TTS Continuing Education

We are developing in-person and online educational opportunities. Check back for updated information on new sessions. Current and recent offerings are listed below:

Continuing Education Credits from CTTRT  

Applying Stress Reduction Techniques to Tobacco Treatment (May 17, 2013). The goal of this course is to 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 training will be at University of Massachusetts Medical School, Faculty Conference Room. 

Continuing Education Credits from Other Organizations;   

  1. 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: https://www.smokingcessationandpregnancy.org/ 


  2. 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: http://www.umassmed.edu/cipc/micourse.aspx


  3. 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 http://smokingcessationleadership.ucsf.edu/Webinars.htm


  4. 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 http://www.attcnetwork.org


  5. 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 http://lecture.ucsf.edu     


  6. 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 http://www.attud.org/tobacco-nicotine-meets.php


  7. 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  http://www.larasig.com/studentwelcome

Previous TTS Continuing Education Programs

Tobacco Treatment Specialist 2-Day Update Workshop: December, 2012

Applying Stress Reduction Techniques to Tobacco Treatment: February, 2009

Addressing Depression and Anxiety in Tobacco Treatment: November, 2008

Advanced Intake, Assessment & Treatment Planning for TTS:  May, 2008