Treating Tobacco Dependence Among Behavioral Health Consumers (3 CE’s)

Presented by Kayla Hsu, MPH, CHES®
October 9th,  8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Instructional Level

Introductory — Designed for psychologists who may have little to no background in a specialized skill or content area. The learner can become acquainted with the theoretical underpinnings, principles, methods, and perspectives of a content area. Although it can be used as a foundation for more advanced learning, a program may simply focus on breadth, enrichment or general knowledge.

Course Description and Target Audience

This training will provide participants with evidence-based recommendations for treating tobacco and nicotine dependence among one of Indiana’s most vulnerable populations – adults with mental health conditions, substance use disorders, or co-occuring disorders. Participants will review factors related to nicotine dependence and cessation, the prevalence and consequences of tobacco use among individuals with behavioral health conditions, and strategies and recommendations for assisting individuals with tobacco recovery. There are no known risks associated with this program.

The target audience is mental health providers (advanced doctoral level psychology trainees, psychologists in practice, master’s level clinicians, etc).

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will be able to discuss the prevalence and identify the trends of tobacco use among adults in the U.S. 
  • Attendees will be able to explain the epidemiology and impact of tobacco use among behavioral health consumers.
  • Attendees will be able to review evidence-based tobacco treatment strategies and recommendations based on the U.S. Public Health Services Clinical Practice Guideline on Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence.
  • Attendees will be able to identify and describe current FDA-approved pharmacological approached for the treatment of tobacoo/nicotine dependence. 
  • Attendees will be able to review cognitive and behavioral treatment strategies to assist tobacco users throughout their quit attempt.
  • Attendees will be able to apply knowledge of pharmacological and behavioral approaches for tobacco treatment to sample case studies.

Presenter Information

Ms. Hsu is a trained Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) by the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Tobacco Treatment Research and Training. She is also a certified-UMass TTS Trainer with experience in planning, coordinating, and delivering TTS trainings around the State of Indiana. Her work with Rethink Tobacco Indiana focuses on providing technical assistance while conducting a health systems change project with behavioral health treatment centers to integrate the delivery of tobacco treatment services and/or comprehensive tobacco-free grounds policies. While there is currently no national certification available for tobacco professionals, Ms. Hsu has earned the highest recognition by obtaining the National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice (NCTTP). She is also a professional member of the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence, Inc. (ATTUD) and she holds a Master of Public Health degree from Indiana University Bloomington School of Public Health. 

Location and Costs

$55.00 – Regular registration fee
$41.25 – Consortium Affiliate
No Charge – NPTC Director or Supervisor

*Credit card charges are subject to an additional fee.
** Group rates may be available; contact Katherine Dixon to request consideration.

This presentation will be offered via Zoom.

*National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPTC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.