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TEACH Specialty Course: Tobacco Interventions for Patients with Mental Health and/or Addictive Diseases

This course is held under the auspices of the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Ontario.

 
 

 Description/Learning objectives

 
​Tobacco addiction exacts a major toll on people living with mental health and addictive disorders. People with chronic mental illness die 25 years earlier than the general population, with smoking as the major contributor to premature mortality (Schroeder & Morris, 2010); and people with addictive disorders are more likely to die from tobacco-related causes than from all other substance related causes combined (Guydish et al., 2011). Many of these individuals want to quit smoking (Schroeder & Morris, 2010), however they frequently lack access to effective pharmacological and psychosocial interventions. This course provides evidence-based knowledge and skills, incorporating case-based discussion and practice, interactive audience voting system questions, reflective exercises and small and large group discussion.
 
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
 
  • Describe the prevalence, associations and causal pathways between and among tobacco use, mental health and addictive disorders.
  • Identify system-level and direct practice-level barriers and enablers to effective cessation interventions in mental health and addictions.
  • Apply screening and assessment tools and strategies with these patients / clients.
  • Identify and apply evidence-based interventions, both pharmacological and psychosocial.
  • Adapt evidence-based approaches to diverse client populations in your own practice setting.
 

 Target audience

 
TEACH courses are interdisciplinary and are targeted towards practitioners who have the ability to deliver intensive cessation counselling. Applicants must be employed and receive manager approval prior to applying to TEACH courses. We do not currently accept students into classroom-based courses. There is no minimum educational or professional requirement to attend TEACH courses.
 

 Time/Date/Location

 
For more information, please visit www.teachproject.ca
 

 Delivery method

 
​In-class
 

 Cost

 
This course is part of the TEACH Certificate Program. The cost is $150 for new applicants to TEACH who live within Ontario. The Ministry of Health and Long - Term Care covers the actual cost of this workshop for new applicants. Course registration and materials are covered, with travel and accommodation costs also covered based on organizational resources and need. If participants cancel their space after the cancellation deadline or fail to show up for the course, the $150 will not be refunded. If the new applicant to TEACH lives OUTSIDE of Ontario, the core course costs $500 plus any travel and accommodation costs. The fee for those who have already completed one Specialty course as part of the Certificate Program is $500.
 

 Faculty

 
​Peter Selby, MBBS, CCMF, MHSc, FASAM
Charl Els, MBChB, FCPsych[SA], MMedPsych [cum laude], ABAM, MROCC
Alexandra Andric, RN, BScN, CPMHN(c)
 

 Requirements/Prerequisites

 
Please note you must have taken the TEACH three-day core course, A Comprehensive Course on Smoking Cessation: Essential Skills and Strategies, or have attended the University of Massachusetts or Mayo Clinic training before you can be accepted into this course.
 

 Certification/Credits

 
The TEACH Certificate Program is currently accredited by the following organizations:
 
•Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD)
•Canadian Addiction Counselling Certification Federation (13.5 credits)
•College of Family Physicians of Canada MAINPRO-C (13.5 credits)
•Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM): Continuing Education and Professional Development
•Ontario College of Pharmacists (13.5 credits)
•Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (14 CEU Points: Category 1 – Core Courses)
•University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine: Continuing Medical Education
•University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine: Continuing Education and Professional Development (13.5  credits)
 

 Accreditation

 

•Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD)
•Canadian Addiction Counselling Certification Federation (13.5 credits)
•College of Family Physicians of Canada MAINPRO-C (13.5 credits)
•Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM): Continuing Education and Professional Development
•Ontario College of Pharmacists (13.5 credits)
•Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (14 CEU Points: Category 1 – Core Courses)
•University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine: Continuing Medical Education
•University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine: Continuing Education and Professional Development (13.5  credits)

 

 Affiliation/Partnerships

 
University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine: Continuing Education and Professional Development
 

 Course resources

 
​Participants will be provided with a course manual and variety of resources at the training.
 

 Registration

 
Applications for the TEACH Certificate Program are submitted online via the TEACH website and are subject to review. Each time you apply for a course you must complete the full online application. Applications open approximately eight weeks prior to each Certificate Program offering.  Application does not ensure registration.
 
 

 Contact

 
E-mail teach@camh.ca or call​ 416-535-8501 x31600​

 

 

 

 

 

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