Course Description:

Explore the 3 key assessment issues necessary to develop targeted intervention strategies for effective smoking cessation treatment.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, the professional will be able to:

  • Identify three key issues for tobacco use assessment.
  • Utilize three assessment tools for evaluating tobacco use.
  • Develop targeted intervention strategies to aid in ending tobacco use.

Purpose of this Course:

The purpose of this continuing education course is to provide a current understanding of issues relevant to the mental health counselor concerning the necessity and accuracy of assessment of tobacco and smoking use cessation.

Course Outline:

Part 1: Reading of Course Preface and Introduction

Part 2: Reading and Synthesis of The Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence

Part 3: Reading and Synthesis of The Why Do I Smoke? Quiz

Part 4: Reading and Synthesis of The Nongard Nicotine Relapse Indicator Checklist

Part 5: Administration and Completion of the Evaluation of Learning Quiz