Course Overview

This introductory course provides an overview of the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model. Video participants explain the ACT from multiple perspectives of consumers, ACT team leaders, case managers, nurses, peers and psychiatrists and highlights the critical elements of this well-researched evidence-based practice.

  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (0.0) MCBAP-S (0.0) Mi-CEC (0.0)
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Topics Covered

Defining Assertive Community Treatment

The participants of this course will be provided with the building blocks of what Assertive Community Treatment is and how it pertains to their practice. 

Assertive Community Treatment for Psychiatrists, Nurses, and Physician Assistants. 

This course has been designed to provide Psychiatrists, Nurses, and Physician Assistants with the building blocks of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) in the framework of the specific professions. 

The ACT Model

This course will outline the Assertive Community Treatment Model and provide an overview of the importance of communication in ACT and how that pertains to the specific BHP roles. 

Additional Considerations

When treatment is provided consistently by a well-functioning team, treatment outcomes are better and hospitalizations are reduced.


Course Objectives

This course introduces learners to the following critical elements of ACT: 

  • Introduction to ACT
  • Team Expectations
  • Understanding the ACT Model
  • Working Relationships

What People Are Saying

I enjoyed reading this module. I believe I retain a lot more information when the subject matter is in a presentation, rather than a simple PDF.

- Gloria B.