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The MNCAMH Second Friday Free Webinar Series

The Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health invites you to view online or in person, its second Friday Webinars. MNCAMH draws from experts in their respective fields and asks them to provide a one hour lecture related to their area of interest with a focus on application to practice. One CEU is available for those who attend this webinar in person or live on the web, complete an evaluation of the webinar and pass a post test based on the material presented. Evaluation and post test are available shortly following the webinar.

The webinar is broadcast from room 145 Peters Hall in the University of Minnesota School of Social Work, 1404 Gortner Avenue, St. Paul 55108. Parking is available in the Gortner Avenue Ramp directly across the street from Peters Hall. All webinars take place between Noon and 1PM. 

We are now using GoToWebinar for our online delivery. This webinar can be viewed on a smart phone or tablet by downloading the GoToMeeting app from the Apple Store or the Android app.

Friday, March 13th, 2014 Noon-1PM

How to Provide Smoking Cessation Treatment to People with Severe Mental Illness

One recent study completed by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Southern California, suggests that among those with mental illness, more than 75 percent were regular smokers. This compares with 33 percent of those in the control group who smoked regularly. Hartz SM, Pato CN, Medeiros H, Cavazos-Rehg P, Sobell JL, Knowles JA, Bierut LJ, Pato MT and the Genomic Psychiatry Cohort Consortium. JAMA Psychiatry. Online Jan. 1, 2014.

In this webinar, Dr. Brunette will provide information about smoking within this population, and debunk some myths on this topic. She will provide practical information about safe, effective tobacco treatment for this group. 


Dr. Mary F. Brunette

Dr. Brunette is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. As an addiction psychiatrist, she has for many years provided treatment for people with co-occurring mental health and addiction issues. Her research has focused on better understanding and treating nicotine addiction in people with mental illness. Additionally, she serves as Medical Director for the Bureau of Behavioral Health in the Department of Health and Human Services of New Hampshire. In that context, she has worked to improve tobacco treatment efforts on a statewide level.

Register for the Live Broadcast 

Since Dr. Brunette will be teaching this topic from her office at Dartmouth, there will not be an on campus presentation.

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Act Pre Conference Dinner

This conference was held Friday, February 13, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites MSP Airport - Mall of America. Presenters have agreed to make their workshop handouts available to the general public. Downloads are available in the archive menu under resources or click here.

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Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health

The Minnesota Center of Excellence For Chemical And Mental  Health strives to advance the science and practice of treating mental health and substance abuse disorders through research and dissemination of clinical best practices and develops advancements in professional and degree-based education for providers.

MNCAMH is sponsored by funds from the Minnesota Department of Human Services Adult Mental Health Division.

The Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health has developed a comprehensive set of training videos for agencies that want to develop an Enhanced Illness, Management & Recovery Program. Onsite consultation is also available. For more information contact MNCAMH.

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