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.

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This is an advanced course for Assertive Community Treatment practitioners. The "ACT - Advanced Elements II" course will provide information about the Core Processes of Assertive Community Treatment. Learners must complete "ACT - Basic Elements of Assertive Community Treatment" and "ACT - Advanced Elements I" before taking ACT - Advanced Elements II. This would be appropriate for QMHP. This course does not substitute ACT 101.

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

The Core Processes of Assertive Community Treatment

This course has been designed to provide the participants with a thorough understanding of each of the elements that create the core processes of ACT. This includes a breakdown of engagement in treatment, assessment, and treatment plan development. 

Assessing the Client's Psychiatric and Social Functioning

The subject matter experts that created this course break down the importance of assessing your clients on both psychiatric and social function as part of the overall treatment plan. 

Developing Treatment Plans

This course will also provide the participants with examples and evidence-based best practices on developing treatment plans for your clients using ACT as a framework. 

Additional Considerations

Research indicates healthcare professionals working in a team can reduce the risk of burnout and depersonalization because of the stability a group with a specific cooperative process can provide.


Course Objectives

  • This course introduces you to the core processes of ACT, including the principles of engaging consumers in treatment, how to conduct a comprehensive assessment, and the tools that are specific to providing ACT services.
  • We discuss each process conceptually and administratively to help you see how ACT teams function most effectively.
  • Compiling a thorough and comprehensive assessment of the consumer’s current and past psychiatric and social functioning. 
  • Constructing a historical timeline depicting the consumer’s psychiatric and social functioning and prior treatment experiences.
  • Developing a treatment plan based on needs and goals that the consumer articulates.

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.