November 18, 2009
North York Civic Centre, Committee Room #2, 5100 Yonge Street
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this workshop, however we strongly suggest that you complete the "Cessation" Module of the OTRU web-based course "Tobacco & Public Health: From Theory to Practice" prior to the workshop. This free online course takes 2-4 hours to complete and can be accessed at http://www.otru.org/ad/onlinecourse.html.
Participants attending this workshop will learn how to counsel, encourage and support smokers who want to quit and stay smoke-free. We will:
- Describe and practice one-on-one counselling techniques for smoking cessation, emphasizing the four "A's" -- Ask, Advise, Assist, Arrange.
- Practice counselling scenarios with clients at various stages of readiness to quit.
- Review a Toolkit of various assessment and treatment tools that can help you and your clients develop a treatment plan, assess levels of addiction, and build motivation to quit.
For more information and to register, please visit http://www.ptcc-cfc.on.ca/english/Workshops/Individual-Workshop-Listing/....
This Workshop is sponsored by the Program Training & Consultation Centre in collaboration with Toronto Public Health And Toronto TCAN.