Course Overview

This course was created and provided by the Virtual Center of Excellence (VCE), a former project of the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN). Content and format will be updated in the near future to address current accessibility standards. If you are unable to access the content in this section, please contact the imp support team for assistance.

This is an advanced course for Assertive Community Treatment practitioners. The "ACT - Advanced Elements I - Recovery and the Stress-vulnerability Model" course will provide information about Recovery and the Stress-Vulnerability model. 

Learners must complete "ACT - Basic Elements of Assertive Community Treatment" before taking ACT - Advanced Elements I. This would be appropriate for QMHP. This course does not substitute ACT 101.

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Topics Covered

Treatment Concepts with Assertive Community Treatment.

This course has been designed for behavioral health professionals to teach them the basic treatment concepts associated with Assertive Community Treatment. This course will provide the building blocks necessary for BHPs to gain an understanding of the technical treatments involved in the ACT. 

What are Coping Strategies?

The subject matter experts who developed this course will define and outline coping strategies within the ACT framework and discuss how to apply those strategies to your practice. 

Teaching Techniques within the ACT.

This course will provide evidence-based techniques on teaching within the ACT model. This includes situational examples of when teaching becomes creative and treatment adaptable to each client. 

Additional Considerations

Studies have shown that ACT is more effective than the traditional treatment for people experiencing mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder and can reduce hospitalizations by 20%.


Course Objectives

  • Participants ’s will read and review ACT and Medicaid articles to understand treatment concepts and the importance of relationships in community practice.
  • Participants will learn that coping strategies are critical to the recovery process and how one will be successful in the community.
  • Participants will learn that there are times when teaching must be creative.

What People Are Saying

The course gave me a better understanding of the difficulties consumers endure concerning the stigma and prejudice of dealing with a mental illness.

- Rick L.