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Breaking the Habit Approach to Smoking Cessation

1:00pm - May 7, 2019 | Timezone: US/Eastern
Central East PTTC
Registration Deadline: May 7, 2019
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Date: May 7, 2019
Time: 1 PM—2 PM ET
Format: Webinar
Cost: FREE

Contact Hours: 1 NAADAC
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MDQuit has developed a training program for behavioral health providers (that includes mental health and substance use providers) titled, “Breaking the Habit in Behavioral Health: New Hope for Clients Who Smoke (BH2)." BH2 trainings are designed to equip behavioral health providers to assist mental health and substance abusing clients to quit smoking. The training program uses a comprehensive approach to address smoking cessation at all agency levels and provides flexible programming to fit the needs and capacity of agencies and providers. In this webinar MDQuit will provide an overview of this behavioral health provider capacity building initiative.


  • Review information about smoking risks among behavioral health clients
  • Examine data elements that help providers and administrators better understand smoking within the BH population
  • Identify existing beliefs and treatment culture factors impacting the implementation of smoking cessation within substance abuse and mental health agency settings
  • Introduce available tools for conducting brief interventions and using motivational enhancement strategies with clients
  • Provide an overarching view of a four-session smoking cessation treatment program including components that address: Theoretical foundations and understanding the fundamentals of quitting, preparing clients to quit, and executing and strengthening the quit attempt. A look at the training and the program flexibility and what participants can hope to gain from participating will also be included


Carlo DiClementeCarlo C. DiClemente, Ph.D. ABPP, is the director of the MDQuit Resource Center, Center for Community Collaboration, and the Home Visiting Training Center at UMBC and is involved in HRSA and SAMHSA funded projects on integrated care and SBIRT training and implementation. In addition, he oversees the HABITS laboratory at UMBC where he and his graduate students conduct projects that include motivation and stages of change for a variety of health behaviors, understanding mechanisms of change in alcohol and substance abuse, creating integrative screening instruments to support client collaboration and integrated care, assessing the process of smoking initiation and cessation, and SBIRT training in medical residency programs.