Conference Registration

Conference & Training Registration

Central Minnesota Mental Health Center has begun to provide it’s staff, as well as it’s community, with a bi-annual keynote speaker around core topics that are consistent with our values.  These keynotes will address  Domain 3 (Trauma Informed Educated and Responsive Workforce), Domain 5 (Create Safe and Secure Work Environments), and Domain 6 (Engage in Community Outreach and Partnership Building) of Central Minnesota Mental Health Centers ongoing TIC initiative.

Below are upcoming events occurring around our community.

The Need For Addressing Tobacco in Behavioral Health

Date and Time: May 2, 2019 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am or 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Location: Saint Cloud State University – Atwood Memorial Center: Cascade Room (6th St S, St. Cloud, MN 56301)

Cost: $25.00 for non-CMMHC employees, a meal will be provided and available 30 minutes prior to each session

How to Register: Complete the below registration form. Same day registration will be available. Please arrive 30 mins prior to start of the session for same day registration.

Please click here for parking instructions.

Presented by:

Dr. Jill Williams

The Need for Addressing Tobacco in Behavioral Health is a 1 day training that reviews vital information to help clinical staff working in behavioral health settings address tobacco use in their patients.  It reviews background and epidemiology of smoking in behavioral health populations including the many consequences that people experience from tobacco use.  The training also covers clinical approaches to working with tobacco users including practical techniques for assessment and treatment.  Evidence based practices for counseling and pharmacotherapy are discussed with treatment planning examples.  Techniques for working with lower motivated tobacco users are also reviewed.

Jill M. Williams, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry at the Rutgers University-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick. She also holds faculty appointments at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the Rutgers Center for Alcohol Studies. The focus of Dr. Williams work has been in addressing tobacco in individuals with mental illness or other addictions through treatment and systems interventions. Dr Williams has developed training curricula for behavioral health professionals and manualized treatments for treating tobacco in mental health settings.  She is a Board Certified Addiction Psychiatrist and member of the APA Council on Addictions. Dr. Williams has received research funding from sources including the National Institutes on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and American Legacy Foundation. Her publications have appeared in numerous journals including Nicotine and Tobacco Research, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment and in 2015 she was the recipient of the Remarkable Achievement Award of the NJ Psychiatric Association.