Throughout the year, CTI conducts free virtual trainings to support ongoing education in tobacco treatment, prevention and policy change.  The CTI Training and Education Team offers a variety of webinars that allow you to earn continuing education credits and learn without leaving your desk.

Upcoming Webinar Offerings:

Download the 2021-2022 Webinar Offerings informational sheet.

Tobacco and Other Substance Use Disorders

Watch Recorded Webinar
Presenter: Edward J. Perka, Jr., CASAC, ICADC, NCTTP – MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence

Tobacco and other substances, including alcohol, opioids, stimulants, and cannabis, are often used in conjunction with each other. The prevalence of comorbid tobacco and other substance use is associated with a wide range of deficits in physical, psychological, and behavioral outcomes. This webinar will provide an overview of the various underlying mechanisms contributing to comorbid tobacco and other substance use, and will present information useful to clinicians in the course of treatment planning.

What’s up with the C in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy): The Role of Thinking with Tobacco Use and Tobacco Quit Webinar

Watch Recorded Webinar
Presenter: Martha Seabury, RN, NCTTP – MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence, Clinical Specialist

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an effective form of treatment for individuals with substance use disorders. This webinar will include a basic review of the components of CBT, focusing on the impact of thoughts on feelings and behavior. Using case studies, participants will begin to identify unhelpful thinking. Finally, participants will learn ways to address these thought traps in real time with their patients/clients.

A Social Psychological Approach to Ending Health Stigma

Register – Earn 1.0 CME
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 2-3pm; Presenter: Elizabeth Scharnetzki, Ph.D. – Maine Medical Center Research Institute Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

This webinar will provide a foundational overview of the social psychological research on health stigma. Evidence-based strategies to mitigate health stigma, lung cancer stigma in particular, and inequities in healthcare will be discussed.

The Road to Certification: All About the Training Pathway for the National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice

Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021, 12-12:30pm; Presenter: Victoria Hynes, LCSW – MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence, Training and Education Program Manager

The MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence is one of 25 Nationally Accredited Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Programs, and provides the training pathway for those who are pursuing the National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice (NCTTP). This unified certification process is an important step to enhance the professionalization and recognition of tobacco treatment as a specialty. Tune in to learn more about the training process, the requirements of certification, frequently asked questions, and resources available to support certification.

Unsafe in any Form: The Health Risks of Tobacco Products Other Than Cigarettes

Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 12-1pm; Presenter: Keith Walker, LCSW, TTS-C – MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence Training and Education Program

The types of tobacco products available have proliferated in recent years, creating a shifting and sometimes confusing landscape. This webinar will provide an overview of some of the more recent non-cigarette tobacco products and will address some of the myths and misinformation about them. This presentation will discuss health risks associated with different types of tobacco products, including combustibles, smokeless tobacco, electronic nicotine delivery systems, and heated-not-burned products. Health risks specific to youth and young adults will be highlighted, since they are the targeted population and the primary users of most of these newer products. Treatment implications for users of these products will be touched upon, as well as some of the regulatory measures that have been enacted and proposed regulations for future consideration.

Secondhand and Thirdhand Smoke Impact on the Latino Community & Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing

Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 2-3pm; Presenter: Yaneth Rodriguez, MPH – University of Southern California Tobacco Center for Regulatory Sciences, Community Data Collection Manager

Secondhand and thirdhand smoke are a significant public health concern and driver of smoke-free policies. Secondhand smoke is inhaled involuntarily from tobacco being smoked by others and increases the risk for many diseases. When nonsmokers are exposed to tobacco smoke, their risk of lung cancer is increased by about 20%. Thirdhand smoke leaves chemical residue on surfaces where smoking has occurred and can continue long after the smoke has left the environment. This presentation will review the impact of secondhand and thirdhand smoke can have on the Latino community. This presentation will also explain how smoke-free multi-unit housing policies can protect tenants.

Tobacco Treatment Medications for Psychiatric Patients

Register – 1.0 CME
Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 2-3pm; Presenter: Dr. Christopher Buttarazzi, MD, Maine Behavioral Healthcare, Addiction Psychiatrist

This webinar will review medication options for tobacco treatment, particularly those that require prescriptions and their utilization among psychiatric patients. Participants will go through a case review of patients from a few different age demographics and strategies used to facilitate tobacco cessation.

Tobacco Tips and Tricks from My Time as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Working at the Bedside, in an Out-Patient Clinic and Over the Phone

Register – 1.0 CME
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022, 12-1pm; Presenter: Martha Seabury, RN, NCTTP – MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence, Clinical Specialist

This webinar aims to address some of the challenges presented when treating clients and patients with tobacco use disorder. How much time will it take? What do I say? How do I say it? I have no idea how to answer that! Tune in for some tobacco related information collected over the years while doing intensive tobacco treatment in a variety of settings.

Navigating the Ever-Changing Landscape of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems in Tobacco Treatment, Prevention and Control: A 2022 Update

Register – Earn 1.0 CME
Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 12-1pm; Presenters: Victoria Hynes, LCSW – MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence, Training and Education Program Manager & Sarah Rines – MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence, Communications Program Manager

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems also known as e-cigarettes, have notable implications for both youth and adults, though the landscape among the two varies greatly. This session will highlight the current prevalence of use, products on the market, and discuss treatment and prevention strategies to address use in various healthcare settings. Additionally, participants will learn about cutting edge communications strategies used to promote treatment and digital interventions available for youth and adults.

Brief Solution-Focused Therapy – Applications for Tobacco Use Disorder Treatment

Register – Earn 1.0 CME
Date: Monday, May 23, 2022, 12-1pm; Presenter: Edward J. Perka, Jr., CASAC, ICADC, NCTTP – MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence

Brief Solution-Focused Therapy (BSFT) is a short-term goal-focused evidence-based therapeutic approach which helps clients change by constructing solutions rather than focusing on problems. In the most basic sense, BSFT is a hope friendly, positive emotion-eliciting and future-oriented vehicle for formulating, motivating, achieving, and sustaining desired behavioral change. In this webinar, we will discuss some of the key concepts and tools of BSFT, including goal development questions, looking for previous solutions, looking for exceptions, present and future-focused questions vs. past-oriented focus, compliments, the Miracle Question, and scaling questions.

Completed 2020-2021 Webinar Recordings

  • Celebrating One Year of the Maine QuitLink’s Expanded Service: Success & Lessons Learned (View Webinar Recording)
  • Tobacco Use and Cancer: Strategies to Address Use and Deliver Treatment (View Webinar Recording)
  • Addressing Vaping in the Healthcare Setting, Part 1 – What You Need to Know and How to Take Action (View Webinar Recording)
  • Addressing Vaping in the Healthcare Setting, Part 2 – Looking Toward the Future: Research and Strategies for Treatment (View Webinar Recording)
  • Integrating Tobacco Use Interventions into the Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders (View Recorded Webinar)
  • Use of Tobacco & Nicotine Products in Maine: Identifying Opportunities for Action (View Recorded Webinar)
  • Resources for Schools to Address Tobacco Use and Vaping (View Recorded Webinar)
  • The Environmental Impacts of Tobacco and ENDS – The Damage Doesn’t End with Consumption (View Recorded Webinar)

Please check our calendar for additional professional development opportunities and sign up for our e-newsletter to be notified when additional webinars are scheduled.