Co-hosted by American Academy of Family Physicians, An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing: Focus on Tobacco Use and Dependence

90 Minutes

Marc L. Steinberg, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Associate Director, in Addiction Psychiatry, at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Marc L. Steinberg, Ph.D.

Dr. Marc Steinberg is Associate Professor at Rutgers University - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Associate Director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry. He has appointments at the Rutgers University Center for Alcohol Studies and at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Dr. Steinberg received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Florida and has studied addictive behaviors since he was an undergraduate at Rutgers University. Dr. Steinberg has secured research funding from the National Institutes on Drug Abuse, the American Legacy Foundation, NJ Department of Health and Senior Services, and Pfizer through their Global Research Award on Nicotine Dependence. He has published numerous research articles and book chapters on tobacco use and motivation. Dr. Steinberg serves as the Chair of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry Research Committee, serves on the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco’s Treatment Network Advisory Committee, and is an Associate Editor of the international peer-reviewed journal, Nicotine & Tobacco Research.

Dr. Steinberg is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and received training from William Miller, the father of motivational interviewing in the training and supervision of motivational interviewing. Dr. Steinberg is particularly interested in using motivational interviewing to increase motivation for change and/or to seek formal treatment in smokers.

Sarah S. Mullins, MD

Family Physician and Owner/Partner at Stoney Batter Family Medicine in Delaware, Member of the AAFP Tobacco Prevention and Control Advisory Committee

Dr Sarah Mullins is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians' Tobacco Prevention and Control Advisory Committee. In this role, she has developed educational materials and given national presentations for health care providers on many aspects of tobacco and nicotine use. She has helped guide more than 100 family practices across the country in the AAFPs Office Champions Tobacco Cessation performance improvement project. Locally, she is a board member of the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians, and state Ask and Act Tobacco Cessation Liasion. Her involvement in tobacco education and advocacy began in medical school, teaching Tar Wars in elementary schools and leading cessation groups in a high school and drug rehab in Baltimore, Maryland.

Webinar Objectives
  • Describe how the “spirit” or underlying perspective of motivational interviewing can be applied to smokers

  • Explain how to speak with smokers who may not be ready to quit

  • Describe how to elicit “change talk” from tobacco users

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