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SOLD OUT! Virtual - ACT 101 - Cohort #3

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Start Date Monday, August 17, 2020
End Date Thursday, August 20, 2020
Event Times
Sign into Virtual Training - 12:45PM
Education - 1:00-4:00PM
Event Details

This training is now SOLD OUT! To be placed on a waiting list, please email Carly Sanford at

Required prior to participating in the Virtual ACT 101 training:

  • Complete assigned online modules. After you register, you will receive an email with directions to modules on to the course materials. If you do not complete the required online training, you may be turned away from completing the training.

Participants in ACT 101 will be able to describe Michigan’s Assertive Community Treatment’s (ACT) history, development and dissemination, team structure, roles, and community deployment. Participants will review ACT Medicaid requirements and the Field Guide to ACT to enhance understanding of ACT practice and fidelity and will be able to describe ACT’s treatment focus on person-centered, recovery based holistic treatment of people experiencing the most difficult and intractable symptoms of serious mental health illness. Using a therapeutic set of intensive clinical, medical and psychosocial services provided by a mobile multi-disciplinary treatment team, participants will learn about basic ACT supports and services to assist in community tenure. Participants have the opportunity to discuss, describe and ask questions of Presenters and MDHHS staff as they relate to providing services within the managed care Medicaid environment. Successful pre-attendance online work is required as is the generated certificate of completion


​There is no fee to attend the training. Registration is required and space is limited. Registration closes 3-business days before the training begins.


Day 1:
1:00 – 2:00 PM – Introductions, Icebreaker and History of ACT
2:00 – 2:30 PM – ACT dissemination in the United States
2:30 – 2:45 PM – 15-minute break
2:45 – 4:00 PM – Future of ACT & Common Recovery Components
4:00 PM – End of Day 1


Day 2:
1:00 – 2:00 PM – Recovery and community living – film screening
2:00 – 2:45 PM – Principles of ACT
2:45 – 3:00 PM – 15-minute break
3:00 – 4:00 PM – What We Do in ACT
4:00 PM – End of Day 2

Day 3:
1:00 – 2:30 PM – Team Member Roles – Basic Requirements for Good Clinical Practice
2:30 – 2:45 PM – Afternoon Break
2:45 – 4:00 PM – Basic Requirements for Good Clinical Practice
4:00 PM – End of Day 3

Day 4:
1:00 – 2:30 PM – Best Practice for ACT Teams
2:30 – 2:45 PM – 15-minute break
2:45 – 3:30 PM – Medicaid, Field Guide to ACT, MiFAST
3:30 – 4:00 PM – Outcome Measures
4:00 PM – Conclusion of Training

  1. Describe the development and dissemination of Assertive Community Treatment teams in Michigan
  2. Describe ACT implementation and fidelity to model including Medicaid, Michigan Field Guide to ACT, MiFAST process
  3. Summarize and explain the importance of treatment within a recovery-based system of care, and how team support and expectations within ACT positively impacts effects of serious mental illness.
  4. Describe the four Recovery Dimensions: Health, Home, Purpose and Community. Recount the 10 Common Recovery Components pertinent to consumers served by ACT teams (Hope, Person-Driven, multiple Pathways, Holistic, Peer Supported, Relational, sensitive to Culture, Trauma informed, Strengths/Responsibilities required and Respect)
  5. Describe and compare individuals in the movie ‘Inside-Outside-Building a Meaningful Life After the Hospital’, featuring 8 individuals once considered to have the most chronic SMI and related impairments to those receiving treatment through ACT in Michigan’s current community based public behavioral health system.
  6. Identify the Ten Principles of ACT
  7. Define and describe the activities and expectations of services provided through ACT ‘ We Do In ACT’
  8. In the Michigan Medicaid Provider Manual, review specifics to ACT, discuss and summarize ACT
  9. Articulate ACT Team Composition, roles and expectations
  10. Describe Characteristics of ACT Teams
  11. Watch, then discuss John Oliver YouTube clip validating ACT effectiveness
  12. Identify and explain outcomes expected through ACT
  13. Explain how the Field Guide to ACT supports practice
Who Should Attend
This seminar contains content appropriate for clinical staff (social work micro and macro) at entry level of practice. All staff working on ACT teams are required to participate within the first six months of ACT work.
Anne Agar-Krill, RN, MSN
Kees (Cornelis) Frankfort, MA, LLP
Alyson Rush, LMSW, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
CEUs Social Workers: This course qualifies for a maximum of 11.0 Continuing Education hours. The Community Mental Health Association is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Approved Provider Number: MICEC 060818. Qualifies as “face-to-face (in-person) education”.
Substance Abuse Professionals: CMHA is approved by Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP). CMHAM maintains the responsibility for the program and content. Substance Abuse Professionals participating in this training may receive a maximum of 110. related contact hours. Some "Related" workshops may meet MCBAP/IC&RC educational requirements for focused topics in addiction certification domains, such as for Peer Recovery or Supervisor credentials. It is important that attendees keep a copy of the conference program brochure containing the workshop descriptions along with their attendance record form. Qualifies as “in-person education.”
Nursing: Continuing Education Opportunities will be available for Nursing Upon Approval
Certificate Awarded: After confirmation that you have fully participated in this training (see Virtual Participation section above), completed the quiz and evaluation, your Continuing Education Certificate will be emailed to you within 30 days of the training.

Virtual training Guidelines: You are expected to actively participate in the virtual training . See below for additional information about virtual training recommendations and requirements.
- After registering with CMHA, you will receive a confirmation email. Included will be a link to register for the virtual training in Zoom. Your Zoom confirmation email will include the link to access the training.
- Recommend that you save virtual trainings links in your calendar for easy access the day of the training.
- You must watch the virtual trainings LIVE to receive credit for the training.
- Video camera must be on at all times. Telephone only option is not acceptable.
- Recommend that attendees log into the virtual waiting room at least 15 minutes before the training begins.
- Registration report will indicate arrival time (note for continuing education you must be logged into the virtual training within 5 minutes of the start of the training).
- Polls and/or quizzes will be randomly given with a limited time for attendees to respond. This is required for continuing education.
- Internet: A strong internet connection is highly recommended. If your internet service is not able to stream videos, it will likely not be strong enough to support a virtual training. You will want a minimum upload speed of 5mbps. If technology may be an issue for you, please contact CMHA at 517-374-6848 to discuss options further.
- Each training takes place in the time zone of its location and all agenda times reflect that.
- After confirmation that you have fully participated in this training, completed the quiz and evaluation, your Continuing Education Certificate will be emailed to you within 30 days of the training.

Virtual Training Accommodations: If you need accommodations to attend this virtual training, please email your request to 10 business days before the event. Information will be updated as applicable.
Cancellation Policy
Substitutions are permitted 3 business days prior to the training. While there is no fee for this training, we request written cancellation notice 10 business days before training ( if you find that you are unable to attend once you have registered.
Weather Policy
Grant Funding/Sponsors
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, through the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan, has provided funding for this initiative through Federal Community Mental Health Block Grant.

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