The New York City Tobacco Cessation Treatment and Technical Assistance Center (NYC TCTTAC
is an NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene initiative that establishes a free training and technical assistance center to address unacceptably high rates of tobacco use among the City's behavioral health population. TCTTAC is the result of a NYC DOHMH partnership with the
Center for Practice Innovations
(CPI) at Columbia Psychiatry and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and Jill Williams, MD from Rutgers University's
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
(RWJMS). TCTTAC is designed to address certain barriers to treatment by ensuring that providers have the necessary training and organizational support to use skills and knowledge about treatment of tobacco use disorder in their daily work.
Please check out the NYC TCTTAC website to learn more and to access useful tools and resources for treating tobacco use disorder:
If you have a login for CPI's LMS, you can also access the two NYC TCTTAC archived webinars (below) and earn continuing education. Just click on either title to get started.
In this archived webinar, you will learn to identify challenges when using Motivational Interviewing (MI) with people who have serious mental illness (SMI). You will also learn how to modify MI to meet these challenges. Finally, you will be able to describe when MI is not recommended.
In this archived webinar, you will learn about emerging evidence around the use and side effects of new tobacco products. You will also understand the master settlement agreement and its impact on tobacco industry and states. Finally, you will be able to describe methods of reducing tobacco use, including new tobacco products.
Each webinar provides 1 self-study contact hour of Social Work, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and CASAC Continuing Education. Each webinar also provides
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM
(details available in webinar descriptions online).