A Call for Better Data to Guide ACT Policy and Programs

April 1st, 2019 Taking Issue Lorna Moser, Ph.D., and Maria Monroe-DeVita, Ph.D. Four decades after its development, assertive community treatment (ACT) continues to be a critical service program within U.S. mental health systems of care. Understanding its availability is essential for adequate coverage of people with serious mental illness who need this comprehensive, high-intensity service. We commend Spivak … Continued

ACT in a Rural Setting

The TMACT Breakdown There’s always been some uncertainty about the extent ACT can be implemented in less urban (more rural) settings. The published literature is rather scant, and often not really evaluating “ACT,” but some lighter version of the model. In preparation for a training, we took a look at our own NC ACT fidelity … Continued

Choice in Housing: Coco’s Story

“You never forget that feeling when you are somebody,” shared an audience member, who also shared some background, while discussing supportive housing and watching Coco’s story. Amidst a discussion of supportive housing, we showed this video:  Sixty team members, spanning positions (COD, employment and peer specialists, QPs, nurses, psychiatrists, therapists, and team leaders) and … Continued

UNC program helps clients push through mental illness to success

“What we’re doing with them comes from what they tell us they want,” VanderZwaag said. “The idea is that initially we try to help them identify what are the things they value, what are their goals for the next year and then longer term, and then we try to help them figure out what’s getting … Continued

Lorna Moser – Presenting at Evidence-Based Practices Conference 2016

Come see the Institute Director share her knowledge at the conference.   Keynote Presenter:  Lorna Moser, PhD, HSPP, is director of the Institute for Best Practices within the University of North Carolina (UNC) Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health and is a licensed psychologist with specialized training in psychiatric rehabilitation and mental health services … Continued

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