Satellite Symposia - November 27, 2018

Although the workshops may be taken individually, participation in the full day is highly recommended. Certification is for three-credits-per-hour (18.0 Mainpro+ credits for the day). The lead instructor for the day is Greg Dubord, MD of the University of Toronto.

Ten-Minute CBT:  Real Tools for Real Doctors (A Three-Credit-Per-Hour Workshop)

November 27, 2018 | 09:00 - 12:15

YES, "good enough" CBT can be integrated into ten-minute primary care appointments. In this three-credit-per-hour workshop, Dr. Greg Dubord and senior CBT Canada faculty teach you the essentials of a skill that may fundamentally change your management of many vexing behavioral problems.

You’ll learn flexible medical CBT tools to enhance your existing approaches to common psychiatric disorders (e.g., addictions, anxiety, depression), chronic medical conditions (e.g., asthma, diabetes, chronic pain), and disease risk factors (e.g., obesity, lack of exercise, poor stress management).

We examine how to pinpoint the pathogenic beliefs (cognogens) at the root of common emotional and behavioral problems. We continue on to explore the missing piece in most practices: the core clinical skill of persuasion.

Although every physician will reply that s/he knows persuasion is a core clinical skill, few can name and describe which specific tool(s) of persuasion they’re using at any given moment. The common consequences are patient stagnation and unnecessary physician frustration.

  1. Learn to structure ten-minute appointments to maximize impact
  2. Acquire a "deck" of tools of persuasion with broad clinical applications
  3. Learn the vital importance of not working harder than most patients

Ultra-brief CBT for Worries & Fears: A Three-Credit-Per-Hour Workshop

November 27, 2018 | 13:00 - 16:30

Anxiety is now more common depression, and rates are increasing so rapidly that it’s making some physicians anxious themselves. Many anxiety patients appear to ruminate almost constantly, and anxiety is a leading cause of insomnia. Sadly, it’s not just the grownups who are suffering: according to the most recent Canadian statistics, an astounding 23% of boys & 46% of girls are now experiencing “high levels of distress” (OSDUHS).

Besides drugs, what tools do you have to help your anxious patients?  

This highly-practical "triple accredited" CME works through family practice case studies of excessive worry, generalized anxiety disorder and common contemporary fears. The focus is on ten-minute cognitive & behavioral techniques that can be effortlessly integrated into normal primary care appointments. Participants are encouraged to discuss real-life cases, and are shown how to weave effective CBT techniques into their standard family practice routines.

Note: Many of the non-pharmacological tools taught are very important to the resilience of physicians, and can be passed along to children and other family members.

  1. Learn to pinpoint key anxiety-causing beliefs
  2. Learn highly-modular treatment protocols
  3. Learn to match interventions to individual patients