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Course Overview

Every day, thousands of clients with mental illness are hospitalized due to an increase in their symptoms and a mental health system that is plagued by a lack of coordination of care between service providers. As a result, you may be witnessing the “revolving door” syndrome of frequent hospitalizations for many clients with mental illness in your daily work. This course describes the key principles of the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model developed by SAMHSA and the evidence-based practices that were developed to meet the complex needs of individuals with mental illness. Research based on the ACT model shows that services are more effective if they fit the individual and are provided in the community, rather than the individual fitting into the traditional mental health system. This course covers evidence-based practices for symptom management, housing, finances, employment, medical care, substance use, family life, and activities of daily living. Through descriptive examples, you will have the basic knowledge you need to apply the principles of ACT to help clients to stay out of the hospital and to help them develop the skills they need to live successfully in their communities.

About the Course Author

Lisa received her master’s degree from East Carolina University in Substance Abuse and Clinical Counseling and Rehabilitative Counseling. She is a licensed clinical addictions specialist in North Carolina who has worked with clients that are dually diagnosed. She has worked in a variety of treatment settings including inpatient, integrated dual disorder treatment/assertive community treatment teams (IDDT/ACTT), intensive outpatient, outpatient therapy, and methadone clinics. She has also spent time as a consultant for companies working to obtain Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) Accreditation. Lisa currently works in utilization management for a managed care organization. Lisa Britt, LCAS, CRC, MAC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Monique Kahn, Psy.D. received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Spokane Mental Health in Washington, which included specialty rotations in behavioral medicine and time-limited psychotherapies. She is licensed as a psychologist in Maine, where she was in private practice for 14 years, providing services to adult clients with varied presenting issues, but with particular emphasis on the treatment of anxiety disorders, the relationship between psychosocial stress and illness, insomnia, and coping with chronic illness. She has taught in the undergraduate psychology program at Husson University in Maine. In addition, she has worked as a content writer and psychology subject matter expert for several major educational publishing firms. She joined Relias as a clinical content writer and subject matter expert in 2016. Monique Kahn, Psy.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

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    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


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    As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer co-sponsored psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.
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    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

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    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
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    Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours
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    Ohio Counselor, Social WOrker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RCX100502 CEBroker Provider: 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
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    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board CEBroker Provider: 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
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    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
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    Content Area: C8
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    1.50HOURS

    Categories Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, CODP I or II or III, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, CPRS I or II, MAATP I or II, RDDP. NCRS II, CFPP I or II, CVSS II This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
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    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 Clinical continuing education credits.


    Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based.
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    Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009. Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules. As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. Social workers will receive 1.5 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
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    Florida Board Of Psychology (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

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    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

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    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

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    Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 1.5 CEH's
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    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
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    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
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    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

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    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
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    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
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    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
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    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
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    State Medical Board of Ohio (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
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    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
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    Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

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    South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)
  • Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board of Psychology

    1.50HOURS

    N/A


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-BHC-0-ACTTEBP
  • Hours:

    1.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-01-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-11-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the key principles and components of ACT and how they differ from traditional mental health treatment.; Explain the core functions and service areas of ACT and how these can be applied in your setting.; Identify and illustrate the potential benefits of ACT for individuals with behavioral health disorders.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: What You Need to Know About ACT
    Meet Sasha
    Why Was ACT Created?
    Who Developed ACT?
    What is ACT?
    What are Wraparound Supports?
    The Practice Principles of ACT (Program Standards)
    How We Know ACT Is Effective
    Here’s What Clients and Their Families Say about ACT
    What You Should Know About ACT
    Review
    Section Summary
    Section 3: Basic Components of ACT
    Who Does ACT Serve?
    ACT Serves Clients in Greatest Need
    Have You Seen These Clients in Your Programs?
    What Are the Active Ingredients of ACT?
    Tool for Measurement of Assertive Community Treatment (TMACT)
    ACT vs Traditional Case Management Services
    Comparing Case Management and ACT
    Sequential or Parallel Services
    Combining ACT with Other Programs
    Section Summary
    Section 4: Stress, Vulnerability, and Recovery
    Understanding Mental Illness
    Stress Vulnerability Model of Mental Illness
    Biological Vulnerability
    Life Stressors
    Interventions That Can Change the Odds
    Altering Biological and Biochemical Processes
    Reducing the Impact of Major Life Events
    Improving Health, Nutrition, and Social Interactions
    Side-by-Side Supports
    Resources You Can Use
    Recovery from Mental Illness
    What ACT Clients Say
    Recovery: Not the Same Thing as Cure
    Section Summary
    Section 5: Core Functions of ACT
    Overview of Core Functions
    ACT and Engaging Clients in Treatment
    Beginning Engagement
    Seven Keys to Assessment
    Is The Process Time Consuming?
    Introducing Clients to the ACT Team
    ACT and Peer Support Specialists
    Assessment Process: Who, What, When, and Why
    Elements of a Comprehensive Assessment
    Looking for Clues: Psychiatric/Social Functioning History Timeline
    Gathering the Data
    How ACT Teams Work
    Section Summary
    Section 6: Seven Service Areas of ACT
    Treatment, Rehabilitation, and Support
    Services Provided by ACT Teams
    #1 Medication and Symptom Management Supports
    #2 Psychosocial Treatment: Problem-Oriented Supports
    Crisis Intervention Means 24/7 Availability
    How ACT Treats Co-Occurring Disorders
    When Acute Psychiatric Hospitalizations Occur
    #3 Community Living Skills
    Social Skills and Competencies
    #4 Promoting Health
    #5 Involving Families
    #6 Assisting with Housing
    #7 Supporting Employment
    A Case Study: Jerome’s Journey
    Jerome’s Case
    Section 7: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
    Congratulations!
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Psychologists; Intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; Intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; Intermediate level Professional Counselors; Intermediate level Social Workers; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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  • Disclosures:

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