Training Schedule

Program Format

3 days of virtual classwork & 9 online, self-paced modules. All online modules MUST be completed prior to virtual training.

Day 1 (8:30-4:30)  

  • 8:30-9:30 am: Welcome & Introductions 
  • 9:30-12:15 pm: Motivational Interviewing  
  • 12:15-1:00 pm: Lunch 
  • 1:00-4:30 pm: Motivational Interviewing, Continued  

Day 2 (8:30-4:30)  

  • 8:30-12:15 pm: Pharmacotherapy  
  • 12:15-1:00 pm: Lunch  
  • 1:00-4:30 pm: Cognitive & Behavioral Strategies  

Guest Speakers for Pharmacotherapy

Heather Lyons-Burney, PharmD, TTS 

Heather Lyons-Burney serves as a Clinical Associate Professor for the UMKC School of Pharmacy’s satellite site at MSU in Springfield, Missouri with an ambulatory care practice site at Faith Community Health clinic.  Following residency, her career began as an inpatient clinical pharmacist with Cox Health Systems, followed by community pharmacy ownership of three pharmacies.  In 2010, Heather and other community leaders opened Faith Community Health clinic, an affordable primary care clinic for the uninsured and under-insured population surrounding Branson, Missouri. In early 2023, an expansion included the creation of My Neighbor’s Charitable Pharmacy, providing better access to prescription medications and pharmacist services. Heather has a broad background in substance use prevention, founding and leading in two county coalitions, contributing to grant applications and projects locally and state-wide, and educating the community.  Currently, she serves as a HUB team member for the Vaping, Tobacco, and Nicotine Treatment Show-Me ECHO.

 Day 3 (8:30-4:30)  

  • 8:30-12:00 pm: Intake, Assessment and Treatment Planning  
  • 12:00-1:00 pm: Lunch & DHSS Presentation
  • 1:00-4:00 pm: Intake, Assessment and Treatment Planning, Continued  
  • 4:00-4:30 pm: Wrap Up & Exam Information 

Overview of Topics for TTS Training 

  • Overview of Tobacco Use Problem, including prevalence, tobacco/nicotine products 
  • Tobacco Use and Physical Health 
  • Tobacco Use and Behavioral Health 
  • Describing Tobacco Use Disorder, including DSM 5 definition, withdrawal, and measures of dependence 
  • Biology of Tobacco Use Disorder 
  • Psychological Factors and Tobacco Use 
  • Social, Cultural, and Environmental Influences on Tobacco Use Disorder 
  • Guidelines for Health Systems 
  • Role of Tobacco Treatment Specialist and Resources 
  • Counseling skills 
  • Motivational interviewing 
  • Cognitive Behavioral Strategies for Treatment 
  • Treatment 
  • Pharmacotherapy for Tobacco Use Disorder 
  • Intake and Assessment of Clients with Tobacco Use Disorder 
  • Treatment Planning for Clients with Tobacco Use Disorder 
  • TTS Role and Certification 




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June 2024 TTS application

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