Presenter: Edward J. Perka, Jr., CASAC, ICADC, NCTTP – MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence
In order to effectively treat Tobacco Use Disorder, a healthcare provider requires a specific combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities, along with affirmative attitudes, values, and beliefs that support them in this important and challenging work. Many providers already have key foundational attributes and abilities such as compassion, empathy, and genuineness, as well as engagement skills, counseling theory, and experience with substance use disorders. Building on these strengths that are already present, CTI’s “Treating Tobacco Together – Intensive Skills Training” provides participants with an advanced level of tobacco specific information that is necessary to treat tobacco use disorder in our clients and patients with competence and confidence. This webinar will outline the main areas and key points of Intensive Skills Training, and will inform you of what to expect should you elect to participate in this training.
Pre-requisite: “Treating Tobacco Together – Essential Skills Training”
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the Topic areas covered in Intensive Skills Training
2. Describe at least two main points in each topic area covered
3. Describe the options available for participating in Intensive Skills Training