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Free Online CE Activity:
Introduction to Behavioral and Mindfulness Interventions for Tobacco Treatment
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2 CE hour evidence-based activity presented by Duke-UNC TTS for all medical, behavioral, and public health professionals

This course provides foundational knowledge on mindfulness and other behavioral Interventions for the treatment of tobacco use disorder. It is ideal for psychologists, social workers, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, educators, and others interested in learning behavioral approaches for tobacco treatment.

In this free CE activity, you will learn how to:

  • Describe the 5 A’s model  

  • Identify success rates of different types and lengths of behavioral treatment

  • Identify key behavioral strategies  

  • Define lapse & relapse and how to help patients who have experienced either  

  • Identify relapse predictors and how to mitigate  

  • Describe several characteristics of mindfulness  

  • Identify and describe problems for which mindfulness has been used to help people who smoke  

  • Provide instruction for the following practices: A moment of mindfulness, mindful meditation and mindful walking, mindful smoking reduction, urge surfing

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Course Faculty
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James Davis, MD, and Jill Dirkes, MSW, LCSW, are co-founders of the Duke-UNC Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program. Dr. Davis is an Internal Medicine Physician and Director of the Duke Smoking Cessation Program. Jill is a social worker by training and the Administrative Manager of the Duke Smoking Cessation Program.

No speakers and/or planning committee members have financial relationship(s) or commercial bias related to this CE activity. This enduring activity expires 2 years after launch date.

CE Credit

​Participants who complete this training and register for Continuing Education will receive up to 2.0 hours of CE. Duke University Health System Clinical Education & Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

  • Physician Credit: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Nurse Credit: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this activity for up to 2.0 credit hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

  • Pharmacy Credit: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this knowledge-based activity for 2.0 ACPE credit hours.

  • Activity Numbers: UAN# - JA0000655-0000-22-124-H04-P, JA# - ew_ja_220429

Duke Health Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), and is authorized to issue IACET CEU, and  authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.

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