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Assertive Community Treatment

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a comprehensive community-based treatment program for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Services are provided by a team of a multi-disciplinary mental health professionals who provide treatment, rehabilitation and support services to individuals within the community.

The ACT Team consists of the following staff:

  • Psychiatric nurses
  • Therapists/counselors
  • Substance abuse specialist
  • Housing specialist
  • Vocational specialist
  • Peer specialist
  • Mental health workers
  • Psychiatrist

The team is available to provide services to individuals 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Some of the services the ACT team provides are:

  • Individual, couples/family and group therapy
  • Development of a crisis treatment/relapse prevention plan
  • 24-hour crisis intervention services
  • Medication monitoring and psychiatric evaluation
  • Mental health education
  • Community based family education and consultation
  • Symptom management coaching
  • Drug and alcohol related services
  • Vocational/educational support
  • Supportive housing support
  • Life skills coaching
  • Recreational/socialization activities and support
  • Peer support and crisis relapse action plan (WRAP)
  • Case management
  • Outpatient programs with counseling
  • Benefits counseling

The individual must be 18 years of age and older and meet the following criteria:

  • Have a diagnosis of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or other psychotic disorder or bipolar disorder
  • Unable to participate or remain engaged in traditional outpatient services
  • Has a Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) score of 40 or below

And meet two of the following criteria:

  • Have had two psychiatric hospitalizations in the past 12 months
  • Have severe, chronic and persistent symptoms of mental illness
  • Be homeless (e.g. living in a shelter or on the street)
  • Have a co-occurring substance use disorder
  • Had a recent incarceration or are currently involved with the criminal justice system
  • Is at current risk of needing placement in a residential program or institution if intensive services are not provided

411 Main Street, Suite 105
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone: (570) 422-6721
Fax: (570) 422-6673
Counties served: Carbon, Monroe and Pike counties

Team Leader
Jamie Kovacs
Phone: (570) 422-6721 ext. 1079
Fax: (570) 422-6673

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