The California Smokers’ Helpline and its training and technical assistance arm, the Center for Tobacco Cessation, are pleased to host a free webinar, Top Tips for Motivating Patients to Quit, on Friday, June 19th from noon to 1 pm PST.
Featured speakers will be Dean Schillinger, MD, Chief of the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital, and Gary Tedeschi, PhD, Clinical Director for the California Smokers' Helpline.
Smokers have varying degrees of interest in and readiness to quit smoking, and it’s not always clear how best to boost motivation. This webinar will provide participants with hands-on strategies for motivating patients to quit, including:
- How to discuss tobacco cessation with patients
- Ready-to-use tips to increase motivation such as:
- instilling hope
- conveying understanding
- addressing ambivalence
- reframing quitting “failures” as successes
- encouraging patients’ own decision-making
- assisting with a quit plan comprised of proven methods
- Following up with patients to assess and maintain motivation
About the Presenters
Dr. Schillinger is a UCSF Professor of Medicine in Residence and a primary care physician at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH). He serves as Chief of the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine at SFGH and directs the Health Communications Research Program in the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations. He has focused his research on health communication for vulnerable populations, carrying out a number of studies exploring the impact of limited health literacy on the care of patients with diabetes and heart disease. Dr. Schillinger contributed to the 2004 IOM Report on Health Literacy, authored a 2012 IOM Publication defining the attributes of Health Literate Healthcare Organizations, and has published over 170 peer-reviewed scientific articles in the field of health communication science. He was honored with the 2003 Institute for Healthcare Advancement Research Award, the 2008 Research Award in Safety and Quality from the National Patient Safety Foundation and the Bay Area Research Mentor of the Year Award in 2010. He co-created a youth-led diabetes prevention social media campaign called The Bigger Picture Campaign, which received the Latino Coalition for a Health California Award for Youth Leadership and the 2014 Spirit of 1848 Social Justice Award from the American Public Health Association (APHA). In 2013, he received the Everett M Rogers Award from APHA in recognition of his lifelong contributions to advancing the study and practice of public health communication.
Dr. Tedeschi is a licensed psychologist (#PSY 14241) at the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine, Moores Cancer Center. He has worked there since 1994 as the Clinical Director of the California Smokers' Helpline and the Center for Tobacco Cessation. At the Helpline he is responsible for clinical supervision, counseling protocol development, counselor training, and continuing education. At the Center he provides technical assistance and training for medical and behavioral health professionals on tobacco cessation interventions. Dr. Tedeschi also has several years of previous clinical experience providing psychotherapy for individuals, couples and groups in settings including community mental health, psychiatric in-patient, and university counseling centers. He teaches graduate courses in counseling part time and maintains a small practice in consulting psychology. Dr. Tedeschi holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri, Kansas City; an M.A. in counseling psychology from Boston College; and a B.A. in psychology from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.