TEACH Core Course: An Interprofessional Comprehensive Course on Treating Tobacco Use Disorder
TEACH courses are interdisciplinary and targeted towards practitioners who have the ability to deliver intensive cessation counselling. There is no minimum educational or professional requirement to attend TEACH courses.
Date and Time:
Online – refer to www.teachproject.ca for upcoming offerings.
19.5 hours (over five weeks)
For more information on cost, visit www.teachproject.ca.
Prerequisite course offered by the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (4 modules, online, 10.5 hours)
This introductory course will help learners to screen, assess and treat people with tobacco dependence using evidence-based pharmacotherapies and psychosocial interventions. Tools and techniques for enhancing motivation and facilitating cessation groups are also covered.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Provide tobacco use assessments.
Use motivational interviewing with clients who are ambivalent about quitting.
Develop a quit plan in collaboration with the client.
Counsel clients by implementing evidence-based strategies for tobacco cessation.
Discuss pharmacological interventions for tobacco cessation.
Discuss how harm reduction applies to tobacco use.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification
Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
Affiliation and Partnerships
University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine: Continuing Education and Professional Development
Applications for TEACH courses 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. Application does not ensure registration.