Treating Tobacco Dependence in Mental Health Settings -Free - 1 Day Workshop

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Subject: Treating Tobacco Dependence in Mental Health Settings -Free - 1 Day Workshop
Date: April 21st 2015


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June 2nd, 2015

9:00 a to 4:00pm

Indianapolis Repertory Theater
140 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN


Treating Tobacco Dependence in Mental Health Settings
Free - 1 Day Workshop


This event will teach effective assessment and intervention to address tobacco use in the mental health & addiction treatment setting, will help participants understand how tobacco dependence is a chronic disease, introduce methods to enhance motivation to quit and promote behavior change among tobacco-dependent clients.

Target Audience:

The target audience includes physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers, counselors, peer counselors, community health workers and/or administrators who provide for individuals with behavioral health (mental illness or addictions) problems and use tobacco.


·         Recognize the high rates of tobacco use in individuals with mental illness or other addictions

·         Understand the medical, financial, occupational and other consequences of tobacco use in individuals with mental illness or other addictions

·         Gain increased awareness about the need for integrated tobacco treatment within the behavioral health setting and the barriers which keep smokers with mental illness or addiction from accessing tobacco treatment.  This can include staff that use tobacco or policies that allow for continued tobacco use in the treatment setting.

·         Become familiar with tools for assessing tobacco use including carbon monoxide measurements,  DSM criteria for tobacco use disorder and withdrawal syndromes, assessments of nicotine dependence and stages of change.

·         Describe the rationale for treatment as effective methods for increasing the success of quit attempts.

·         Become familiar with the pharmacology of nicotine replacement products, and other tobacco treatment medications. Learn about dosing, common side effects, and mechanisms of action of FDA approved medications including research studies of these  medications in behavioral health populations

·          Begin  to construct treatment plans for motivated and unmotivated smokers



Jill M. Williams, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry at the Rutgers University-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick.  The focus of Dr. Williams work has been in addressing tobacco in individuals with mental illness or other addictions. Dr Williams has developed training curricula for behavioral health professionals and manualized treatments for treating tobacco in mental health settings. “Learning About Healthy Living” is a curriculum developed for those that are ready to quit as well as those that are not ready to quit by moving clients toward a tobacco-free lifestyle.  Although the emphasis is on tobacco, the curriculum also addresses other aspects of healthy living including, healthy eating, physical activity and stress management.  The chapters of this guide are meant to be used in a weekly group treatment (i.e. anxiety group, substance abuse group, etc.) which can be integrated into other treatment approaches. 

Dr. Williams has received research funding from sources including the National Institutes on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and American Legacy Foundation. Her publications have appeared in numerous journals including Nicotine and Tobacco Research, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.

 6 CEUs (Optional:  Cost $90)
Indiana Professional Licensing Board
The Indiana Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist and Mental Health Counselor Board has approved ASPIN to provide Category I Continuing Education for L.S.W., L.C.S.W., L.M.F.T., and L.M.H.C.





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