College of Family Physicians of Canada

Continuing Professional Development Program Award 

Personality Disorders: Manage Them Before They Manage You | January 19, 2022

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Physicians trained in medical CBT report less stress, better patient outcomes, and higher job satisfaction (see). Consider a brief introductory workshop. Or plunge straight into one of our many new three-hour modules, in whatever sequence you desire. You'll soon be providing better psychological care within your standard-length appointments. And you'll earn three-credits-per-hour from the College of Family Physicians of Canada—from wherever you choose to Zoom.

Safety first. All workshops will be held online until further notice. Although we all miss Normal Life, prudence prescribes us hanging in there a little longer. Fortunately, Zoom has plenty of pluses; e.g., fancy polls, fast & easy breakouts, and the utmost flexibility in pantwear. 

November 1, 2021.  Today marked the end of an era: University of Pennsylvania psychiatrist Aaron Beck, the Father of CBT, died at the age of 100. As the New York Times wrote in his obituary, "CBT has become by far the world's most extensively studied form of psychotherapy... the influence of CBT on the treatment of mental disorders is hard to exaggerate." Dr. Greg Dubord completed a one-year Fellowship with Dr. Beck in 1994–5. He writes, "It was an extraordinary privilege working with Dr. Beck. His skills in connecting with his patients and motivating them to change forever changed my approach to therapy." 

Many physician leaders have been trained by CBT Canada over the past 25 years. Alumni include CFPC presidents (both national & provincial), department chairs, residency training program directorsand even a few doctors comfortable with drills & saws. For a compilation of testimonials, click here

CBT Canada was federally incorporated over 25 years ago, on April 2, 1996. We're the same age as WestJet, Pokémon, and Indigo—and a year older than Google. Back in 1996, Jean Chrétien & Bill Clinton were in office, the very first DVD players came out, and Dolly the Sheep was cloned. Celine Dion's Because You Loved Me topped the charts, and The English Patient won the Academy Award

October 1, 2020.  Today marked the passing of one of Canada's preeminent psychiatrists, Vivian Rakoff, MD, CM. Dr. Rakoff was Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. As the Globe and Mail wrote in his obituary, “He is remembered for his extraordinary intellect, kindness, sense of wonder and the agility with which he wove together ideas from a vast range of disciplines.” Dr. Benoit Mulsant, the current Psychiatry Department Chair, has referred to Dr. Rakoff as "a true giant in our field." Dr. Rakoff was Dr. Greg Dubord's personal psychotherapy mentor for three years in the mid-1990s. Some of Dr. Greg Dubord's reflections on that experience are here.

September 24, 2020.  Today the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto received the single largest gift in Canadian history. Dean Trevor Young has declared the $250 million donation from the Temerty Foundation "transformational". Currently, the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine is ranked #6 in the world by Times Higher Education, and #4 in the world by US New & World Report

Accreditation.  CBT Canada was the first organization certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada to offer three-credits-per-hour CME in the Mainpro+ system. In assessing our medical CBT workshops, a senior CFPC accreditation reviewer wrote, "Two words: superlative & exemplary". Three-credits-per-hour CME saves you much time & money over ostensibly "free" one-credit-per-hour CME. The five-year benefit calculations are an eye-opener. 

Medical school workshops during the past year have included Dalhousie (Nov), McGill (Dec), McMaster (Nov), Memorial (Sep), Queen's (May), UAlberta (Oct), UBC (May), UCalgary (Jan), UofT (May) and Western (Sep). A complete list of recent university collaborations is here

Kognitiv atferdsterapi (KAT/CBT) godkjennes som klinisk emnekurs til etterutdanningen med 16 kurspoeng. Just in case you don't speak Norwegian, we'll translate that for you: the three core workshop modules are now accredited for 16 hours each by the Norwegian Medical Association. In other words, the Vikings are coming to Canada... plus we'll have some workshops hosted in Norway in 2022.   

CBT Canada Refund Policy

You may transfer 100% of your tuition to another workshop (free)

or receive a full refund (minus a 25% processing fee)*

National CME Program Award (Drs Duffy, Dubord & Meuser)