Treating Tobacco Together: Essential Skills Training
*The Essential Skills Training title has been updated, though the training contains the same content and information as the formerly known Basic Skills Training.
Registration is now open for 2023-2024 Treating Tobacco Together: Essential Skills Training – to view available options and to register, click here!
Join other health professionals in this virtual training to learn more about nicotine addiction and how to integrate brief, evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions into current practice. The Essential 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: Essential Skills Training is a required component for the Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification Classic Training Pathway.
In this training, participants will learn about tobacco prevalence, products and burden, e-cigarettes and vaping, motivational interviewing, how to integrate brief, evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions into current practice, tobacco treatment medications and relapse prevention and recovery.
Three Training Formats To Choose From
The Treating Tobacco Together: Essential Skills Training is offered in three different modalities with both in-person and virtual training options. All options have the same content but will be offered in different formats. All Essential Skills Training options are approved for the Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification. You only need to pick ONE of the options.
Maine In-Person Offerings:
- November 16, 2023 at Hilton Garden Inn, Auburn Maine – Registration closes November 6th, 2023 at 11:59PM
- April 24, 2024 at Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor Maine – Registration closes April 15th, 2023 at 11:59PM
- May 8, 2024 at Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport Maine – Registration closes April 29th, 2023 at 11:59PM
- December 12, 13, and 14, 2023 (mornings)
- February 6, 7, and 8, 2024 (afternoons)
Virtual with Pre-Work Offerings:
One Day Virtual Essential Skills Training Registration Closing Information
Please Note: Registration for the 1 Day Virtual Essential Skills Trainings close early in order to allow participants ample time to complete online course pre-work prior to the live session via Zoom.
- January 9, 2024 – Registration closes Sunday December 31, 2023 at 11:59PM
Training Cost: $25 for Maine resident, $50 for non-Maine resident
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.