OCEACT would like to announce to the ACT community that there is an ACT Team Lead position open at Benton County. If you are interested in applying click here.
OCEACT would like to make the ACT community aware that Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an ACT Peer Support Specialist position open. If you are interested, the link to the Job Description and to apply directly is below:
OCEACT would like to let the Oregon ACT community know that Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an Counselor IIl, ACT position open.
If you are interested in applying for the position or want more details, visit the link to the Job Description by clicking here.
To learn more please go to the Center for Human Development, La Grande website at http://www.chdinc.org/jobs.aspx.
OCEACT wanted to spread the word to our ACT statewide community that Benton County is currently searching for a Supported Employment Specialist. If you are interested please CLICK HERE.
The 2018 OCEACT Conference will be held on Tuesday June 12th and Wednesday June 13th
Where’s the Conference?
The 2018 OCEACT Conference will be held at the:
CH@M Hill Alumni Centeer
Oregon State University
725 SW 26th St. Corvallis, OR 97221
Where to Stay?
Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis
Conference rate is $129.
Hotel Phone Number: 541-752-5000
2500 SW Western Boulevard Corvallis, Oregon
Click Here for Hilton Hotel Link
Day 1 of the OCEACT Conference is 8 am – 5 pm on Tuesday June 12th
Day 2 of the OCEACT Conference is 8 am – 12 on Wednesday June 13th
Shane Semin – ACT Statewide Trainer and Fidelity Reviewer
Shane grew up in Ashland, Oregon and feels lucky to be a 34 year resident of Southern Oregon, . Shane experienced adversity in his teens and early 20’s and was fortunate enough to find recovery at 22 years old. Shane started to find different opportunities for himself and as a young man, Shane found himself working manual labor, mostly having to do with production and Mill work. After years of manual labor work, Shane was able to use the wisdom of his father and “use the thing on his shoulders for something other than a hat rack”. Shane returned to school in his Mid 20’s and he was determined to become a long term residential Alcohol and Drug counselor. Upon graduation, he was able to secure one of only two local positions that fit this bill. Shane worked 7 plus years in a residential setting, providing addictions counseling to adult males who could bring one child in to residence and gain substance abuse treatment along with parenting skills. Shane made another change and went into outpatient Opiate replacement therapy. After four years working with the opiate dependent population, he found himself with another opportunity for change and worked on the Access to Recovery Grant with Jackson County Mental Health. When this grant came to an end, the agency was ready to start an Assertive Community treatment team. Shane worked on the Jackson County Mental Health ACT team as the Substance Abuse Specialist for nearly 4 years. Recently, Shane was prompted to apply for a position for the Oregon Center of Excellence for Assertive Community Treatment, where two of his friends were currently working. Shane was offered the position of ACT Statewide Trainer and feels blessed to be part of this amazing team!
Alyssa Kerlinger – OCEACT Research Associate
Alyssa was born and raised in Medford, Oregon, where she currently lives. She graduated with a bachelor degree in Sociology and certificates in Nonprofit Management and Regional Studies and Applied Social Research from Southern Oregon University. While finishing her degree, Alyssa partnered with the Southern Oregon University Research Center to study student retention, analyzing the obstacles SOU students face to reach graduation. Alyssa has been able to assist with other research studies including: collecting data for Jackson County Health and Human Services’ Standardized Tobacco Assessment for Retail Settings and co-editing on Dr. Vincent Smith’s Food Assessment Research, which is currently submitted for publishing.
With her knowledge of the barriers that college students face, Alyssa started her career at Jackson County Mental Health as a Supported Education Specialist. There, she was able to assist mental health clients overcome barriers and achieve their education goals. It is with great excitement that Alyssa will continue her work in mental health and use her research experience in her new position as OCEACT’s Research Associate.
With a love for understanding and learning about people, Alyssa spent several years before college traveling through China, Puerto Rico, Israel and Kenya. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys continuing to travel, reading a good book, and camping or rafting with her husband and two dogs.
The ACT Peer Specialists collaborative calls that take place on the second Monday of each month has transitioned into a study group to learn Cognitive Behavioral Social Skills Training for Schizophrenia. The study group reads two chapters from Eric Granholm’s book on Cognitive Behaivoral Socal Skills training, discuss strategies, practice skills with each other and with ACT participants and then shares successes and struggles. Many observed Eric’s strategies first hand at the 2016 annual OCEACT conference and we look forward to adding this evidenced based practices to further the recovery goals of ACT participants. Peers interested in joining can call the conference call line 1-800-920-7487 using participant code 4365143.