabilization and without a specified length of treatment
* In fact, the initial view was that consumers would require ACT services forever. Read more 

NYC’s ACT Institute Facilitates Important Discussions at the Oregon Center of Excellence for ACT Annual Conference

  • 31 August 2017

Luis Lopez, Coordinator of Fidelity and Best Practices of the ACT Institute at the Center for Practice Innovations at Columbia Psychiatry, was one of the keynote speakers at the Annual Oregon Center of Excellence for Assertive Community Treatment (OCEACT) Conference, June 12-13, 2017.

The ACT Institute and Columbia School of Social Work Receive a New York Community Trust Grant to Investigate the Needs and Assets of ACT Participants who are Parents or are Pregnant

  • 3 August 2017
The ACT Institute and Columbia School of Social Work Receive a New York Community Trust Grant to Investigate the Needs and Assets of ACT Participants who are Parents or are Pregnant

In collaboration with the Columbia School of Social Work and Dr. Ellen Lukens, Helle Thorning and the ACT Institute received a grant from New York Community Trust to research the needs, risks and assets of ACT participants who are pregnant or parents of children under 18. Read more.

 

NYC’s ACT Institute First Peer Specialist Retreat

  • 3 August 2017
The ACT Institute’s first retreat created specifically for those working in the Peer Specialist role was held on Tuesday, June 6 in the Board Room of the New York State Psychiatric Institute. 

ACT Institute Person-Centered Treatment Planning Becomes One-Day Event beginning Monday, December 30, 2013

  • 14 October 2015
The ACT Institute's two-day in-person Person-Centered Treatment Planning Training has been redesigned and is now a one day event.  This new, streamlined training complements the online modules that staff must complete before they register for the in-person Person-Centered Treatment Planning training. 

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

December 2014: A Visit with the Jacobi ACT Team

  • 8 February 2015
ACT teams fill a great need in the lives of people with significant primary and behavioral health conditions. By going beyond the walls of the office and meeting consumers in their homes and communities, clinicians are able to reach people who might not otherwise receive treatment. 
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