ACT 201C - Day 2 - Mt. Pleasant

September 24, 2018 ~ Comfort Inn & Suites, Mt. Pleasant

Event Details: 

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Intended for: ACT Team (Team Leader and all ACT Team Members)

Teams Leaders MUST have attended ACT 201C - Day 1 in Gaylord on June 15.


Training Description: Day 2 assists Team Leaders to infuse new learnings as they work with their own individual ACT teams. Through video, handouts, discussion and practice, teams’ work together using the training materials and class experiences from Team Leader Day 1 to recognize and plan for improved team functioning. Team assessment tools, portions of the Field Guide, the MIFAST tool and Medicaid Guidelines hone in on important consumer outcome measures that occur with highly functioning teams; activities are used to identify strengths and areas in need of further support with the opportunity to create a team plan to enhance current team functioning. ACT 201C is developed in cooperation and consultation with MDHHS and is a building block to full ACT fidelity implementation.

ACT teams have found that by preparing consumers prior to one day of team unavailability, rescheduling ACT team visits originally on training day, pre absence problem-solving planning with consumers has successfully allowed entire teams to learn and participate together.

Course Objectives: 

  1. Use the Michigan Medicaid Provider Manual to identify and describe 5 or more ACT team guidelines and requirements
  2. List 5 ACT outcomes teams can expect when faithful to the ACT model
  3. Identify 3 areas of the Field Guide and demonstrate how to utilize it to support and improve team fidelity and functioning
  4. Identify 3 new Motivational Interviewing and/or Stage-Matching Intervention tools/handouts/interventions to utilize in everyday practice
  5. List 3 or more recovery-oriented, strengths-based treatment plan goals and objectives using given case studies and examples
  6. List 3 or more stage-matched interventions to 5 different stages of change, using given case studies
  7. Recognize signs of vicarious trauma in self and others
  8. Demonstrate the ability to synthesize and cross reference the MPM and FG for fidelity measures, practices guidelines

Presented by: Mara Husband, MA, LLP, ACT Team Leader/Program Manager at Lincoln Behavioral Services | Special Guest Speaker: Mark Lowis, MDHHS Specialist 

Social Work: The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan (formerly known as Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards) provider #1140, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.  CMHAM maintains responsibility for the program.  ASWB Approval Period: 10/10/16-10/10/19. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.0 Clinical Continuing Education Clock Hours per day.  Course Delivery Method: Face-to-Face seminar.

Substance Abuse: The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan is approved by the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP) to sponsor educational training for professional certification. CMHAM maintains the responsibility for the program and content. Substance abuse professionals participating in this training will receive 6.0 (Related) contact hours per day.

Nursing (Day 2 ONLY): This continuing nursing education activity was awarded a maximum of 6.00 nursing contact hours. Michigan Public Health Institute - Continuing Education Solutions is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-320, 06/01/19)


There will be an opportunity for each participant to complete an evaluation of the conference and the instructor.  If you have any issues with the way in which this conference was conducted or other problems, you may note that on your evaluation of the conference or you may contact CMHAM at 517-374-6848 or through our website at for resolution.

*National Accreditation rules indicate that if you are over 5-minutes late or depart early, you forfeit your CE for the entire training.  Please note that this is a National rule that CMHAM must enforce or we could lose our provider status to provide CE in the future.  This rule will be strictly followed.

$35/person includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and materials


Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, through the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan, has provided funding for this initiative through Federal Community Mental Health Block Grant.

Special Needs:

*Arrangements for special needs will be honored for those written requests received 10 business days prior to the conference.  Clearly state your specific needs for mobility assistance, interpreters, etc. Attempts for on-site requests will be made.

Cancellations must be received in writing at least 10 business days prior to the conference for a full refund less a $10 administrative fee.  If cancellation is received less than 10 business days prior to the training, no refund will be given and the full charge will be incurred. Substitutions are permitted at any time.

Severe Weather Policy: Trainings will take place as scheduled and we will not be able to refund training fees. In the event of severe weather, please check the website for scheduling delays and event updates.

Monday, September 24, 2018
Comfort Inn & Suites Hotel and Conference Center
2424 S Mission St
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Overnight accommodations available at $75 plus tax for September 23, 2018: To make reservations: Please call hotel directly at (989) 772-4000 and mention you are with Community Mental Health Association of Michigan Deadline to Reserve Room by: September 2, 2018