ABOUT ACTS PROGRAM

CCM's strong commitment to a high level of professional service, diversity, and connection to Asia, started before over 35 years ago. The outpatient Asian Clinic Treatment Services (ACTS) at CCM Clinics provides culturally sensitive and inclusive and supportive mental health services including individual therapy, family therapy, and group therapy, and case management services to Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Indian, and other Asian communities. Recognizing that cultural factors have a direct influence in the way an individual views the causality and treatment of mental illness, our program encourages our clients and their family to work within their cultural framework, maximize successful treatment outcomes, and prevent relapse. Attuned to cultural influences on psychiatric presentations, our skilled clinicians produce through diagnostic assessments while delivering in culturally sensitive ways.

SERVICES (also provided in Mandarin and Cantonese)

  • Advocacy
  • Anger Management
  • Bereavement Counseling
  • Case Management
  • Conflict Mediation
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Parenting Group
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychopharmacology

FEATURES

ACTS has 20 Asian clinicians, who speak Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, and other Asian languages and dialects. Our clinicians use long-term treatment, short-term treatment, and solution-focused treatment according to our clients' family's priorities and provide clinical strategies and psychological education based on their culture belief and family system. Highly sensitive to individual and cultural needs, our therapists show respect to the patients in a way that the frame of clinical issues accords to culturally acceptable terms and that their views, opinions, and conditions.

Anger Management

Having treatment plans focused on anger management helps the patients understand and accept themselves, obtain self-compassion and self-care skills to alleviate symptoms, and learn skills to remain calm when frustrated Our bilingual staff has experience in helping Asian clients to connect them with resources and appropriate service referrals within their communities and to navigate the child welfare system, Human Resources Administration, and Justice Center services, which are important programs that lead to successful functioning. The group is provided in Mandarin and Cantonese. It runs ten sessions and each session is about one hour.

Parenting Group

The goal of the parenting group is to help parents develop the skills they need to promote the growth of their child as well as themselves. Through sharing, discussing, and practicing with each other, parents will gain the fundamental knowledge on how to establish a healthy parent-child relationship and how to apply those skills with their child. The group is provided in Mandarin and Cantonese. It runs ten sessions and each session is about one hour.

 

For more information and referral, please contact:
Shu Zeng, Development Director
(718) 802-0666 EXT. 222
szeng@ccmnyc.org