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Forensic Assertive Community Treatment: Preliminary Outcomes and the Role of Environmental Influences
  • Brian L. Kelly, PhD, Loyola University Chicago
  • Amy C. Watson, PhD, The University of Illinois at Chicago
In this episode, Dr. Amy Watson and Brian Kelly discuss their research into Forensic Assertive Community Treatment, an adaptation of traditional ACT that attempts to explore the unique challenges faced by previously incarcerated persons with mental illness as they re-enter communities. Dr. Watson and Mr. Kelly interpret their findings and advocate for a broader response beyond focus on this population's mental illness to an appreciation for environmental factors (such as housing) in the population's attempts to avoid recidivism and experience success in the community.
Publication Date
May, 2012
Citation Information
Episode 96 - Dr. Amy Watson and Brian Kelly: Forensic assertive community treatment: Preliminary outcomes and the role of environmental influences. (2012, May 14). Living Proof Podcast Series. [Audio Podcast] Retrieved from