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Breaking the Habit in Behavioral Health (BH2)
The MDQuit Resource Center developed and is disseminating a training program titled, “Breaking the Habit in Behavioral Health: New Hope for Clients Who Smoke (BH2)" for behavioral health providers across Maryland. The scheduled trainings will take place at UMBC South Campus Research & Technology Park, Halethorpe, MD 21227. Scroll down to our list of trainings for more details on BH2.
BH2 TRAINING DATES FOR FALL 2018
Dates will be determined soon.
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Please see the list of trainings offered and supported 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:
Upon receipt of the Training Request Form, a Center Specialist will be in touch with you by phone to coordinate training details.
MDQuit In-Person Trainings
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:
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 provider/resource or Quitline services (includes training and certification in Fax-to-Assist)
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.
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
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
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: 3 hours
Please note: there is a maximum of 20 trainees for these trainings. All trainees will be awarded 3 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
MDQuit Online Trainings
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
For more information, please see our Fax to Assist Manual.
Note: If you’ve previously registered with Litmos you can use this link to return and sign-in to your account. Once logged in, please visit your Course Library and select the “Fax to Assist” online training.
2. Behavioral Health Smoking Cessation Administrator and Staff Trainings [Online]
Goal: These trainings support administrators and staff in behavioral health settings to address smoking cessation within their clinic or agency site. In this course you will explore culture, myths, strategies and interventions, challenges, and supportive resources at the client, provider, and agency levels that influence smoking cessation efforts. Through the knowledge and skills gained in these trainings, you will be able to more effectively support the work of your clinical providers to integrate smoking cessation interventions into the current services being provided.
Who is the training audience: Administrators working within a behavioral health treatment setting interested in learning how to plan, support, and implement smoking cessation programming within their clinic or agency site.
Training Length: 20 minutes
Link to online training: https://HABITSLabTraining.litmos.com/self-signup/
Note: If you’ve previously registered with Litmos you can use this link to return and sign-in to your account. Once logged in, please visit your Course Library and select the “BH2 Administrator Online Training”
Staff Training (non-clinical)
Who is the training audience: Staff (non-clinical) working within a behavioral health treatment setting interested in learning how to support smoking cessation programming within a clinic or agency site.
Training Length: 15 minutes
Link to online training: https://HABITSLabTraining.litmos.com/self-signup/
Note: If you’ve previously registered with Litmos you can use this link to return and sign-in to your account. Once logged in, please visit your Course Library and select the “BH2 Staff Online Training”
Treating Tobacco Use in Maryland: Tools for Helping Your Patients Quit
The Maryland Tobacco Quitline has a NEW online training to help
healthcare providers address tobacco with their patients!
This training features the abbreviated AAR – Ask, Advise, and Refer – intervention, referral methods for the Quitline, and pharmacology information. This training introduces healthcare providers to tools and resources geared to help them develop or refine strategies to address tobacco cessation treatment and referrals for their patients. Participants who complete the training will become familiar with the available services provided by the Maryland Tobacco Quitline, how to refer a patient for tobacco cessation services, and leverage existing community and other resources to help their patients quit using tobacco.
Click on this link to access the training: www.helppatientsquitmd.org
The training is FREE to healthcare providers and is sponsored by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Maryland Tobacco Quitline. Upon completion of the online training, participants may be eligible to receive CME credits approved by the American Academy of Family Physicians.