Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training
The Tobacco Dependence Program of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Public Health has developed this training to prepare professionals to provide intensive specialist treatment for tobacco dependence. The 5-Day Core Training will provide health professionals with an in-depth understanding of Tobacco Dependence, as well as the essential science-based treatment tools necessary to help their client’s achieve freedom from tobacco use. The nationally recognized faculty brings to this training a wealth of expertise in tobacco control, nicotine addiction, medical consequences of tobacco use, treatment of tobacco dependence, program development and evaluation, and treating tobacco addiction with special populations such as those with mental illness and other addictions or young people. The training format allows for an interactive and comprehensive educational experience. Participants can expect to leave the training competent to effectively treat patients for tobacco dependence and to provide other services that will help organizations to address tobacco use. The curriculum provides knowledge of evidence-based treatment methods and provides participants with necessary skills and tools needed to assess and treat smokers in multiple settings. The CTTS training meets all of the requirements set forth in the US Pubic Health Guidelines as well as the proposed standards for competencies for tobacco treatment specialists developed by the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD).
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