Expanding Clinical Skills for Behavioral Health Practitioners: Tobacco Use Assessment and Referral

Research has discovered including tobacco cessation treatment with mental health and substance use disorders results in longer compliance and a lesser percentage of relapse.  The changes in behavior used in these treatments can also be used to help people quit tobacco.  This training expands on the clinical skills practitioners use daily to include the changes needed to quit tobacco.  Knowing more about how the nicotine addiction works, refreshing Motivational Interviewing skills and incorporating these into a treatment plan can help those in treatment become healthier and less likely to relapse.

Educational Objectives

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the latest statistics regarding the mental health and substance use community and tobacco/vaping use
  • Utilize current skills in treatment to start the conversation about getting help with tobacco/vaping use
  • Understand the facts on how tobacco/vaping impacts treatment for mental health and substance use issues
  • Understand the current project for CMHC’s expansion of tobacco related policies and procedures to help improve the health and well-being of this disparate population

Presenter

Pamela Graef Luckett, MCC, LPC, CTTS

Location

MSPHI

Date

Aug. 26, 2020

Time

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Presenter

Pamela Graef Luckett, MCC, LPC, CTTS

Location

MSPHI