The Pivotal Role of Team Leaders: What We Know!

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The Great Lakes MHTTC and Northwest MHTTC offer this training for Assertive Community Team Leads.

This one-hour webinar is intended for Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team leads and will examine what we currently know about the pivotal role of the team leader to the implementation of the ACT model.  We will share concepts around what some effective ACT team leaders do to contribute to high-fidelity ACT in the day-to-day running of the program.

Learning Objectives 

Participants will:

  • Be introduced to the role of the ACT Team Lead according to fidelity standards
  • Be able to identify at least two key elements that contribute to high-fidelity ACT (through the work of the team lead)
  • Identify one action step they can take to improve fidelity to the ACT model


Target Audience

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


Mimi Chow-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.






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.



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