Tobacco use is an important issue that warrants treatment in the behavioral health
setting. Many behavioral health professionals have not received formal training and
may not be aware of the evidence-based treatments for tobacco use disorder. Given
their experience working with people who have complex needs, people who work in
behavioral health settings already have many skills that apply to treating tobacco.
Our free training provides knowledge and builds skills essential to the treatment of
tobacco use disorders, including practice using motivational interviewing techniques to
address tobacco use.
WHO PARTICIPATES IN TRAINING?
Behavioral health programs in NYC who sign up with us to implement tobacco
treatment send 5 to 8 staff to our intensive live training, currently provided virtually.
Staff who join can earn 10.5 hours of continuing education (CME, Social Work, LMHC,
Psychology, and CASAC) covering:
(currently unavailable for 2022)
Two Full days of training
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Continental breakfast is served each
day of training, with additional time for
breaks and lunch.
Four Half day sessions, times vary
Requires a computer and internet in
order to view the presentation, and use
of computer camera for the
motivational interviewing sessions to
participate in interactive role plays
Both in-person and virtual training is free and
includes continuing education credits