Treating Tobacco Together: Basic Skills Trainings

Treating Tobacco Together: 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. Participation in the Treating Tobacco Together: Basic Skills Training is a required component for the National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice Training Pathway.

The MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence administers tobacco treatment trainings on behalf of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC), Maine Department of Health and Human Services. 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 Treating Tobacco Together: Basic Skills Training is offered as a multi-day, three session training and a one-day training with pre-work. Participation in all sessions is required to receive CMEs/CEUs.

Registration Now Open!

2021-2022 Training Opportunities

  • November 16 – 18, 2021 – Session 1: 9am – 11am, Session 2: 9am – 11:35am, Session 3: 9am – 11:15am – Register
  • January 12, 20229am – 1:10pm – Register
  • February 8 – 10, 2022 – Session 1: 1pm-3pm, Session 2: 1pm – 3:35pm, Session 3: 1pm – 3:15pm – Register
  • March 15, 2022 – 9am – 1:10pm – Register
  • May 10 – 12, 2022 – Session 1: 9am-11am, Session 2: 9am-11:35am, Session 3: 9am-11:15am – Register

Training Cost: Free

Training Components and Topics Include:

  • Tobacco Prevalence, Products & Burden – A Death Epidemic
  • Tobacco Use & Addiction – Willpower Isn’t Enough
  • ENDS (Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems) – A New Epidemic
  • Engaging Tobacco Users – Motivational Interviewing & Brief Interventions
  • Engaging Tobacco Users – Motivational Interviewing & Brief Interventions (continued)
  • The Role of Tobacco Treatment Medications – Increasing Quit Success
  • Planning for Success – Quit Planning & Relapse Prevention

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