This 90-minute virtual consultation call with ACT teams and ACT stakeholders consists of a mini-didactic training on a topic of relevance and interest to ACT teams, plus opportunities to pose consultation questions and learn from other ACT teams and their shared experiences within ACT.
ABOUT THIS EVENT
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a multidisciplinary, team-based model that provides intensive community-based and outreach-oriented services to people who experience the most severe and persistent mental illness. The vast majority also have a co-occurring substance use disorder and many experience comorbid medical illnesses as well as homelessness. The Northwest MHTTC is partnering with the Institute for Best Practices at the University of North Carolina to host and facilitate regular meetings for ACT teams.
Goals of the meetings are to:
- connect with one another
- share strategies and resources for adapting team practices and communications
- facilitate connection to the most up-to-date resources
Our February meeting topic will be "Being Too Assertive or Not Assertive Enough: Navigating an Important, but Challenging Space within ACT," with Dr. Lorna Moser and Christine Powers, LICSW, MLADC.
For more information or questions, contact:
Maria Monroe-DeVita, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine and Director of the Washington State Center of Excellence in First Episode Psychosis or Lorna Moser, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Director of the Institute for Best Practice, Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health.
Lorna Moser, PhD
Dr. Lorna Moser is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and the Director of the Institute for Best Practice, Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health.
Maria Monroe-DeVita, PhD
Dr. Monroe-DeVita is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the Director, Washington State Center of Excellence in First Episode Psychosis.
Christine Powers, LICSW, MLADC
Christine Powers is a licensed independent clinical social worker who earned her MSW Degree from UNH in 2009. Christine is dually licensed as an LICSW and MLADC. Christine has served as Consultant and Trainer for evidence-based practices for Dartmouth Health to the NH Bureau of Mental Health Services for the past 7 years, and she has been the Director of the program for the past 4 years. For the past 10 years, Christine has maintained a private practice where she provides individual and family counseling, as well as consultation, supervision, and training services. Christine has experience in community and inpatient mental health settings. Christine is a member of Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), an international organization committed to promoting quality MI practice and training; MINT membership acceptance is based upon a rigorous application process to ensure members have ample MI training experience and practice quality MI skills. Christine has provided over 115 hours of MI training, and over 1000 hours of other training!