Tobacco Free Policies and Interventions in Behavioral Health Care Settings


90 Minutes

Webinar Speakers

Chad D Morris, PhD

Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado- School of Medicine, and the Director of the Behavioral Health & Wellness Program and Wellness Leadership Institute

Chad Morris, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado- School of Medicine. At CU he is the Director of the Behavioral Health & Wellness Program and Wellness Leadership Institute. He is the principal investigator of over 100 projects and studies exploring the effectiveness of organizational, psychosocial, and pharmacologic whole health and tobacco cessation strategies across over 40 states and internationally. His work has focused on the needs of persons with mental illnesses and addictions, individuals who are homeless or at risk for homelessness, justice involved individuals, pregnant and perinatal mothers, rural and frontier residents, and at-risk youth. Dr. Morris also specializes on the work and well-being of interdisciplinary professionals. Dr. Morris is a seasoned Motivational Interviewing trainer and member of the MI Network of Trainers (MINT). As the Vice President of Spark Inspiration, Dr. Morris also offers corporate wellness solutions.

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

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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

  • Click here for answers to questions from the live webinar audience, which did not get responded to during the webinar due to lack of time.