50 physician leader testimonials

CBT Canada alumni 

  1. Fun with specific & clear points... very practical... well worth the time… CBT should be core training for all physicians.  —Peter MacKean, MD, FCFP, President, College of Family Physicians of Canada
  2. Highly relevant to family physicians for both physical & mental problems... state-of-the-art techniques... superbly presented.  —Donald Butt, MD, FCFP, President, College of Family Physicians of Canada
  3. Powerfully useful tools for patient care—and for self-care.  —Michael Malus, MD, FCFP, Chief, Department of Family Medicine, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University
  4. Rekindles the spirit & enthusiasm for medical practice... I daresay this was one of the most enjoyable CME events I've ever attended.  —Tim Kolotyluk, MD, FCFP, President, Alberta College of Family Physicians
  5. Although we tend to think of CBT as an important therapeutic tool in family practice, I have found it to be extremely helpful in the ED environment as well. I cannot recommend these medical CBT workshops highly enough!  —Jeff Eppler, MD, FRCPC, Scientific Co-Chair, Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians 2017
  6. Very informative, evidence-based and up-to-date. Dr. Dubord is a wonderfully engaging teacher who is clear, concise and practical.  Excellent for front-line mental health care.  —Eric Young, MD, MHSc, CCFP, FRCPC, BC Deputy Provincial Health Officer
  7. When family doctors ask me how to help patients rely less on opioids, I always steer them to these workshops—these are essential skills for working with patients in pain.  —Lori Montgomery, MD, FCFP, Medical Director, Chronic Pain Centre, University of Calgary 
  8. Very informative & helpful... fast-paced but rich in detail. Excellent—no suggestions for improvement.  —Barry Finegan, MD, FRCPC, Chair, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, University of Alberta
  9. Flexible tools... highly adaptable... easily incorporated into practice.  —Debra Boyce, MD, FCFP, President, Canadian Medical Protective Association (2018-2020) 
  10. 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
  11. I wish I’d had this training at the start of my medical practice—it would have saved me much headache & heartache. This series of workshops should be a mainstay for all those in family medicine… The presentation style & content are exceptional.  —Harry Vedelago, MD, FCFP, ABAM, Chief of Addiction Medicine, Homewood Health Centre
  12. Terrific workshop... "spot on" relevant... engaging & enthusiastic... high impact professionally & personally... I will definitely be back for more.  —Madeleine Montpetit, MD, FCFP, Physician Lead, Faculty Development, Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa
  13. A great workshop.... simple, practical & relevant... and humorous & really entertaining!  —Linda Reid, MD, FCFP, Lead Faculty, Behavioural Medicine, UBC Family Practice Residency Program
  14. Impressive and practical—one can never get too much CME on this topic—there is no finish line. Endless opportunities for personal growth.  —Peter Nieman, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary (& "The 100 Marathon Man")
  15. Outstanding!  —John Hedden, MD, FCFP, President, Manitoba College of Family Physicians

  16. Tips/skills presented in an organized way... energy, insight & practical applicability.  —Perle Feldman, MD, FCFP, Post-Graduate Program Director, Family Medicine, North York General Hospital
  17. Very well organized & very enjoyable workshops... and very helpful in approaching patients with anxiety about cancer diagnosis & treatment. This material should be incorporated more into medical school training.  —Phillip Wright, MSc, MD, FRCPC, Radiation Oncologist, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, University of Saskatchewan
  18. A fun yet focused presentation—I learned something about teaching... and truly useful on a day to day basis, both for self-care & patient care.  —Anne Woods, MDiv, MD, FCFP, Director, Division of Palliative Care, McMaster University
  19. Well above average… an overall excellent workshop.  —Thomas M. Bailey, MD, FCFP, President, College of Family Physicians of Canada
  20. A very enjoyable workshop, and highly impactful.  —Shusmita Dhar, MD, ABIM, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  21. Very practical and ready to use immediately... Recommended “+++”.  —Nadia Knarr, MD, FCFP, Chief of Family Medicine, Belleville General Hospital
  22. A captivating presentation style and an outstanding workshop overall... very applicable to hospital life & physician well-being.  —Colin Marsland, MBChB, FRCPC, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
  23. Very enjoyable and certainly useful.  —David W. Tannenbaum, MD, FCFP, Chairman, Department of Family Medicine, University of Toronto
  24. Highly recommended! Very practical, do-able & very applicable to family practice within the time constraints... and a fun way of learning.  Doris Kyeremateng, MD, FCFP, President, Manitoba College of Family Physicians
  25. Highly knowledgeable speakers... very practical for primary care... tool-based and not just theoretical... & good value for the money. —Amanda Bell, MD, FCFP, Regional Assistant Dean, McMaster University (Niagara Campus)
  26. Very pertinent to family medicine… many patients came to mind throughout the workshop. Great use of clinical examples & humour, and very engaging.  —Joanne Maier, MD, CFPC, Medical Lead and Education Director, Brandon Campus, Department of Family Medicine, University of Manitoba
  27. Practical tools for busy office practices... well organized & highly entertaining. Every family physician should be exposed to this training.  —Pierre Larouche, MD, CCFP, Professeur titulaire, Université de Montréal
  28. A great course to learn CBT and apply it to your practice immediately.  —Joyce Tsang-Cheng, MD, FCFP, Acting Director, UBC Student Health Services
  29. Very well organized & very polished CME... excellent overall.  —Jock Murray, MD, CCFP(EM), Director, Family Medicine Emergency Program, Dalhousie University
  30. Very valuable workshops... I now have a much larger pool of techniques to use when dealing with difficult patients & situations.  —Marilyn Raizen, MD, FRCPC, Pediatric Emergentologist, Health Sciences Centre, University of Manitoba
  31. Excellent, practical & up-to-date info... very enjoyable & fun.  —Steve Kraus, MD, CCFP(EM), President, Northwest Territories Medical Association
  32. A very worthwhile exercise.  —Bruce Wright, MD, FCFP, Regional Associate Dean, Vancouver Island, UBC Faculty of Medicine   
  33. Very helpful... an excellent course which I would highly recommend to others.  —Jane Philpott, MD, CCFP, Chief, Department of Family Medicine, Markham Stouffville Hospital (Canadian Minister of Health, 2015-17)
  34. Family medicine oriented... very useful & accessible.  —Thomas R. Freeman, MD, FCFP, Chairman, Department of Family Medicine, Western University (UWO)      
  35. A great workshop! Definitely fun, and surprisingly relevant to my work as a gastroenterologist.  —Shane Devlin, MD, FRCPC, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Group, University of Calgary
  36. Very good & helpful in coping with life issues, both for our patients and ourselves.  Gordon Riddle, MD, FCFP, President, Ontario College of Family Physicians 
  37. Clear and useful... speeds up visits... it would be a helpful part of the curriculum in medical training. —Brenda Maxwell, MD, FCFP, President, Manitoba College of Family Physicians
  38. Important techniques… enhances building trust between doctor & patient and improves patients’ satisfaction & compliance.  —Basim Uthman, MD, Professor & Vice-Chair of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
  39. I felt totally engaged and challenged. Short, sweet, to the point.  —Dietmar Raudzus, MD, FCFP, Chairman, St. Paul's Hospital CME Conference for Primary Care Physicians
  40. We're pleased and proud... a marvellous program.  —Jamie Meuser, MD, FCFP, Director of CPD/CME, College of Family Physicians of Canada
  41. Very useful… and easy to understand with a good relaxed style.  —David Cree, MD, CCFP, President, General Practice Psychotherapy Association
  42. I wish I did this workshop years ago! The tools I learned about are so helpful. They can be used in almost every patient encounter.”  —Ruby Alvi, MSSc, MD, FCFP, Preclerkship Director, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
  43. Very expert & very well run. Ideal for the busy practitioner to deal with mental health issues in the office setting—and it’s helpful for personal resilience & wellness as well.  —Stephen Darcy, MD, FCFP, Behavioural Medicine Coordinator, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  44. Techniques that are applicable to EVERY area of medicine… should be a mandatory part of medical training.  —Angie Hong, MD, FCFP, Dipl ABOM, Bariatric Medicine, North York General Hospital
  45. An excellent program I would recommend to anyone. I strongly believe these medical CBT workshops should be part of residency training, not just for patient care, but also for personal well-being.  —Tuhin Bakshi, MD, FCFP, President, Alberta College of Family Physicians
  46. Puts my workshops to shame.  —Kirk Lyon, MD, FCFP, Mentorship Taskforce Chair and Former Residency Director, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto
  47. Excellent... practical & entertaining.  —Cameron Ross, MD, FCFP, Lead Faculty, Evidence Based Medicine, UBC Family Practice Residency Program
  48. Very well-presented & enjoyable, and surprisingly applicable to my work as a vascular surgeon.  —Gerry MacKean, MD, FRCPC, Chief of Surgery, Halifax Infirmary, Dalhousie University
  49. Ranks in the top 5% of the CME I’ve taken over the years.  —Barbara Stubbs, MD, FCFP, Director, Professional Development Program, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto 
  50. Designed for GPs, but still very relevant for psychiatrists... loads of great tools to use in the clinic.  —Rhonda Sommerville, MD, FRANZCP, Department of Psychiatry, University of Auckland 
  51. If I’d had medical CBT training back in medical school, I would have spent less time feeling helpless/hopeless—as would my patients.  —Claudette Chase, MD, FCFP, President, Ontario College of Family Physicians
  52. Much more practical than other psychiatric training... it is essential and should be given to all family medicine residents.  François Lehmann, MD, FCFP, Chairman, Department of Family Medicine, Université de Montréal

  53. One of the best training setups I've ever seen in hundreds of educational experiences over the past 50 years.  —John Crosby, MD, FRCPC, Medical Post columnist

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National CME Award

"A provider of exceptional learning experiences" 

Greg Dubord, MD with Jamie Meuser, MD

CBT Canada is a recipient of the prestigious National CME Program Award from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. This major CFPC award recognizes programs providing "exceptional learning experiences". PHOTO: CBT Canada's Dr Greg Dubord receiving award from the CFPC's CME Director Dr Jamie Meuser.


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

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