Practical Counseling and Communication Strategies: Tobacco Cessation

Publication ID Published Version
9324 January 28, 2013 1
Indiana University School of Dentistry


The resources is a teaching module containing one 79-slide set with notes entitled, “Practical Counseling and Communication Strategies: Tobacco Cessation”. This presentation contains three formative learning activities and several video clips demonstrating communication techniques involved in tobacco cessation counseling interventions. It also includes a slide script, Reference list and Instructor's Guide as well as a sample 10-item assessment based on the content of the module.


Romito L, Coan L, Christen A. Practical Counseling and Communication Strategies: Tobacco Cessation. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2013. Available from:

Educational Objectives

  1. To explain the principles of practical counseling and motivational interviewing as applied in tobacco cessation counseling.
  2. To explain the stages of Health Behavior Change and identify a patient’s current stage of change.
  3. To explain the 5As tobacco dependence intervention and provide examples of patient-practitioner communication for each step of the process.
  4. To demonstrate the communication strategies involved in motivational interviewing, and practical counseling for tobacco cessation.


  • Tobacco Use Cessation, Education, Counseling, Motivational Interviewing, Communication, Building Oral Health Capacity (BOHC) Collection


  • Medical
    • Allergy & Immunology
    • Dermatology
    • Family Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Preventive Medicine
      • Public Health
    • Surgery-General
  • Dental
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


  • Interpersonal & Communication Skills
  • Patient Care
  • Practice-based Learning & Improvement
  • Professionalism

Professional Interest

  • Communication Skills
  • Health Education
  • Oral Health
  • Substance Abuse

Instructional Methods

  • Assessment
    • Communication Skills
    • Empathy
    • Knowledge
    • Motivation
  • Lecture

Organ Systems

  • Cardiovascular system
  • Respiratory system

Academic Focus

  • Basic Sciences
    • Psychology/Behavioral Science
  • Clinical Sciences
    • Clinical Skills/Doctoring

Intended Audience

  • Professional School
    • Allied Dental Student
    • Dental Student
    • Medical Student
    • Nursing Student
  • Professional School Post-Graduate Training
    • Resident
  • University/College Graduate
    • Masters Student


  • Multimedia
  • Presentation

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