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Behavioral Couples Therapy for Smoking Cessation-A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial

About the Course:

This course examines behavioral couples therapy as an approach to smoking cessation in those with tobacco dependence. It includes: Behavioral Couples Therapy-Smoking (BCT-S), Standard Smoking Cessation Treatment (ST), and couples support.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Behavioral Couples Therapy for Smoking Cessation-A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial created by Heather LaChance, PhD et al. in 2015.

Publication Date:

Psychol Addict Behav. 2015 September ; 29(3): 643–652

Course Material Authors

Heather LaChance, PhD

Dr. LaChance is currently in private practice. In the past, she has as worked as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Acting Division Chief at National Jewish Health in Denver, taught Psychology at University of Colorado, Boulder and Brown University and supervised APA Clinical Psychology Interns. She has published mutiple papers covering smoking cessation.

Patricia A. Cioe, PhD (Nursing)

Patricia Cioe is Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Brown University, and is affiliated with Brown University’s Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies (CAAS). Her current work is focused on the development of innovative smoking cessations interventions for people with HIV, and examination of the effects of cigarette smoking on HIV clinical outcomes. She has had multiple works published in peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

L.A. Rankin

L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge the negative effects of smoking as a public health concern.

  2. Identify partner support as a crucial step to smoking cessation.

  3. Summarize benefits of using BCT for smoking cessation.

Course Material

References begin on page 11.

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Course Number 103179
1.25 credit hour
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