Continuing Professional Development Workshops for Physicians

Interested in attending Continuing Professional Development Workshops for Physicians?

The Centre for Interpersonal Relationships (CFIR) is proud to be able to offer physicians  with continuing professional development workshops over videoconference. With these offerings, psychologists at CFIR hope to share knowledge with you from the field of psychology, particularly psychological treatment and assessments, that we believe will be immediately useful to your care for the patients you serve. 

These activities have not been formally reviewed by the CFPC; however they are eligible for non-certified credits! Mainpro+ participants may also earn additional certified credits by completing a Linking Learning exercise.

Our workshops have been structured to facilitate your participation and busy schedules – workshops are provided virtually by videoconference, and involve a 40-minute powerpoint presentation and 15-minutes of discussion. You may attend these learning events anonymously unless you decide to disclose your identity (i.e., register with your real name, but attend the Teams meetings without using your real name). Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the workshop.

Thank you in advance for your interest in considering these workshop offerings. You are welcome to register below to any and all of the workshops available. Should you have any questions and wish to contact us concerning these offerings, you are most welcome to send us an email to events@cfir.ca.


Confirmed Workshops

Presenter:
Dr. Mélodie Britt, C.Psych. see her bio

Self-Care for Medical Professionals – Preventing Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

Description

This workshop will provide you with an overview of the similarities and differences between depression and burnout and healthy and unhealthy stress to support you to optimize your well-being as a healthcare provider.  Your ability to detect and treat burnout symptoms  in your self can alter the course of this debilitating condition and prevent worsening of these symptoms.

You will be provided with strategies on how to help yourself and others in the detection and management of burnout symptoms to reduce burnout experiences and manage burnout while still working, and to mitigate the development of future burnout. 

Objectives

  1. Broaden your current awareness about the differences between depression and burnout
  2. Learn how to identify burnout in your own self and to detect early signs and symptoms of burnout and compassion fatigue
  3. Expand your current burnout prevention strategies and learn how to manage burnout while working to prevent exacerbating symptoms 

Registration

  • Saturday, September 21, 2024 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Online attendance only
  • Free
  • Please follow this Registration link for more details

Presenter:
Dr. Peter Egeto, R.P., C.Psych. see his bio

Assessing Your Neurodivergent Patient – Diagnosing Autism Spectrum and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Description

Children and Adults with ADHD and Autism face many challenges due to the complexity of diagnostic considerations, diversity of presentations, and co-occurring health conditions. This workshop will keep you up-to-date on evidence-based Autism and ADHD assessments, to identify common presentations of diagnostic criteria, and to differentiate complex cases. 

Learn about best practices and strategies to assess and support your neurodiverse patients, and take away resources that you can immediately use in your care of these patients in your practice.

Objectives

  1. Deepen your current understanding of Autism and ADHD diagnostic criteria
  2. Identify diagnostic complexities and common co-occurring diagnoses of Autism and ADHD
  3. Acquire up-to-date evidence-based screening tools
  4. Learn about post-diagnosis patient resources and community supports 

Registration

  • Saturday, September 28, 2024 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Online attendance only
  • Free
  • Please follow this Registration link for more details

Presenter:
Dr. Marc Bedard, C.Psych. see his bio

Working With the Hard to Treat Patient with Mental Health Issues – Use of Psychodiagnostic and Personality Assessments

Description

Patients with mental health conditions can present with more needs in primary care. These patients may struggle with adherence to medical regimens, including psychotropics, or may create challenges to your provision of care due to interpersonal difficulties or the patient’s personality. Even with the support of secondary and/or tertiary medical care services, patients with more severe mental health conditions often have greater needs in primary care, and can be challenging to treat.

This workshop will help you recognize common signs and symptoms to identify personality styles and interpersonal needs in your care of hard-to-treat patients with mental health concerns. You will be better able to recognize how and when psychodiagnostic and personality assessments can support you to better understand and manage these patients in your practice and help find mental health resources and treatment for these patients.

Objectives

  1. Broaden awareness of diagnostic categories and comorbidity statistics
  2. Learn about a transdiagnostic model to support your care of these patients
  3. Understand the implications of patient personality on psychological and interpersonal functioning
  4. Learn how to quickly differentiate between varying personality styles and disorders, and identify effective treatment plans 

Registration

  • Saturday, October 5, 2024 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Online attendance only
  • Free
  • Please follow this Registration link for more details
Presenter:
Dr. Marc Bedard, C.Psych. see his bio

Treatment of Persistent Insomnia: Going Beyond Sleep Hygiene

Description

Chronic Insomnia is a prevalent condition associated with a variety of mental and physical health sequelae that affect your patient’s wellbeing. Chronic insomnia can also be a challenging condition for patients to manage with sedative-hypnotics. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is an evidence-based and effective first line treatment for insomnia.

You will learn key behavioural interventions and strategies that can allow patients to overcome chronic insomnia, and experience sustained improvements in sleep quantity and quality. This workshop will provide you with practical approaches and resources to begin implementing CBT-I into your clinical practice.

Objectives

  1. Expand your current knowledge of evidence-based sleep hygiene strategies  
  2. Learn about CBT-I key interventions and strategies and how to integrate effective CBT-I clinical applications in your practice 

Registration

  • Tuesday, October 10, 2024 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Online attendance only
  • Free
  • Please follow this Registration link for more details