The Importance of the Team Leader in the Implementation of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)


This tipsheet provides a top ten list of tips for supporting the successful implementation of ACT services. This tipsheet is based on input gathered from ACT team leaders currently working in the field. The Northwest MHTTC partnered with the Great Lakes MHTTC to deliver ACT-related resources and training to Region 10 Assertive Community Treatment Team Leaders and other supervisors of multi-disciplinary mental health treatment teams serving a high-needs population group in our third grant year.
Find out more about our collaboration here.



Dr. 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.


Dr. 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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