West Virginia University School of Dentistry in cooperation with the Health Sciences Center Office of Interprofessional Education is one of 19 nationally and internationally Tobacco Treatment Training Programs certified by the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs (CTTTP).

Professionals in the fields of medicine, dentistry, social work, pharmacy, nursing and public health will present evidence-based strategies to assist patients and clients interested in tobacco cessation.

A new National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice is on the horizon through a collaborative effort among the Association for Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD), the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs (CTTTP), and the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC).

One requirement for achieving national certification includes the successful completion of an accredited training program such as the WVU CTTTP.

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Target Audience:  This course is recommended for physicians, physician assistants, dentists, dental hygienists, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, social workers and any other health care provider that encounters tobacco using patients/clients.

Learning Objectives
  • State clear and accurate information about tobacco use, strategies for quitting, the scope of the health impact on the population, the causes and consequences of tobacco use.
  • Demonstrate effective application of counseling theories and strategies to establish a collaborative relationship, and to facilitate client involvement in treatment and commitment to change.
  • Conduct an assessment interview to obtain comprehensive and accurate data needed for treatment planning.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop an individualized treatment plan using evidence-based treatment strategies.
  • State clear and accurate information about pharmacotherapy options available and their therapeutic use.
  • Offer methods to reduce relapse and discuss ongoing support for persons with tobacco dependence.
  • Demonstrate competence in working with population subgroups and those who have specific health issues.
  • Describe and use methods for tracking individual progress, record keeping, program documentation, outcome measurement and reporting.
  • Utilize resources available for client support and for professional education or consultation.
  • Consistently use a code of ethics and adhere to government regulations specific to the health care or worksite setting.
  • Assume responsibility or continued professional development and contributing to the development of others.



Rooms 2940 A&B
Health Sciences Center North
West Virginia University
64 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV

Continuing Education Approval

Physicians: 24.5 hours
Nurses: 29.3 contact hours
Nurse Pharmacology: 7.2 hours
Dentists and Hygienists: 24.5 ADA CERP credits
Pharmacists: 24.5 contact hours
Social Workers: 24.5 hours
Respiratory Therapists: 29.3 CEUs

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