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 course does not substitute ACT 101.

This is an introductory course for Assertive Community Treatment practitioners. Topics covered include: history, practice principles, philosophy of recovery and benefits of ACT.

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

This History of Assertive Community Treatment.

This course as been designed for all behavioral health professionals to gain an understanding of how Assertive Community Treatment came to be and the evidence-based best practices being used with clients. 

What are the Practice Principles of ACT?

This course will outline the six basic practice principles of Assertive Community Therapy and will further explain each principle.

The Philosophy of Recovery. 

The participants of this course will learn the basics of the Philosophy of Recovery in the framework of this ACT model. 

What are the benefits of Assertive Community Treatment for our Clients?

The subject matter experts that developed this course will walk the participants through each area of the ACT model. This includes listing and highlighting the benefits of this type of treatment for your clients. 

Additional Considerations

The beneficiaries who receive ACT services are more likely to improve upon alcohol use disorders and have a more hopeful outlook on life.


Course Objectives

  • Participants of this course will learn the basic principles for Assertive Community Treatment.
  • This course will discuss the in practice principles of ACT.
  • This course will define the basics of ACT.
  • After completing this course, participants will have a working understanding of the basic principles of ACT

What People Are Saying

My experience with this module was enlightening. I received clarification on some issues I assumed that I knew. I now have a better understanding due to my participation in this course.

- Vincent B.