Satellite Symposia CBT

This year's CBT Satellite workshops will be held virtually.

SuperDoc: Leveraging CBT Tools to Maximize Resiliency

December 2 | 9:00AM-12:30PM | 9.0 Mainpro+ | $495 tuition regular

Faculty - Greg Dubord, MD (click for bio)

Greg Dubord, MD is the leading advocate of medical CBT—the integration of cognitive behavior therapy’s tested techniques into normal family practice appointments.

Dr. Dubord is the CPD Director of CBT Canada and the Director of the Fellowship in Medical CBT (FMCBT). Under Dr. Dubord’s leadership, CBT Canada won the National CME Program Award of the College of Family Physicians of Canada for the Certificate in Medical CBT (CMCBT), and CBT Canada became the first institution authorized by the CFPC to provide three-credits-per-hour CME.

In addition to nearly 25 years of teaching with the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Dubord regularly gives workshops for nine other Canadian medical schools. He has provided medical CBT workshops at every Family Medicine Forum since FMF began in 2000 (usually several per year; now over 50 FMF workshops total). He has led trainings in all ten provinces—along with the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut—and in over a dozen overseas countries. In total, Dr. Dubord has presented over 500 full-day (or longer) workshops on medical CBT.

Dr. Dubord completed his orthodox CBT training under CBT’s founder, Dr. Aaron T. Beck, and was the first Canadian Fellow of the Beck Institute. In the late 1990s the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry (now CAMH) recruited Dr. Dubord to establish the Advanced CBT Institute. He is a recipient of the University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry’s Continuing Mental Health Education Award, and the CME Teacher of the Year award from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine.

When he’s not training physicians in medical CBT, Greg’s passions include mountain biking and alpine skiing—but most importantly, being the best husband and dad he can be.

Today’s cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a treasure-trove of scientifically‐tested tools to help physicians increase their resiliency and reduce their risk of burnout. Physician wellness is important for countless reasons, including that it significantly determines the quality of care delivered (CMPA, 2018). Simply put, the burned-out doctor is probably a crappy doctor.
Sadly, the burned-out are also at risk for Premature Clinician Aging Disorder (PCAD). PCAD isn't just the result of a heavy caseload and long hours. PCAD is also predicted by one's psychology.
Happily, state‐of‐the‐art CBT includes a collection of powerful techniques for silencing self‐criticism, decreasing rumination, letting go of the past, increasing self-compassion, improving decision‐making, optimizing time management, boosting mindfulness, and making a marriage spark joy.
PCAD is not inevitable: you don’t need to age faster than the required rate (unless you want to).
Please join CBT Canada faculty for the fast-paced & practical SuperDoc module. You’ll emerge equipped with versatile CBT tools to boost the functioning and improve the mental health of your patients, your family, your friends—and the ongoing project called “you”.

Note: This is a serious workshop that even saw-wielding orthopods can relate to, with nary a mention of yoni steaming or herbal colonics, and there are absolutely no group hugs.

Coping With Life's Inevitable Losses

December 2 | 1:00PM-4:30PM | 9.0 Mainpro+ | $495 tuition regular

Faculty - Greg Dubord, MD (click for bio)

Greg Dubord, MD is the leading advocate of medical CBT—the integration of cognitive behavior therapy’s tested techniques into normal family practice appointments.

Dr. Dubord is the CPD Director of CBT Canada and the Director of the Fellowship in Medical CBT (FMCBT). Under Dr. Dubord’s leadership, CBT Canada won the National CME Program Award of the College of Family Physicians of Canada for the Certificate in Medical CBT (CMCBT), and CBT Canada became the first institution authorized by the CFPC to provide three-credits-per-hour CME.

In addition to nearly 25 years of teaching with the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Dubord regularly gives workshops for nine other Canadian medical schools. He has provided medical CBT workshops at every Family Medicine Forum since FMF began in 2000 (usually several per year; now over 50 FMF workshops total). He has led trainings in all ten provinces—along with the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut—and in over a dozen overseas countries. In total, Dr. Dubord has presented over 500 full-day (or longer) workshops on medical CBT.

Dr. Dubord completed his orthodox CBT training under CBT’s founder, Dr. Aaron T. Beck, and was the first Canadian Fellow of the Beck Institute. In the late 1990s the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry (now CAMH) recruited Dr. Dubord to establish the Advanced CBT Institute. He is a recipient of the University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry’s Continuing Mental Health Education Award, and the CME Teacher of the Year award from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine.

When he’s not training physicians in medical CBT, Greg’s passions include mountain biking and alpine skiing—but most importantly, being the best husband and dad he can be.

Losses happen. That's always been true, but it's more salient in these dreadful Days of COVID.

Historically, it was the wisdom traditions—religion and philosophy—that provided us with comfort. Today psychology helps too: the utterly universal experience of loss has spawned much excellent scientific research.
This workshop assumes your appointments are brief, averaging only 5–7 minutes. With that in mind, we teach the CBT tools that are highest in impact and practicality. The goal is to efficiently help patients cope—at least a little better—with the pain of some of life’s inevitable losses.

1. Kübler-Ross’s DABDA is dead. What new recovery model is both evidence-based and empowering?
2. Is it bereavement or is it depression? If it’s “just” bereavement, how should the management differ?
3. Reassurance is helpful—but goodness gracious, only to a point. What concrete tools help the bereaved? And what tricks can we use to boost compliance?
4. People persist to prevent the pain of loss; e.g., with relationships beyond their “best before” dates, and with careers that suck their souls. How can one escape the “sunk cost trance” underlying such maladaptive behaviors?
5. DSM5’s PTSD verbiage is traumatizingly-long. What trick can the practical doctor use to rapidly diagnose PTSD?
6. About 80% of people don’t develop PTSD after a trauma—what are they doing that’s different? And what does science say about the “debriefing” interventions for those deemed at risk?
7. What PTSD interventions are appropriate for short appointments? Beyond reducing pathology, there’s the tantalizing prospect of “post-traumatic growth” (PTG). PTG is real—what are non-klutzy ways of facilitating it?
8. Today’s “cancel culture” oppresses freedom of speech. How can we help people who’ve lost something important (i.e., their reputations) because of Facebook follies or Twitter typos?
9. Forgiveness (in some form) is often required to overcome a loss. How does the research suggest we define and facilitate that which sounds so godawfully churchy?
10. How prevalent are the so-called “moral injuries”? How can we help those genuinely suffering from them?

This workshop is dedicated to the memory of the father of lead presentor Greg Dubord, who passed away in May 2021.

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