Basic Skills Trainings

Updated 4/3/2020: In response to COVID-19, the MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence is  closely monitoring the recommendations from both the Maine CDC as well as MaineHealth, and we are acting in accordance with these  guidelines as we decide how to best move forward with our scheduled trainings.  Our number one priority the health and safety of our staff and the participants of our trainings.  Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns- [email protected]

Virtual Continuing Education Offerings

Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training

Join other health professionals in this remote training to learn more about nicotine addiction and how to integrate brief, evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions into current practice.  The Basic Skills Training is open to all health professionals, prevention professionals, and community members who are interested in learning more about the burden of tobacco and strategies for intervention and treatment.

The training sessions will include: tobacco prevalence, products and burden; ENDS and vaping; motivational interviewing; brief interventions; tobacco treatment medications; and quit planning.

The virtual training will take place over three sessions, participation in all sessions will be required to receive CMEs/CEUs.

Registration will open soon.

Session 1: September 21, 2020 – 1-3:30pm

Session 2: September 22, 2020 – 1-3:30pm

Session 3: September 23, 2020 – 1-3:30pm

Available CMEs and CEUs: Up to 6.25 credit hours have been approved for the following: Maine Prevention Certification Board, Maine Board of Pharmacy, Maine Board of Dental Practice, Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors, National Commission for Health Education Credentialing and Continuing Medical Education. Participation in all three dates of training is required to receive credit.

Opportunities for Change: Addressing Tobacco and Nicotine Use in Behavioral Health Settings

Research shows that providing tobacco treatment in the behavioral health setting is critically important for improving the health outcomes of this population. Join other behavioral health professionals and the MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence Training and Education team for a new virtual training to learn more about the health burden of tobacco and nicotine on individuals with behavioral health conditions. This training will support Behavioral Health Professionals in various ways including:

  1. Enhancing existing skills to utilize low barrier strategies that will support patients in reducing their use or quitting use of various products.
  2. Increasing understanding of the health burden of tobacco and nicotine on individuals with behavioral health conditions.
  3. Discussing real and perceived barriers to providing treatment in mental health and substance use settings.
  4. Increasing understanding of services targeted to this population through the Maine QuitLink.

Access the Recorded Training

Training Modules:

  • Prevalence, Products and Burden – Treating Tobacco Use Disorder in the Behavioral Health Setting with Victoria Hynes, LCSW
  • Tobacco Use and Addiction with Edward J. Perka, JR, CASAC, ICADC, NCTTP
  • Engaging Tobacco Users – Conversations about Tobacco with Jennifer Noel, LCSW
  • Engaging Tobacco Users – Managing Expectations and Navigating Outcomes with Edward J. Perka, JR, CASAC, ICADC, NCTTP
  • New Approaches to Utilizing Tobacco Treatment Medications with Jennifer Noel, LCSW
  • Planning for Success – Takeaways, Resources and Next Steps

 

Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training

Join other health professionals in this one-day training to learn more about nicotine addiction and how to integrate brief, evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions into current practice.  The Basic Skills Training is open to all health professionals, prevention professionals, and community members who are interested in learning more about the burden of tobacco and strategies for intervention and treatment.

The daylong Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training includes: Tobacco Prevalence, Products and Burden; ENDS and Vaping; Motivational Interviewing; Brief Interventions; Tobacco Treatment Medications; and Quit Planning.

The Basic Skills Training is a requirement for those interested in the National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice.

All in-person training sessions for 2019-2020 have been completed.

Basic Skills Training for Target Audiences

Please note that The Targeted Basic Skills Trainings do not count towards the National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice. Please contact, [email protected] with questions about which training opportunity is best for you.

Opportunities for Change: Addressing Tobacco and Nicotine Use in Behavioral Health Settings

A targeted Basic Skills Training for individuals working in the behavioral health setting.

Tobacco use in populations with behavioral health conditions is a critical health disparity. Individuals living with behavioral health conditions are dying 25 years earlier than the general population; most often from tobacco related cancer, heart disease, and lung disease.

Join other behavioral health professionals and MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence Training and Education team for a half-day training to learn more about the health burden of tobacco and nicotine on individuals with behavioral health conditions, real and perceived barriers to providing treatment in mental health and substance use settings, and opportunities for treatment. Moreover, learn how to enhance your existing skills to utilize low barrier strategies that can significantly support patients in reducing their use or quitting use of various type of products.

All in-person training sessions for 2019-2020 have been completed.

 

Addressing Nicotine and Tobacco Use through Prevention, Policy and Treatment Initiatives

A targeted basic skills training for prevention specialists, public health professionals, and policy makers

Join other professionals and the MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence Training and Education team for a half-day training.  Learn more about the burden of tobacco and nicotine on communities across the state, tobacco-related disparities, and opportunities for interventions.   The ways that policy development and tobacco treatment support each other will be discussed, including ways to effectively promote and support tobacco free campus policies.

All in-person training sessions for 2019-2020 have been completed.

 

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