Keeping our ACT Together: Team Leader Challenges & Strategies in Sustaining ACT


This one-hour webinar is the third in a series of four webinars focused on the pivotal role of team leaders in Assertive Community Treatment (ACT). This webinar seeks to engage in a dialogue with team leaders around external challenges (e.g., varying levels of agency support, state policy shifts) and strategies (e.g., collective action) to sustain high fidelity ACT. Presenters will share lessons learned from the team leader listening sessions conducted over this year on this topic as well as relevant research findings in this area. ACT team leaders from across the United States will have the opportunity to engage with the presenters and other participants to share their insights. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe challenges in the external environment to sustaining ACT 
  2. Understand existing knowledge of team leader strategies for sustainability from research and practice 
  3. Identify at least one action step for team leaders to build the sustainability of ACT


Target Audience 

Primarily Assertive Community Treatment Team Leaders, and other supervisors of multi-disciplinary mental health treatment teams serving a high-needs population group.


Lynette StuderLynette M. Studer, PhD, MSW, LCSW, is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work. She teaches MSW students in a mental health field unit as well as classes on Mental Health Policies & Services and Advanced Practice Skills in Mental Health. Prior to joining the UW-Madison faculty, she held a position as both an Agency Policy Specialist and State Administrator with the State of Minnesota Department of Human Services, Chemical and Mental Health Administration overseeing and improving policy and the provision of technical assistance for the state’s 32 Assertive Community Treatment teams who serve individuals with serious mental illness. Dr. Studer holds clinical social work licenses in both Wisconsin and Minnesota and has been a practicing clinical social worker for over 20 years.

Mimi Choy BrownMimi Choy-Brown , PhD, MSW is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work. Informed by over a decade of practice and leadership in community mental health services, her research focuses on improving access to high quality mental health services for individuals who experience significant psychiatric disabilities and supervision-focused strategies to improve the implementation of recovery-oriented, evidence-based practices in routine care. She received her PhD from NYU and her MSW from Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.

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