Module 3: IMPACT Tobacco Smoking Cessation Training for Community Mental Health Clinics: Assessing Smoking Status and Willingness to Quit

This activity is supported by a grant funded through the National Institute of Mental Health Advanced Laboratories for Accelerating the Reach and Impact of Treatments for Youth and Adults with Mental Illness (ALACRITY) Research Centers (P50).

This activity is the third of four online learning activities for the IMPACT project. This module is a brief introduction to the Willingness-to-Quit assessments that you will be using in the IMPACT project. 

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and other mental health and medical professionals.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of assessing tobacco smoking status and willingness to quit 
  • Recognize readiness to quit as a dynamic factor in smoking cessation treatment 
  • Name the recommended frequency of willingness-to-quit assessments
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.25 Category II credits for Social Workers
  • 0.25 CEU Hours for Psychologists
  • 0.25 MNA Contact Hours for Nurses
  • 0.25 Participation
Course opens: 
01/08/2021
Course expires: 
01/25/2022
Fee:
$0.00

What is IMPACT?

IMPACT stands for Implementing Action for Smoking Cessation Treatment

This pilot study is part of the NIMH-funded P50 Johns Hopkins ALACRITY Center. The focus of the Johns Hopkins ALACRITY Center for Health and Longevity in Mental Illness is to translate evidence-based interventions to reduce premature mortality among consumers with serious mental illness (SMI) into community mental health settings in Maryland and nationwide.

We are testing an implementation intervention designed to improve provider knowledge, self-efficacy, and delivery of evidence-based smoking cessation treatment for SMI in community mental health settings. We hope to increase delivery of evidence-based treatment to consumers.

This implementation intervention includes asynchronous online and remotely delivered synchronous trainings, including using an avatar practice module for motivational interviewing skills, treatment protocol, expert consultation and coaching/practice facilitation. Manuals and resources guides are available to support delivery of smoking cessation treatment.

Mental health providers’ extensive experience working with consumers with SMI makes them optimally positioned to deliver effective cessation treatment for tobacco smoking, the leading cause of premature mortality among people with SMI.

Contact us:

Email: impact1@jhmi.edu


 

 

This activity is supported by an educational grant from the National Institute of Mental Health Advanced Laboratories for Accelerating the Reach and Impact of Treatments for Youth and Adults with Mental Illness (ALACRITY) Research Centers (P50).

About the faculty

Arlene Dalcin, MS, RD

Study Team Investigator

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Ms. Dalcin is a Registered Dietician, health educator, and master Motivational Interviewing trainer with over 25 years of experience in clinical research. As a faculty member at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine her focus is on designing interventions and developing trainings for the prevention and treatment of obesity, hypertension and other chronic health conditions. Ms. Dalcin has developed the educational, avatar, and training materials and is the voice behind some of the online training modules featured in this program.

 

Gail Daumit, MD, MHS

Center Director, Principal Investigator

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Dr. Daumit is a practicing general internist whose research is dedicated to improving the physical health of individuals with serious mental illness and decreasing health disparities in this population. Dr. Daumit is a Samsung Professor of Medicine with joint appointments in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the School of Medicine. She is the ALACRITY Center Director and has been the principal investigator on many randomized trials implementing programs to improve physical health of individuals with serious mental illness.

 

Faith Dickerson, PhD, MPH

Co-Principal Investigator

Sheppard Pratt Health System

Dr. Dickerson is a clinical psychologist with public health research training. She has been involved in many studies that address interventions to reduce cardiovascular risk and improve the somatic health of persons with mental illness. She has co-directed trials of psychosocial interventions to promote smoking cessation for persons with serious mental illness. Dr. Dickerson directs the Stanley Research Program at Sheppard Pratt Health System.

 

Joseph Gennusa, PhD, RD, LDN

Community Engagement Core Co-Director

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Dr. Gennusa is a Registered Dietician with a doctorate in Health Administration and has directed community nutrition programs in state government. He has extensive experience in high quality data collection in community health settings in a wide array of measures. As Project Director, Dr. Gennusa will work closely with Drs. Daumit and Dickerson on study operations.

 

Stacy Goldsholl, MA

Intervention Director

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Ms. Goldsholl is a kinesiologist and works closely with Ms. Dalcin. She has experience designing, developing content for, and managing lifestyle interventions for persons with serious mental illness including weight loss and smoking cessation. Ms. Goldsholl is extensively trained in Motivational Interviewing and supports interventionists to use a patient-centered approach.

 

Eden Evins, MD, MPH

William Cox Family Professor of Psychiatry

Harvard Medical School

Director, Center for Addiction Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Evins is a psychiatrist whose research focuses on the efficacy of pharmacotherapeutic cessation aids in smokers with and without serious mental illness. Dr. Evins’ studies have led to changes in clinical practice guidelines for smoking cessation for those with serious mental illness. She has extensive experience in directing studies on smoking cessation conducted in community mental health centers. Dr. Evins is the Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Addiction Medicine.

 

Cori Cather, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology

Harvard Medical School

Director, Center of Excellence for Psychosocial and Systemic Research, Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Cather is a clinical psychologist whose research focuses on psychosocial interventions to promote physical health among individuals with early psychosis and also those with persistent mental health challenges. She has also developed evidence-based psychosocial smoking cessation interventions. Dr. Cather is the Director of the Center of Excellence for Psychosocial and Systemic Research at the Massachusetts General Hospital Schizophrenia Program in Boston.

Disclosure Statements

Faculty and Content Planners Disclosures: The following faculty and content planners are reported as having no financial interest, arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 12 months: Arlene Dalcin, MS, RD, Gail Daumit, MD, MHS, Faith Dickerson, PhD, MPH, Joseph Gennusa, PhD, RD, LDN, Stacy Goldsholl, MA, Eden Evins, MD, MPH, Cori Cather, PhD, Liz Mace, MHS, MA  and Jen Schulman, BS.

This activity will discuss commercial products including, the use of varenicline, bupropion, and nicotine replacement therapy.

Event Planners/Reviewers Disclosures: The following event planners and/or reviewers are reported as having no financial interest, arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 12 months: Todd Peters, MD, Briana Riemer, MD, Sunil Khushalani, MD, Carrie Etheridge, LCSW-C, Tom Flis, LCPC, BCBA and Jennifer Tornabene.

 

 

Physician Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Sheppard Pratt and Johns Hopkins ALACRITY Center for Health and Longevity in Mental Illness. Sheppard Pratt is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Sheppard Pratt designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Statement: Sheppard Pratt is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Maryland Nurses Association. The Maryland Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity provides 0.25 contact hours for nurses.

Psychologist Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a sponsor of continuing education. Sheppard Pratt designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.25 contact hours for Psychologists.

Social Worker Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education learning activities and maintains full responsibility for this program.   This training qualifies for 0.25 Category II continuing education units.

Counselors: Sheppard Pratt and Johns Hopkins ALACRITY Center for Health and Longevity in Mental Illness encourage counselors to participate until credit for home study is approved for enduring events.

Available Credit

  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.25 Category II credits for Social Workers
  • 0.25 CEU Hours for Psychologists
  • 0.25 MNA Contact Hours for Nurses
  • 0.25 Participation

Price

Fee:
$0.00
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Contact us:
Email: impact1@jhmi.edu

 

 

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