MD Anderson is one of 25 sites accredited by the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs (CTTTP) to provide a five-day class for individuals interested in becoming credentialed as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS). The program offers the highest quality tobacco treatment training, based on the most up to date evidence in tobacco cessation research and treatment strategies. We welcome participants from all health care disciplines and cultures.
Our goal is to train interdisciplinary health care providers and public health professionals to become tobacco cessation champions for their organizations and communities
- October 24-28, 2022 (Contracted Training)
- December 5-9, 2022
- January 9-13, 2023
- February 13-17, 2023 (Contracted Training)
- March 20-24, 2023
- June 5-9, 2023
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the program or would like to be added to the participant waiting list for trainings.
This activity is intended for health care providers and behavioral health professionals, who counsel patients toward full cessation of tobacco and nicotine products.
By way of a generous donation to the Certified Tobacco Treatment Training Program from Mr. Ellis J. Williamson, a World War II Veteran and retired member of the Army Air Corps hailing from Gallatin, Texas (Cherokee County), scholarships will be available for the 2021 and 2022 trainings. To qualify, participants must provide tobacco and nicotine cessation services at either a U.S. Veterans Affairs Hospital/Medical Center in Texas or a Federally Qualified Health Center in the Northeast Texas region. To learn more information or inquire about eligibility for the scholarship, email CTTS@mdanderson.org.
MD Anderson’s Certified Tobacco Training Program is an intensive, five-day course focused on the skills needed to effectively deliver tobacco cessation treatment in both a clinic and community setting. Faculty and presenters are MD Anderson physicians, psychologists, counseling, education staff and other MD Anderson professionals.
A partial list of curriculum topics includes:
- Counseling Skills
- Motivational Interviewing
- Diversity and Disparities
- Treatment Planning
- Tobacco Dependence and co-morbid conditions
- Relapse Prevention
The last half-day of the program will consist of an examination which tests both knowledge and counseling skills. This training program is designed for health care professionals already providing tobacco dependence treatment and for those with a strong interest in entering the field.
The fee for all five days of the virtual training is $1,100.
We also offer special discounts for professionals working in academic, goverment, non-profit and limited resource settings.
The following Continuing Education (CE) credits can be earned:
- Up to 26.5 hours of CE credit for M.D., D.O., PA, APN and RN
- Up to 29 hours of CE credit for LPC, LMSW and LMFT
- Up to 27 hours of CE credit for CHES and MCHES
- Up to 26 hours of CE approval for RRT®, CRT®, CPFT®, RPFT®, RPSGT® and AE-C®