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Serious Mental Illness and COVID-19: Tailoring ACT Teams, Group Homes, and Supportive Housing

Activity Type:

  • Webinar

Release Date: 4/9/2020

Expiration Date: 5/15/2020

  • Participation: 1


Event Details

The live webinar will take place on April 15, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm ET.

Due to system capacity the webinar will be limited to 1,000 participants. Advance registration is encouraged. 

Can't attend the live session? A recording will be made available through SMI Adviser within a week of the event. 


Many individuals living with serious mental illness have frequent interaction with mental health providers and the healthcare system. With the stay-at-home orders and the requirement of social distancing that come with the COVID-19 pandemic, adaptation of usual treatment practices is needed to maintain engagement and continuity of care. This free townhall presentation brings together a panel of experts in SMI to highlight and answer questions about arising best practices being implemented by Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams, and supporting those in supportive housing or group homes.


FREE- $0

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Grant No. 1H79SM080818-01 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. 

Target Audience

Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Nurses/Nurse Practitioners, Counselors, Peer Support/Peer Specialists

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1.0 hour
Program Start Date: April 15, 2020 
Program End Date: April 15, 2020

Continuing Education Credit

This webinar has NOT been designated for continuing education credit. Only a non-credit certificate of participation will be awarded. 

Individuals who wish to claim a certificate of participation must attend the live session and complete an evaluation. 

Faculty and Planner Disclosures


  • Adina Bridges, LCSW, Director of South Florida Practices, Centerstone
  • Kurt Cousins, MD, Affiliate Faculty, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas at Austin
  • Helle Thorning, PhD, MS, LCSW-R, Clinical Professorr, Columbia University


  • Tristan Gorrindo, MD, Director of Education, American Psychiatric Association
  • Amy Cohen, PhD, Associate Director, SMI Adviser, American Psychiatric Association
  • Benjamin Druss, MD, MPH, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Emory University
  • Robert Cotes, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Patrick Hendry, Vice President of Peer Advocacy, Supports and Services, Mental Health America 
  • Donna Rolin, PhD, APRN, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin

Accessibility for Participants with Disabilities

The American Psychiatric Association is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website to people with disabilities.  Please contact the American Psychiatric Association at 202-559-3900, if you require assistance seven (7) days prior to the start of a live webinar.

Hardware/Software Requirements

We recommend that prior to the webinar, you check system requirements to ensure your device is compatible and rule out connectivity issuess.

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This website requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration

  • Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.3+ 
  • Browser: Firefox (latest version), Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 7.0+, Microsoft Edge (latest version) or Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+ 
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements

  • Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Macromedia Flash Player 10.3 or higher; Sound Card at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh:Mac OS X 10.4+ or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

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