A New DIMENSION: Virtual Groups

This webinar is an Educational Series provided by the CU Anschutz Department of Psychiatry, Behavioral Health & Wellness Program.

The pandemic has transformed our lives over these many months, and we have been challenged with how to provide essential health services in a new way. To meet this challenge, our Behavioral Health & Wellness Program team has transitioned to virtual trainings and virtual community interventions. There have been many lessons learned as BHWP and our partners have moved into telehealth. Based on our experiences, we would like to provide guidance around successfully running virtual DIMENSIONS groups.

Join us as we explore recommendations, including ethical considerations, and hear from our colleagues who have run DIMENSIONS groups virtually.


Initiating, Operating, & Facilitating Wellness Groups

This webinar was conducted in partnership with the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco and Cancer Control with funding from the CDC.

This one-hour webinar cover the following topics:
– A review of the role of group psychoeducation as part of a whole-person approach to improving wellness
– Best practices for sustaining group programming
– Expert advice on creating safe, supportive group experiences
– A stepped approach to program evaluation

Series: Successful Treatment Strategies for At Risk Populations

This webinar series is funded by the Vermont Tobacco Control Program.

These one-hour webinars cover the following topics:
– The Role of Implicit Bias in Tobacco Treatment for Behavioral Health Populations
– Shame, Guilt, and Fear: Do Anti-Smoking Campaigns Work?
– Adverse Childhood Experiences: Pathways to Negative Health Outcomes
– Adverse Childhood Experiences: Implications for Nicotine Addiction and Tobacco Treatment

“Treating Tobacco Dependence & Facilitating Health Systems Change” Online Module

This online learning module is part of “Foundations And Strategies of Tobacco Control (FAST-C)” and is funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment State Tobacco Education & Prevention Partnership.

“Treating Tobacco Dependence & Facilitating Health Systems Change” is the sixth module in a series of online modules for the public health workforce and community partners.  This informative module is for everyone working in the area of health systems change! The learning objectives are:

  1. Describe why tobacco use is a chronic disease.
  2. Understand evidence-based practices, strategies, and interventions for tobacco cessation.
  3. Explain what “health systems” means and why they are important for tobacco control.
  4. Understand public health’s role in facilitating health systems change.

Log onto www.TobaccoControlCO.org to complete the module.

DIMENSIONS: Tobacco Pharmacotherapy

Presented by Christine Garver-Apgar, Ph.D.

This one-hour presentation covers the following topics:
– Biology of tobacco dependence
– Symptoms and duration of nicotine withdrawal
– Information on all approved tobacco cessation medications and combination therapies
– Special considerations for at-risk populations

Build a Clinic: Six Module Comprehensive Tobacco Clinic Course

The Behavioral Health and Wellness Program, with the help of its partners, trained  primary care clinics to add or augment tobacco cessation services and supports into existing clinical practice. Collectively the six themed webinars and collaborative learning activities linked below comprise a comprehensive series on the skills and knowledge necessary to create, integrate, and operate an efficient tobacco cessation workflow within normal clinic operations.

Access module webinars here.

Tobacco Cessation Guidelines for Colorado Healthcare Providers
Presented by Laura Martin, M.D.This one-hour training provides information on tobacco cessation clinical guidelines, medication protocols, motivational interviewing techniques, resources such as the Colorado QuitLine, and guidance on addressing emerging tobacco products such as e-cigarettes.