NJHA Conference & Event Center
760 Alexander Road
Princeton, New Jersey
Sponsored by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the Center for Continuing & Outreach Education at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.
Smoking rates in individuals with a mental illness or addiction are at least double that of the general population. A growing body of research reveals that smokers with co-occurring psychiatric and/or other substance use disorders want to quit tobacco, are able to quit, and quitting does not threaten their recovery process.
This activity will teach effective interventions to combat tobacco use, will help learners understand tobacco dependence as a chronic disease, and introduce and explain motivational interviewing as a means of promoting behaviour change and treatment compliance in tobacco-dependent patients.
Presentations by experts in the field of tobacco dependence treatment will provide learners with valuable evidence-based treatment strategies to assist patients address tobacco, provide the information necessary to adopt a smoke-free healthcare facility policy, and present effective tools and tactics to successfully empower patients to choose a long and healthy tobacco-free life.
To view the full conference agenda, click here (pdf format.)
This activity is designed for behavioral health professionals (physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, substance abuse counselors, mental health counselors and other health care professionals), who work in New Jersey and care for patients with tobacco dependence and co-occurring psychiatric and/or other substance use disorders.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the prevalence and consequences of tobacco use and mental illness and/or addictive disorders in New Jersey.
- Examine the connection between smoking and mental health and/or substance abuse disorders.
- Assess the impact that tobacco marketing communications have on smoking behaviors and dispel myths and misconceptions about tobacco products.
- Identify resources available in New Jersey to assist smoking cessation efforts for patients with mental health or addictive disorders.
- Review the risks, role, and benefits of FDA approved medications for treating tobacco dependence including off-label dosing and high-dose NRT including indications and contraindications, special precautions, and warnings.
- Describe valuable tools for assessing tobacco dependence including CO measurements, DSM to assist with evaluating personal characteristics or needs of individual patients who smoke (e.g., concerns about weight gain, amount smoked, history of failed attempts at quitting smoking, etc.)
- Evaluate the impact of providing brief interventions, group counseling and social support to address tobacco use and prevent relapse.
- Distinguish the difference between the definition and the “spirit” of motivational interviewing.
- List at least two skills consistent with the Engaging Process of motivational interviewing.
- Describe “change talk”.
- Recognize the barriers in mental health and addiction treatment settings that permit tobacco use in populations with mental health and/or substance use disorders.
- Review practical strategies to overcome common challenges in becoming a tobacco independent facility.
- Assess the importance of the peer-to-peer approach to addressing tobacco.
- Identify evidence-based treatment plans for treating tobacco dependence in special high risk/diverse populations in a culturally competent manner.
The Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Division of Addiction Psychiatry conducts research and clinical trials that examine behaviors associated with tobacco use and co-occurring psychiatric and/or addictive disorders, identifies effective counseling techniques, develops and evaluates new smoking cessation treatments including behavioral coping skills, assesses the effects of nicotine and explores new applications and combinations of nicotine replacement and non-nicotine replacement therapy treatments.
The division includes professionals who are national experts and leaders in addressing tobacco in field of mental health and addictions. They have influenced policy changes for these populations though teaching and research. In addition, the division has produced over 100 publications and countless presentations.
Jill M. Williams, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Division of Addiction Psychiatry
Director, Mental Health Tobacco Services
Marc L. Steinberg, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Tobacco Free for a Healthy New Jersey-Central
Nina Cooperman, PsyD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Patricia Dooley, MA, LPC, CTTS
Mental Health Educator
Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Director, CHOICES Program
Jose A. Cruz, MBA, LCSW, CTTS
Mental Health Clinician
Addictions Consultant, ASPARC Program
Donna Drummond, MS, LPC, CTTS
Mental Health Educator
Coordinator, Tobacco Free for a Healthy New Jersey-
All individuals who affect the content of continuing education activities are required to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the activity. The activity faculty are further required to disclose discussion of off-label/investigational uses in their presentations. These disclosures will be made to the audience at the time of the activity.
METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
In order to meet the learning objectives and receive continuing education credits, participants are required to:
- Complete the online program pre-test
- Check in at the registration desk each day to sign in and sign out
- Be on time and attend the program in its entirety
- Complete the online post-test and evaluation at the conclusion of the program
Attendance at all 3 days is required.
This activity is funded in part by an educational grant from Pfizer Inc.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ACNP and AAPA accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Rutgers University Behavioral HealthCare (UBHC) is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and a co-sponsor of this program. UBHC may award NBCC approved clock hours for events or programs that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP™ maintains responsibility for the content of this program. (17 clock hours). Approval Number 6198.
Rutgers University Behavioral HealthCare is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission On Accreditation. P#204- 7/012-15 (16.9 contact hours). Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Rutgers University Behavioral HealthCare, NJSNA
or ANCC of any commercial products or services.
Rutgers University Behavioral HealthCare is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care maintains responsibility for the program and its content. (17 CE credits) Instructional Level: Beginning.
Certified Addiction and Drug Counselors (CADC):
This course is approved for renewal (recertification) credits by the Addiction
Professionals Certification Board of NJ, Inc. This course is approved for 17 hours of training for course C204. UBHC approval number is #1902010. Approval number for this course is #1902010C204.
Social Workers (Association of Social Work Boards):
Rutgers University Behavioral HealthCare, provider #1173, is approved as a
provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program from August 10, 2012 to August 10, 2015. Rutgers University Behavioral HealthCare maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers participating in this course will receive 17 continuing education clock hours. Targeted social work practice level: Beginning. IMPORTANT NOTE: Social Workers must be prepared to write in their
Social Work license/certification/registration number and license jurisdiction on the sign in sheet. Please be sure to bring this
information with you to the training. ASWB credits are accepted by the New Jersey State Board of Social Workers. For other
states, go to www.aswb.org to confirm that state’s acceptance of ASWB credits.
Social Worker (The New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners):
This program is approved for social work continuing education
hours by Rutgers University Behavioral HealthCare in accordance with New Jersey administrative code 13:44G and recognized by
The New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners. This program is approved for 20 general continuing education hours.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Social Workers must be prepared to write in their Social Work license/ certification/ registration number and
license jurisdiction on the sign in sheet. Please be sure to bring this information with you to the training.
Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists:
This course is approved for renewal (recertification) credits by the Addiction Professionals
Certification Board of NJ, Inc. This course is approved for 17 hours of training. UBHC approval number is #1902010.
A letter certifying your attendance and credit verification will be mailed to participants within 3 weeks after the credit/contact hour request form is received.
Please Note: The March 2014 conference is an exact repeat of the December 2013 conference. Attendance at all 3 days is required.
Priority will be given to employees of the NJ Division of Mental Health & Addiction Services (DMHAS) funded outpatient programs.
Registration fee includes tuition, daily parking, continuing credits, daily continental breakfast and handout materials.
Daily continental breakfast will be provided with the registration fee. Attendees will be on their own for lunch. We will provide attendees with a list of food establishments in the area. Please note: No food and beverage can be brought into the NJHA Conference and Event Center.
Registration will only be accepted through our secure on-line website. Payment may be made with credit card. Pre-registration is recommended. On-site registration will be accommodated on a space available basis.
For additional information, or if you have any special needs or concerns regarding this program, please call Nancy Szkodny 732-235-4053 or email email@example.com.
Free parking is available to the rear of the NJHA Education Center. Attendees are requested to obey all rules of parking signs on NJHA premises.
The New Jersey Hospital Association Conference Center is a smoke free campus. There is no smoking allowed on any NJHA property. There are no designated outside smoking areas.
Rutgers reserves the right to modify
the program contents, faculty, and
program activities, and reserves
the right to cancel the program if
necessary. If the conference, or any part of the conference, is cancelled, liability is limited to the registration fee.
Program Brochure (.pdf format)