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MDQuit Training

 

MDQuit Trainings

 

MDQuit offers the following trainings:

Brief Interventions & Fax-to-Assist

Preparing to Quit

Breaking the Habit in Behavioral Health

Fax-to-Assist [online]

Please see the list of trainings offered by MDQuit outlined below.  If you do not see a description that meets your agency’s needs, please contact a Center Specialist and we can work with you to see if we can tailor a training to your needs and/or the populations served at your agency.

 

TO REQUEST TRAINING:

If you are interested in hosting a training event for your organization/group, please fill out the application linked below and fax it to 410-455-1755 or e-mail to trainings@mdquit.org

Click here for Training Request Form

Upon receipt of the Training Request Form, a Center Specialist will be in touch with you by phone to coordinate training details.

 

MDQuit Trainings:

 

1.  BRIEF INTERVENTIONS & FAX-to-ASSIST

Goal:  This training provides a brief introduction on integrating stages of change and motivational interviewing techniques in addressing smoking cessation with clients using the A3C model to talk about quitting and connecting clients to local resources or Quitline services using Fax-to-Assist. There are three core components to this training:

  1. Screening and Brief Intervention using the A3C Approach:
  • Ask:  About tobacco use every time
  • Advise:  Urge tobacco users to quit
  • Assess:  Determine willingness to make a quit attempt
  • Connect:  Make an effective connection to local??? or Quitline services (includes training and certification in Fax-to-Assist)
  1. Stages of Change:  Review of the behavior change process and the smoker’s journey through the process using the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) and the five Stages of Change.  Each stage represents important tasks an individual needs to accomplish in order to achieve long-term sustained change.
  1. Motivational Enhancement Strategies:  Adaptation of motivational interviewing strategies for brief interventions; helping clients resolve ambivalence and strengthen a client’s motivation to quit.

Who is the Training audience:  Any providers or other professionals interested in helping clients quit smoking.

Training length:  Ideally 60 to 90 minutes

 

2. PREPARING TO QUIT (PTQ)

Goal:  This training prepares you to use a single group or individual session to help prepare smokers to quit.  Trainees will receive background information on the smoking habit, reasons for quitting, a manual, and accompanying handouts to use with clients.

Who is the training audience:  Providers or community members working with adolescents or adults who are interested in providing information and a brief  interactive intervention with aids to clients who smoke.

Training length:  90 minutes

 

INTRODUCING!!!

 

3.  BH2 – BREAKING THE HABIT IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH:  NEW HOPE FOR CLIENTS WHO SMOKE

Our family of interventions to assist mental health and substance abusing clients to quit smoking.  With these trainings we take a comprehensive approach to address smoking cessation at all agency levels and provide flexible training opportunities to fit the needs and capacity of your agency.

 

A.  Single Session Individual or Group Smoking Cessation - Provider Training

Goal:  This training prepares you to use a tailored, multi-component group or individual single session protocol to help prepare behavioral health clients to quit Trainees will receive background information on behavioral health smoking risks,  common myths about smoking in behavioral health populations, learn basic information to use NRT/Pharmacotherapy, and discuss organizational culture factors impacting implementation.  All trainees will receive the necessary materials to use this intervention with clients including a manual, training videos, and client worksheets.

Who is the training audience:  Mental Health or Substance Abuse providers who have experience running groups or have the capacity to work individually with clients  on smoking cessation and only have a single session to dedicate to smoking cessation efforts with clients.

Training length:  2 hours

Please note: there is a maximum of 20 trainees for these trainings.  All trainees will be awarded 2 CEU credits for completion of the entire training.

 

B.  Multiple Session Group Smoking Cessation - Provider Training

Goal:  This training will teach you how to conduct a flexible and interactive multiple session smoking cessation group for behavioral health clients who smoke. Trainees will receive background information on behavioral health smoking risks, common myths about smoking in behavioral health populations, learn basic information to use NRT/Pharmacotherapy as well as basic cognitive-behavioral and motivational enhancement strategies, and discuss organizational culture factors impacting implementation.  The program consists of engaging structured focus on critical cessation tasks as well as  worksheets and videos to accompany the material.  All trainees will receive the instructor manual and additional materials.

Who is the training audience:  Mental Health or Substance Abuse providers who have experience running groups and have the capacity to run multiple session smoking cessation groups in their agency.

Training length:  6 hours

Please note: there is a maximum of 20 trainees for these trainings.  All trainees will be awarded 6 CEU credits for completion of the entire training.

 

C.  Administrator and Staff Trainings

Goal:  This training aims to address organizational level factors that impact implementation of organizational change to support individual change, like smoking cessation.  Trainees will be provided a background of smoking and cessation myths in behavioral health treatment settings and an overview of best practices for smoking cessation in this population.  The training will also include discussion on how to help the agency develop appropriate policies, interventions, and resources to build capacity for smoking cessation in the treatment setting.

Who is the training audience:  Administrators, directors, and support staff in behavioral health agencies interested in emphasizing and implementing smoking cessation efforts in their treatment settings.

Training length:  30 to 60 minutes

 

4. FAX-to-ASSIST [Online]

Goal:  This training teaches the nuts and bolts of how to use the Fax-to-Assist referral program providing you a convenient and more immediate way to refer clients who smoke to Maryland’s Quitline for counseling services.  Trainees receive information on Quitline services, directions on how to make fax referrals, and materials to begin a fax referral program in your organization.  HIPAA covered entities can also get feedback on these referrals from the Quitline.

Who is the training audience:  Any medical, social services, or other healthcare providers, or other professionals interested in helping clients who smoke to quit.

Training length:  20 minutes

Link to online training: http://mdquit.org/fax-to-assist