Register Today for a SAMHSA Webinar on Assisted Outpatient Treatment

Jul 22, 2019

A SAMHSA sponsored webinar, developed under contract by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors and presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will take place Monday, August 5, 2019 at 12:30pm EST called “Evolution of Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT).”

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What Will it Cover?

Assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) is a practice used in most states where civil court orders mandate participation in treatment for people with serious mental illness (SMI). AOT was established to ensure that people who are experiencing severe negative consequences from serious mental illness participate in treatment. Throughout the years, AOT has evolved to include community-based treatment models that ideally encourage individuals to be actively involved in decisions regarding their treatment plan. This includes peer-informed care, involvement of family members, and coordination between courts and mental health providers. 

During this webinar, participants will learn about AOT and its evolution over the years. Dr. Marvin Swartz, M.D. will discuss different approaches to AOT and highlight states that are effectively utilizing AOT models.

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Our Expert Presenter 

Marvin Swartz, M.D., Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University. Dr. Swartz’s major research interest is in examining the effectiveness of services for severely mentally ill individuals, including factors that improve or impede good outcomes. Current research includes: the effectiveness of involuntary outpatient commitment, psychiatric advance directives and antipsychotic medications. 

When in the seminar room, the Adobe Connect Log-in screen appears, select "Enter as a Guest," enter the name and state of the participant in the "Name" field (Ex. Jane Doe-AK) and click on "Enter Room."  For attendees, this is a “listen only” webinar.  Should they need to dial in, the instructions are on the note pad in the seminar room.  

If you dial in, please ensure that your computer speakers are turned off so that there is no audio feedback. 

Note: If you are only able to join the audio portion, then you will not be able to see the webinar presentation.  

We highly recommend that you test your connection to Adobe Connect in advance of the webinar to ensure access. You may need to work with your state’s IT Department to resolve any firewall issues. To test your connection, please go to: You may be prompted to install ActiveX control, Adobe Flash Player, and Adobe Connect add-ins. If you encounter any difficulty testing your connection or logging into the webinar, please contact Technical Support by calling 1-800-459-5680.

Can't Make It?

You can watch the webinar on your own time here

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact [email protected] via email or at 703-682-5187.
Thank you!
We do not offer CEU credits however letters of attendance are offered upon request. Closed-captioning is available for this webinar. 

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