This introductory course is designed to help clinicians learn basic MI principles, and then translate that knowledge into practice to help individuals quit smoking. Multiple learning approaches will be used throughout the course, including didactics, video demonstrations, role plays, and small group discussions. Registration fee includes breakfast and lunch.
Tobacco use remains the leading cause of death and disease in this country with over 443,000 deaths per year. Currently nearly 9 out of 10 smokers started by age 18, among those youth who persist in smoking, a third will die prematurely. Once trained, youth have the skills to hold respectful conversations with their peers
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