CBT Montreal – McGill University

December 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 4:15 pm
Hôtel Bonaventure Montréal
900 Rue de la Gauchetière Ouest
CBT Canada

December 3, 2019

Up to 18.0 Mainpro+ credits

Tuition varies (see below)

McGill University Faculty of Medicine is again sponsoring two medical CBT workshops at the Annual Refresher Course for Family Physicians.

Both workshops assume that appointments are ten minutes or less in duration. As such, the focus is exclusively on those tools that are highly practical and efficient.

Although ideally taken together for 18.0 Mainpro+ credits, the workshops can also be taken individually for 9.0 Mainpro+ credits each.

The training will be held at the Hôtel Bonaventure Montréal, located at 900 Rue de la Gauchetière Ouest (map).

This CME respects your time. These workshops are certified at the highest level (three-credits-per-hour) by the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Our 3:1 CME saves you an incredible amount of time (and therefore money) over 1:1 CME. Just have a look at the five-year benefit calculations.

Many physician leaders have been trained by CBT Canada over the past twenty years. Alumni include CFPC presidents (both national & provincial), department chairs, residency training program directors—and even a few doctors who are comfortable using drills & saws. For a compilation of testimonials, click here.

Powerfully useful tools for patient care—and for self-care.

Michael Malus, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Chief, Department of Family Medicine

Jewish General Hospital, McGill University

Practical tools for busy office practice… well organized & highly entertaining. Every family physician should be exposed to this material.      

Pierre Larouche, MD, CCFP
Professeur titulaire

Université de Montréal

Ten-Minute CBT: Real Tools for Real Doctors

December 3 | 9:00AM-12:15PM | 9.0 Mainpro+ | $395 tuition

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 essential skills 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).

First we review the epidemic problems of patient immaturity & empathy addiction, and the VOIS technique for managing non-compliance. Then 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

Pithy pearls… my work in the clinic would have been way easier if I’d had this training back in medical school.

Johanna Murphy, MD, FRCPC

Director, General Internal Medicine Fellowship

Queen’s University School of Medicine

A very enjoyable workshop, and highly impactful.    

Shusmita Dhar, MD, ABIM

Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Harvard University Medical School

SuperDoc: Leveraging CBT Tools to Maximize Resiliency

December 3 | 1:00PM-4:15PM | 9.0 Mainpro+ | $395 tuition

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 SuperDocmodule. 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.

NOTE: Although the morning Ten-Minute CBT module is not required, it is highly recommended in preparation for the afternoon’s SuperDoc module.

Terrific workshop… ‘spot on’ relevant… engaging & enthusiastic… high impact professionally & personally… I will definitely be back for more.

Madeleine Montpetit, MSc, MD, FCFP

Physician Lead, Faculty Development

Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa

A great workshop…. simple, practical & relevant…
and humorous & really entertaining!

Linda Reid, MD, CCFP

Lead Faculty, Behavioural Medicine

UBC Family Practice Residency Program

Head instructor Greg Dubord, MD is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and the prime developer of medical CBT. He has presented over 500 workshops, including over 50 for the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and is a University of Toronto CME Teacher of the Year. Dr. Dubord is the CPD Director for CBT Canada, which received the National CME Program Award from the College of Family Physicians of Canada for providing “exceptional learning experiences”.