Intensive Skills: Tobacco Treatment Trainings

Tobacco Intervention: Intensive Skills Training

This skills-focused training will build on knowledge gained in the Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training. Participants will:

  • Explore the value of a comprehensive tobacco use assessment
  • Learn to develop effective treatment plans
  • Discuss considerations for medication management
  • Review relapse prevention strategies

Clinicians will also spend time building on common counseling skills used in intensive tobacco treatment such as motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy.  This training is appropriate for individuals who have completed the Basic Skills Training within the past five years and are interested in increasing their tobacco treatment skills. The training is a requirement for those interested in the National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice.

Fall 2020 Virtual Training Offering: December 8-10, 2020

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The Tobacco Intervention: Intensive Skills Training will include multiple live and recorded sessions, participation in all sessions is required for CMEs/CEUs.  Recorded sessions must be viewed during the required timelines to complete the training.  Questions should be directed to the CTI Training & Education team.


Pre-Work Sessions:

All pre-work sessions must be completed by 5pm on Monday, December 7th, including the post evaluation/quiz.

  • A Foundation for Assessment (90 minutes)
  • Individualizing Your Treatment Plan (45 minutes)
  • Documentation and Evaluation (45 minutes)

Day 1: Tuesday, December 8th, 9am – 1:30pm

All sessions are live.

  • 9 – 9:30am: Welcome, Introductions & Questions from Pre-Work Sessions
  • 9:30 – 11am: Motivational Interviewing
  • 11-  11:30am: Break
  • 11:30 – 1pm: Motivational Interviewing (continued)
  • 1 – 1:30pm: Tobacco Treatment and Control Resources

Day 2: Wednesday, December 9th, 8am – 11:30am

All sessions are live.

  • 8 – 9am: Taking Medications to the Next Level
  • 9 – 10:15am: Medications & Treatment Planning: Case Studies
  • 10:15 – 10:30am: Break
  • 10:30 – 11:30am: Ethics in Tobacco Treatment

Recorded Sessions with Debrief:

Sessions will be released at 12pm on December 8th and need to be completed before 11:30am on December 10th.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in Tobacco Treatment (60 minutes)
  • Relapse Prevention (105 minutes)
  • Remaining Current in the Practice of Tobacco Treatment (60 minutes)

Day 3: Thursday, December 10th, 11:30am – 1:30pm

All sessions are live.

  • 11:30am – 12:30pm: CBT & Relapse Prevention Debrief
  • 12:45pm – 1:30pm: Remaining Current Debrief, Final Questions & Office Hours

The cost to attend the Intensive Skills training is $50.  Complete all sessions to earn up to 13.5 CMEs/CEUs for this training.

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Spring 2021 Virtual Training Offering: Week of April 12th, 2021

Additional information, including registration information for the April 2021 offering coming soon.

The cost to attend the Intensive Skills training is $50.  Complete all sessions to earn up to 13.5 CMEs/CEUs for this training.


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