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Clinical Practice Guidelines Manual

NorthCare Network adopts and disseminates practice guidelines for the provision of acute and chronic care services that are relevant to the targeted populations served by the network.

Clinical Practice Guidelines are published by NorthCare Network for the individuals and families served by the member Community Mental Health Service Providers and individuals who are served by substance use treatment providers (the Substance Use Treatment Practice Guideline is published separately).

The Practice Guidelines include the contract attachments to the Master Contract with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services focused on clinical practices. Other clinical guidelines may be developed by NorthCare Network based on the requirements outlined in federal standards that treatment practices "Are based on valid and reliable clinical evidence or a consensus of health care professionals in the particular field; consider the needs of the enrollees; are adopted in consultation with contracting health care professionals; and are reviewed and updated periodically as appropriate."

The manual provides an analytic framework for the evaluation and treatment of individuals receiving services. It organizes the body of knowledge, skills and information of key treatment practices being used in our region at this time.

A useful approach to the material is to read through the Table of Contents and review the specific topics listed and find your area of interest or need. For general information, review the Overview NorthCare Practice Guidelines document.

Questions? Contact Brittany Pietsch at or (906) 205-4347

Overview NorthCare Practice Guidelines | Clinical Practices Guideline Policy


ACT/IDDT | Assessments | Autism | Behavioral Treatment Committee
Clubhouse | Co-Occurring Disorders | DBT | Emergency Services
Employment | FPE | HCBS | Incident Reporting
Intensive Crisis Stabilization for Children | IMH | I/DD
Jail Diversion | Motivational Interviewing | Peer Supports
Person Centered Planning | PMTO | PTSD | SED | Suicide Prevention & Postvention
Supported Employment | Trauma | Waivers | Wraparound | Other Sources

Practice Guidelines


ACT / IDDT (Assertive Community Treatment / Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment)    [Back to Top]

Assessments    [Back to Top]

Autism    [Back to Top]

Behavioral Treatment Committee    [Back to Top]

Clubhouse    [Back to Top]

Co-Occurring Disorders    [Back to Top]

DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Treatment)    [Back to Top]

Emergency Services    [Back to Top]

Employment    [Back to Top]

FPE (Family Psychoeducation)    [Back to Top]

HCBS (Home and Community Based Services)    [Back to Top]

Incident Reporting    [Back to Top]

Intensive Crisis Stabilization for Children    [Back to Top]

IMH (Infant Mental Health)    [Back to Top]

I/DD (Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities)    [Back to Top]

Jail Diversion    [Back to Top]

Motivational Interviewing    [Back to Top]

Peer Supports    [Back to Top]

Person Centered Planning    [Back to Top]

PMTO (Parent Management Training - Oregon Model)    [Back to Top]

PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)    [Back to Top]

SED (Serious Emotional Disturbance)    [Back to Top]

Suicide Prevention and Postvention    [Back to Top]

Supported Employment    [Back to Top]

Trauma    [Back to Top]

Waivers    [Back to Top]

Wraparound    [Back to Top]

Other Sources' Clinical Practice Guidelines    [Back to Top]

Additional Resources    [Back to Top]

  • A Resource Guide for Families Dealing with Mental Illness - NAMI
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