Evidence-based Treatment Programs for Serious Mental Illness
Much more about these programs can be found in the SAMHSA Psychosocial Interventions for Older Adults with SMI_PEP21-06-05-001.
Assertive Community Treatment
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) employs a multidisciplinary team of 10-12 providers to meet the varied needs of adults with serious mental illness (SMI), including services such as medications, psychotherapy, employment, and housing.
Cognitive Behavioral Social Skills Training
Cognitive Behavioral Social Skills Training (CBSST) offers adults with schizophrenia a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and social skills training to improve functioning.
Functional Adaptation Skills Training
Functional Adaptation Skills Training (FAST) integrates social cognitive therapy with the Social and Independent Living Skills program it improve independence and quality of life among adults with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.
Programa de Entrenamiento para el Desarrollo de Aptitudes para Latinos
Programa de Entrenamiento para el Desarrollo de Aptitudes para Latinos (PEDAL) is the Spanish version of the Functional Adaptation Skills
Training (FAST) program described above.
Integrated Illness Management and Recovery
Integrated Illness Management and Recovery (I-IMR) is a self-management program for adults with serious mental illness and chronic medical conditions. Built on the Illness Management and Recovery Program, I-IMR includes psychoeducation, cognitive behavioral interventions for treatment adherence and relapse prevention, along with social skills training.
Helping Older People Experience Success
Helping Older People Experience Success (HOPES) is a community-based intervention for older adults with serious mental illness that provides skills for social interaction, living in the community, and health promotion.