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 (0.0) 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

What People Are Saying

The module was very informing and gave good examples of situations and how to handle them with specific drills.

- Elissa J.