February 8, 2019
In place of this month's Training and Education newsletter, we are sharing information about several upcoming offerings. Regular newsletter content will return next month!
Upcoming Events
Tobacco Intervention: BASIC Skills Training
Prerequisite: None

Target Audience: All health, health education and public health professionals

Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration Fee: $50
(Includes continental breakfast and lunch)
A limited number of scholarships are available. Please contact us for more information.

Join other health professionals in this one-day training to learn more about nicotine addiction and how to integrate brief, evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions into current practice. Led by licensed health professionals, this training will increase participants’ confidence for working with patients or clients who use tobacco.  

The curriculum includes:

  • The Burden of Tobacco Use
  • Tobacco Products & Vaping
  • Evidence-based Quit Methods
  • Motivational Engagement Strategies
  • Tobacco Treatment Medications
  • The 5 A’s Brief Intervention Model
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Wormwood Conference Center
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Hampton Inn by Hilton
Presque Isle
Tobacco Intervention: INTENSIVE Skills Training
Prerequisite: Completion of the Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training

Target Audience: All health and
health education professionals

Registration Fee: $100
(Includes continental breakfast and lunch)
This two-day training will build on knowledge gained in the Basic Skills Training.

Participants will:

  • Explore the value of a comprehensive tobacco use assessment
  • Learn to develop effective treatment plans
  • Discuss considerations for medication management
  • Review relapse prevention strategies
  • Build on motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral counseling skills

April 24 & 25, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton, South Portland

Annual Tobacco Treatment
& Prevention Conference
Shifting the Tide:
Addressing Tobacco
in the Behavioral Health Setting

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Marc Steinberg

Dr. Steinberg is a clinical psychologist and the director of the Tobacco Research & Intervention lab. He is also Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Director, Division of Addiction Psychiatry at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
This annual conference brings nationally recognized speakers and local experts together to discuss a wide array of tobacco treatment and prevention topics, new research and innovative approaches to tobacco control. It also provides an opportunity to network with other tobacco treatment professionals from across the state. Attendance at the conference is required for those seeking the National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice.
June 17 & 18, 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton South Portland

Registration Opens March 2019
Post-conference Workshop
Continuing Education Opportunity

Electronic Cigarettes & Vaping: Implications for Tobacco Prevention and Treatment

June 19, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton, South Portland
(rescheduled from April 10)

Please stay tuned for more information!
Helping People Change: Principles of Motivational Interviewing
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 ~ 12 - 1pm
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 ~ 12 - 1pm
E-Cigarettes & Smoking Cessation: What Does the Research Say?
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 ~ 12 - 1pm
Basic Skills Refresher (90 min.)
Thursday, April 4, 2019 ~ 12 - 1:30pm
Deconstructing Cravings: Tales of Self-Doubt and Fear
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 ~ 12 - 1pm

Continuing education credits are available for all programs

Find training details and much more at our new website!
MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence (CTI)
Tobacco Treatment Education and Training Program
CTI provides education and training on evidence-based tobacco treatment to healthcare and behavioral health professionals in Maine on behalf of the Maine CDC, DHHS. Our goal is to improve access to high quality, best practice tobacco treatment and create a network of tobacco treatment specialists across the state.