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

Providers 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.

Virtual Training Offerings:

  • December 8 – 10, 2020
  • April 13 – 15, 2021

2021 April Training Schedule:

The Tobacco Intervention: Intensive Skills Training will include multiple live and recorded sessions, participation in all sessions is required for CMEs/CEUs.  Pre-work sessions, including post-evaluation/quiz, will be available on April 6th and must be completed by 5pm on April 12th.  Questions should be directed to the CTI Training & Education team.

Tuesday, April 13th – 9am – 1:15pm:

Sessions will include a welcome, introductions, answering questions on pre-work and motivational interviewing.

Wednesday, April 14th – 8am – 11:30am

Sessions will include medications, case studies and Ethics.

Recorded Sessions with Debriefs:

Sessions will be released at 12pm on April 13th and need to be completed by 11:30am on Thursday, April 15th 

Thursday, April 15th – 11:30am – 1:15pm: 

Sessions will include a review of tobacco treatment and control resources, the Maine Quitlink, recorded session debrief and office hours

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

Register for the April 2021 Tobacco Intervention: Intensive Skills Training


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