FORA.tv Speaker - Linda Thomas
Linda Thomas is a manager for the University of Michigan Health Services Tobacco Consultation Service. In her capacity there, she developed the overall strategy for the implementation of a smoke-free environment for the University of Michigan Health System in 1999. Ms. Thomas initiated tobacco cessation programs in both a bedside and outpatient format. She has provided nicotine addiction treatment in both the individual and group counseling formats for over 17 years. Her clientele ranges from youth to older adults.
She provides CME training for healthcare and mental health clinicians on nicotine addiction, tobacco cessation, smoke-free environments, and motivation interviewing. Ms. Thomas is the Project Director for the Michigan Smoke-free Hospitals grant that provides assistance to Michigan healthcare facilities in implementing smoke-free environments. Her presentations and publications are in the areas of perceptions of well-being in older adults, smoke-free environments, the relationship between nicotine withdrawal and work performance, and the use of statistics in behavioral research.
She is a member of the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence. Ms Thomas completed her certification as Tobacco Treatment Specialist - Masters Level through the University of Massachusetts. She has completed her coursework and internship for a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University. She completed her Masters degree in counseling at the University of Utah.
01.31.08 | 01:01:31 min
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