Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) 201-B

~Improving Team Function and Practice~

Trainer and Coach

Mara Husband, MA, LLP, ACT Team Leader/Program Manager

Elaine Levenson, MA, LPC, ACT Team Leader

Who Should Attend?  This training contains content appropriate for clinical staff (social work macro) at intermediate and advanced levels for ACT team leaders and for ACT staff at all levels of practice in Michigan.


Day 1 Overview:

 

Through discussion, video and handouts ACT team leaders explore fundamental aspects of ACT, key qualities needed in leadership, and analyze characteristics of highly and poorly performing ACT teams.  Review of daily team meetings, needed follow-up, problem solving, team responsiveness, common ethical and moral issues, and safety and debriefing after difficult incidents and consumer transitions are factored into the discussion. ACT team leaders participating in this day are expected to attend and participate in the ACT Team Leader and ACT Staff Training Day.


Participants will be able to:

 

  1. Identify 3 qualities of effective team leaders
  2. Identify 3 characteristics of highly functioning teams
  3. Identify 3 signs a team is dysfunctional, and ways to counteract those dysfunctions
  4. Perform an ACT Team self-assessment using provided materials
  5. Explain how to relate ACT Field Guide items to everyday practice

Agenda: ACT Training “Improving Team Functioning” Day 1 for Team Leaders

 

     8:30am      Registration

     9:00am      Welcome and Team Leader Discussion to set Afternoon Agenda

 

                 MENU:

  • Team Meetings, Watch Video Clip, Discuss Effective Team Meetings
  • Ethics vs. Morals, Examples, Discussion
  • Safety Issues including Clients using Drugs, Highly Suicidal clients (Protocols, etc.)
  • Trauma Informed Approach
  • Using LOCUS as a Transition Tool
  • Outcome Measures
  • ATO Procedures
  • Primary and Secondary Treatment Interventions
  • Writing Good IPOS Goals
  • How to Help Clients Cope with Crises from 9 to 5 so They Don’t Need you Later
  • How to Run Effective Therapy Groups, A Model
  • Evidence Based Practices Overview, Discussion

   

     9:30am      5 Key Qualities of Effective Team Leaders, Characteristics of High Performance Teams,                                Five Dysfunctions of Teams

     10:30am    Break

     10:45am    Team Self Assessment Tool

     11:15am    The Fixes for Team Dysfunctions

     12:00pm    Lunch

     1:00pm      ACT Field Guide and how Particular Concepts are put into Practice Every Day-Team Self                              Assessment Handout

     2:15pm      Break

     2:30pm      Team Leaders Agenda, Set Agenda for Day 2

     3:30pm      Debriefing

     4:00pm      Adjournment


Day 2 Overview:

 

Through video, handouts, discussion and practice, ACT teams work together using training materials and in class experiences to hone in on important consumer outcome measures that occur with highly functioning teams.  Using team assessment tools, portions of the Field Guide, and Medicaid Guidelines, teams identify areas for further development and make plans for improved team functioning and growth with the opportunity to create a team plan to enhance current functioning.


Participants will be able to:

 

  1. Identify 3 mindfulness exercises to use in everyday practice
  2. Identify 3 Evidence Based Practices my team is using or can begin implementing
  3. Describe 3 ideas that will increase my confidence in engaging consumers beyond “med drops”
  4. Perform an ACT Team self-assessment using provided materials
  5. Explain how to relate ACT Field Guide items to everyday practice
  6. Identify outcome measures and areas on my team that need improvement

Agenda:  ACT Training “Improving Team Functioning and Practice” Day 2 For Team Leaders with Their Teams

 

     8:30am      Registration

     9:00am      Welcome

     9:30am      Mindfulness Uses, Practice, Discussion

     10:00am    How to (or not to) Talk to Clients

     10:30am    Break

     10:45am    Relapse Prevention Progress Note, Video

     11:15am    Team Self Assessment Tool, Discussion

     12:00pm    Lunch

     1:00pm      ACT Field Guide and how Particular Concepts are put into Practice Every Day-Team Self                              Assessment Handout, Video

     2:00pm      Video of Engagement When all the Client Needs is Medication

     2:15pm      Break

     2:30pm      Team Leaders Agenda

     3:30pm      Compassion Fatigue Assessment

     4:00pm      Adjournment