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ACT Consultant and Trainer


Clinical Instructor


Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health – Carrboro

Education and Training:

BS, Psychology, Gannon University
MSW, Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Summary Statement:

ACT Consultant and Trainer with the Institute for Best Practices. Stephen has been working with people challenged by severe and persistent mental illness since 2001, working in several states, including Illinois, Ohio, and North Carolina. Stephen has extensive experience with ACT implementation, including developing two high-fidelity ACT teams from the ground up, and rebuilding five previously struggling ACT teams. Outside of work, Stephen enjoys traveling to countries off the beaten path and scuba diving. Although he is a former high school wrestler and coach in high school, he has learned through motivational interviewing not to wrestle with consumers or staff.

Stephen Betuker, MSW LCSW