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An Equity-Informed Approach to Tobacco Treatment With Priority Populations: Mental Health & Addictions


Thursday April 27, 2017
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (registration begins at 8:30 AM)


Niagara Falls Public Library
4848 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 4C5 (Map)
Room: La Marsh Room


Building on the skills learned in the Brief Counselling Techniques for Tobacco Cessation workshop, this workshop explores more deeply the impact of health equity on tobacco use with a focus on mental health and addictions. You will build knowledge, skills and confidence to provide tobacco cessation counselling during interactions with clients using a values and strength-based approach to demonstrate acceptance and foster inclusion. Learn to build engagement through a more advanced practice of motivational interviewing core communication skills, with special attention to reflective listening and creating safe spaces. At the end of the workshop, you will become more familiar with local and provincial resources to support clients with Mental Health and Addictions who also use tobacco.


Dearbhla Lynch has extensive experience in tobacco control, health promotion, community development and adult education. She works for the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit, the Program Training and Consultation Centre (PTCC) and is a member of the Training Enhancement and Applied Counselling for Health (TEACH) Project faculty. Dearbhla has a Master of Science in Capacity Development and Extension (University of Guelph), a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Philosophy (McGill University) and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).


Brief Cessation Counselling (BCC) training or cessation counselling experience.


To register for this workshop, please contact Lucretia Harris at or 905-688-8248 x7410 and provide the following information:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Organization
  • Job Title
  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • Dietary Restrictions (if any)

There is no registration fee. A light breakfast, lunch and toolkit will be provided free of charge. Participants are responsible for their own travel, parking and accommodation arrangements. The deadline for registration is April 20, 2017. Please note that registration will be limited to 30 participants and only confirmed registrants are eligible to attend.

This workshop is presented by the Program Training & Consultation Centre in collaboration with Niagara Region Public Health.

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Name: An Equity-Informed Approach to Tobacco Treatment With Priority Populations
Start Date: 4/27/2017 12:00:00 AM
End Date: 4/27/2017 11:59:59 PM
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