Free Online CE Activity:
Introduction to Behavioral and Mindfulness Interventions for Tobacco Treatment

2-hour CE training • Video presentation

Evidence-based activity presented by Duke-UNC TTS

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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 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

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 indicated financial relationship(s) or commercial bias related to this CE activity: This enduring activity exipres 2 years after launch date.

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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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About the Duke-UNC TTS Training Program

Established in 2016, the Duke-UNC Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program is a collaboration of three leaders in tobacco treatment, education, and research: Duke Smoking Cessation Program, University of North Carolina Tobacco Treatment Program, and the NC Division of Public Health. Its leadership consists of internationally renowned experts in smoking cessation research and education and trains health professionals to provide evidence-based treatment for tobacco use and dependence to improve the health of individuals and populations.

Looking for More CE?

>> Check out our 1-Day Intensive Trainings in tobacco dependence pharmacotherapy and behavioral interventions for smoking cessation or our Comprehensive TTS Training Program that combines findings from the most current evidence-based research on pharmacotherapy, population-based issues, practical guidance on running a practice, and targeted skills in tobacco dependence counseling.

All courses are offered through a unique blended format of self-paced online video modules and live, interactive virtual sessions.

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