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ERIC Number: EJ803802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1077-7229
Mental Health Professionals with a Specialty in Anxiety Disorders: Knowledge, Training, and Perceived Competence in Smoking Cessation Practices
Zvolensky, Michael J.; Baker, Kristin; Yartz, Andrew R.; Gregor, Kristin; Leen-Feldner, Ellen W.; Feldner, Matthew T.
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, v12 n3 p312-318 Sum 2005
Knowledge and perceived competence regarding smoking cessation was examined among mental health professionals who specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders (n = 75). Results indicated that therapists assess smoking behavior in less than 30% of clients, perceive themselves as "definitely unprepared" to deliver smoking cessation treatment, and only a minority (17%) have received formal training in empirically based smoking cessation practices during the past 3 years. When benchmarked against primary care physicians, anxiety specialists illustrated deficits in "basic" smoking-cessation counseling practices (e.g., assess for smoking behavior). Anxiety specialists who had received formal training in smoking cessation in the past 3 years reported significantly greater levels of perceived preparedness in helping an anxiety-disordered patient quit and delivered a greater degree of evidence-based smoking cessation treatment. Implications of these data for the role of smoking cessation counseling in mental health training programs for anxiety disorders are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
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