• Ohio Expands Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) with Training Series, Learning Communities from Center for EBPs

    The State of Ohio continues to make Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) a top priority for people with severe mental illness who are most at-risk of homelessness, psychiatric crisis and hospitalization, and involvement in the criminal justice system. The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Department of Medicaid are supporting the implementation of ACT in local communities with help from the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University. Our Center is providing consultation, evaluation, training, and learning communities for behavioral healthcare organizations that are implementing ACT or thinking about starting the process.

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August 15, 2017

GETTING STARTED

Ohio Expands Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) with Training Series, Learning Communities from Center for EBPs

—by Paul M. Kubek

Editor's Note: This story as been updated to include current activities.


The State of Ohio continues to make Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) a top priority for people with severe mental illness who are most at-risk of homelessness, psychiatric crisis and hospitalization, and involvement in the criminal justice system. The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Department of Medicaid are supporting the implementation of ACT in local communities with help from the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University. The Center is providing consultation, evaluation, training, and learning communities for behavioral healthcare organizations that are implementing ACT or thinking about starting the process.

About ACT

ACT is one of the oldest and most widely researched evidence-based practices in behavioral healthcare for people with severe mental illness. ACT takes a multidisciplinary team approach to service with assertive outreach in the community. The consistent, caring, person-centered relationships have a positive effect upon outcomes and quality of life. People receiving ACT services tend to utilize fewer intensive, high-cost services and tend to have less involvement with criminal justice. They also experience more independent living and higher rates of treatment retention.

Training Series & Learning Communities

Contact us for ACT technical assistance (fidelity evaluation, consulting & training). Click here.

Our training series and learning-community events are supported by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and include the following:

  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT): Making the Case and Getting Started
  • Regional Meetings for ACT
  • ACT Team Leader Conference Calls
  • ACT Team Leader Training
  • Leadership Essentials for Intensive Treatment Teams, Day 1 (Building Resilient Teams) & Day 2 (Sustaining Resilient Teams)

CURRENT EVENTS
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September 20, 2017

  • ACT Team Leader Conference Calls
  • Topic: Expediting Access to Social Security: Ohio's New Approach
  • Location: WebEx (Teleconference)
  • Time: 9 am to 10 am & 12 to 1 pm
  • Presenter:  Jon Ramos, BA, and other consultants and trainers from our Center
  • CEUs:  N/A
  • Learn more: (click here for event calendar)

This professional peer-networking event is a learning community that provides participants with opportunities to ask questions and share lessons-learned about ACT implementation.

 September 26, 2017

  • Foundations of Motivational Interviewing, Part 2 (Akron, Ohio)
  • Time: 8:45 am to 3:45 pm
  • Location: Akron, OH
  • CEUs: 5.5
  • Presenter: Jeremy Evenden, MSSA, LISW-S
  • Learn more (click here for event calendar)

 October 11, 2017

  • Foundations of Motivational Interviewing, Part 1 (Columbus, Ohio)
  • Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Location: Columbus, OH
  • CEUs: 5.5
  • Presenter: Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW
  • Learn more (click here for event calendar)

October 18, 2017

  • ACT Team Leader Conference Calls
  • Topic:  The Role of an ACT Nurse
  • Location: WebEx (Teleconference)
  • Time: 9 am to 10 am & 12 to 1 pm
  • Presenter:  Jon Ramos, BA, and other consultants and trainers from our Center
  • CEUs:  N/A
  • Learn more: (click here for event calendar)

This professional peer-networking event is a learning community that provides participants with opportunities to ask questions and share lessons-learned about ACT implementation.

 October 19, 2017

  • Motivational Interviewing: Clinical Supervision Tools (Akron, OH)
  • Time: 8:45 am to 3:45 pm
  • Location: Akron, OH
  • CEUs: 5.5
  • Presenter: Jeremy Evenden, MSSA, LISW-S
  • Learn more (click here for event calendar)
November 8, 2017
  • Foundations of Motivational Interviewing, Part 2 (Columbus, Ohio)
  • Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Location: Columbus, OH
  • CEUs: 5.5
  • Presenter: Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW
  • Learn more (click here for event calendar)

November 15, 2017 (Save the Date)

  • ACT Team Leader Conference Calls
  • Topic:  Ohio Behavioral Health Redesign Update with OhioMHAS and ODM
  • Location: WebEx (Teleconference)
  • Time: 9 am to 10 am & 12 to 1 pm
  • Presenter:  Jon Ramos, BA, and other consultants and trainers from our Center
  • CEUs:  N/A
  • Learn more: (click here for event calendar)

This professional peer-networking event is a learning community that provides participants with opportunities to ask questions and share lessons-learned about ACT implementation.

December 20, 2017 

  • ACT Team Leader Conference Calls
  • Topic:  Understanding ASAM* Criteria: Implications for Ohio ACT Teams
  • Location: WebEx (Teleconference)
  • Time: 9 am to 10 am & 12 to 1 pm
  • Presenter:  Jon Ramos, BA, and other consultants and trainers from our Center
  • CEUs:  N/A
  • Learn more: (click here for event calendar)

*American Society for Addiction Medicine

This professional peer-networking event is a learning community that provides participants with opportunities to ask questions and share lessons-learned about ACT implementation.


2017 | EVENT ARCHIVE

January 18, 2017

  • ACT Team Leader Conference Calls
  • Location: WebEx (Teleconference)
  • Time: 9 am to 10 am & 12 to 1 pm
  • Presenter:  Consultants and trainers from our Center
  • CEUs:  N/A
  • Learn more: (click here for event calendar)

This professional peer-networking event is a learning community that provides participants with opportunities to ask questions and share lessons-learned about ACT implementation.

February 8, 2017

  • Regional Meetings for ACT (Northeast)
  • Location: Akron, Ohio
  • Time: 9:30 to 11:30 am
  • Presenter:  Jeremy S. Evenden, MSSA, LISW-S 
  • CEUs:  N/A
  • Learn more:  (click here for event calendar)

This professional peer-networking event is a learning community that occurs on different dates in different regions of Ohio throughout the year and provides participants from those regions with opportunities to ask questions and share lessons-learned about ACT implementation.

February 15, 2017

  • ACT Team Leader Conference Calls
  • Topic:  ACT & Ohio Behavioral Health Redesign
  • Location: WebEx (Teleconference)
  • Time: 9 am to 10 am & 12 to 1 pm
  • Presenter:  Jon Ramos, BA, and other consultants and trainers from our Center
  • CEUs:  N/A
  • Learn more: (click here for event calendar)

This professional peer-networking event is a learning community that provides participants with opportunities to ask questions and share lessons-learned about ACT implementation.

March 15, 2017

  • ACT Team Leader Conference Calls
  • Topic:  What Does A High Fidelity ACT Team Look Like?
  • Location: WebEx (Teleconference)
  • Time: 9 am to 10 am & 12 to 1 pm
  • Presenter:  Jon Ramos, BA, and other consultants and trainers from our Center
  • CEUs:  N/A
  • Learn more: (click here for event calendar)

This professional peer-networking event is a learning community that provides participants with opportunities to ask questions and share lessons-learned about ACT implementation.

March 29, 2017 (Day 1 of 2)

  • Leadership and Supervision Essentials for Intensive Treatment Teams, Day 1: Building Resilient Teams
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Presenter:  Deana Leber-George, MEd, LPCC-S, of our Center
  • CEUs + Supervision Credits:  Yes / TBA
  • Learn more:  (click here for event calendar)

March 30, 2017 (Day 2 of 2)

  • Leadership and Supervision Essentials for Intensive Treatment Teams, Day 2:  Sustaining Resilient Teams
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Presenter:  Deana Leber-George, MEd, LPCC-S, of our Center
  • CEUs + Supervision Credits:  Yes / TBA
  • Learn more:  (click here for event calendar)

April 19, 2017

  • ACT Team Leader Conference Calls
  • Topic:  ACT Team Job Descriptions/Specialist Roles
  • Location: WebEx (Teleconference)
  • Time: 9 am to 10 am & 12 to 1 pm
  • Presenter:  Jon Ramos, BA, and other consultants and trainers from our Center
  • CEUs:  N/A
  • Learn more: (click here for event calendar)

This professional peer-networking event is a learning community that provides participants with opportunities to ask questions and share lessons-learned about ACT implementation.

May 2, 2017

  • Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Treatment Considerations for Individuals with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI)
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Time: 9 am to 12:15 pm
  • Presenter: Ric Kruszynski, MSSA, LISW, LICDC, of our Center
  • CEUs: 3.0
  • Learn more: (click here for event calendar)

May 10, 2017

  • Regional Meetings for ACT (Northeast)
  • Location: Akron, Ohio
  • Time: 9:30 to 11:30 am
  • Presenter:  Jeremy S. Evenden, MSSA, LISW-S 
  • CEUs:  N/A
  • Learn more:  (click here for event calendar)
May 17, 2017
  • ACT Team Leader Conference Calls
  • Topic: ACT Implementation Process, Part 1
  • Location: WebEx (Teleconference)
  • Time: 9 am to 10 am & 12 to 1 pm
  • Presenter: Jon Ramos, BA, and other consultants and trainers from our Center
  • CEUs: N/A
  • Learn more: (click here for event calendar)

This professional peer-networking event is a learning community that provides participants with opportunities to ask questions and share lessons-learned about ACT implementation.

May 17, 2017
  • Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Treatment Considerations for Individuals with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI)
  • Location: Mentor, Ohio
  • Time: 9:30 am to 12:45 pm
  • Presenter: Ric Kruszynski, MSSA, LISW, LICDC, of our Center
  • CEUs: 3.0
  • Learn more: (click here for event calendar)

May 31-June 1, 2017 (two-day event)

  • ACT Team Leader Training
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Time: 9 am to 4:30 pm
  • Presenter: Jon Ramos, BA; Deana Leber-George, MEd; & Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW, of our Center
  • CEUs + Supervision Credits: Yes / TBA
  • Learn more: (click here for event calendar)

June 6, 2017

  • Foundations of Motivational Interviewing, Part 1 (Moraine, Ohio)
  • Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Location: Moraine (Dayton), OH
  • CEUs: 5.5
  • Presenter: Deborah Myers, MEd, LPCC-SC
  • Learn more (click here)

June 21, 2017

  • ACT Team Leader Conference Calls
  • Topic: Ohio Behavioral Health Redesign Update
  • Location: WebEx (Teleconference)
  • Time: 9 am to 10 am & 12 to 1 pm
  • Presenter: Jon Ramos, BA, and other consultants and trainers from our Center
  • CEUs: N/A
  • Learn more: (click here for event calendar)

This professional peer-networking event is a learning community that provides participants with opportunities to ask questions and share lessons-learned about ACT implementation.

June 21, 2017
  • Foundations of Motivational Interviewing, Part 2 (Moraine, Ohio)
  • Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Location: Moraine (Dayton), OH
  • CEUs: 5.5
  • Presenter: Deborah Myers, MEd, LPCC-SC
  • Learn more (click here)

June 28, 2017

  • Motivational Interviewing: Clinical Supervision Tools (Moraine, Ohio)
  • Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Location: Moraine (Dayton), OH
  • CEUs: 5.5
  • Supervision Credits: Yes
  • Presenter: Deborah Myers, MEd, LPCC-SC
  • Learn more (click here)

June 29, 2017

  • Foundations of Motivational Interviewing, Part 1 (Mentor, Ohio)
  • Time: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Location: Mentor (Cleveland), OH
  • CEUs: 5.5
  • Presenter: Deana Leber-George, MEd, LPCC-S
  • Learn more (click here)

This professional peer-networking event is a learning community that occurs on different dates in different regions of Ohio throughout the year and provides participants from those regions with opportunities to ask questions and share lessons-learned about ACT implementation.

July 19, 2017

  • ACT Team Leader Conference Calls
  • Topic:  ACT Implementation Process, Part 2
  • Location: WebEx (Teleconference)
  • Time: 9 am to 10 am & 12 to 1 pm
  • Presenter:  Jon Ramos, BA, and other consultants and trainers from our Center
  • CEUs:  N/A
  • Learn more: (click here for event calendar)

This professional peer-networking event is a learning community that provides participants with opportunities to ask questions and share lessons-learned about ACT implementation.

July 20, 2017

  • Foundations of Motivational Interviewing, Part 2 (Mentor, Ohio)
  • Time: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Location: Mentor (Cleveland), OH
  • CEUs: 5.5
  • Presenter: Deana Leber-George, MEd, LPCC-S
  • Learn more (click here for event calendar)

August 9, 2017

  • Regional Meetings for ACT (Northeast)
  • Location: Akron, Ohio
  • Time: 9:30 to 11:30 am
  • Presenter:  Jeremy S. Evenden, MSSA, LISW-S 
  • CEUs:  N/A
  • Learn more:  (click here for event calendar)

This professional peer-networking event is a learning community that occurs on different dates in different regions of Ohio throughout the year and provides participants from those regions with opportunities to ask questions and share lessons-learned about ACT implementation.

August 16, 2017

  • ACT Team Leader Conference Calls
  • Topic: DACTS Items to Improve Fidelity Scores
  • Location: WebEx (Teleconference)
  • Time: 9 am to 10 am & 12 to 1 pm
  • Presenter:  Jon Ramos, BA, and other consultants and trainers from our Center
  • CEUs:  N/A
  • Learn more: (click here for event calendar)

This professional peer-networking event is a learning community that provides participants with opportunities to ask questions and share lessons-learned about ACT implementation.

 August 31, 2017

  • Foundations of Motivational Interviewing, Part 1 (Akron, Ohio)
  • Time: 8:45 am to 3:45 pm
  • Location: Akron, OH
  • CEUs: 5.5
  • Presenter: Jeremy Evenden, MSSA, LISW-S
  • Learn more (click here for event calendar)

2016 | EVENT ARCHIVE

November 2, 2016 

  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT): Making the Case and Getting Started
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Time: 9 am to 4:30 pm
  • Presenter:  Jeremy S. Evenden, MSSA, LISW-S
  • CEUs: Up to 6
  • Learn more:  (click here for event calendar)

November 3, 2016

  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT): Making the Case and Getting Started
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Time: 9 am to 4:30 pm
  • Presenter:  Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW
  • CEUs:  Up to 6 
  • Learn more:  (click here for event calendar)

November 8, 2016

  • Regional Meetings for ACT (Central)
  • Location:  Columbus, Ohio
  • Time: 10 am to 12 pm
  • Presenter:  Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW 
  • CEUs:  N/A
  • Learn more:  (click here for event calendar)

This professional peer-networking event is a learning community that occurs on different dates in different regions of Ohio throughout the year and provides participants from those regions with opportunities to ask questions and share lessons-learned about ACT implementation.

November 9, 2016

  • Regional Meetings for ACT (Northeast)
  • Location: Akron, Ohio
  • Time: 9:30 to 11:30 am
  • Presenter:  Jeremy S. Evenden, MSSA, LISW-S 
  • CEUs:  N/A
  • Learn more:  (click here for event calendar)

This professional peer-networking event is a learning community that occurs on different dates in different regions of Ohio throughout the year and provides participants from those regions with opportunities to ask questions and share lessons-learned about ACT implementation.

November 16, 2016

  • ACT Team Leader Conference Calls
  • Location: WebEx (Teleconference)
  • Time: 9 am to 10 am & 12 to 1 pm
  • Presenter:  Consultants and trainers from our Center
  • CEUs:  N/A
  • Learn more: (click here for event calendar)

This professional peer-networking event is a learning community that provides participants with opportunities to ask questions and share lessons-learned about ACT implementation.

November 29, 2016

  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT): Making the Case and Getting Started
  • Location: Mentor, Ohio
  • Time: 9 am to 4:30 pm
  • Presenter:  Deana Leber-George, MEd, LPCC-S
  • CEUs:   Up to 6 
  • Learn more:  (click here for event calendar)

December 7, 2016

  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT): Making the Case and Getting Started
  • Location: Athens, Ohio
  • Time: 9 am to 4:30 pm
  • Presenter:  Ric Kruszynski, MSSA, LISW, LICDC
  • CEUs:  Up to 6 
  • Learn more:  (click here for event calendar)

December 8, 2016

  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT): Making the Case and Getting Started
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Time: 9 am to 4:30 pm
  • Presenter:  Jon Ramos, BA
  • CEUs:  Up to 6
  • Learn more:  (click here for event calendar)

December 21, 2016

  • ACT Team Leader Conference Calls
  • Location: WebEx (Teleconference)
  • Time: 9 am to 10 am & 12 to 1 pm
  • Presenter:  Consultants and trainers from our Center
  • CEUs:  N/A
  • Learn more: (click here for event calendar)

This professional peer-networking event is a learning community that provides participants with opportunities to ask questions and share lessons-learned about ACT implementation.

 

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