ACT 201C - Day 1 - Gaylord

June 15, 2018 - Treetops Resort, Gaylord

Event Details: 

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Trainer and Coaches:

  • Mara Husband, MA, LLP, ACT Team Leader/Program Manager at Lincoln Behavioral Services
  • Elaine Levenson, LMSW, ACT Team Leader, Lincoln Behavioral Services

Who Should Attend: This seminar contains content appropriate for ACT Team Leaders clinical staff (social work macro) at intermediate and advanced levels for ACT team leaders and for participants (ACT Team Staff) all levels or practice in Michigan.

Participants will learn and be able to:

  1. Use the Michigan Medicaid Provider Manual to identify and describe ACT team guidelines and requirements.

  2. List ACT outcomes when implementation is faithful to the model.

  3. Demonstrate familiarity and understanding of how to use the Field Guide to support and improve team fidelity and functioning.

  4. Demonstrate familiarity and understanding of the ACT and ACT IDDT MiFast fidelity tools.

  5. Demonstrate the ability to identify and calculate multiple fidelity measurements.

  6. Complete Action Plans on specific ways teams will provide on-going training in Motivational Interviewing and Stage-Matched Interventions.

  7. Facilitate the development of an Individual Plan of Service with goals and objectives that are Recovery-Oriented, Strength-based and Stage-matched.

  8. Demonstrate understanding of appropriate and adequate transition-ability to lower levels of care.

Day 1 of ACT 201C is designed to meet the needs of experienced ACT team leaders whose skill levels are advanced well beyond the beginner stages of service provisions.

Day 1 is developed specifically for ACT Team Leaders. Through discussion, video and handouts, team leaders cover fundamental aspects of ACT including Medicaid, fidelity, and the MiFAST review process key qualities needed in leadership.

ACT team leaders participating in this day are required to attend and participate in Day 2-for ACT Team Leaders and ACT Staff on either August 27 in Gaylord OR September 24 in Mt. Pleasant.

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.

Friday, June 15, 2018
Treetops Resort
3962 Wilkinson Rd
Gaylord, MI 49735
Overnight accommodations available for $75 plus taxes ($15 Resort Fee Applies) for June 14, 2018. To make a reservation: Call group reservations at (855) 261-8764 and mention you are with Community Mental Health Association of Michigan. Deadline to reserve room at special rate is April 30, 2018.