Smoking Cessation in Community Mental Health Services

In this webinar, Ms. Goldsholl will discuss the prevalence of smoking among persons living with serious mental illness (SMI) and review its implications on health. She will review the effectiveness of evidence-based practices for smoking cessation for persons with SMI. Ms. Goldsholl will discuss how providers can assess an individual’s status and their willingness to quit. She will provide information on behavioral counseling for individuals who are interested in quitting using a motivational interviewing approach and provide guidance on choosing an approach to help the individual quit smoking. Ms. Goldsholl will review smoking cessation pharmacotherapy options, their safety and efficacy for individuals with SMI, and recommendations on treatment duration. She will also discuss developing treatment recommendations for individuals who are not interested in quitting smoking.

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About the Presenters

Stacy D. Goldsholl, MA

Ms. Goldsholl is a Research Associate and Intervention Director at the Johns Hopkins ALACRITY Center for Health and Longevity in Mental Illness developing evidence-based lifestyle behavioral programs aimed at reducing cardiovascular risk factors in persons with serious mental illness (SMI). Ms. Goldsholl has over thirteen years experience with delivering interventions in clinical trials and supporting implementation of evidence-based practices in real world settings.

Ms. Goldsholl received a Master’s Degree in Kinesiological Sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has spent her entire career in research focused on improving the health of persons with SMI. In 2009, she worked as a Lifestyle Interventionist on the Achieve Trial, delivering an 18-month weight management program to adults throughout Maryland. She then became a Research Supervisor, playing a more active role in developing interventions for clinical trials and overseeing research staff who delivered the programs to clients. Ms. Goldsholl helped develop and implement a cardiovascular disease risk reduction and care management trial (IDEAL Trial) and a smoking cessation weight management trial (TRIUMPH).  In 2017, she helped develop and oversee the 12-month CHAMPION Trial. Her current work as Intervention Director with the ALACRITY Center for Health and Longevity in Mental Illness has enabled her to connect with community mental health providers throughout the country. She is passionate about improving the health and quality of life of persons with SMI.