About us

The ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) Center of Indiana is a research and training center focused on evidence-based mental health practices that support recovery in adults with severe mental illnesses.

We began as a collaboration of the Department of Psychology and School of Social Work at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and Adult & Child Mental Health Center of Indianapolis. Other partners include the Center for Health Information and Communication (CHIC) at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Eskenazi Health, Places for People and their Illume Center of Excellence. We have active research and training projects with a variety of other mental health centers and university-based researchers.

Our approach is to combine training and implementation with ongoing program evaluation and research. Our center is comprised of a team of researchers, clinicians, consultants, educators, consumers, and family members who have experience in evidence-based practices to help people recover from the effects of severe mental illnesses. This originally started with assertive community treatment (ACT – hence our name) but now incorporates a variety of interventions.