Basic Skills Trainings

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 may take place over sessions, participation in all sessions will be required to receive CMEs/CEUs.

2020-2021 Training Opportunities

  • September 21, 22, 23, 2020 – Complete
  • February 24, 2021; 9am – 1pm – Registration Coming Soon
  • March 23, 24, 25, 2021; 9am – 11:30am – Registration Coming Soon
  • May 11, 12, 13, 2021; 1pm – 3:3opm – Registration Coming Soon

Training Cost: $25, please contact [email protected] to discuss available scholarships.

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

Available CMEs and CEUs: Up to 6 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.

The virtual training will take place over multiple sessions, participation in all sessions will be required to receive CMEs/CEUs.  A total of 3.25 CEUs/CMEs are available for this training.

2020-2021 Training Opportunities

  • November 17, 18, 19, 2020 – Complete
  • January 20, 21, 2021; 1pm – 3:45pm – Registration Coming Soon

Training Cost: Free

Training Components and Topics Include:

  • Prevalence, Products & Burden – Treating Tobacco Use Disorder in the Behavioral Health Setting
  • Tobacco Use and Addiction
  • Engaging Tobacco Users – Conversations about Tobacco
  • Engaging Tobacco Users – Managing Expectations and Navigating Outcomes
  • New Approaches to Utilizing Tobacco Treatment Medications
  • Planning for Success – Takeaways, Resources and Next Steps

 

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