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Tobacco Treatment Specialist Core Competencies

Under contract to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health the Center conducted a role delineation and validation study that resulted in the development of core competencies for Tobacco Treatment Specialists in 1998. These competencies were further refined when the Center collaborated with other members of the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD) to develop and disseminate Standards of Practice for Tobacco Treatment Specialists.  ATTUD logo

The following core competencies for evidence-based treatment of tobacco dependence are included in the Standards of Practice defined by ATTUD:

1.Tobacco Dependence Knowledge and Education
2.Counseling Skills
3.Assessment Interview
4.Treatment Planning
6.Relapse Prevention
7.Diversity and Specific Health Issues
8.Documentation and Evaluation
9.Professional Resources
10.Law and Ethics
11.Professional Development

For a detailed listing of the Standards of Practice click here

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