Tobacco Free Policies and Interventions in Behavioral Health Care Settings


90 Minutes

Webinar Speakers

Chad D Morris, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado, School of Medicine

Chad D Morris, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado- School of Medicine, and Director of the Behavioral Health & Wellness Program. He is the principal investigator of many projects and studies exploring the effectiveness of organizational, psychosocial, and pharmacologic wellness and tobacco cessation strategies. As the Vice President of Spark Inspiration, Dr. Morris also offers corporate wellness solutions. He has worked with over 40 states to foster sustainable whole health and tobacco control initiatives for priority populations including persons with mental illnesses, addictions, and justice involved individuals.

Timothy Stacey, LPC-S

Integrated Care Systems Program Manager at Integral Care

Tim is the Integrated Care Systems Program Manager at Integral Care, the Local Mental Health Authority in Austin, TX. Tim integrates wellness services, such as tobacco cessation and nutrition, into clinical settings across the agency. He has 5 years of experience in tobacco cessation interventions in behavioral health settings and from 2014-2017 Tim worked for the Taking Texas Tobacco Free project, helping 22 mental health centers across Texas adopt Tobacco Free policies and implement tobacco cessation interventions.

Webinar Objectives
  1. Identify proven steps toward bringing your agency tobacco free

  2. Discuss how to effectively enforce a tobacco free grounds policy

  3. Describe how to implement tobacco cessation interventions into clinical practice.

  4. Identify and overcome common barriers experienced during tobacco free policy implementation

Instructions for CME/CEU Credit

The CME/CEU registration site has closed. Credit will be available again for the recorded version of the webinar in two months.



To receive CRCE credit, email Jennifer Matekuare with your AARC# and your state of residence.You will receive your certificate within one week.

This program has been approved for a maximum of 1.5 contacts hour Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063. Course # 181426000.


Certificates of Attendance

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ACCME Accreditation

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the webinar activity.

Advance Practice Registered Nurses and Registered Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants: The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that the AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification.

California Pharmacists: The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA category 1 CreditTM. If you are a pharmacist in another state, you should check with your state board for approval of this credit.

California Behavioral Science Professionals: University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for behavioral health providers. UCSF maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.


This UCSF CME activity was planned and developed to uphold academic standards to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor; adhere to requirements to protect health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA); and include a mechanism to inform learners when unapproved or unlabeled uses of therapeutic products or agents are discussed or referenced.

The following speakers, moderators and planning committee members have disclosed they have no financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any commercial companies who have provided products or services relating to their presentation(s) or commercial support for this continuing medical education activity:

Christine Cheng, Brian Clark, Jennifer Lucero, MA, MS, Jennifer Matekuare, Chad D. Morris, PhD, Jessica Safier, MA, Catherine Saucedo, Steven A. Schroeder, MD, and Timothy Stacey, LPC-S

Additional Resources
  • Click here for the Behavioral Health & Wellness Program's Taking Behavioral Health facilities tobacco-free toolkit