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Tobacco use is widespread among individuals with SMI, and the high prevalence of tobacco-related mortality among them is well documented. Research shows that individuals with SMI who smoke are as interested in quitting as those without SMI and can do so without jeopardizing their mental health recovery. Quitting smoking is one of the most important choices that anyone can take to improve their health, and is beneficial for both physical and mental health. Furthermore, quitting smoking can have a broader positive influence on individuals with SMI; as they learn effective skills and techniques for smoking cessation, their sense of mastery and self-efficacy to make other healthy lifestyle changes can increase as well.

Tobacco cessation treatment should be an integral part of treating individuals with SMI. There is a critical need to engage mental health program directors and clinicians in efforts to increase access to evidence-based tobacco treatment for these individuals. For the numerous reasons cited within this guide, SAMHSA recommends the adoption of tobacco-free facilities/grounds policies and the integration of tobacco cessation treatment into the care provided to clients with SMI who smoke or use other tobacco products.

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Hpme Study ID: 1244

Advancing Empathy Skills in Doctoral Training (5 CEs)


This course focuses on the lack of interpersonal skills training in doctoral psychology programs and need for more robust training and evaluation of these skills. It addresses the importance of mental health professional’s interpersonal skills and how these skills affect therapeutic alliances and treatment outcomes. The APA and NCSPP Interpersonal relationship competencies are identified.

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Hpme Study ID: 1243



This home study course contains a foreword and five chapters. The chapters are modular and do not need to be read in order. Each chapter is designed to be brief and accessible to health care providers, health care system administrators, community members, and others working to meet the needs of individuals at risk for, experiencing, or recovering from a substance use disorder and/or mental illness. The goal of this guide is to review the literature on treating substance misuse and substance use disorders in the context of first-episode psychosis, distill the research into recommendations for practice, and provide examples of the ways that these recommendations can be implemented by first-episode psychosis treatment programs.

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Hpme Study ID: 1242



Motivation for change is a key component in addressing substance misuse. This Home Study Course reflects a fundamental rethinking of the concept of motivation as a dynamic process, not a static client trait. Motivation relates to the probability that a person will enter into, continue, and adhere to a specific change strategy.
Although much progress has been made in identifying people who misuse substances and who have substance use disorders (SUDs) as well as in using science-informed interventions such as motivational counseling approaches to treat them, the United States still faces many SUD challenges.

Millions of people in the United States with SUDs are not receiving treatment. Many are not seeking treatment because their motivation to change their substance use behaviors is low.

The motivation-enhancing approaches and strategies this home study course describes can increase participation and retention in SUD treatment and positive treatment outcomes.

This home study course shows how SUD treatment counselors can influence positive behavior change by developing a therapeutic relationship that respects and builds on the client’s autonomy. Through motivational enhancement, counselors become partners in the client’s change process.

This home study course also describes different motivational interventions counselors can apply to all the stages in the Stages of Change (SOC) model related to substance misuse and recovery from addiction.
A consensus panel developed this home study course content based on a review of the literature and on panel members’ extensive experience in the field of addiction treatment. Other professionals also generously contributed their time and commitment to this project.

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Hpme Study ID: 1241

Treatment of Stimulant Use Disorder (4 CEs)


This course provides an overview of evidence-based resources for effective treatment of Stimulant Use disorder. In addition, it discusses the challenges to treatment within specific communities and evaluates current approaches. The course gives an overview of current effective treatment practices and provides guidance on how to select and implement evidence-based practices. The course further provides thoughts for how to evaluate programs and the areas that are in need of improvement with the treatment of Stimulant Use Disorder.

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Hpme Study ID: 1240



This webinar is designed to introduce mental health professionals to the latest structure and implementation of evidence-based practices and service delivery models to prevent substance misuse amongst individuals with opioid use disorders (OUD). This course examines medication-assisted treatments (MAT) for opioid use disorders, specifically in criminal justice settings, which have particularly high risk of relapse. This course addresses cultural and demographic considerations that are unique to this clinical population, both during and after treatment. It also identifies characteristics and appropriateness each of the standard medications used, and addresses the challenges encountered by MAT programs. This course provides a resource guide to treating OUD in criminal justice settings and addresses the policies and practices that can mitigate the risk of opioid abuse, overdose, and relapse both during an individual’s time in the correctional system and upon release.
The webinar reviews the latest research in the implementation of medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorders in criminal justice settings. It also draws on instructor Dr. Gloria Lee’s clinical experience at a psychiatric forensic hospital at a maximum-security prison, intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment programs, and in community-based crime prevention and post-incarceration services.

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Hpme Study ID: 1238