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Definitions of Acronyms and Abbreviations

Acronyms and abbreviations of programs, agencies, documents and services appear throughout this website and literature about person-centered planning and recovery. On this page we have listed the full name for those acronyms and abbreviations that are used frequently to help enrollees, family members, and others to become more familiar with the Program.

ACT Assertive Community Treatment
AOT Assisted Outpatient Treatment
BHO Behavioral Health Organization
CCSI Coordinated Care Services, Inc.
CDT Continuing Day Treatment
C/S/X Consumer/Suvivor/Ex-patient
DBSA Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (peer-led support group)
DBT Dialectical Behavioral Training
DHS Department of Human Services
DOB Department of Budget (New York State)
DOH Department of Health (New York State)
DSS Department of Social Services
EBP Evidence Based Practices
ECT Electro-Convulsive Therapy
EDPRT Emotionally Disturbed Persons Response Team
ELP Essential Lifestyle Planning
HH Health Home
ICM Intensive Case Manager
IPRT Individualized Psychiatric Rehabilitative Treatment
IRP Individual Recovery Plan
ISP Individual Service Plan
LGU Local Governmental Unit
MAPS Making Action Plans (tool for person centered planning)
MHA Mental Health Association
MHSS Mental Health Satisfaction Survey
NAMI National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
NYAPRS New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services
OMH Office of Mental Health
PAR Prior Approval Review
PATH Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope (tool for person centered planning)
also Peer Advocacy Team for Rehabilitation
PCP Person Centered Planning
PFP Personal Futures Planning (tool for person centered planning)
PHAP Personal Health Advantage Plan (for the WNYCCP)
PM Performance Management
PMHP Prepaid Mental Health Plan
PRF Periodic Reporting Form
PROS Personalized Recovery Oriented Service
QI Quality Improvement
QoL Quality of Life (self-assessment tool)
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SCM Supportive Case Manager
SMI Serious Mental Illness
SPMI Serious and Persistent Mental Illness
SPOA Single Point of Access
VESID Vocational Education Services for Individuals with Disabilities
NYCCP New York Care Coordination Program
WRAP Wellness Recovery Action Plan