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Rutgers-Tobacco Dependence Program in collaboration with the Center for Tobacco Studies and the Division of Addiction Psychiatry Co Providing with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care

4-Day Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training – New Brunswick, NJ

February 5 – 8, 2018

May 7 – 10, 2018

www.tobaccoprogram.org for Registration Details

The Rutgers-Tobacco Dependence Program has developed this training to prepare health professionals to provide intensive specialist treatment for tobacco dependence. The nationally recognized faculty brings a wealth of expertise in tobacco control, nicotine addiction, medical consequences of tobacco use, treatment of tobacco dependence, program development and evaluation, and treating tobacco addiction with special populations such as those with mental illness and medical co-morbidities. The training format allows for an interactive and comprehensive educational experience. Participants can expect to leave the training competent to effectively treat patients for tobacco dependence and to provide other services that will help organizations to address tobacco use. The CTTS training meets all of the requirements set forth in the US Public Health Service Guidelines as well as the standards for competencies for tobacco treatment specialists developed by the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD).

Who Should Take This Training?
Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Health care professionals working in various settings routinely have opportunities to treat people for tobacco dependence. These include nurses and nurse practitioners, physicians, dentists, psychiatrists, psychologists, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, mental health professionals, health educators, addiction professionals, certified counselors and therapists, and social workers. Professionals such as health academics, health policy experts, health administrators and health officers, or others with an interest in tobacco and health can also benefit from the training in that it will present up-to-date research on topics such as public health and tobacco, group therapy, behavior change, and program evaluation.


This CTTS Training Qualifies for approximately 32 credit hours for:

  • Physician
  • Nurses
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors
  • Certified Health Educator Specialists
  • Family and Marriage Counselors
  • Continuing Medical Education


Objectives:  At the end of this training participants will be able to:

  • Describe the impact that tobacco use, the tobacco industry, and FDA regulation has on society
  • Describe the individual impact that tobacco use has on health and addiction, co-morbidities and special populations
  • Assess critical factors used in the development of a tobacco treatment plan including motivation and dependence
  • Examine how to implement components of a comprehensive, evidence-based tobacco dependence treatment intervention including behavioral skills, social support, and pharmacotherapy, community outreach and cultural sensitivity
  • Practice and demonstrate the skills needed to conduct a clinical assessment, engage in individual counseling, motivational interviewing, and group counseling
  • Discuss the principals involved in tobacco treatment program development and evaluation, clinical practice guidelines, and evidence-based scientific literature


This Training Program is Accredited by the Council on Tobacco Treatment Training Programs


For more information, call Claribel Beltrez at 732-235-8222
or Email


May 7, 2018
May 10, 2018
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