Offered since 2006, this innovative 2-day Continuing Medical Education program was specifically designed to provide mental health practitioners with the knowledge and skills necessary to assess and treat tobacco dependence in smokers with mental illness. This activity emphasizes pharmacological and psychosocial treatments for tobacco dependence. Our presenters are nationally recognized trainers and researchers with a broad range of expertise in mental health and addictions. All presentations focus on providing practical, clinically relevant information in an engaging and interactive way.TARGET AUDIENCEPsychiatrists, advanced practice nurses, psychologists, counselors, social workers, certified addiction and drug counselors, certified tobacco treatment specialists, and other mental health professionals.OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to:
- Define the knowledge and skill in assessment and treatment of smokers with mental illness
- Employ behavioral and pharmacologic treatment strategies for smokers with mental illness and recognize medication interactions associated with smoking during treatment
- Apply motivational techniques when working with lower motivated smoker in a culturally competent manner.
- Recognize broader clinical and system issues and barriers for addressing tobacco dependence in mental health settings in order to promote and create a tobacco free environment.
NOTE: For this OCTOBER session only, the registration fee of 300.00 is waived.