Places for People’s Tim McKay and graduates of Maryville University’s Master of Occupational Therapy program presented a new assessment to help people living with severe mental illness and substance use disorders at a national conference last weekend.
Places for People’s Tim McKay and graduates of Maryville University’s Master of Occupational Therapy program will be making a presentation on Saturday at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference & Expo in New Orleans.
Dr. Gary Morse recently met with federal officials to advocate for Assertive Community Treatment services across the country. Morse, Places for People’s Vice President of Research and Development, is a pioneer in the use of ACT to help people who have experienced homelessness and live with severe mental illness.
In September, Dr. Gary Morse shared his expertise of Assertive Community Treatment in China.
Morse, a pioneer of using Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) as a treatment model for people living with severe mental illness who have experienced homelessness, helped provide training to support the newly-started services in China.
The Journal of Mental Health, an international peer-reviewed journal, recently published the results of a five-year project at Places for People to provide specialized substance use and mental health services to more than 300 people who were experiencing homelessness, alcohol use disorders, and often co-occurring mental health disorders.