Course Overview

Frank Vitale dives into how you, as a clinician, can support tobacco cessation when interacting with individuals with those you serve. He takes a physiological and behavioral approach to the "5 A's" (ask, advise, assess, assist, and arrange). He also works through Motivational Interviewing and recognizing stages of change. 

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (0.0), MCBAP-S (2.0), Mi-CEC (0.0), Nursing (0.0)
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Topics Covered

  • Clinical practice guidelines and interventions for treating tobacco use and dependence
    • 5A’s of tobacco cessation
    • Assessing client readiness to quit
    • Motivational interviewing and change talk
  • Implementing interventions for clients ready to quit

    • 3 key elements of counseling

    • Developing a quit plan

    • Facilitating the quitting process

  • Drug interactions and pharmacological supports

    • Pharmacokinetic drug interactions

    • Medications for cessation

    • Nicotine replacement therapy

    • Combination pharmacotherapy

Additional Considerations

National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco & Cancer Control provides resources and tools to help organizations reduce tobacco use and cancer among individuals experiencing mental health and substance use challenged.


Course Objectives

  • Identifying and implementing evidence- based cessation strategies to engage individuals with mental health and substance use challenges with high rates of tobacco use
  • Enhancing motivational interviewing   techniques to best engage clients in   tobacco cessation attempts
  • Increasing knowledge of FDA approved   Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRTs)   and other pharmacological supports to   best support your clinicians and clients

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