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SOLD OUT! Virtual - ACT 201F Case Manager/Advocate Training

Information Details
Start Date Friday, June 18, 2021
Event Times
to Virtual Platform - 11:45 AM
Education: 12:00-4:30 PM 
Event Details

This training is now SOLD OUT! Please register for another date offering or email Carly Sanford at to be placed on a waiting list. 

This training will focus on areas that have been identified as needing more exploration by Case Managers/Advocates from previous ACT-201 trainings.

  1. Mental Illness: Diagnostic Criteria for various mental illnesses and how physical health and substance abuse interact with mental illness.
  2. Stage wise groups: How to establish and facilitate various groups within the ACT model.
  3. Substance Abuse: How to identify individuals with substance abuse problems, substance abuse as an expectation and the interaction between substance use and mental illness. 
  4. Motivational Interviewing: How to identify change talk and how to use motivational enhancement techniques to increase motivation to change.

Throughout the training there will be breakout sessions to give participants an opportunity to share experiences and discuss challenges. In addition, there will be an opportunity to discuss challenging cases with the larger group.




11:45 AM - Sign-in to Virtual Platform - Zoom

12:00-1:00 PM - Assessing for mental illness/co-occurring disorders & Break out discussions

1:00-2:00 PM - Stage Wise Groups & Break out discussions

2:00-3:00 PM - Identifying Substance Misuse/Biology of Addiction/Engagement with individuals who misuse substances

3:00-4:30 PM - Motivational Interviewing & Break out Practice Sessions

4:00 PM - Conclusion of Training 


1. Participants will be able to identify the two main categories of mental illness and how substance use and physical health impact mental illness.

2. Participants will be able to identify the 5 stages of change and how to structure stage matched groups within an ACT Team.

3. Participants will be able to identify the 4 main components of Motivational Interviewing and why this is an effective strategy to engage persons served.

Who Should Attend
Please read this training description & the CPSS Training description to decipher which training will best suites your needs. This training may be appropriate for paraprofessional ACT staff.
Laura Moore, LLMSW, CADC: Laura has 25 years of experience in the field of social work/community mental health and is currently the Supervisor of an ACT-IDDT team in Oakland County, MI. Laura is also a Lead MIFAST reviewer, and Chairperson of the Co-Occurring Committee at CNS Healthcare.  
John Moir, LMSW, CADC-M: John has over 30 years’ experience in the mental health/substance abuse field, including 18 years in community mental health. John has recently accepted a position as a full-time therapist with Henry Ford Health System and is also a MIFAST reviewer. 
CEUs Social Workers: This course qualifies for a maximum of 4.5 Continuing Education Hours. The Community Mental Health Association (CMHA) 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). CMHA maintains the responsibility for the program and content. Substance Abuse Professionals participating in this training may receive a maximum of 3.5 Related Contact Hours and 1 Specific Contact Hour. 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 description. Qualifies as “in-person education”.
Certificate Awarded: After confirmation that you have fully participated in this training (see Virtual Participation Guidelines above), completed the quiz/poll and evaluation, your Continuing Education Certificate will be emailed to you within 30 days of the training. 
National Accreditation Rules: National Accreditation rules indicate that if you are over five (5) minutes late or depart early, you forfeit your continuing education hours for the entire training. Please note that this is a National rule that CMHA must enforce or we could lose our provider status to provide continuing education hours in the future. This rule will be strictly followed.
Virtual Participation 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.
- Payment must be received 5 business days prior to the training.
- One week prior to the training, we will send you an email which will include a link to register for the training in Zoom. You will only be sent this link if you have paid for the training. 
- The Zoom confirmation email will include the link to access the training for the dates scheduled. 
- It is recommended that you save virtual training links in your calendar for easy access on each day of the training.
- You must watch the virtual training LIVE to receive credit for the training.
- Each person must have their own laptop/computer/tablet – you cannot share a device.
- Video camera must be on at all times and showing the individual. Telephone only option is not acceptable.
- We do not allow for training participants to be in their automobile/driving during trainings due to Michigan Distracted Driving Laws. Here is a link that has more information on Distracted Driving. 
- Lack of response to multiple chats directly from moderators may impact your ability to receive continuing education credits. 
- It is recommended that attendees log into the virtual waiting room at least 15 minutes before the training begins.
- Registration reports will indicate arrival and departure times from the platform (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/polls and evaluation (done via Google forms), your Continuing Education Certificate will be emailed to you within 30 days of the training.
Evaluation/Grievance: There will be an opportunity for each participant to complete an evaluation of the course and the instructor via Google forms. This will be set to you via email on the final day of the training. If you have any issues with the way in which this training was conducted or other problems, you may note that on your evaluation or you may contact CMHA at 517-374-6848 or through our webpage at for resolution.
Refund Policy Refunds will be processed within 60 days of the event.
Cancellation Policy
Substitutions are permitted 3 business days prior to the training. No-shows will be billed at the full training rate. Cancellations must be received in writing at least 10 business days prior to the training for a full refund less a $10 cancellation fee. If cancellation is received less than 10 business days prior to the training, no refund will be given. Refunds will be issued within 90 days of the training. You will receive a refund receipt to the email address provided when the original payment was made. If you have not received a receipt, please email your request to with registrant and organization name, training name and date, and order number.
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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