TTS Continuing Education

Continuing Education Credits 

Current TTS continuing education credits opportunites are listed below:         

1. New: How to conduct Tobacco Treatment in Groups on Friday 4/7/17, 9AM – 1 PM, $150

The UMass Center for Tobacco Treatment Research and Training is pleased to announce a new continuing education program for tobacco treatment specialists. This program is designed for TTSs and health care workers who have a firm foundation in the cognitive and behavioral treatment strategies and pharmacotherapy for tobacco dependence. We will teach techniques for applying this knowledge within a group setting. Recommended for those who have completed the UMass TTS Core Training or other ATTUD accredited TTS training, OR have extensive experience in 1:1 tobacco treatment.

The program will be offered at the Hilton Garden Inn in Worcester, MA on the Friday following the our 4-day TTS Core Training programs in April, June and September. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance documenting 4 TTS CEUs. Click here to register.

2. New:Applying Stress Reduction Techniques to Tobacco Treatment on Tuesday 5/16/2017, 9AM – 4 PM, $150

UMass Center for Tobacco Treatment Research and Training is pleased to announce this one-day stress reduction training for Tobacco Treatment Specialists and others who provide tobacco treatment services. This program will provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to apply mindfulness meditation stress reduction principles in their own lives and in the lives of those trying to quit tobacco use or maintain abstinence.The program will include many active components, including some floor exercises.Click here to register.

Instructor: Fernando A. de Torrijo, Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Specialist

Learning Objectives:

      • Apply the principles of mindfulness in preparation for quitting smoking
      • Describe and teach others how to bring the power of attention and intention into the process of quitting
      • Instruct and guide others in formal and informal methods of applying mindfulness meditation in various settings
      • Apply and teach selected MBSR practices for the purpose of smoking cessation and relapse prevention in both one-on-one and in group interventions
      • Discuss ways of using mindfulness practices to cope more effectively with personal and professional stress
      • Explore the use of visualization methods for tobacco treatment

Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 35 Major Taylor Blvd, Worcester, MA

Education Credits:  6 hours TTS continuing education credits

Cancelation policy/Refund policy: If you cancel your registration 2 weeks prior to the course, your fee is refundable less a $50 processing charge. After that date NO refunds will be given. Substitutions are permitted. There will be a $50 fee charged for each substitution.

3.Smoking Cessation for Pregnancy and Beyond: A Virtual Clinic 
This is a free, interactive Web-based program designed by Dartmouth Medical School in collaboration with CDC for health care professionals to hone their skills in assisting pregnant women to quit smoking. Various continuing education credits are available. To learn more about this program go to: 

4.Certificate of Intensive Training in Motivational Interviewing
University of Massachusetts Medical School is offering an intensive training in motivational interviewing. This is a 5 session course that provides in-depth training and coaching in motivational interviewing. While designed for providers working in Patient Centered Medical Homes it is open to all practitioners. There are in-person and on-line options. To learn more go to:
5.The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center
The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center(SCLC) is a national program that aims to increase smoking cessation rates and increase the number of health professionals who help smokers quit. The Center offers webinars on tobacco cessation. To view the or attend the webinars go to

6. Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network
ATTC is a nationwide, multidisciplinary resource for professionals in the addictions treatment and recovery services field. For a list of addiction treatment course offerings visit their site at

7.Varenicline: Where are we today?
Tobacco Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP), a program administered by the University of California hosted a live webcast “Varenicline: Where are we today?” on September 20, 2012. To access the archived webcast visit their site at     

8. Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence 
ATTUD is an organization of providers dedicated to the promotion of and increased access to evidence-based tobacco treatment for the tobacco user. For a list of Tobacco meetings and Conferences visit their website at

9.LaraSig: Health Professional Student Training
This program has web-based trainings that provide support tools to clinicians, researchers, and consumers on a variety of health related topics including tobacco treatment training. To learn more go to their website at

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