Brief Interventions for Smoking Cessation: A Preliminary Study on Therapist Self-Efficacy and Practice

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Title: Brief Interventions for Smoking Cessation: A Preliminary Study on Therapist Self-Efficacy and Practice
Author: Key, Charlene M
Abstract: Brief Interventions for Smoking Cessation : A Preliminary Study on Therapist Self -Efficacy and Practice Previous research outlined in clinical practice guidelines for cigarette smoking patients indicates that brief interventions by health care professionals can change smoking behavior . It is well documented that cigarette smoking and psychopathology frequently co -occur suggesting that psychologists are in a prime position to help clients stop smoking . Despite the existence of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Treating Tobacco Use psychologists are reportedly reluctant to intervene due to lack of knowledge , training , and self -efficacy for conducting brief smoking interventions . This study addressed barriers to the provision of smoking cessation interventions by mental health care providers . Forty clinical and counseling graduate student therapists were assigned to either a group that was provided training or a control group who received no training until the study was completed . Repeated measures ANOVA’s revealed that the trained group became more familiar with brief smoking interventions and their skills for providing such treatments increased . Further , students’ perceived professional responsibility toward providing such interventions also increased , however , their confidence to provide such interventions only increased with clients who reported being motivated to make a quit attempt . The clinical and theoretical implications of these results are discussed .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /ETD -TTU -2011 -08 -1687
Date: 2011-08

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Brief Interventions for Smoking Cessation: A Preliminary Study on Therapist Self-Efficacy and Practice. Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /ETD -TTU -2011 -08 -1687 .

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