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New Studies Assess Consequences of Assertive Community Treatment and Assisted Outpatient Treatment in New York and Oklahoma

The following is a book book review by Russ Immarigeon, MSW, Editor, Corrections & Mental Health. AssertiveCommunityTreatment

Sandra J. Johnson (2010). Assertive Community Treatment: Evidence-based Practice or Manag ed Recovery. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books, 178 pp.,  Marvin S. Swartz, ed. (2010). Special Section on Assisted Outpatient Treatment in New York. Psychiatric Services, 61(10), 967-1005.


Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), like many measures stressing deinstitutionalization, is over three decades old. The original ACT teams, first developed in Wisconsin, consisted of psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, drug addiction specialists, and vocational counselors, among other intervention professionals.

Posted Mon, Apr 4 2011 3:44 PM by Tracey Vessels


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